It’s easy to get excited when walking into Bus Stop Burgers & Brewhouse. Located in the Downtown East neighborhood of Minneapolis, on the ground floor of the Wells Fargo Building and firmly in the shadow of U.S. Bank Stadium, Bus Stop provides a welcome addition to a patch of downtown Minneapolis thirsty for quality food … [ Read more]
Now Open (Or Damn Close): Bus Stop Burgers & Brewhouse
Bartender, There’s Cheese In My Drink: The how and why of fat-washing spirits
Fat-washing spirits.” It sounds disgusting, right? But, when a bacon bourbon old fashioned is on the menu, it sells like hotcakes. Fat-washing is the revolting terminology for a delicious and popular technique in the cocktail world, and, despite my many emails advocating for a name change, the global bartending community has yet to change the … [ Read more]
Everyone Highballs But US
Highball cocktails are buzzing with popularity all around the world—that is, everywhere but the United States. While cocktail culture capitals like Tokyo, London, and Singapore have been doling out highball variants for decades, stateside hubs like New York, San Francisco, and Minneapolis (if we do say so ourselves) are only beginning to participate. The bones … [ Read more]
Flying Over the Holidays? Here’s What to Drink on the Plane.
Boston-based Drizly unveiled its Mile High Mixology Guide yesterday, featuring tips on how to become your own in-flight mixologist. The guide includes 15 classic cocktails and even goes so far as to detail which brands of beer, wine, and spirits are offered on the different major airlines. See the complete guide here.
The Creepiest Cocktail of them All
Emily Vikre knows a thing or two about cocktails. She is, after all, one half of Vikre Distillery, in Duluth. She’s also a contributor to Food52, and recently came up with a cocktail perfect for Halloween. Witch’s Brew combines gooey boba tea tapioca pearls, mint, chartreuse, and gin—as well as a few other ghoulish-looking ingredients—for … [ Read more]
Wine Wednesday: White Port & Tonic
In advance of Sunday’s World Cup matchup, I thought Wine Wednesday should touch on something from Portugal. The obvious choice would be vinho verde. But just like Portugal’s performance against Germany, we can do better than that. Don’t get me wrong, I love vinho verde. When the humidity is suffocating, I’ll be the first person to … [ Read more]