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2013 Stories by Joy Summers

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  • Speakeasy Saturdays

    published December 18, 2013

    As a part of the Minnesota History Center's new exhibit, "American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition," several local booze makers will be... More >>

  • Retro Holiday Cocktail Party with Santa

    published December 4, 2013

    Who could imagine a better soundtrack to the holiday season than the tinkle of ice cubes against a lowball and the purr of Eartha Kitt? Throw in... More >>

  • Beer Bash

    published November 27, 2013

    Do you know what the biggest and best bar night of the year is? You'd be wrong to say New Year's Eve, and don't even think about that green-doused... More >>

  • Gastro Non Grata: Presurfeit Perdition

    published November 13, 2013

    The gastronomic merrymakers behind Gastro Non Grata are at it again, heading back to the Triple Rock Social Club with a mash-up of food and music... More >>

  • Harriet Brewing Fall Food Truck Rally

    published October 16, 2013

    Come gather around these mobile food vendors and delight in distinctive cuisine served from an open window. The Minnesota Food Truck Association's... More >>

  • Caramelpalooza 2013

    published October 16, 2013

    Ticky, tacky, sticky caramel coats the entire fall season, when butter and sugar are melted and toasted into luscious strands of gooey, sweet... More >>

  • A Year in Burgundy

    published October 2, 2013

    A tiny burgundy-colored grape is born halfway around the world, dangling off a twisting green vine. Life is drawn from the nutrients in the soil... More >>

  • Mill City Oktoberfest

    published September 25, 2013

    Is that the call of an oomp-pa-pa tooting in the distance? It's time to prepare your stein-swinging arm, as the best locavore Oktoberfest in... More >>

  • Grand Marnier Men of Distinction

    published September 18, 2013

    The dapper dons have returned: Prohibition's Men of Distinction event is back. The event is an opportunity to celebrate timeless, gentlemanly... More >>

  • Munich-Style Oktoberfest

    published September 18, 2013

    What do we want? Beer! Where do we want it? Here! Lucky for us, Oktoberfest has arrived. The folks at New Bohemia Wurst + Bierhause in Nordeast... More >>

  • Minnesota Cheese Festival

    published September 11, 2013

    Okay, who cut the cheese? Some call it stink, we call it a beautiful pungency. This Saturday, join cheese fans of all stripes for the... More >>

  • 4rd Annual Kramarczuk's Kielbasa Festival

    published September 4, 2013

    This weekend, check out all the fine meats on display at the James Beard Award-winning Kramarczuk's as it hosts its annual Kielbasa Festival. If... More >>

  • Gastro Non Grata: Intumescent Stockpile

    published August 14, 2013

    While those selecting the proper salad fork might not even notice the gentle background music in their white-linen-graced existence, chances are... More >>

  • North Coast Nosh

    published August 14, 2013

    It's a Sisyphean feat to attempt to sample all the gourmet goodies the Twin Cities has to offer (and not a cheap undertaking, either). No one... More >>

  • Kräftskiva

    published July 31, 2013

    Mud bugs are having a moment. What was once eschewed as "icky" is now embraced by chefs all over the Twin Cities, who are chucking them into pots... More >>

  • Summer Beer Dabbler

    published July 17, 2013

    After a long, cold winter followed by a dismal spring, the bright summer weather is perfect for sprouting one of our favorite regionally grown... More >>

  • The Brooklyn Brewery Mash

    published June 19, 2013

    To attain proper hipster status, one must practice the three B's: beards, beer, and Brooklyn. This week, the Brooklyn Brewery Mash, a celebration... More >>

  • St. Paul Summer Beer Fest

    published June 12, 2013

    The Saintly City takes a turn for the sudsy this Saturday at the fifth annual St. Paul Summer Beer Fest. This year, 100 breweries are expected to... More >>

  • Anthony Bourdain, Andrew Zimmern

    published May 8, 2013

    Anthony Bourdain, fresh off the successful launch of his new show, Parts Unknown, is traveling the country talking about guts and glory.... More >>

  • Savor Minnesota

    published April 17, 2013

    No matter what pocket of the state you live in, there is something delicious brewing in your backyard. This Saturday, the fourth-annual Savor... More >>

  • Social Science: Fermentational Informational

    published April 9, 2013

    Mom may have asked you not to play with your food, but she never said anything about beverages. This Thursday, the Science Museum of Minnesota is... More >>

  • Taste of Chocolate

    published March 6, 2013

    The failed resolutions are behind us. The Valentine's Day chocolate is gone. The promise of spring is on the horizon, but the snow still lingers.... More >>

  • Vegan Chili Cook-Off

    published February 27, 2013

    The frigid temps aren't done with us yet, and it's likely that there's another snowmaggedon on the horizon. The groundhog lied. Rather than... More >>

  • Gastro Non Grata: Marrow Inamorata

    published January 30, 2013

    A love so deep it goes straight through to your bones: Gastro Non Grata is back with a bloody Valentine for food lovers who like their affairs... More >>

  • The Beer Dabbler Winter Carnival

    published January 23, 2013

    The Saint Paul Winter Carnival may have begun as a little "f" you to an East Coast writer who wondered what we could do with ourselves all winter... More >>

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