Science of Coffee: The changing chemistry of coffee beans from farm to cup

This feature was underwritten by Peace Coffee. The Growler maintained full editorial control of the content. In modern America, nothing appears more ordinary than a cup of coffee. Coffee is available at gas stations and fast food joints; it’s made in our homes and offices; it’s consumed in upscale cafes and restaurants. Its price and … [ Read more]

Taste of the Twin Ports: A six-stop restaurant blitz through Duluth and Superior

Here’s our Twin Ports tour by the numbers: six restaurants, 14 hours, a five-year-old, and a baby riding shotgun. We had a blast checking in on the insanely active dining scene in Duluth and Superior, although we caution readers that this schedule and/or this choice of traveling companions may create a noticeable strain on your … [ Read more]

Republic to Host Duluth’s Bent Paddle Brewing Co.

Locally-owned craft beer bar and restaurant Republic announced today that they will host two unique beer kick-off events with Bent Paddle Brewing Co. next Thursday, February 6th. Both of Republic’s locations – Seven Corners and Uptown – will begin featuring Bent Paddle Brewing Co.’s Venture Pils Pilsener Lager, 14° ESB Extra Special Bitter, Bent Hop … [ Read more]