Bite of the Week: The Sloppy Hot Paisano at The Little Oven

Bite of the Week is a weekly feature showcasing an exceptional meal or dish, curated by The Growler. If you write about food for long enough, your eyes start to adjust and you can actually start seeing the scene clearly. What was once a small constellation of bright, newly formed, trendy restaurants fades to a more … [ Read more]

Bite of the Week: Chicken Adobo at Mi Casa Su Casa

Bite of the Week is a weekly feature showcasing an exceptional meal or dish, curated by The Growler. Food from the Philippines is having a moment in Minnesota, with the recent opening of Apoy on Eat Street and Mi Casa Su Casa on University Avenue. And it’s a moment that’s long overdue—Pinoy cuisine bursts with flavor … [ Read more]

Now Open (Or Damn Close): Yoerg Brewing Co. Saloon in St. Paul

Anthony Yoerg started Minnesota’s first commercial brewery in 1849 at a spot near what is now the parking ramp for the Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul. (A few later accounts place the founding in 1848.) While he was soon surpassed in volume by other brewers, demand was still strong enough to encourage Yoerg Brewing Co. to … [ Read more]

Bite of the Week: The Classic Cheeseburger at Home Street Home Cafe

Bite of the Week is a weekly feature showcasing an exceptional meal or dish, curated by The Growler. Burgers come in as many variations as there are stars in the sky, achieving deliciousness (or crashing and burning) in countless ways. There’s a lot in play: the quality and size of the bun, the seasoning and fat … [ Read more]

Creators Space: Dark Arts Festival

Creators Space and Mrakmur present: DARK ARTS FESTIVAL This event is inspired by dark markets and festivals in Europe, such as Wave-Gotik-Treffen in Leipzig, Germany. The Dark Arts Festival is a great way to showcase the artistic talent of those who identify their work with the aesthetics of dark culture and work with the following, but … [ Read more]

Bite of the Week: The Teasers at Tongue in Cheek

Bite of the Week is a weekly feature showcasing an exceptional meal or dish, curated by The Growler and supported by our underwriter, Bite Squad. This week’s Bite of the Week is five for the price of one. If you go to St. Paul’s Tongue in Cheek restaurant, you can order a collection of five amuse-bouches for … [ Read more]

Brew ‘n Bulbs – Holiday Craft Brewery Tour

‘Tis the season to be merry! Come enjoy two holiday traditions at once, beer and holiday lights. The tour includes a variety of craft breweries in St. Paul. In-between tasting the seasonal and flagship beer selections, we will take the warm luxury motor coach through multiple holiday light displays to view an amazing display of … [ Read more]

Brew ‘n Bulbs – Holiday Craft Brewery Tour

‘Tis the season to be merry! Come enjoy two holiday traditions at once, beer and holiday lights. The tour includes a variety of craft breweries in St. Paul. In-between tasting the seasonal and flagship beer selections, we will take the warm luxury motor coach through multiple holiday light displays to view an amazing display of … [ Read more]

Brew ‘n Bulbs – Holiday Craft Brewery Tour

‘Tis the season to be merry! Come enjoy two holiday traditions at once, beer and holiday lights. The tour includes a variety of craft breweries in St. Paul. In-between tasting the seasonal and flagship beer selections, we will take the warm luxury motor coach through multiple holiday light displays to view an amazing display of … [ Read more]

Brew ‘n Bulbs – Holiday Craft Brewery Tour

‘Tis the season to be merry! Come enjoy two holiday traditions at once, beer and holiday lights. The tour includes a variety of craft breweries in St. Paul. In-between tasting the seasonal and flagship beer selections, we will take the warm luxury motor coach through multiple holiday light displays to view an amazing display of … [ Read more]

Brew ‘n Bulbs – Holiday Craft Brewery Tour

‘Tis the season to be merry! Come enjoy two holiday traditions at once, beer and holiday lights. The tour includes a variety of craft breweries in St. Paul. In-between tasting the seasonal and flagship beer selections, we will take the warm luxury motor coach through multiple holiday light displays to view an amazing display of … [ Read more]

Brew ‘n Bulbs – Holiday Craft Brewery Tour

‘Tis the season to be merry! Come enjoy two holiday traditions at once, beer and holiday lights. The tour includes a variety of craft breweries in St. Paul. In-between tasting the seasonal and flagship beer selections, we will take the warm luxury motor coach through multiple holiday light displays to view an amazing display of … [ Read more]

How to see all of St. Paul’s breweries in one fell swoop

On Saturday, May 28, GetKnit Events is hosting the ultimate St. Paul brewery crawl. The Brews & Buses: St. Paul Brewery Bus Crawl will start at 11am at Union Depot and last until 6pm, and use more than 20 buses to deliver hundreds of beer lovers right to the door of any and all of the 11 breweries … [ Read more]

O’Gara’s celebrates 75 years by returning to 1941 prices

O’Gara’s Bar & Grill, the Snelling and Selby Avenue institution in St. Paul, is turning 75 this year. And while it plans to celebrate all year long, the festivities will kick-off March 11, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. The main draw: rolled-back menu prices on daily specials. Not just a couple dollars here and there, … [ Read more]

The Happy Gnome named Best Beer Bar in Minnesota

Late last year, the Brewers Association’s CraftBeer.com set out to find the best beer bars in every state and Washington, D.C. They enlisted their thousands of readers to nominate their favorite craft beer bar, and fill out a survey about what makes it special: atmosphere, staff, beer selection, special events. Over 9,000 votes were cast from August … [ Read more]