Afternoon tea at Saint Paul Hotel is a Victorian-style happy hour

I committed a faux pas at afternoon tea. This is actually difficult to do, but I managed it by arriving late. My misstep was made clear not from the staff’s response, who seemed quite unruffled, but in arriving only three minutes past the hour to find the entirety of the floor already seated and sipping brimful cups of tea. One arrives to … [ Read more]

The funky, fermented flavors of Minnesota kombucha

Minnesota is home to five commercial kombucha producers, up from one in 2010. And as the scene grows, so do the number of places eager to serve it. Locating a bottle of ‘booch is often as easy as ducking into a nearby grocery store or brewery—and if you work for Best Buy or Medtronic, you’ll … [ Read more]