The Wide World of Beer: 15 of the world’s greatest food & beer destinations

One of the first dedicated temples of beer and food I ever visited, perhaps the first, didn’t even make the cut when I was compiling a list of 100 Great Beer & Food Destinations for my latest book, “The Beer & Food Companion.” It was In ‘t Spinnekopke, which I and a generation of early … [ Read more]

A celebration of fermentation at GYST

A California-inspired concept has taken root a block from Eat Street Photos by James Eastman Yeast is a remarkable thing. It’s wild, temperamental, and unpredictable. Under the right circumstances, it creates some of the tastiest edibles on the planet—ones currently being gathered under the same roof in South Minneapolis. Gyst is an Old English word for … [ Read more]

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Spring Delights: A Pairing Dinner with Boom Island and Nightingale

During one of the last, ridiculous, trying snowstorms of April, a group of diners found shelter in the cozy confines of Nightingale. With the shades pulled down to block the wintery view of Lyndale Avenue, attention turned to the glorious promises of spring. These winter-worn foodies had come to enjoy the fruits of a partnership between … [ Read more]

Braised Beef Carbonnade with Tilburg’s Dutch Brown Ale at Pig & Fiddle

Food Meets Beer Goes Whole Hog at Pig & Fiddle By Jason Walker, The Heavy Table Photos by Jamie Schumacher Known as one of the pioneering craft beer bars in the Twin Cities, Saint Paul’s Muddy Pig has devoted fans from all over the metro who keep coming back for its array of tap beers, Belgian … [ Read more]