Lowertown First Fridays

Lowertown First Fridays is a pop-up art show that takes place at four locations, simultaneously, from 5-9 PM on the First Friday of each month. We operate with the goal of exposing the beautiful art of our local creators and welcome all submissions.

We organize these events in conjunction with local restaurants and breweries to maximize our audience’s exposure to (hopefully) something new. An added plus: they’re all in walking distance of one another!

Participating venues:

Handsome Hog // 203 E 6th St, Saint Paul, MN

Gallery 333 // 333 N Sibley St, St. Paul, MN

Octo Fish Bar // 289 5th St E, Saint Paul, MN

12welve Eyes Brewing // 141 4th St E, Saint Paul, MN

Joined by:

AZ Gallery
The Show Gallery

Find more info at the Lowertown First Friday’s Facebook page.

Lowertown First Fridays

Lowertown First Fridays is a pop-up art show that takes place at four locations, simultaneously, from 5-9 PM on the First Friday of each month. We operate with the goal of exposing the beautiful art of our local creators and welcome all submissions.

We organize these events in conjunction with local restaurants and breweries to maximize our audience’s exposure to (hopefully) something new. An added plus: they’re all in walking distance of one another!

Participating venues:

Handsome Hog // 203 E 6th St, Saint Paul, MN

Gallery 333 // 333 N Sibley St, St. Paul, MN

Octo Fish Bar // 289 5th St E, Saint Paul, MN

12welve Eyes Brewing // 141 4th St E, Saint Paul, MN

Joined by:

AZ Gallery
The Show Gallery

Find more info at the Lowertown First Friday’s Facebook page.

Lowertown First Fridays

Lowertown First Fridays is a pop-up art show that takes place at four locations, simultaneously, from 5-9 PM on the First Friday of each month. We operate with the goal of exposing the beautiful art of our local creators and welcome all submissions.

We organize these events in conjunction with local restaurants and breweries to maximize our audience’s exposure to (hopefully) something new. An added plus: they’re all in walking distance of one another!

Participating venues:

Handsome Hog // 203 E 6th St, Saint Paul, MN

Gallery 333 // 333 N Sibley St, St. Paul, MN

Octo Fish Bar // 289 5th St E, Saint Paul, MN

12welve Eyes Brewing // 141 4th St E, Saint Paul, MN

Joined by:

AZ Gallery
The Show Gallery

Find more info at the Lowertown First Friday’s Facebook page.

Lowertown First Fridays

Lowertown First Fridays is a pop-up art show that takes place at four locations, simultaneously, from 5-9 PM on the First Friday of each month. We operate with the goal of exposing the beautiful art of our local creators and welcome all submissions.

We organize these events in conjunction with local restaurants and breweries to maximize our audience’s exposure to (hopefully) something new. An added plus: they’re all in walking distance of one another!

Participating venues:

Handsome Hog // 203 E 6th St, Saint Paul, MN

Gallery 333 // 333 N Sibley St, St. Paul, MN

Octo Fish Bar // 289 5th St E, Saint Paul, MN

12welve Eyes Brewing // 141 4th St E, Saint Paul, MN

Joined by:

AZ Gallery
The Show Gallery

Find more info at the Lowertown First Friday’s Facebook page.

Lowertown First Fridays

Lowertown First Fridays is a pop-up art show that takes place at four locations, simultaneously, from 5-9 PM on the First Friday of each month. We operate with the goal of exposing the beautiful art of our local creators and welcome all submissions.

We organize these events in conjunction with local restaurants and breweries to maximize our audience’s exposure to (hopefully) something new. An added plus: they’re all in walking distance of one another!

Participating venues:

Handsome Hog // 203 E 6th St, Saint Paul, MN

Gallery 333 // 333 N Sibley St, St. Paul, MN

Octo Fish Bar // 289 5th St E, Saint Paul, MN

12welve Eyes Brewing // 141 4th St E, Saint Paul, MN

Joined by:

AZ Gallery
The Show Gallery

Find more info at the Lowertown First Friday’s Facebook page.

Lowertown First Fridays

Lowertown First Fridays is a pop-up art show that takes place at four locations, simultaneously, from 5-9 PM on the First Friday of each month. We operate with the goal of exposing the beautiful art of our local creators and welcome all submissions.

