When Craft Cocktails Come to Town

Like the glass of water starting to ripple in Jurassic Park portending the arrival of the T-Rex, many suburbs surrounding the Twin Cities have heard the clinking of shaker tins and felt the stomping of ironic combat boots coming towards them as cocktail bartenders quickly expand their reach outside of downtown. When 30-somethings move out … [ Read more]

Now Open: Pig Ate My Pizza Kitchen + Brewery in Robbinsdale

Andy Goettsch cut his teeth in Italian fine dining. Each dish he prepared required time-consuming techniques and attention to detail, and any missteps were easy to taste. After 15 years in kitchens, including five as chef de cuisine for Travail, his passion shifted to an equally time-intensive craft: brewing. Now, as head brewer for the … [ Read more]

News from the Travail Universe: New building, PAMP Brewpub, BBQ details

The ever-expanding Travail Gastronomic Universe (TGU) has announced plans for the their next spate of blockbusters. Here are the broad strokes: Minnesota BBQ Company opening this August Kale Thome has been with the TGU since 2010, and the Wichita, Kansas, native will soon open the long-awaited Minnesota BBQ Company at 816 Lowry Avenue in Northeast … [ Read more]

Time Magazine names Pig Ate My Pizza among nation’s best

TIME Magazine has singled out Pig Ate My Pizza in Robbinsdale as one of the 10 Best Pizza Places in the U.S. While any such list is doomed to be subjective and incomplete (this one includes only one NYC spot and none from New Haven, Conn.), it’s still a terrific nod to the sweet, crackly … [ Read more]

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