Birdie announces three nights of beer dinners with Bang Brewing

The culinary adventures at Birdie, the chef’s table annex of the Eat Street diner, Nighthawks, are soldiering on without Landon Schoenefeld. But as any diner who’s experienced Birdie knows, the shop is in good hands. The powerhouse trio of Brittany St. Clair, Jessi Peine, and Tlanezi Guzman has been running the show since long before Landon’s departure, … [ Read more]

A Brewmaster’s Guide to Thanksgiving Beer Pairings

The turkey is in the fridge, the guest bedroom is clean, and the grocery list has been checked and double-checked. With the dinner menu set, it’s time to turn your attention to more important things: beer pairings to complement the bounty that is Thanksgiving dinner. While the spreads may vary from household to household, Thanksgiving … [ Read more]

14 Things to Help You Tolerate Valentine’s Day

By Grace Sell   Whether single, in a relationship, or “it’s complicated” – we were all struck by Cupid’s arrow the moment we tasted our first heartbreakingly-good craft beer. Here at The Growler, we may not be the most romantic kids on the block, but we do know love when we see it – just like … [ Read more]

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Ham Hock Ravioli and Badger Hill Three Tree Rye at the Gray House

Food Meets Beer Finds Plenty to Love at the Gray House By Jason Walker, The Heavy Table Photos by Jamie Schumacher Local diners know both food and beer, and if up-and-comers like Gray don’t deliver on both accounts, it’s splitsville. Growing up in a booming beer city can do a lot for a young chef. … [ Read more]

Anise Braised Beef Short Ribs with Brau Brothers Sheephead at Ngon Bistro

Food Meets Beer supports small business during LRT construction on University by visiting Ngon Bistro By James Norton, The Heavy Table Hai Truong, the chef/owner of Ngon Bistro in St. Paul, radiates the grounded intensity found in those who have arrived at their careers in a roundabout but ultimately purposeful manner. Truong trained in economics and … [ Read more]