Mecca Bos is a longtime Twin Cities based food writer and professional chef. Her work can be found locally and nationally and on her Patreon page, patreon.com/meccabos. She specializes in stories about women, people of color, and especially Black people working in the food industry. She loves a cheap wine paired with a good taco.
Madison in Minneapolis
Madison is a lover of food, restaurants, and the overall dining experience. She launched her own company, Madison in Minneapolis, to continue to tell people all about what the Twin Cities food scene has to offer. Madison in MPLS provides thoughtful and reliable restaurant recommendations for any occasion by leveraging a database with over 500 reviews for restaurants that Madison has visited personally.
Allison Jones Hunt is a writer and artist living in Tangletown, dangerously close to Patisserie 46. A new transplant from the Pacific Northwest—where she covered food, wine, health, and travel for local and national magazines—she's quickly falling in love with everything Minneapolis has to offer. When she's not out circling Lake Harriet or eating her way through the city's happy hour menus, she can be found painting in her home studio with two small rescue dogs at her feet.
Serena Rutledge has been writing about Minneapolis for over a year now. As the former Meet Minneapolis intern and University of Minnesota graduate, she knows all about what the city has to offer. She can be found trying new restaurants, visiting breweries with her friends, and attending concerts in Minneapolis.
Jess Hoffert is a Winona-raised travel writer who now lives in Minneapolis. He is currently an editor for Meredith Travel Marketing Custom Content Studio, producing travel guides and other print and digital pieces for a wide variety of clients. Here in the cities, Jess enjoys going on dinner and live theater dates with his partner, Andrew.
Michael Rainville Jr.
Historical Interpreter at Minnesota Historical Society - Historic Fort Snelling at Bdote.
Susan Schaefer is a skilled storyteller with a keen and fearless ability to unearth the evasive backstory yielding deeply moving and meaningful long form profiles. Known for her coverage of the creative arts, she also covers health and wellness, lifestyle, housing, aging, religion and spirituality, and travel. Susan’s work has appeared in: daily and community newspapers, national, regional, local, trade, and online magazines.
Judy Hohmann has been writing about and walking in nature and the outdoors for more than 20 years. She’s been an ambassador for parks and public gardens locally, nationally and internationally with media and partners for more than a decade. While hiking trails near and far with family and friends are always great adventures, Judy loves to advocate for people to start walking in the outdoors and is hard at work on a book about urban trails and adventures. She loves to share nature walks and gardens on Instagram.
Robyne Robinson is the award-winning Principal for fiveXfive Public Art Consultants – a firm that brands strong business identity within the community through the arts. She is well-known as an Emmy-winning news broadcaster in the Twin Cities – and as the first African American prime time news anchor in Minnesota. She currently lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico where she plans temporary exhibitions and public art installations for the City of Albuquerque.
Robyne also fills her journalistic and arts interests as a frequent contributor to several arts and lifestyle magazines, including Artful Living and Art of the West. She rounds out her list of awards with her 2018 induction into Minnesota’s Broadcasting Hall of Fame – another milestone as the organization’s first African American honoree. Read more about Robyne here.