New chef at The Third Bird, new menu emphasizes wood-burning grill

A few changes are afoot at The Third Bird on Loring Park. First, a new executive chef. Brian Hauke (formerly of Red Stag, Spill The Wine, Surly Brewing Co.) is now helming the kitchen, and his first order of business is making greater use of the grill. “The new menu really places a focus on the … [ Read more]

Holidazzle moves to Loring Park, drops entrance fee

The Holidazzle, still trying to find its way after switching last winter from being a parade to trying to replicate a classic European Christmas bazaar, has announced that it’s dropping the $6 entrance fee, ditching Peavey Plaza, and moving to Loring Park for winter 2015, according to The Star Tribune. The event will be held … [ Read more]

Sneak Peek: The Third Bird

“Kim has vision for a space, injects an energy, and puts the right people in the right place like nobody I’ve ever seen before,” claims Lucas Almendinger. He’s the chef at the helm of Kim Bartmann’s newest project, The Third Bird, and the evidence is all around him. During the first soft-open lunch last Wednesday, … [ Read more]

Craft-curious? Try a Beer Dabbler Event this Summer

By Emily Weiss Summer is the perfect time to check out an outdoor beer festival. The Twin Cities offer plenty of options including the St. Paul Summer Beer Fest, Twin Cities Beer Fest, and the Autumn Brew Review. The team behind The Growler offers two summer events: The Beer Dabbler at Twin Cities Pride (New!) … [ Read more]