Avocado Toast and the End of the World: The RH Rooftop Restaurant at Restoration Hardware

Editor’s note: This is a restaurant review. It is also post-apocalyptic science fiction. Bon appétit!  Over there,” said Ophelia Chen. She gestured with a weather-beaten hand toward the horizon to the east, where the sun’s rays were just starting to scatter their hazy light over the vine-choked rubble and fields of dandelions. It was February, … [ Read more]

“The Lake Monster” – A Short Story

There was a recent sighting of the Lake Monster so Christina and I drove to Pepin and rented a boat to see if we could find it.  “Log, log, another log,” Christina says, her eyes up to his binoculars, scanning the water. “So many stupid goddamn logs that kind of look like lake monsters.” Last … [ Read more]

“The Rose Ceremony” – A Short Story

Wait! You haven’t seen The Bachelorette? We have to watch it.”  Out of desperation to meet a deadline at the PR agency where she worked, Ani remembered her grandma’s stories about Astghik, the ancient Armenian love goddess, and summoned her to help with some Valentine’s-themed social media posts. That was Friday. Now it was Monday, … [ Read more]

“Heikki Lunta Sinks a Ship” – A Short Story

In Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, not far from Marquette, there lives a Finnish snow god named Heikki Lunta (Hank Snow.) Beloved and feared, he is responsible for delivering snow (by the flake, the inch, and the foot) to the doughty folk of the North Country. Late one autumn night, the snow god Heikki Lunta and his … [ Read more]

“The Oxygen Bar” – A Short Story

The following is a short story written by fiction writer John Jodzio. Jodzio’s work has been featured in a variety of places including “This American Life,” McSweeney’s, and One Story. He’s the author of the short story collections, “Knockout,” “Get In If You Want To Live” and “If You Lived Here You’d Already Be Home.” He lives in Minneapolis.  Someone set … [ Read more]

DAILY PHOTO FROM THE ARCHIVE

Love this photo? Purchase a print and support The Growler. Visit growlermag.com/photo-archive view photos available for purchase, sizing, and pricing.