Drink

The Mash-Up: Brewers feel the buzz with 4/20-inspired beers

With over 150 breweries now pouring their beer in Minnesota, there’s always something new to try. To keep you up-to-date, we present The Mash-Up—our … [Read more]

UMN and Urban Growler team up to save the rainforest

Not every beer has the lofty goal of saving the rainforest, but that’s precisely what the University of Minnesota and St. Paul’s Urban Growler Brewing … [Read more]

UW–Madison Arboretum brews up partnership to turn unlikely fruits into local beer

The University of Wisconsin–Madison Arboretum is partnering up with nearby brewery Funk Factory Geuzeria to take advantage of an unexpected, often … [Read more]

Now Open (Or Damn Close): Spiral Brewery in Hastings

"As much as we love craft beer, the beer culture, and brewing, we love our community and wanted to do something that will bring it to where we know it … [Read more]

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Food

Cooking with Beth Dooley: Spring Pear Salad with Microgreens Recipe

If you are as impatient as I am for spring, salads of locally grown greens may help ease the transition. Several Minnesotan farmers, such as Living … [Read more]

The Mill: Dovetail Cafe & Marketplace soon to open in the Duluth Folk School

The Duluth Folk School, which found itself a permanent home in the Lincoln Park Craft District on West Superior Street last spring, is soon opening … [Read more]

The Mill: Grand Cafe among Food & Wine’s Best Restaurants of the Year

Listed among Food & Wine’s 2018 Best Restaurants is none other than South Minneapolis French eatery, Grand Cafe. Led by chef and owner Jamie … [Read more]

Surly Pizza Upstairs opens this Friday

Starting this Friday, Surly will be serving up made-to-order New Haven-style “apizzas” in the second floor space of their Minneapolis brewery, with … [Read more]

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Arts & Culture

Back on the Beat: ‘Super Troopers 2’ director Jay Chandrasekhar talks crowdsourcing, cult status, and chugging

Mac, Thorny, Foster, Rabbit, and Farva are back in action and find themselves smack dab in the middle of an international border dispute between the U.S. and Canada. When the town of St. Georges Du Laurent, Quebec, becomes a part of America due to a … [Read more]

Op-Ed: Earth’s Plastic Problem

Editor's Note: Mario Serra is the director of sales and marketing for PakTech. This Op-Ed was written and submitted in direct response to an article published in our April issue—"Craft Beer's Plastic Problem," by Matt Privratsky. The opinions … [Read more]

CAKE, Jason Isbell headlining Basilica Block Party 2018

Basilica Block Party, Cities 97’s annual two-day summer fest held at the Basilica of Saint Mary, has announced the lineup for this year’s 23rd festival. Twenty national and local bands will perform across three stages over the two-day concert. … [Read more]

Tiny houses face big hurdles in the Twin Cities

The tiny house trend is everywhere. Look on Instagram. Check out Pinterest. On HGTV alone, there’s “Tiny House, Big Living,” “Tiny House Builders,” “Tiny House Hunters,” and others. These glamorized, pint-sized homes have gained widespread appeal … [Read more]

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