Prohibition may seem like ancient history, but two suburban speakeasies are reviving the nostalgic romanticism of that era while giving timeless classic cocktails tasty new twists. Reminiscent of the original speakeasies, both the Mudd Room in Mendota and Volstead House Whiskey Bar and Speakeasy in Eagan are fittingly inconspicuous—Volstead House is accessed through a red … [ Read more]
Two Speakeasies Bringing Theatricality and Cocktail Culture to the Suburbs
Artist Profile: Erica Williams
As a 14-year-old girl, Erica Williams was obsessed with the magical action-adventure series, “Sailor Moon.” And one of her high school companions had a knack for drawing the characters from the Japanese television show, which instilled immense motivation for the Colorado Springs native to be just as good as her friend. It was the spark … [ Read more]
Real Speak: Why is our cocktail scene fascinated with the “speakeasy”?
The club is swinging. Duke Ellington leads a raucous rag. Flappers kick up their heels. Champagne is flowing and the Feds are none the wiser. This is the speakeasy of our imaginations. Now it’s 2016 and Thomas has just been punched in the face. People are stealing stuff from his living room and doing cocaine in his … [ Read more]