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    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 38, Matt's Bar's Jucy Lucy

    published Feb 20, 2014

    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.It's all well and good that cheeseburgers are marketed as gourmet food ... More >>

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    Bauhaus Brew Labs coming to Northeast

    published Feb 20, 2014

    Northeast Minneapolis will be home to another brewery soon, but the newbie in question, Bauhaus Brew Labs, has yet to publicly announce any details of its plans. What is clear is the brewery will be... More >>

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    Beer of the Week: Indeed's Burr Grinder coffee ale

    published Feb 19, 2014

    This week's beer of the week is Indeed's Burr Grinder Coffee Ale. It's a new ale/coffee hybrid born of a collaboration with Dogwood Coffee. The pale ale is brewed with ground coffee in the kettle and ... More >>

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    Weekend brew round-up: Boom Island opening taproom

    published Feb 14, 2014

    Another weekend, another new taproom. This time Boom Island is opening their new digs -- on Valentine's Day, no less. They're marking the date with a special Hoodoo Dubbel with raspberries and chocol... More >>

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    SlamMN! Erotica Poetry Tournament offers three days of rowdiness

    published Feb 12, 2014

    What does the phrase "erotica slam" mean to you? No worries about offending folks with your word choice; those throwing the event can probably come up with something even filthier. Now entering its... More >>

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    Beer of the Week: Steel Toe's Rainmaker

    published Feb 12, 2014

    This week's beer of the week is Rainmaker from Steel Toe Brewing in St. Louis Park. The beer is a double red, offering a deep amber in color with a flavor just as robust as the name and color imply. I... More >>

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    Northbound Smokehouse & Brewpub offers beer frozen at -11 degrees

    published Feb 11, 2014

    Last night Northbound Smokehouse & Brewpub introduced a very limited supply beer: Polar Vortex Eisbock. The beer comes from freezing their Doppelbock, which concentrates the alcohol and changes the ... More >>

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    Drink rare beers for charity at Northern Lights Rare Beer Fest

    published Feb 10, 2014

    On March 29, the Minnesota History Center will host Northern Lights Rare Beer Fest, a charitable beer festival that doubles as an awareness/fundraising event for Pints for Prostates. Thirty brewerie... More >>

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    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 47, La Loma's tamales

    published Feb 07, 2014

    There's a reason that La Loma, when they cater public events, often run out of their tamales. It's because there's not another place in the Twin Cities offering anything close to these handmade snac... More >>

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    Weekend brew round-up: Big Wood opening taproom

    published Feb 07, 2014

    There's never a dry moment when it comes to beer happenings in the Twin Cities and beyond. This weekend the award-winning Big Wood Brewery in White Bear Lake will launch its first taproom. The Big... More >>

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    Growler and pint punch cards being offered for local breweries

    published Feb 06, 2014

    With so many new breweries opening, the biggest question consumers face is "How can I try them all?" The Minnesota Brewer's Association is looking to make that easier -- and cheaper too -- with a ne... More >>

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    Beer of the Week: Excelsior's Oar Lock Oat Stout

    published Feb 05, 2014

    It's still cold out there, and that means it's still the season for big, bold beers. This week's beer of the week is Excelsior's Oar Lock Oat Stout, a seasonal offering from the brewery some 20 mi... More >>

  • HammerHeart settles into its new home

    published February 5, 2014

    HammerHeart Brewing is the first and only brewery in Lino Lakes, about 20 miles from downtown Minneapolis. It's also the only brewery named... More >>

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    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 50, Berry Sweet Kitchen's egg sandwich

    published Feb 04, 2014

    Berry Sweet Kitchen is still getting started, easing its way into business after a soft opening. Located in the former home of the smoky Nokomis Cafe, this new and improved breakfast spot has found ... More >>

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    Weekend brew round-up: Winterfest, Harriet Extravaganza, Town Hall chili cook-off

    published Jan 31, 2014

    For those who survived the frigid Winter Beer Dabbler last week, a new weekend brings new beer events, headlined by two large parties on Friday, each in a different city. In Minneapolis, Harriet Br... More >>

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    Surly brews special IPA for death metal fans

    published Jan 31, 2014

    In case Surly Darkness and Surly Pentagram weren't evil enough, Surly has brewed a special IPA for the upcoming Deceiver of the Gods tour, featuring metal bands Amon Amarth, Enslaved, and Skeletonwi... More >>

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    Beer of the Week: Pour Decisions' Brother Vesper

    published Jan 29, 2014

    This week's Beer of the Week is Brother Vesper, a "whiskey barrel blessed" Belgian Strong Dark Stout from Pour Decisions Brewing Company, which recently merged with start-up distillery Bent and will... More >>

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    Schell's Snowstorm wins gold medal from BTI

    published Jan 28, 2014

    This year's Schell's Snowstorm beer, a Belgian Strong Golden Ale and recent Hot Dish Beer of the Week, won a gold medal from the Beverage Tasting Institute on January 15. Scoring 90 points on their ra... More >>

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    Indeed and Northbound release their Hot Box 2014 brew

    published Jan 27, 2014

    Sometimes the art of the brewing craft unites unexpected parties, and something truly unique happens. This is the case with Indeed Brewing's new Hot Box Smoked Pepper Porter, the result of a collabo... More >>

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    Beer of the Week: Dangerous Man's IIPA

    published Jan 22, 2014

    This week's beer of the week is IIPA from Dangerous Man Brewing. Double IPAs have been hitting more shelves and taps of late, and the Northeast taproom-only brewery run by Rob Miller has its own sma... More >>

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    Comedian Sam Harriman to open Sisyphus Brewing

    published Jan 20, 2014

    The metro's brew scene is in for a laugh with start-up brewery Sisyphus Brewing. The brewery seeks a new niche in the ever-expanding craft beer industry -- as a taproom-only brewery that hosts comed... More >>

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    Weekend brew roundup: Lake Monster, North Shore Brewery tours, and more

    published Jan 17, 2014

    The Minnesota brew scene sees more start-ups each and every month, from outstate locations to the downtown metro. It's a pleasant chore to keep up with the news, and this rundown of the weekend's ev... More >>

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    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 64, Holy Land Deli's baklava

    published Jan 15, 2014

    Holy Land Deli, with locations at Central Ave and at Midtown Global Market, has been delivering quality, consistency, and authenticity since 1986. The deli/bakery/grocery has a stacked and varied menu... More >>

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    Beer of the Week: Harriet's Dark Abbey Ale

    published Jan 15, 2014

    This week's beer of the week is Harriet Dark Abbey Ale, a Belgian-style dubbel from Harriet Brewing. Fitting with their Belgian-heavy line-up, the beer offers a mixture of medium-dark brews and stro... More >>

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    Weekend brew round-up: Mankato Craft Beer Expo, new beers from Fulton, and more

    published Jan 10, 2014

    While much of the state shut down this week because of the Polar Vortex, area brewers kept at it, and with a post-holiday weekend upon us, it's time to get back into the Minnesota beer business and ... More >>

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