St. Paul’s Allianz Field to host the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup

Midway St. Paul’s Allianz Field has been selected as a host venue of the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup next July. The Confederation of North American, Central American and Caribbean Association of Football (CONCACAF) made the announcement Tuesday that the future home of Minnesota United FC, to be completed in February 2019, will be among 15 … [ Read more]

FINNEGANS House opens incubator for socially conscious entrepreneurs

A collaboration between two of the entrepreneurial programs housed at FINNEGANS‘ new Minneapolis home, the FINNovation Lab and Impact Hub MSP, is opening a collaborative workspace for socially-conscious startups and entrepreneurs at FINNEGANS House starting May 17. “We are very excited to open this inspiring environment within our new building and launch the next generation … [ Read more]

Minnesota State Fair announces final acts for this year’s Grandstand lineup

In natural Minnesotan fashion, we’re already looking past summer to the arrival of the Minnesota State Fair. We can’t help it! We’re gluttons for seasonal punishment (or just really love eating fried food among thousands of our closest friends.) With the announcement of the final three acts, the full 2018 Grandstand Concert Series has been … [ 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 when he became the fifth Minnesota chef in history to be named Best Chef Midwest. In his acceptance speech, he credited his family with his decision to move back … [ Read more]

The Johnny Appleseed of South Minneapolis: Jeff Zeitler is planting a neighborhood urban orchard

Jeff Zeitler, co-owner of Urban Forage Winery & Cider House, isn’t your typical farmer. With a focus on what he calls “urban agriculture,” he strives to crowdsource all of his ingredients from the landscape around him. But urban areas have limited green space to grow fruit on a large scale, which is how he came … [ 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 new location at the corner of Selby and Snelling will offer savory tartines, ham-and-cheese baguettes and croissants, and quiche, as well as sweet viennoiserie (breakfast pastries) including pain au chocolat, … [ Read more]

Bob Dylan to release his own line of whiskey, Heaven’s Door

In addition to being a folk music god and winning a Nobel Prize, Bob Dylan can now add a whiskey brand to his extensive repertoire. Having crooned about whiskey many times throughout his storied career, next month the Americana icon will release a collection of three whiskeys under the brand Heaven’s Door Spirits. The idea … [ Read more]

Playwrights’ Center announces 2018-19 McKnight Residency and Fellowship recipients

The McKnight National Residency and Commission has announced the writers that will participate in the 2018-19 cohort at the Playwrights’ Center. Among them is Idris Goodwin, the recipient of the 2018-19 McKnight National Residency and Commission; May Lee-Yang and Tori Sampson, the 2018-19 McKnight fellows in Playwriting. “To have the longtime support of a visionary … [ Read more]

Brewers Association names first Diversity Ambassador

With the goal of fostering a more diverse craft beer industry, the Brewers Association named J. Nikol Jackson-Beckham, Ph.D. as its first-ever Diversity Ambassador. As an avid homebrewer and assistant professor of communication studies at Randolph College in Lynchburg, Virginia, she has written and spoken extensively on beer’s role in our culture, as well as … [ Read more]

The Mill: Misfit Coffee to bring its coffee trailer ethos to cozy brick-and-mortar spot

Minneapolis’ Urban Bean Coffee has sold its Lyndale location to Misfit Coffee, which is currently operating a coffee trailer regularly parked near Gold Medal Park, at a counter inside the Weisman Art Museum, and at various pop-ups around town. True to its coffee truck (or trailer, rather) roots, Misfit’s vision for the space is less … [ Read more]

UMN and Urban Growler team up to save the rainforest

Not every beer has the lofty goal of saving the rainforest, but that’s precisely what the University of Minnesota and St. Paul’s Urban Growler Brewing Company aimed to do with two recent beer releases. Their collaboration centers around the rámon nut, a seed that grows in tropical forests in Central America, South America, and the … [ Read more]

UW–Madison Arboretum brews up partnership to turn unlikely fruits into local beer

The University of Wisconsin–Madison Arboretum is partnering up with nearby brewery Funk Factory Geuzeria to take advantage of an unexpected, often overlooked fruit—the Osage orange. The pale green, lumpy, softball-sized fruit found scattered across the grounds of the Longenecker Horticultural Gardens appealed to brewery owner Levi Funk, who noticed their citrusy scent on a stroll … [ Read more]

The Mill: Dovetail Cafe & Marketplace soon to open in the Duluth Folk School

The Duluth Folk School, which found itself a permanent home in the Lincoln Park Craft District on West Superior Street last spring, is soon opening its very own cafe and teaching kitchen, to be called the Dovetail Cafe & Marketplace. According to Russell Crawford, beverage director for the cafe, the menu will feature in-house roasted … [ Read more]

Surly Darkness Day moving from Brooklyn Center brewery to new venue

Surly has announced that it is moving 2018 Darkness Day from its Brooklyn Center production facility to…Wisconsin? The brewery announced on Friday that this year’s beer release party will take place at the Somerset Amphitheater in Somerset, Wisconsin, (35 miles east of Minneapolis) on Saturday, September 29. “Simply put, we ran out of room at … [ Read more]

CAKE, Jason Isbell headlining Basilica Block Party 2018

Basilica Block Party, Cities 97’s annual two-day summer fest held at the Basilica of Saint Mary, has announced the lineup for this year’s 23rd festival. Twenty national and local bands will perform across three stages over the two-day concert. featuring PreferredOne Stage headliners Andy Grammer and Fitz and the Tantrums, and Great Clips Stage headliners … [ Read more]