Drink

J.J. Taylor–MN president Christopher Morton and Teamsters’ Ed Reynoso outline contract agreement to end seven-week strike

The nearly seven-week strike by 93 members of Teamsters Local 792 against distribution company J.J. Taylor Distributing Company of Minnesota came to … [Read more]

The Mash-Up: Fruity, summery beers on tap for Memorial Day

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]

Craft Cocktail: Avocadarita at fig + farro

Margaritas and avocados go hand in hand, especially when the weather turns hot and humid. And at fig + farro, both can literally be in your hand at … [Read more]

Now Open (Or Damn Close): Rustech Brewing in Monticello

It seems these days that the most successful way to revitalize a city’s downtown area is to add a brewery. So when longtime residents and husband and … [Read more]

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Food

First Look: Pearl & the Thief brings Southern comfort to Stillwater

Executive chef Justin Sutherland and general manager Joseph Pirri of St. Paul's Handsome Hog are opening their new Southern-inspired restaurant, Pearl … [Read more]

Cooking with Beth Dooley: Easy Rhubarb-Strawberry Jam Recipe

Rhubarb, that bright, tangy vegetable (I think of it as a fruit) that announces spring. It’s going gangbusters in my backyard and you’ll find it piled … [Read more]

Gavin Kaysen named Best Chef Midwest at 2018 James Beard Awards

Gavin Kaysen, chef and owner of Bellecour in Wayzata and Spoon and Stable in Minneapolis, won big at the James Beard Awards ceremony on Monday night … [Read more]

Rose Street Patisserie to open St. Paul location

Linden Hills’ Rose Street Patisserie, the sister business to Patisserie 46, will extend across the river with a new St. Paul location this summer. The … [Read more]

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Arts & Culture

Backyard or Backcountry: Make the most of your Memorial Day weekend

Ahhh, Memorial Day weekend. The unofficial start of summer when we hardy Minnesotans can finally soak up some vitamin D, kick back with a beer, and enjoy being outside without the risk of frostbite. Winter will be upon us before we know it (sorry, … [Read more]

Soundset brings Twin Cities hip-hop to the national stage

For 11 years, Minnesota has been home to what is now considered one of the premiere hip-hop festivals in the country. With local record label Rhymesayers Entertainment at the helm, Soundset has grown from a word-of-mouth block party to a marquee … [Read more]

Juggling an Identity Crisis: The changing face of clowning

You’ve gotta be able to read an audience, as the adage goes. Unfortunately for those in the gag-filled world of professional clowning, today’s audiences aren’t interested in hearing the punch line. It’s not a happy time to be a clown. In fact, … [Read more]

The Trylon Cinema: Minneapolis’ hidden hope for eccentric and repertory film

J ohn Moret’s position as the Trylon Cinema’s film programmer fits him like an old roll of 35mm film fits into an antique projector. The cinephile grew up watching a movie nearly every day and eventually went on to run the Landmark Lagoon … [Read more]

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