Like Lake Street, the major thoroughfare it bisects in south Minneapolis, Nicollet runs a long course through the metro area, traveling far into the southern suburbs as well as north into downtown and the Mary Tyler Moore-loving mall. Along the way, it passes through many neighborhoods and undergoes several changes in personality. What is consistent is the quality of restaurants and other shops on its path. In Kingfield you have Roadrunner Records and Corner Table. The Eat Street blocks, north of the K-Mart detour, offer a cornucopia of food options, many of which have been honored in these pages over the years. Finally, there is the Nicollet Mall. Closed to traffic, it becomes an urban delight, with seasonal entertainment, easy access to nearby attractions, restaurants, bars, and a unique Twin Cities vibe.