Bite of the Week: The Flavor Explosion at Mama’s Pizza

Bite of the Week is a weekly feature showcasing an exceptional meal or dish, curated by The Growler. There’s something disarming and charming about a dish that brags up its own effectiveness. The Flavor Explosion pizza at Mama’s Pizza talks a good game, and it delivers: sausage, pepperoni, bacon, banana peppers, and pineapple. The cumulative … [ Read more]

Kramarczuk’s 5th Annual Kielbasa Festival This Weekend

No one in the Twin Cities knows sausages quite like Kramarczuk’s. This weekend is your change to revel in their expertise at the 5th annual Kielbasa Festival. The two-day affair will celebrate all things tubed meat, with beer and entertainment to boot. We stopped by the Northeast deli for a quick chat with Nick Kramarczuk (below, right). … [ Read more]

Street Meat: The Bachelor Farmer

The phrase “street meat” is usually derogatory. It describes the dried-out gyros or over-boiled hotdogs you might find from an indifferent vendor in a city like Boston or New York. You know, something like Khlav Kalash. But since the Twin Cities have no contemporary history of sub-par street eating, it’s high time we re-appropriate the … [ Read more]

Smoked Beef Long Rib and Founder’s Dirty Bastard at the Butcher & the Boar

Food Meets Beer Finds Hearty Fare at the Butcher & the Boar By John Garland, Heavy Table It’s hard to imagine two things going together much better than grilled sausage and cold beer. So it’s no surprise that Butcher & The Boar, the instant-classic steakhouse on Hennepin Avenue, features such a thoughtful and thorough craft … [ Read more]

A BLIND TASTING BEER FESTIVAL

Taste & Rate
48 Hazy IPAs

July 18, 2019 | 5:30–9:00pm
Upper Landing Park, St. Paul