Drink

The Mash-Up: Beer for Winter Carnival Treasure Hunters Debuts

With over 170 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]

Government shutdown leaves brewers, distillers, and cidermakers in limbo

Adam Fredericksen, the owner of Thesis Beer Project, is in a tough spot. He has paperwork to file to get his new brewery up and running in Rochester, … [Read more]

The Mash-Up: Breweries Double Down on Double IPA

With over 170 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]

‘We will rebuild’: Portage Brewing Company picking up pieces after catastrophic fire

[Updated January 9, 2019, 12:06pm] Portage Brewing Company in Walker, Minnesota, announced via Facebook on Sunday, January 6, that a fire had … [Read more]

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Food

Order Up! The latest restaurant openings, closings, and future openings

Updated January 17, 2019 Order Up! is the Growler's ongoing biweekly account of noteworthy Minnesota restaurant openings, closings, and future … [Read more]

Bite of the Week: Baked Alaska at P.S. Steak

Bite of the Week is a weekly feature showcasing an exceptional meal or dish, curated by The Growler. There are few rosters in modern dining that … [Read more]

‘All the Wild Hungers’ is a Deft Culinary Tour of Life, Death, and Lefse

Whatever else might divide us, we all have to eat. That’s the core of the newly released essay collection “All the Wild Hungers,” written by Karen … [Read more]

The Fast and the Flavorful: 5 rapid, high-impact office lunch spots

Quick: It’s Wednesday, it’s noon, and your six-person team wants to bounce off campus and grab something inspiring for lunch. Where do you go? The … [Read more]

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Arts & Culture

5 Minnesota Comics to Watch in 2019

Between the internet, Netflix, and HILARIOUS co-workers, it can often feel like comedy is all around. Which is literally the case in the Twin Cities. Each year, the comedy scene here continues to expand with more stages, bigger crowds, and new, … [Read more]

‘Out There’ Experimental Performances: A Q&A with Philip Bither, performing arts curator at the Walker Art Center

Rising visa costs, international airfare and freight, scouting and booking artists from around the world: these are essential obstacles for Walker Art Center senior performing arts curator Philip Bither to overcome when piecing together the annual … [Read more]

The Past, Present, and Future of Minnesota Hip-Hop: Part 2

Four local artists on collaboration, creative barriers, and the future of rap in the North Star State This is part two of a two-part conversation with three up-and-coming Minnesota-based hip-hop artists—Kamilla Love, booboo, and Student 1—and … [Read more]

The Past, Present, and Future of Minnesota Hip-Hop: Part 1

Four local artists discuss collaboration, creative barriers, and the future of rap in the North Star State I’m Sean McPherson and I’ve been playing bass in Twin Cities hip-hop groups for 20+ years now. I went to St. Paul Central, and I started a … [Read more]

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