Each year there's a fresh list of some of the best businesses from across the state of Minnesota. You've got different kinds of restaurants, home renovation companies, the best gyms from across the state, the list goes on and on. Two of the businesses featured this year are in Rochester, MN and together they make an awesome date night!

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Minnesota's Best of 2023

The list is called Minnesota's Best and it's put together by the Star Tribune. Each year people get to vote on their favorites. Then based on the votes the top three businesses in each category are recognized.

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There are tons of amazing businesses featured but we have to shout out the two in Rochester that made the list. One category that a Rochester business is in is the best Thai restaurants and the other is the best places for pickleball.

Perfect Date Night in Rochester, MN

You may have been able to guess, based on the categories, which businesses were featured. Coming in as the third-best Thai restaurant in the state of Minnesota is Thai Pop!

Credit Bharath Wootla
Credit Bharath Wootla
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Then we have the best places to play pickleball category. Taking the first place spot according to voters is Chip Shots!

Chip Shots via Facebook
Chip Shots via Facebook
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These two can make the perfect date night! You can go play some pickleball at Chip Shots, work up an appetite, and then finish your date night in downtown Rochester at Thai Pop for some amazing food and drinks. That sounds like a fun date night to me.

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