Vote for the 2019 Kind-of-a-Big-Deal Readers’ Choice Awards

This August, we collected nominations from you, our readers, and tallied the results. Now, with the final list of nominees set, we need you to cast your vote to decide the best of the best in Minnesota’s drink, food, and culture scenes. Cast your ballots in the form below. The voting period ends on October … [ Read more]

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 2018 Kind-of-a-Big-Deal Readers’ Choice Awards

Voting for The Growler’s Kind-of-a-Big-Deal Readers’ Choice Awards is now closed. Below are the nominees for this year’s awards. The winners of this year’s awards will be announced in the December issue. Kind-of-a-Big-Deal Readers’ Choice Awards 2018 Nominees List Food Fine Dining Manny’s Steakhouse Martina Restaurant Alma Spoon and Stable Travail Kitchen and Amusements Restaurant … [ Read more]

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

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 we take off work to explore. The albums that make us … [ Read more]

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