Drink

Now Open (Or Damn Close): Klockow Brewing

The Klockow surname may not have been Andy and Tasha first choice for naming their brewery, but given the support and help provided by their family, … [Read more]

The Mash-Up: Big releases for Town Hall’s 20th anniversary, Waconia’s 3rd, and Giesenbräu’s opening day

With well over 100 breweries now pouring their beer in Minnesota, there’s always something new to try. To keep you up-to-date, we present The … [Read more]

Remembering Hans “Hanszee” Lofgren

On October 6, Minnesota’s beer scene lost a legend. Hans “Hanszee” Lofgren, a decades-long veteran of the local beer industry who worked for … [Read more]

GABF Bump: What winning a Great American Beer Festival medal means for breweries

Very soon, the three-year-old Beaver Island Brewing Company in St. Cloud will hang its Great American Beer Festival (GABF) bronze medal behind the bar … [Read more]

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Food

Fridays on Isabel: Black Market StP brings its barbecue to the people

A large silver barbecue smoker is parked on the 200 block of Isabel Street on St. Paul’s West Side. It’s a neighborhood fixture. Pull up Google Maps … [Read more]

East Meets West: Minneapolis restauranteurs are crossing the river to join in St. Paul’s restaurant resurgence

The Twin Cities are born of the same mother and, like most siblings, took very different paths in life. The two cities have taken such different … [Read more]

Chef Paul Berglund takes on culinary director role at Ann Kim’s restaurant group

When James Beard Award–winning chef Paul Berglund left The Bachelor Farmer’s kitchen this August after a successful six-year run, it wasn't clear when … [Read more]

Minnesota Spoon: A certain lack of ego with the collaborative excellence of Grand Cafe

Jamie Malone leans back against a pale pink throw pillow, and looks over at her chef de cuisine Alan Hlebaen. She has just answered a question by, … [Read more]

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Arts & Culture

Time-Speed-Distance Rallies: A different kind of car race

It was a 2009 “Cash for Clunkers” trade-in—an old, Dodge Caravan for a brand new, sporty Mini Cooper—that brought Clarence Westberg back to an old love. Rallying, his sport of choice, takes place on scenic backroads, behind the wheel of a car. … [Read more]

The Mill: After 19 years, Triple Rock Social Club to close in November

On Monday, Triple Rock Social Club announced they plan to close after November 22. The bar and restaurant has had a 19-year run, 15 of which have included a high-energy music venue in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood. Owners Erik and Gretchen Funk … [Read more]

Drinking Songs of Yore: The stories behind the music of Beer Choir

Centuries before karaoke bars, drinking beer and singing went hand in hand. In fact, the first drinking songs date back to as far as the 13th or 14th century in the “Carmina Burana,” a collection of love poems and light-hearted, irreverent verses. … [Read more]

Beer imitates art at Mia’s Artoberfest

Long before today’s smartphones, selfie sticks, and Instagram, artists were commissioned to document the every day happenings of contemporary events in eighteenth-century Europe. “Eyewitness Views: Making History in Eighteenth-Century Europe” at the … [Read more]

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