+ Wondrous Azian Kitchen has closed (can anything make it in that spot?) and looks like owner Thom Pham is in a little financial trouble.
+ The Minneapolis Convention Center (MCC) and the Mayor’s Office of the City of Minneapolis announce a new, annual, two-stage competition for Minnesota-resident architects, landscape architects, urban designers, planners, engineers, scientists, artists, students and individuals of all backgrounds to create and install a temporary, interactive, site-specific, eco-focused “portal” to the City of Minneapolis on the Plaza of the Minneapolis Convention Center beginning summer 2013.
+ Minneapolis was named the No. 11 place to trick or treat in the country.
+ I thought this was a cool column about a local journalist being reawakened to the wonders of the Twin Cities.
+ The Studio ArTour of South Central Minnesota takes place this weekend.
+ Have you bought your tickets for The Duel of Design yet? Takes place Nov. 8!
+ Have you voted for your favorite food items for Charlie Awards? You have until Oct. 28.
-- Amanda Fretheim Gates