Drink

The Mash-Up: Summit unveils a new taproom, renamed the Ratskeller

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]

State of Indianapolis Beer: Race in to try the Circle City’s best breweries

If there’s one thing Indianapolis likes to brag about—besides basketball and the Indy 500—it’s Hoosier hospitality. But the Circle City has created a … [Read more]

Minnesota Breweries score gold, silver, and bronze at 2018 U.S. Open Beer Championship

In a field of 6,300 beers representing 117 different styles, six Minnesota breweries took home eight total medals at the 2018 U.S. Open Beer … [Read more]

Rosé all day not just for wine anymore

Rosé has grown to dominate the summer wine scene, but it hasn’t stopped there. The pink drink of choice has also inspired breweries and cideries to … [Read more]

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Food

Review: Meyvn brings an expert’s precision to bagels (and deli food)

Deli food looks remarkably easy to pull off. In theory: You make (or buy) some cured meats, you put ’em on bread with some cheeses and dressings and … [Read more]

Gearing Up for the Hunt: Q&A with the authors of “Untamed Mushrooms”

In culinary circles, mushroom hunting is a serious business. In Russia, it’s a favorite pastime; in France, it’s called la chasse aux champignons, and … [Read more]

Review: Care and precision mark the food of Tori 44

Minnesota isn’t widely known as a home of great Japanese noodle dishes, but in recent years some talented locals have been chipping away at the … [Read more]

Spinning the Wheels: The goats (and cheese) of Capra Nera Creamery

The gently pitched and sprawling green fields of Altura, Minnesota, are part of the Driftless Area. The land shrugs and dips, and there are whorls and … [Read more]

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Arts & Culture

Freedom of limitations, or ‘How Germany took away my options in all the best ways’

What beers do you have on tap?” I’ve always been a firm believer in the overused cliche “There’s no such thing as a stupid question,” but at that moment, sitting at a bar in Munich with the question I’d just asked echoing in my head, I was … [Read more]

We Could Be (Feline) Heroes: Bowie fans and cat lovers come together for 14th annual fundraiser concert

Since 2004, local musicians have filled First Avenue’s Mainroom for one night a year to celebrate David Bowie—and cats. Rock For Pussy is now in its 14th year, and although the event has grown since its inception, its goals remain the same: to raise … [Read more]

Black Cat Farmstead: Farm-to-loom art

If you’ve ridden the Metro Green Line in the Twin Cities, you’ve likely seen Andrea Myklebust’s work. The Raymond Avenue, Westgate, and Union Depot light rail stations feature granite, cast bronze, and concrete sculptures carved and forged by Andrea … [Read more]

Dan Patch: The rags-to-riches story of the fastest horse you never knew

Weaving through the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, past Sweet Martha’s Cookie Jar, the Grandstand, and the Corn Roast, is an avenue named after one of the biggest sports legends of the early 20th century: Dan Patch, the harness racehorse whose world … [Read more]

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