Review: Garage Bar and Bowl is an oasis of plainspoken culinary magic

What’s in a chicken wing? Along with burgers and pizza, wings are one of America’s quintessential bar foods, simple to do tolerably well, but surprisingly difficult to get exactly right. The question is: Why shoot for excellence when “tolerable” is good enough? That’s what drew us out to Waconia (twice) to visit the six-month-old Garage … [ Read more]

Har Mar Superstar is opening a bar in Moorhead with fellow musicians

Plenty of people dream of opening a bar with their closest friends. Even more people dream of being successful full-time musicians. Few people actually make either dream become reality. Even fewer do both. Welcome to the story of Eric Odness (bassist for Primitive Weapons), Rob Pope (bassist for Spoon), and Frank Bevan (former frontman for … [ Read more]

Viking Bar reopens on West Bank

Ten years after the “Gone Fishin” sign went up, the historic Viking Bar, in Minneapolis’ West Bank neighborhood, is set to reopen Wednesday, May 25, the establishment announced via press release. The Viking Bar has a new set of owners, Patrick Johnston and Amy and Aaron Britt. They’ve been carefully restoring the bar, which is housed in an … [ Read more]