Who better than the readers of The Growler to nominate and vote for the finest of the finest in Minnesota beer, spirits, food, arts, and culture? We had a tidal wave of votes to determine the winners of the 2019 Kind-of-a-Big-Deal Readers’ Choice Awards, and we’re proud to share the results with you. These are the artists exploring and celebrating life, the restaurants with sterling hospitality and unforgettable food, the breweries and bars that help to define drinking and socializing in the Upper Midwest and more.
Without further ado, here are your gold, silver, and bronze winners in the categories of Food, Culture, Wine & Spirits, and Beer. Click the named links to jump to a category, or simply page through—and remember to take notes.