Food Features

Cooperative Evolution: Food coops like Seward and the Wedge have adapted quickly during troubled times

Access to food is about as elemental as it gets. But in troubled times with lives on the line, not every grocery store has responded to the pandemic … [Read More...]

Savory Bake House’s unlikely mission: Feeding the people of Powderhorn sanctuary

In terms of size, Savory Bake House doesn’t rate. Before its temporary closure in March due to COVID-19, this Minneapolis bakery just off of East Lake … [Read More...]

Who’s Your Farmer? Minnesota farmers and consumers are taking out the middleman

With legions of restaurants and bars closed or operating in a very limited capacity, demand for wholesale ingredients from local farmers has … [Read More...]

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Restaurant News

Bite of the Week: House Beef Roll at Tea House Chinese

Bite of the Week is a weekly feature showcasing an exceptional meal or dish, curated by The Growler. We’d like to thank Dual Citizen Brewing Company … [Read More...]

Bite of the Week: ‘Best Pork Taco’ at Yeah Yeah Taco

Bite of the Week is a weekly feature showcasing an exceptional meal or dish, curated by The Growler. We’d like to thank Hop & Barrel Brewing for … [Read More...]

Whirlwind Tour: St. Cloud is the most underrated dining city in Minnesota

This Whirlwind Tour was underwritten by the Visit Greater St. Cloud. The Growler retained editorial control of the content. St. Cloud is the most … [Read More...]

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Recipes & Education

Catering the Perfect Picnic: Recipes for 3 workhorse classics reimagined

Once upon a time, Americans picnicked in cemeteries. And while the practice of graveside picnicking largely died out about a century ago, picnics seem due for a comeback—the food’s affordable, the opportunity for connection and camaraderie is strong, … [Read More...]

Fridge Pickles Are The Taste of Summer

The last jar of pickles I bought at the grocery store was from a well-known national brand. The label had the words “artisan recipe” and maybe even “farmers market” as well. I brought them home to top a cheeseburger or Cubano or something, but I … [Read More...]

A Brief Introduction To Latin Markets

If you’ve never crossed the threshold of a Latin market, rest assured that you’re missing out. The Minneapolis–St. Paul metro area has dozens and they offer ingredients, culinary tools, and flavors that simply can’t be had anywhere else. The markets … [Read More...]

The Growler’s Tourism Guide 2020: Reinventing Road Trip Food

Find more great travel ideas in The Growler's Tourism Guide 2020 If you find that the thrill of eating whatever fast-food garbage you want when traveling long distances fades after the first couple hundred miles, take heart. There are a number of … [Read More...]

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