Artist Profile: The clean, striking designs of Matt Erickson

Matt Erickson has mastered the basic rule of K.I.S.S.: Keep It Simple Stupid. At just 27 years old, the graphic designer and artist has honed a refreshingly sparse style—one that can be seen everywhere from labels on Jack Daniels bottles to bags of Caribou Coffee to the mural inside the Uptown Minneapolis Target store.  Erickson’s … [ Read more]

Vote for the 2017 Kind-of-a-Big-Deal Awards

Each year we ask you, The Growler readers, to tell us who you think is the best of the best in the realms of food, drink, and culture in Minnesota. You have once again answered the call, submitting your nominations and then casting your final ballots for this year’s Kind-of-a-Big-Deal Readers’ Choice Awards. The voting … [ Read more]

2016 Kind-Of-A-Big-Deal Readers’ Choice Award Winners

Drumroll, please, for it’s time to announce the results of The Growler’s Kind-of-a-Big-Deal Readers’ Choice Awards. These are the restaurants driving a delectable food revolution throughout the state. The beers we happily raise our glasses for. The parks we escape to and explore. The music innovators and venues that make us dance, and the well-crafted … [ Read more]

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2015 Kind-of-a-Big-Deal Readers’ Choice Award Winners

[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”35969″ align=”right” info_text=”Advertisement” info_text_position=”above” font_color=”#6d6d6d” font_size=”13″ padding=”10″ background_color=”#ffffff” border=”2″ border_color=”#878787″] What do we mean by Kind-Of-A-Big-Deal? We mean the innovators. The tastemakers. The chefs and restaurants driving a food revolution in Minnesota. The beers we’ll camp out overnight to get our hands on. The paths we wake up early to bike and the parks … [ Read more]

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Nominations open for 2015 Kind-Of-A-Big-Deal Awards

It’s that time of year again when you, the reader, get to nominate the best of the best in The Growler’s annual Kind-of-a-Big-Deal Awards. This year’s awards have been expanded to include categories spanning not just beer, but spirits, restaurants, chefs, and more.

2013 Kind-of-a-Big-Deal Readers’ Choice Award Winners

We know you have been eagerly awaiting the results of our Kind-Of-A-Big-Deal poll. We collected thousands of votes online in October and November and are excited to share the winners with you. Minnesota’s growing craft beer scene would not be possible without the work of these brands and individuals, as well as your appreciation and support. Thank … [ Read more]

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Kind-of-a-Big-Deal Readers’ Choice Award Winners 2012

  We know you have been eagerly awaiting the results of our Kind-Of-A-Big-Deal poll. We collected thousands of votes online in October and November and are excited to share the winners with you. Minnesota’s growing craft beer scene would not be possible without the work of these brands and individuals, as well as your appreciation and … [ Read more]

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