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2012 Stories by Joy Summers

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  • Gastro Non Grata: Belt Punch Extravaganza

    published November 21, 2012

    There's only so much family togetherness and turkey sandwiches a sane person can take. By the Sunday after Thanksgiving, people tend to get... More >>

  • Caramelpalooza Caramel Festival

    published October 10, 2012

    If fall had a flavor, it would likely be caramel. Long, dreamy strands of browned butter and sugar would wrap around the colored leaves, apples,... More >>

  • Nordeast Big River Brew Fest

    published October 10, 2012

    This Saturday, the Nordeast Big River Brew Fest will be outside the Grain Belt Bottling House. Organizers are planning for over 1,000 people at... More >>

  • Mill City Oktoberfest

    published September 26, 2012

    Get ready to sort out your ompa-pa from your oo-la-la, stretch out your stein-swinging arm, and pack a reusable bag; it's time for the best... More >>

  • Kräftskiva

    published August 1, 2012

    It's hard to believe that it's only been a year since the Dayton brothers blessed us with their Scandinavian vision. The Bachelor Farmer has had... More >>

  • Global Smoothie Smackdown

    published July 18, 2012

    There is a world's worth of flavors housed inside the Midtown Global Market, a collection of stalls and restaurants on the first floor of the old... More >>

  • The Summer Beer Dabbler at Highland Fest

    published July 18, 2012

    This Saturday, the Beer Dabbler is doing it again: pairing up some of the tastiest craft beers with food trucks. Here, attendees can sip an... More >>

  • Taste of Stillwater

    published July 11, 2012

    What does Stillwater taste like? One might imagine a forward smokiness with bright notes of fresh greenery, a deeply satisfying meaty middle, and... More >>

  • Brown Bag Blind Tasting Event: Summer Session: Backyard BBQ Beers

    published June 27, 2012

    Nothing feels as refreshingly deviant as drinking beer from a paper sack. It's the sort of devil-may-care attitude that says, "I may wake up after... More >>

  • The Beer Dabbler at Twin Cities Pride

    published June 20, 2012

    This weekend the most fabulous of all festivities, the 40th annual Twin Cities Pride Festival, will kick off with the biggest, sudsiest, meatiest... More >>

  • St. Paul Summer Beer Fest

    published June 13, 2012

    These days, it seems like you can't lob a handful of hops without hitting four new microbreweries. This makes it difficult for even the most... More >>

  • Gastro Non Grata: Pre Earth Day Confection Carousel

    published April 18, 2012

    Gastro Non Grata is the metal-studded white wedding of our food and rock scenes. The events are often set in the area's best rock clubs, which are... More >>

  • Men of Distinction

    published March 28, 2012

    Gentlemanly sophistication is timeless. Sleek elegance—a 1962 Jaguar E-Type hugging a hairpin turn, a Connery-era James Bond cocking an... More >>

  • 3rd Annual Vegan Chili Cook-Off

    published February 22, 2012

    This winter is not finished with us yet; we're still in Minnesota, kiddies. It's time to belly up for a bowl full of stewed comfort food at the... More >>

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