Birdie announces three nights of beer dinners with Bang Brewing

The culinary adventures at Birdie, the chef’s table annex of the Eat Street diner, Nighthawks, are soldiering on without Landon Schoenefeld. But as any diner who’s experienced Birdie knows, the shop is in good hands. The powerhouse trio of Brittany St. Clair, Jessi Peine, and Tlanezi Guzman has been running the show since long before Landon’s departure, […]

7 days, 12 big beers: Town Hall Barrel-Aged Week is Feb. 14–20

When it comes to barrel-aged beer, Town Hall Brewery doesn’t mess around. The Minneapolis brewpub was among the first in the country to take home a medal from the Great American Beer Festival for a barrel-aged beer—they won gold in 2001 for their Czar Jack Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout, which pre-dated the “Wood-and-Barrel-Aged-Beer” categories the GABF […]

Meeting of the minds: How brewers & chefs team to create one-of-a-kind beer dinners

It’s just after lunch at Edina’s Pig & Fiddle and Summit head brewer Damian McConn is seated at the bar alongside Pig & Fiddle owner Mark Van Wie and executive chef Dylan Benkenstein. With samples of several Summit beers lined up in front of them and a lively, in-depth conversation about pairing options taking place, […]

Pig-A-Palooza at Dangerous Man

Dangerous Man Brewing Company will be welcoming spring with a Pig-A-Palooza. This appropriately named palooza will take place on Saturday, March 29th from 4–9pm in and outside of the brewery, located in NE Minneapolis. Lulu’s Street Food, and their highly anticipated offspring The Red Pig & Truffle, will be roasting a full pig over a spit outside the […]

Green Flash & Ballast Point Beer Dinner

On Tuesday February 18th at 6:00pm two San Diego breweries will come together 1,990 miles from home in Minneapolis for a culinary and craft beer showcase you won’t want to miss. Green Flash and Ballast Point will come together at The Butcher &  The Boar for a 5 course Beer Dinner. There are limited seats and tickets are $100 (tax […]

Roulade of Stuffed Chicken with Olvalde’s Auroch’s Horn at Republic Calhoun Square

Food Meets Beer Tries Some Innovative Food and Beer Pairings at Republic Calhoun Square By John Garland, The Heavy Table There’s a new chef in the kitchen at the Uptown Republic. We discover how the menu at the lauded Minneapolis beer bar is changing and witness a beer dinner’s conception from start to finish. The […]

Spring Delights: A Pairing Dinner with Boom Island and Nightingale

During one of the last, ridiculous, trying snowstorms of April, a group of diners found shelter in the cozy confines of Nightingale. With the shades pulled down to block the wintery view of Lyndale Avenue, attention turned to the glorious promises of spring. These winter-worn foodies had come to enjoy the fruits of a partnership between […]