The Mash-Up: St. Paddy’s Day stouts galore, plus FINNEGANS unveils its new brewery

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]

Little Minnesota in the Willamette: Winemakers from the North have staked their claim in Oregon’s wine scene

Pinot noir that seduces with satin-and-lace elegance. Riesling worthy of her exalted status as Queen of the White Wines. Chardonnay that walks a … [Read more]

Firestone Walker (finally) comes to Minnesota

A bear and lion are soon to be uncaged in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, for the beers of Firestone Walker Brewing Company are set to roam free in … [Read more]

Brewers Association releases Top 50 Craft Breweries of 2017

It’s that time of year again: The Brewers Association has released its annual list of the Top 50 Craft Breweries in 2017, which ranks America’s top … [Read more]

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Former New York chef Rikki Giambruno to open Hyacinth on St. Paul’s Grand Avenue

Chef Rikki Giambruno returned to his native Twin Cities from Brooklyn, New York last fall with one aim: to bring the freshest, brightest cuisine of … [Read more]

Cooking with Beth Dooley: Fried Duck Egg with Red Flannel Hash Recipe

Straightforward and simple, this hash and egg dish is a no-nonsense American classic, the kind of dish that I like to make for myself when eating … [Read more]

The Mill: Hotels, restaurants, and distillery anchor downtown Stillwater revitalization

Downtown Stillwater has seen some massive changes since the old lift bridge closed last summer, rerouting traffic to a spiffy new interstate bridge … [Read more]

The Mill: Gavin Kaysen announces this year’s Synergy Series lineup

Traci Des Jardins, Ludo Lefebvre, Jeremy Fox, and Daniela Soto-Innes are the next lineup of chefs to grace the kitchen of Spoon and Stable for Gavin … [Read more]

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Arts & Culture

Artist Profile: Wing Ta, Canary Grey

Seared short ribs nestled in a cast iron vessel, surrounded by cremini mushrooms, garlic, and ever essential mirepoix. An elegant arc of tuna ceviche, enhanced with fresh papaya, vibrant lime green kiwis, and paper-thin, magenta-hued watermelon … [Read more]

Clear Water Comedy puts Eau Claire on the map for something other than Bon Iver

When you think of comedy towns, you probably think of New York, Los Angeles, and Minneapolis. Oh, and Eau Claire, Wisconsin, of course. Just past the Minnesota border, the small town best known for Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon has been quietly making … [Read more]

Let Your Id Out: Axe throwing and other badass activities

The ego is why you go to work. The superego is why you imagine you like going to work. The id is why you want to tap dance on your boss' desk while stapling Post-It Notes to his forehead. The id was a good friend back in the old days when we were … [Read more]

The Low Hum: Drone Not Drones’ 28 hours of tunes

Going into Drone Not Drones this past January, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Like a lot of people, I wasn’t very familiar with drone music. And as much as I enjoy live shows, I also value being in bed by midnight at the latest, so 28 hours of … [Read more]

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