Restauranteurs breathe life into the Schmidt Brewery Keg House

For nearly a decade after 2004, the Schmidt Brewery sat empty on St. Paul’s West Seventh Street—a fossil of Minnesota’s golden age of brewing. In 2013, the historic “castle” brewery and bottling house were once again filled with the bustle of people as residents filled the the newly developed Schmidt Artist Lofts. But still, a piece of the … [ Read more]

Interesting vegetables: 8 takes on meatless meals in the Twin Cities

Michael Pollan’s maxim on eating is easy enough to follow. Eat food. We’re on board. Not too much. Not a problem. Mostly plants. Well yeah, but, wait—mostly? We give it an honest try, planning a week of lunch salads and shopping for brunch at the farmers’ market. Then Friday night rolls around, we go out … [ Read more]

Craft Cocktail: El Diablo at Hola Arepa

Photos by Aaron Davidson The El Diablo has followed Nate McLemore wherever he’s gone. It was on the menu at Town Talk Diner, then Borough, and the tiki pop-up at Eat Street Social. Now it may have found its spiritual home at Hola Arepa. McLemore took over the bar at Hola Arepa when Dan Oskey … [ Read more]

First Look: Tattersall Distillery

Photos by Aaron Davidson During WWII, the Thorp Building on Central Avenue in Northeast Minneapolis housed the General Mills Mechanical Division. This highly secretive facility produced torpedo navigation systems and the first “black box” flight recorders. In their stead, a pocket of quintessential Northeast is now coming together, including the requisite bike shop (Greg LeMond’s) and a distillery. … [ Read more]

5 Things To Eat & Drink at Tonight’s Pride Dabbler

27 food trucks paired with 27 breweries. So much good eating and drinking is about to happen at tonight’s Beer Dabbler at Twin Cities Pride in Loring Park. Among all the terrific pairings you’ll be in for, here are five things you should be sure not to miss. 1. The debut of Bauhaus Brew Labs … [ Read more]

Eat This Now! Shiitake Cachapas at Hola Arepa

By John Garland You knew about their gorgeous arepas. And you had to guess that by luring Dan Oskey away from Strip Club Meat & Fish in St. Paul, the cocktail program was going to be killer. And you’d be right on both counts. But what remained to be seen about Hola Arepa‘s new bricks-and-mortar … [ Read more]