Can Can Wonderland is weird and that’s why you’ll love it

The seating area next to the main bar at Can Can Wonderland // Photos by Kevin Kramer The expression on my face must have conveyed awe to the bubbly host that greeted me at the door. “It’s weird right?!” she asked with boastful pride and earnest excitement. Having successfully navigated a catacomb-like warehouse in St. Paul’s Midway neighborhood, I […]

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Trailblazers 2016

What’s the value of a brewery’s stance on mining? Why be concerned with obscure English apples? What’s so important about a chicken sandwich at a stadium? Why does it matter if a basketball team weighs in on current events? The answer to all those questions is the same: it makes a difference. There are people […]

Trailblazers 2016: Nick Kosevich and Ira Koplowitz of Bittercube

Even if you don’t know the names Nick Kosevich and Ira Koplowitz, you’ve probably tasted their work. The fingerprints of the duo behind the bitters-making and consulting service company, Bittercube, can be spotted all across Minnesota’s spirits scene. While the company is based in Milwaukee where their bitters are hand-crafted, Kosevich lives in Minneapolis and […]

What you should drink at the new Lawless Distilling cocktail room

Lawless Distilling, makers of Greenway Gin and Tippling House Vodka, officially opens their Seward neighborhood cocktail room today, June 23, from 4–10pm. Just down the street from the Hexagon Bar, Lawless has built a windowless, low-lit drinking den. Roughly a dozen stools ring a shadowy bar, with a few booths along the opposite wall, running up to […]

Beer & Wine Cocktails at Lowry Hill Dunn Bros.

When asked if I prefer Starbucks or Caribou, my answer is Dunn Brothers. The difference among the chains, for me as a black coffee drinker, is Dunn Bros. roasting their beans in-house. But as a cocktail drinker, there’s a new difference maker at the Lowry Hill Dunn Bros. Owner Sanjeev Azad has developed a casual bar […]