Food Meets Beer: 20 Under $2

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Photos by Daniel Murphy The small bites at Tongue In Cheek are both impressive and inexpensive. We run the menu and consider a few other great tastes on a skimpy budget. 1–12 Teasers at Tongue In Cheek It’s Thursday afternoon in the Payne-Phalen neighborhood of St. Paul and we’re on a mission to drink six [...]

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In Cahoots! A Collaboration of Craft (Beer)

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The Growler, in partnership with Red Stag Supperclub, is hosting the Twin Cities’ first ever beer collaboration festival on August 3rd in Northeast Minneapolis. “In Cahoots! A Collaboration of Craft” adds a twist to Red Stag’s 8th Annual Block Party—a well-established Northeast tradition—and pairs four teams of Minnesota breweries for the occasion. Attendees can sample [...]

Truck to Table: Minnesota food trucks are going brick-and-mortar

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As the food truck boom matures, ambitious vendors are turning to brick and mortar establishments for growth and visibility. By John Garland Photos by Daniel Murphy I lounge on the patio of what will soon be Hola Arepa at the corner of 35th and Nicollet in South Minneapolis. It’s late April, with mild chill sweeping [...]

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Eat This Now! Porchetta at Terzo Vino Bar

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By John Garland The Broder family continues to expand their culinary empire on the corner of 50th and Penn, and their newest addition should make your lunchtime rotation if you work anywhere near the vicinity. They’ve carved a window into the side of Terzo Vino Bar facing the parking lot. From said window, they’re dishing [...]

Straight From the Source: Hayes Public House

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A comprehensive look at Hayes Public House, a new brewery in Buffalo, Minnesota. By Doug Hoverson Hayes Public House 112 First St. South, Buffalo, MN 55313 Residents of Buffalo, Minnesota are proud of their historic downtown on the shores of Buffalo Lake. In November 2013, they gained another attraction for the lakefront—Hayes Public House. Andy [...]

Sneak Peek: Tiny Diner

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By John Garland “You guys want to go up to the roof and check out the bees?” Chef T.J. Rawitzer finds a ladder and brings us to the top of Tiny Diner, the new Kim Bartmann restaurant on 38th Street in Powderhorn. From that vantage, we can see a hyper-ambitious project taking shape. Two weeks [...]

Grab a Craft Brew at These Four Minnesota Gaming Establishments

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Minnesota might never have an answer to Vegas, but its racetracks and casinos are focusing on one thing that’s in short supply at most Sin City establishments: craft beer from across the great Midwest. We consulted with four major gaming establishments within easy driving distance of the Twin Cities and came back with some encouraging [...]

Eat This Now! Shiitake Cachapas at Hola Arepa

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By John Garland You knew about their gorgeous arepas. And you had to guess that by luring Dan Oskey away from Strip Club Meat & Fish in St. Paul, the cocktail program was going to be killer. And you’d be right on both counts. But what remained to be seen about Hola Arepa‘s new bricks-and-mortar [...]

Buster’s On 28th to Reopen July 7, 2014

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Nearly a year after a fire forced Buster’s on 28th to close its doors for renovation, the South Minneapolis gastropub located on 28th Ave and 42nd St. is set to open its doors on July 7 at 11am. The restaurant broke the news in a Facebook post Monday morning: Post by Buster’s on 28th.

Straight from the Source: Northbound Smokehouse Brewpub

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By Doug Hoverson When taprooms began to spring up all over the state, some wondered if the brewpub model was obsolete. Why bother with all the expense of setting up a kitchen and running a restaurant when you can just serve beer? With Northbound Smokehouse Brewpub, the reason is as clear as the glass expanse [...]

Food Meets Beer: The Rabbit Hole

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By John Garland, The Heavy Table Photos by Daniel Murphy L.A. transplant Thomas Kim has energized Midtown Global Market by giving Midwest staples a cheeky Korean glance. We get lost in decadent burgers and a carnitas cocktail as we tumble down The Rabbit Hole. Thomas Kim stands at the grill painting the flesh of a [...]

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Red Cow pairs beers and beef from Oskar Blues

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UPDATED The inaugural tapping of Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale at Red Cow in Minneapolis won’t just be an opportunity to try one of Minnesota’s newest beer arrivals, but a chance to pair it with grass-fed, all-natural Angus beef straight from the brewery’s farm located in Colorado, Hops & Heifers. Red Cow, located on 50th and [...]

Live Beats and Good Eats in Minnesota

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By Brian Kaufenberg Amsterdam Bar & Hall 6 W 6th St, St Paul  Each night, the Amsterdam Bar & Hall’s three “X”s shine out onto 6th Street in St. Paul, calling to Twin Citizens who have long written off the nightlife in the downtown area. For those who are wise enough to heed the call, [...]

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Minnesota’s Brewpubs: Where Fresh Craft Beer Meets its Culinary Match

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Where fresh craft beer meets its culinary match By Doug Hoverson  As the United States emerged from Prohibition, lawmakers sought to make sure that the close economic links between brewers and saloons, and the political and moral corruption that sometimes resulted, would not be reproduced in the new era. The three-tier system separated the manufacturer [...]

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Breakfast Meets Beer

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The tail end of winter is the perfect time to indulge in a splendid taboo. A beer. On a weekday. Before noon. Here’s where to make it happen and what to eat with it. By John Garland, The Heavy Table You reluctantly wake up and fumble for your alarm clock. There’s a thick layer of [...]

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