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    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 81, Marla's doubles

    published Dec 23, 2013

    As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2014, coming April 16, the Hot Dish is serving up 100 of our favorite local dishes. The Twin Cities isn't known for Caribbean food. Here in dairy and sau... More >>


    Town Hall to celebrate 6th annual Festivus tomorrow

    published Dec 16, 2013

    It's "Festivus for the rest of us" at Town Hall Brewery tomorrow. The annual Seinfeld-inspired tradition eschews religion and commercialism in favor of community, and that's just what Town Hall soug... More >>


    Surly brews and artists to take over Uptown Tavern at Darkness party [IMAGES]

    published Dec 10, 2013

    Surly fans will have another chance to revel in Darkness this winter. On December 15, just a few days shy of winter solstice, Surly will take over the taps at Uptown Tavern, offering 15 different ta... More >>


    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 91, Cedar Inn's buffalo wings

    published Dec 09, 2013

    As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2014, coming April 16, the Hot Dish is serving up 100 of our favorite local dishes. Hot wings. They're all the same, right? Not by a long shot. Eschew... More >>


    Harriet Brewing announces 3rd Anniversary Extravaganza

    published Nov 20, 2013

    The folks at Harriet Brewing aren't the only ones who will be marking a milestone when they host their 3rd Anniversary Extravaganza on Friday, January 31 at the Cedar Cultural Center. The Cedar is t... More >>


    Badger Hill Brewing looks south of the river

    published Nov 18, 2013

    Badger Hill Brewing Company started making beer in 2012, sharing production space with Lucid and Bad Weather in a unique arrangement. Currently the brewery is prepping for a move to their own turf, ... More >>


    Ira Glass pairs radio with dance at the State Theatre

    published Nov 11, 2013

    Ira Glass Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio HostHistoric State Theater  Sunday, November 10 What happens when you combine radio with dance, two art forms that have no business being paired tog... More >>


    Coming soon: Summit beer in a can

    published Oct 30, 2013

    Summit Brewing has announced plans for a canning line, starting production next year. While no specific plans are public yet, the brewery expects to can around three of its already established brews... More >>


    Lucid gets ready for fall/winter with new beers

    published Oct 28, 2013

    Minnesotans may dread winter, but Lucid Brewing is already thinking warm, happy thoughts with the release of two new brews: Ora, a smoked amber ale and a fall seasonal, and Duce, an oak-aged Imperia... More >>


    Town Hall's Mike Hoops on the challenges facing brewpubs

    published Oct 24, 2013

    Minnesota's craft brew scene is booming right now. However, the 1990s also saw an increase in Minnesota beer production, only to then see most of those companies wither on the vine. One of the survi... More >>


    Big Wood Brewery on Morning Wood and how to stand out on the shelf

    published Oct 21, 2013

    The makers of the award-winning Morning Wood coffee stout, Big Wood Brewery, clearly don't take themselves too seriously. But there's more to the name than a double entendre. Big Wood's origins tie ... More >>


    Brau Brothers open taproom in Marshall

    published Oct 15, 2013

    Having announced their move from tiny Lucan, Minnesota, to the nearby town of Marshall, Brau Brothers Brewing Company officially opened their new taproom on Oct. 4. The new facility is 37,000 square... More >>


    Harriet Brewing ready for Rauchfest 2013

    published Sep 24, 2013

    A night at the Harriet Brewing taproom is always pleasant. Tie in beautiful September weather and the music of Jeff Ray & Hurricane Harold, and a bit of magic happens. And so it did at last night's ... More >>

  • Jimmy Cliff

    published September 18, 2013

    Calling Jimmy Cliff's 2012 record Rebirth might be an overstatement — to be reborn, first you have to die, as Salmon Rushdie says... More >>

  • Rancid

    published September 18, 2013

    Rancid may not have released anything since 2009's Let the Dominoes Fall, but the 22-year-old punk act has hit the road hard. Coming into... More >>


    Rancid at Skyway Theatre, 9/18/13

    published Sep 19, 2013

    Rancid Skyway Theatre, Minneapolis Wednesday, September 18, 2013 It's been over 20 years since Rancid rose from the ashes of Operation Ivy. In that time, a lot of mohawks have been spiked and consequ... More >>

  • FLAG

    published September 11, 2013

    Earlier this year two Black Flags rose from the same grave. Guitarist and SST Records owner Greg Ginn fronts one bearing the hardcore pioneers'... More >>

  • 612 Brew Talks Taprooms, Room for More Breweries

    published Sep 13, 2013

    612 Brew may sound like a hyper-local brewery, but the owners chose the name in reference to days past, when the entire metro held just one area code. It's a term of endearment for their home region a... More >>

  • Meta Con 2013

    published August 28, 2013

    If the annual FallCon comic book convention in October just isn't big enough, diverse enough, or coming soon enough for you, then the second... More >>


    Futurama's Billy West: Cons are becoming "a place to see and be seen"

    published Aug 27, 2013

    Billy West isn't a household name, but everybody in your household is likely familiar with his body of work. West, who has been working in the voice acting industry for about 30 years, has given lif... More >>


    Border Battle Beer Festival settles lineup

    published Aug 12, 2013

    In a battle of hops and malts, purple and green, cheese and... uh, lutefisk, Minnesota and Wisconsin brewers will head off against one another for the Border Battle Beer Fest 2. On September 7 at So... More >>


    Lucid Brewing: "the Minnesota beverage industry is all about Mom and Pop shops"

    published Jul 25, 2013

    Lucid Brewing has found a home in Minnetonka, the western "backyard" of Minneapolis-St. Paul by focusing their business on the retail side of the bar. The brewery, owned by Eric Biermann and Jon Mes... More >>


    Twins' Brian Dozier reflects on his college band, Silky Smooth

    published Jul 17, 2013

    When Minnesota Twins radio personalities Cory Provus and Dan Gladden were filling airspace during a blowout earlier this year, it came out that second baseman Brian Dozier played in a band called Si... More >>


    Castle Danger Brewery expanding in 2014: "The sky is the limit"

    published Jul 12, 2013

    Castle Danger Brewery has a long and storied history. Well, the brewery itself was founded in 2011, but its owners have been operating Castle Haven Cabins since 1933, with the family owning the land... More >>


    Lucid Brewing celebrates Spirit of the Lakes Festival with new Surfside lager

    published Jul 11, 2013

    Minnetonka's Lucid Brewing has announced that Surfside lager will be seeing six-pack release and distribution this month, focusing on the area surrounding their western home suburb. The German-style... More >>

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