We organize these events in conjunction with local restaurants and breweries to maximize our audience’s exposure to (hopefully) something new. An added plus: they’re all in walking distance of one another!

Participating venues:

Handsome Hog // 203 E 6th St, Saint Paul, MN

Gallery 333 // 333 N Sibley St, St. Paul, MN

Octo Fish Bar // 289 5th St E, Saint Paul, MN

12welve Eyes Brewing // 141 4th St E, Saint Paul, MN

Joined by:

AZ Gallery
The Show Gallery

Find more info at the Lowertown First Friday’s Facebook page.

Lowertown First Fridays

Lowertown First Fridays is a pop-up art show that takes place at four locations, simultaneously, from 5-9 PM on the First Friday of each month. We operate with the goal of exposing the beautiful art of our local creators and welcome all submissions.

We organize these events in conjunction with local restaurants and breweries to maximize our audience’s exposure to (hopefully) something new. An added plus: they’re all in walking distance of one another!

Participating venues:

Handsome Hog // 203 E 6th St, Saint Paul, MN

Gallery 333 // 333 N Sibley St, St. Paul, MN

Octo Fish Bar // 289 5th St E, Saint Paul, MN

12welve Eyes Brewing // 141 4th St E, Saint Paul, MN

Joined by:

AZ Gallery
The Show Gallery

Find more info at the Lowertown First Friday’s Facebook page.

Lowertown First Fridays

Lowertown First Fridays is a pop-up art show that takes place at four locations, simultaneously, from 5-9 PM on the First Friday of each month. We operate with the goal of exposing the beautiful art of our local creators and welcome all submissions.

We organize these events in conjunction with local restaurants and breweries to maximize our audience’s exposure to (hopefully) something new. An added plus: they’re all in walking distance of one another!

Participating venues:

Handsome Hog // 203 E 6th St, Saint Paul, MN

Gallery 333 // 333 N Sibley St, St. Paul, MN

Octo Fish Bar // 289 5th St E, Saint Paul, MN

12welve Eyes Brewing // 141 4th St E, Saint Paul, MN

Joined by:

AZ Gallery
The Show Gallery

Find more info at the Lowertown First Friday’s Facebook page.

Lowertown First Fridays

Lowertown First Fridays is a pop-up art show that takes place at four locations, simultaneously, from 5-9 PM on the First Friday of each month. We operate with the goal of exposing the beautiful art of our local creators and welcome all submissions.

We organize these events in conjunction with local restaurants and breweries to maximize our audience’s exposure to (hopefully) something new. An added plus: they’re all in walking distance of one another!

Participating venues:

Handsome Hog // 203 E 6th St, Saint Paul, MN

Gallery 333 // 333 N Sibley St, St. Paul, MN

Octo Fish Bar // 289 5th St E, Saint Paul, MN

12welve Eyes Brewing // 141 4th St E, Saint Paul, MN

Joined by:

AZ Gallery
The Show Gallery

Find more info at the Lowertown First Friday’s Facebook page.

Lowertown First Fridays

Lowertown First Fridays is a pop-up art show that takes place at four locations, simultaneously, from 5-9 PM on the First Friday of each month. We operate with the goal of exposing the beautiful art of our local creators and welcome all submissions.

We organize these events in conjunction with local restaurants and breweries to maximize our audience’s exposure to (hopefully) something new. An added plus: they’re all in walking distance of one another!

Participating venues:

Handsome Hog // 203 E 6th St, Saint Paul, MN

Gallery 333 // 333 N Sibley St, St. Paul, MN

Octo Fish Bar // 289 5th St E, Saint Paul, MN

12welve Eyes Brewing // 141 4th St E, Saint Paul, MN

Joined by:

AZ Gallery
The Show Gallery

Find more info at the Lowertown First Friday’s Facebook page.

Lowertown First Fridays

Lowertown First Fridays is a pop-up art show that takes place at four locations, simultaneously, from 5-9 PM on the First Friday of each month. We operate with the goal of exposing the beautiful art of our local creators and welcome all submissions.

We organize these events in conjunction with local restaurants and breweries to maximize our audience’s exposure to (hopefully) something new. An added plus: they’re all in walking distance of one another!

