Culinary partners J.D. Fratzke and Matty O’Reilly part ways with a handshake

A quest for work-life balance has led to an amicable parting of ways at one of the metro’s most prominent restaurant groups. J.D. Fratzke, the chef-entrepreneur whose work at The Strip Club Meat and Fish made him a regional standout, has worked as a culinary director over the past three years for Matty O’Reilly to … [ Read more]

Cider Salutation: Yoga at Sociable

The hour-long Vinyasa class will be lead by instructor Sofia Lorraine. Beginners and advanced are all warmly welcome. The $25 entry fee includes a one-hour yoga class plus one flight of cider. Plus, resident food truck Red River Kitchen will be cooking up some delicious brunch menu’s that will be accompanied by “cidermosas” and cider … [ Read more]

Cider Salutation: Yoga at Sociable

The hour-long Vinyasa class will be lead by instructor Sofia Lorraine. Beginners and advanced are all warmly welcome. The $25 entry fee includes a one-hour yoga class plus one flight of cider. Plus, resident food truck Red River Kitchen will be cooking up some delicious brunch menu’s that will be accompanied by “cidermosas” and cider … [ Read more]

Cider Salutation: Yoga at Sociable

The hour-long Vinyasa class will be lead by instructor Sofia Lorraine. Beginners and advanced are all warmly welcome. The $25 entry fee includes a one-hour yoga class plus one flight of cider. Plus, resident food truck Red River Kitchen will be cooking up some delicious brunch menu’s that will be accompanied by “cidermosas” and cider … [ Read more]

Boozy cold press coffee to hit shelves this May

The market is chock full of coffee beers, coffee liqueurs, coffee-flavored energy drinks, caffeinated mixed drinks, and even a beer/coffee hybrid, but Bad Larry’s Cold Hard Coffee, due out in May, is something new altogether. Clocking in at 6% ABV with a 180mg dose of caffeine (the average cup of coffee carries about 100mg), Bad Larry’s … [ Read more]

The fun in the sun continues into 2017 for Red River Kitchen

Last August, St. Paul was blessed with the opening of Red River Kitchen at City House, a former grain elevator and storage facility located on the Mighty Mississippi. The establishment, which had it’s humble beginnings as a food truck, is owned by the people behind Republic in Minneapolis. But big things are in the works for the Upper … [ Read more]

Linden Hills Farmers’ Market Opens This Sunday, May 22

The Details: Linden Hills Farmers’ Market Every Sunday, 9am to 1pm. May 22–October 30, 2016 Upton and 43rd—Settergren’s Ace Hardware The Vendors: Linden Hills features a great number of small food artisans, alongside your standard produce and proteins (See a full list of vendors here). A few highlights: Shrubs and Switchel: Calvit’s Drinking Shrubs (pictured, above) is … [ Read more]

The Mill: Walktoberfest, Food Trucks, Shipwrecked Beer, and Fresh Hops

The Mill is ready for a full weekend of new taprooms, more Oktoberfests, fresh hops, and sunshine. What’s on your radar in The Mill? Tweet us @growlermag. Events: This Thursday through Sunday it’s Walktoberfest at the Walker Art Center. Enjoy local crafts, sausages from Butcher & The Boar, and live music in the Walker’s very … [ Read more]

5 Things To Eat & Drink at Tonight’s Pride Dabbler

27 food trucks paired with 27 breweries. So much good eating and drinking is about to happen at tonight’s Beer Dabbler at Twin Cities Pride in Loring Park. Among all the terrific pairings you’ll be in for, here are five things you should be sure not to miss. 1. The debut of Bauhaus Brew Labs … [ Read more]

The Mill: Street Fests and Summer Seasonals

By John Garland The Mill is settling into the summer groove with street festivals, sidewalk seating, and the running path on Lake Calhoun looking like 694 during rush hour. Brew News: Indeed Brewing has announced their “Indeed We Can” initiative, in which all net profits from Wednesday taproom operations (3-11pm) will be donated to a local … [ Read more]