Drink

Time after Time: We drink The Lynhall’s new temporal cocktail menu

We didn’t know what to make of The Lynhall when it opened in 2017. At the time it seemed torn between minimalist coffee shop and shiplapped … [Read more]

New Belgium selling 100% of the company to Kirin-owned Lion Little World Beverages

N ew Belgium Brewing Company, the fourth-largest craft brewery in the U.S., has reached an agreement to sell 100% of the company to the Kirin-owned … [Read more]

3 Minnesota Cideries take home awards from U.S. Cider Open

Three Minnesota cideries took home awards from the sixth annual U.S. Open Cider Championships, with the final round of judging held in Buffalo, New … [Read more]

The Mash-Up: Bold stouts and herbed ciders on tap for the holidays

With over 175 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]

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Food

Order Up! The closure of two old-school Italian joints suggest the end of an era

Order Up! is the Growler's ongoing biweekly account of noteworthy Minnesota restaurant openings, closings, and future openings. Please send any tips … [Read more]

Bite of the Week: Pumpkin pie at Hot Hands Pie & Biscuit

What makes a perfect pumpkin pie? There isn’t, of course, a right answer to the question—as is true for just about everything in life, different … [Read more]

The Growler’s 2019 Culinary Gift Guide

During the holiday season, our culinary horizons broaden a little bit—from entertaining to gift-giving, the kitchen is front and center for these … [Read more]

Bite of the Week: Beef Pastor Taco at Las Tortillas

Bite of the Week is a weekly feature showcasing an exceptional meal or dish, curated by The Growler. One of the wonderful things about compiling a … [Read more]

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Arts & Culture

Comedian Adrian Washington puts St. Cloud (and himself) on the comedy map

Adrian Washington’s start in stand-up comedy was less than ordinary. While some aspiring comics are scratching and clawing their way for a few brief minutes of stage time at a local open mic, Washington managed to talk his way onto the … [Read more]

The Growler’s 2019 Culinary Gift Guide

During the holiday season, our culinary horizons broaden a little bit—from entertaining to gift-giving, the kitchen is front and center for these winter-time festivals of feasting. Here are some choice picks plucked from the shelves of some of our … [Read more]

The Growler’s Holiday Guide 2019

Picture the scene: it’s late December, and wisps of seasonally appropriate snow are lazily looping their way out of a cool gray sky. Boughs of pine and breakable glass decorations are snaking their way across every available surface. Friends and … [Read more]

Making Moonshine and Dancing to Dixieland: A tour through Minnesota’s prohibition-era music venues

From 1920 to 1933, Prohibition outlawed the manufacture, sale, and transportation of alcohol—but Minnesotans found other ways to enjoy their spirits. St. Paul’s bootlegging business was booming and the city’s bands provided the soundtrack. When … [Read more]

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