Drink

The Mash-Up: Going dark with Insight Gravity Well and more imperial releases

With well over 100 breweries now pouring their beer in Minnesota, there’s always something new to try. To keep you up-to-date, we present The … [Read more]

Northern Brewer Minneapolis adding ‘tasting bar’ for homebrew and wine

Roseville homebrew supply company Northern Brewer is expanding its South Minneapolis retail location into a full homebrewing experience, complete with … [Read more]

Red Wine 101: The 9 grapes you need to know

In the late 1970s, a historic pinot noir winery in Oregon had to make cabernet sauvignon from purchased grapes just to pay the bills because, at the … [Read more]

The Mash-Up: Summit Brewing’s ambitious 2018 calendar, and peak boozy beer season

With well over 100 breweries now pouring their beer in Minnesota, there’s always something new to try. To keep you up-to-date, we present The … [Read more]

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Food

The Mill: Como Dockside is closing its doors

Como Dockside is closing its doors, with opportunities for one last lakeside po’ boy lasting until its final day on Wednesday, November 22. The … [Read more]

New day at Nighthawks: Local restauranteur takes over management at the popular late-night spot

Nighthawks Diner, located in the Kingfield neighborhood of South Minneapolis, is officially under the management of Bartmann Group, which also manages … [Read more]

Recipe: Eddie Wu’s Bi Bim Bop

This month, Minnesota Spoon's Steve Hoffman joined Eddie Wu of Cook St. Paul in the gardens of Urban Roots. After picking fresh vegetables, Wu … [Read more]

Minnesota Spoon: Bibimbap, Urban Roots, and Eddie Wu

We live in a world saturated by the pursuit of brand and audience. Social media has turned us all into intimate personal entrepreneurs marketing the … [Read more]

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Arts & Culture

20 inspiring nonprofits to support on Give to the Max Day 2017

As we reach that time of year when we all get preoccupied with holiday parties, travel, and buying gifts, don’t overlook the importance of giving to nonprofits, schools, and thousands of causes across Minnesota. GiveMN links donors with … [Read more]

Fare Thee Well, Red House: A 10-song toast to the folk record label’s Minnesota legacy

St. Paul's famed Red House Records—long known as a top label for folk and Americana artists—is Nashville-bound after being acquired by Compass Records Group. Officially established in 1983 by singer-songwriter Greg Brown and Bob Feldman, Red … [Read more]

A Dad, a Record Label, a Musical Mission: Scott Herold on 10 years at Rock the Cause

Scott Herold’s nonprofit Rock the Cause is changing lives through music. Many Minnesotans are familiar with Zach Sobiech’s story. Although the 18-year-old tragically died of cancer in 2013, his legacy still lives on through his song, “Clouds.” … [Read more]

The Mill: Nice Ride Minnesota to introduce dockless bike sharing in 2018

Nice Ride Minnesota, the nonprofit behind the signature lime green bikes seen all over Minneapolis and St. Paul, is planning to roll out a new dockless bike sharing program. The new system would eliminate the need for the docking stations that riders … [Read more]

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