An area of Minneapolis by the UMN campus. Some people call it UMN's answer to Mad-town
's State Street, but those people have clearly not been to State Street, as the atmosphere is completely different.
Contains several restaurants, cafés, shops and other venues, as well as the Dinkydome, a rather glorified (but nice) food court.
s have an admittedly strange fondness for the neighborhood, and while they may bash it in the company of fellow Minnesotans, many will defend it to the death against Madison detractors.
This is not a nickname or slang term. It is the honest-to-gosh name of the neighborhood.
State Street is eclectic; Dinkytown is homey. State Street will nod to you as you pass, but Dinkytown will wrap you up in a great big Minnesotan bear hug.
I'm gonna be in Dinkytown this afternoon. Want to hit up the Dinkydome for lunch?