Stopping by Al-Amir Bakery

Peer through the wide windows at Al-Amir Bakery, on the corner of Central and 26th Avenues in Northeast Minneapolis. You’ll see a handful of tables, a pastry case filled with baklava and an assortment of beverages, and huge United States and Iraqi flags displayed on opposite walls. Go inside and meet Amir, the owner and head … [ Read more]

Bauhaus Brew Labs to debut the first in a new series of big beers

Bauhaus Brew Labs has gone off-the-wall—or rather, Over the Charts—with an entirely new series of beers. The Over the Charts series will be a departure from the Northeast Minneapolis brewery’s more sessionable beer recipes. And the first release in the on-going series is Sky-Ten! Double IPA, an amped up version of the Brew Labs’ Sky-Five! Midwest Cöast IPA. … [ Read more]

A can-do attitude: Able Seedhouse + Brewery to launch canning line this month

Even though Able Seedhouse + Brewery has only been open since last November, the smaller-scaled company had brewed up big business plans from the start. And now, one of brewery’s seedlings of an idea has sprouted into a reality with the launch of cans. “Since we opened nine months ago, we’ve spent a good deal … [ Read more]

Free bahn mi and more at Lu’s Sandwiches this weekend

The new Lu’s Sandwiches location in Northeast will officially open for business on July 8, serving up banh mi, noodles, rice bowls, spring rolls, and egg rolls, reports Eater. It’s the first opening of three restaurants on the Eat Street stretch of Minneapolis’ Nicollet Avenue that are opening second outposts in Northeast. To celebrate the new location, … [ Read more]

Two new theaters coming soon to a neighborhood near you

If all goes according to plan, two new theaters will have opened their doors in Minneapolis–St. Paul by this winter, reports City Pages. On West Seventh Street, Ryan and Tina North have just saved a historic theater from the wrecking ball. The Garden Theater originally opened exactly 100 years ago as a movie house, but … [ Read more]

MPLS MAKE celebrates collaboration on Central Avenue

MPLS MAKE, a community workshop for Twin Cities-area woodworkers, is christening its new Northeast Minneapolis location this Saturday, March 5, and is inviting everyone to come celebrate with them. The larger Central Avenue space (4,000 square feet vs. 500) caters to woodworking enthusiasts, hobbyists, and contractors who want to use their skills, but may not have … [ Read more]

The Ultimate Art-A-Whirl Beer Guide

Northeast Minneapolis is the poster child for the Twin Cities’ creative scene. From innovative breweries to one-of-a-kind artist studios to quirky restaurants, the neighborhood wasn’t dubbed Minneapolis’ Arts District for nothing, and this weekend the doors are being thrown wide open for Art-A-Whirl. It’s no surprise, then, that the big annual event in Northeast would … [ Read more]

Weekend Events Preview: All Pints North, Tour de Fat, Nordeast Brewers Block Party

July is coming to a close and summer days grow shorter—all the more reason to get outdoors and enjoy each minute of daylight (and moonlight for that matter) left. This weekend, head north to Duluth for amazing summertime events. Be sure to make it back on Sunday for a new brewer’s block party in Nordeast. … [ Read more]

612Brew Celebrates One Year Anniversary

Happy First Birthday 612Brew!  To celebrate their One Year Anniversary, 612Brew is throwing quite the party Thursday February 13th. Festivities begin at 4pm, and for the first hour each person gets their first beer on the house! From there 612Brew will be hosting live music from Nathan Miller, Chris Holm, and Picasso Baby as well as … [ Read more]

NorthGate Brewing Announces Upcoming Expansion and Imminent New Beer Release

by Brian Martucci Northgate Brewing must be doing something right. Barely 12 months after its grand opening, the Northeast stalwart has announced plans to move into a much larger space a few miles from its current California Street location. The new location, at 783 Harding St NE, has a lot going for it. Tucked into … [ Read more]

Wander North Distillery Signs Lease in Northeast Minneapolis

By Brian Kaufenberg Eighty years after the repeal of Prohibition, Minnesota’s craft distilling industry continues to gain momentum. This week a new distillery signed a lease in Northeast Minneapolis. Wander North Distillery is the project of Brian Winter, a veteran of the Minnesota Army National Guard, who hopes to be “distilling high quality spirits from … [ Read more]

Nordeast: Then and Now

Northeast is the once and future home for brewing in Minneapolis. By Jeremy Zoss In the press release announcing that 612 Brewwould locate its new brewery in the heart of Northeast Minneapolis, the company referred to the area as the city’s new “Brew District.” That title was in reference to the high concentration of new … [ Read more]