“Happy Hour” Comet Spreading Alcohol, Sugar Across Space

News from the interstellar imbibing file: astronomers have found booze and sugar left in the wake of Comet Lovejoy. Formally called C/2014 Q2, but now given the nickname Happy Hour, the comet passed closest to the sun on January 30, 2015, when it was releasing water at the rate of 20 tons per second. Researchers identified 21 different organic … [ Read more]

Wine Wednesday: Roof Deck at JJ’s Downtown

You stand at the railing of a rooftop deck on the edge of downtown Minneapolis. You notice it’s not crowded with pretty people or high top tables. You don’t hear Top 40 blasting from the speakers – there aren’t speakers at all. You know that a waitress is not on her way to tell you about … [ Read more]

Let’s Get Happy! Soberfish

So many things about Soberfish would suggest a lack of focus. The Seward neighborhood restaurant has all the hallmarks of pan-Asian fusion confusion. Except, that is, for where it counts the most. The name, first announced as Drunken Sake, and then Drunken Fish, finally landed on something that not only makes no sense, but gives a diner … [ Read more]

Beer & Wine Cocktails at Lowry Hill Dunn Bros.

When asked if I prefer Starbucks or Caribou, my answer is Dunn Brothers. The difference among the chains, for me as a black coffee drinker, is Dunn Bros. roasting their beans in-house. But as a cocktail drinker, there’s a new difference maker at the Lowry Hill Dunn Bros. Owner Sanjeev Azad has developed a casual bar … [ Read more]

New Happy Hour Alert: Campus Club

By John Garland So, here’s an interesting new spot to grab a cocktail in style this summer: The University of Minnesota Campus Club has announced that happy hour (3pm-6pm, Monday-Friday) is now open through August to non-members. Drink specials are $1 off rail drinks, tap beers, house cocktails and 1/2 price bottles of wine. And … [ Read more]