Participating venues:

Handsome Hog // 203 E 6th St, Saint Paul, MN

Gallery 333 // 333 N Sibley St, St. Paul, MN

Octo Fish Bar // 289 5th St E, Saint Paul, MN

12welve Eyes Brewing // 141 4th St E, Saint Paul, MN

Joined by:

AZ Gallery
The Show Gallery

Find more info at the Lowertown First Friday’s Facebook page.

Lowertown First Fridays

Lowertown First Fridays is a pop-up art show that takes place at four locations, simultaneously, from 5-9 PM on the First Friday of each month. We operate with the goal of exposing the beautiful art of our local creators and welcome all submissions.

We organize these events in conjunction with local restaurants and breweries to maximize our audience’s exposure to (hopefully) something new. An added plus: they’re all in walking distance of one another!

Participating venues:

Handsome Hog // 203 E 6th St, Saint Paul, MN

Gallery 333 // 333 N Sibley St, St. Paul, MN

Octo Fish Bar // 289 5th St E, Saint Paul, MN

12welve Eyes Brewing // 141 4th St E, Saint Paul, MN

Joined by:

AZ Gallery
The Show Gallery

Find more info at the Lowertown First Friday’s Facebook page.

Lowertown First Fridays

Lowertown First Fridays is a pop-up art show that takes place at four locations, simultaneously, from 5-9 PM on the First Friday of each month. We operate with the goal of exposing the beautiful art of our local creators and welcome all submissions.

We organize these events in conjunction with local restaurants and breweries to maximize our audience’s exposure to (hopefully) something new. An added plus: they’re all in walking distance of one another!

Participating venues:

Handsome Hog // 203 E 6th St, Saint Paul, MN

Gallery 333 // 333 N Sibley St, St. Paul, MN

Octo Fish Bar // 289 5th St E, Saint Paul, MN

12welve Eyes Brewing // 141 4th St E, Saint Paul, MN

Joined by:

AZ Gallery
The Show Gallery

Find more info at the Lowertown First Friday’s Facebook page.

Lowertown First Fridays

Lowertown First Fridays is a pop-up art show that takes place at four locations, simultaneously, from 5-9 PM on the First Friday of each month. We operate with the goal of exposing the beautiful art of our local creators and welcome all submissions.

We organize these events in conjunction with local restaurants and breweries to maximize our audience’s exposure to (hopefully) something new. An added plus: they’re all in walking distance of one another!

Participating venues:

Handsome Hog // 203 E 6th St, Saint Paul, MN

Gallery 333 // 333 N Sibley St, St. Paul, MN

Octo Fish Bar // 289 5th St E, Saint Paul, MN

12welve Eyes Brewing // 141 4th St E, Saint Paul, MN

Joined by:

AZ Gallery
The Show Gallery

Find more info at the Lowertown First Friday’s Facebook page.

Bite of the Week: Jerk Chicken Wings at Octo Fishbar

Jerk Chicken Wings at Octo Fishbar // Photo by Tj Turner

Jerk Chicken Wings at Octo Fishbar // Photo by Tj Turner

Bite of the Week is a weekly feature showcasing an exceptional meal or dish, curated by The Growler.

Chicken wings may seem off-brand for Octo Fishbar, the Tim McKee-helmed St. Paul spot probably best known for its seafood towers and crudo plates. But the restaurant’s pimento wood-smoked Jerk Chicken Wings ($8) benefit from the same attention to detail that defines so much of what Octo serves.

The interior of the wings are moist, firm, and dense; the exterior is just right, too—a smokey, crispy, chewy barrage of flavor that complements the simplicity of the meat. It’s easy to look at a place like Octo, spot the $160 Leviathan seafood tower, and consign it to the “special occasions only” column of your dining notebook. What these wings and a fine happy hour assortment of beers and wines counter-propose is: What if you could come here and have something delicious whenever you felt like it?

Jerk Chicken Wings at Octo Fishbar // Photo by Tj Turner

Jerk Chicken Wings at Octo Fishbar // Photo by Tj Turner

THE DISH: Jerk Chicken Wings, $8

THE PLACE: 289 5th St. E., St Paul

THE REASON: Deep smokey flavor, firm texture and rich flavor make these wings winners