Bite of the Week: Ribs and Wings Combo at Smoke in the Pit

Bite of the Week is a weekly feature showcasing an exceptional meal or dish, curated by The Growler. The beauty of a combo order is not having to compromise. There’s a lot to be said for smoked wings, but ribs are the traditional barbecue go-to. What the (take-out only) menu at Smoke in the Pit … [ Read more]

Bite of the Week: Hawaiian Grilled Cheese at All Square

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.  The newly opened All Square in South Minneapolis is an unconventional spot. First and foremost, it’s more than a restaurant: it’s also a self-described institute dedicated to ensuring that “formerly incarcerated … [ Read more]

Chef Erick Harcey to open new, approachable South Minneapolis restaurant

South Minneapolis residents still toasting the news that Venn Brewing Company is opening a neighborhood taproom on the corner of 46th and Hiawatha have even more to celebrate today. James Beard-nominated chef and owner of Victory 44, The Dirty Bird, and Upton 43, Erick Harcey, is planning on opening a new, yet-to-be-named restaurant in The CAPP building, a … [ Read more]

Sandwich shop planned for old Colossal Cafe space

Now that Colossal Cafe has opened their new digs on 38th Street, people may be wondering what’s in store for its original space at 1839 East 42nd Street. On Wednesday afternoon, Colossal Cafe’s owners, Carrie, John and Elizabeth Tinucci, announced the new concept for the old location—it’s The Original on 42nd. The sandwich shop will be helmed … [ Read more]

Patrick’s Cabaret loses lease and looks to the future

Scott Artley, executive director of Patrick’s Cabaret, in South Minneapolis, announced today on their website that the firehouse that has housed the performance arts space for 16 years has been sold, forcing Patrick’s to leave the building by May 31. “While we are disappointed, we embrace this development as an opportunity to refresh and restructure how we … [ Read more]

Du Nord Craft Spirits Releases Fitzgerald Gin

Gin drinkers of Minnesota, rejoice. The new golden age of juniper spirits is only getting better. This week, Du Nord Craft Spirits will become the fifth Minnesota microdistillery to release a gin. Fitzgerald Gin will hit retail shelves on Friday, and will evolve for the first year of its lifetime. “We’re hoping to produce two to … [ Read more]

Northbound Smokehouse Brewpub

Minneapolis’ first new brewpub in over 10 years opens its doors. The much anticipated Northbound Smokehouse Brewpub opened at the end of September. The brewpub sent ripples early on in its planning stages when they offered free beer for life to initial investors of $1,000 or more (but you’re too late now). Jamie Robinson, Amy Johnson, … [ Read more]

A Blind Tasting beer festival

Taste & Rate 48 Minnesota Oktoberfests

Sept. 20, 2019 | 5:30–9pm
Upper Landing Park
Tickets: GA $40 | DD $20