Adam Harness

  • Restaurants

    October 17, 2012

    Cafe Maude adapts with sophistication

    New Loring Park spot embraces cocktails and dinner dishes

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2012

    Cafe Maude Loring Park: A first look

    The awning is familiar, but the interior is a bit more Loring Park in decor than the original southwest Minneapolis location of Cafe Maude. A golden fabric with tie-dye effect crowns the bar, wrapping around it and drawing the eye deeper into the restaurant, where plush, gold fabric cushions decorat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2012

    Northstar Bartenders Guild mashes Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo

    What do you get when you cross a Mexican holiday, a historic horse race, and the best drink mixers in the business? A room full of giant hats, refreshing cocktails, and one inexplicable guy in a kilt. The Northstar Bartenders Guild held its latest bash in a posh loft with 180-degree views of downtow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    Cafe Maude looking to expand to Minneapolis

    ​Cafe Maude's owner Kevin Sheehy is eying a new space that would bring Cafe Maude a little sister of sorts, according to Rick Nelson's blog at the Star Tribune. Sheehy expressed his thoughts on moving by saying, "When it comes to expanding, I've always thought, 'Do I go to Maple Grove or Eden Prai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2011

    North Star Bartenders to host Hospitality New Year's Eve Party January 8

    ​In the service industry the celebration of New Year's isn't really what it should be, even though it's a big money night for everyone on the job. You work twice as hard, and you make twice as much, but when you're done you most likely won't be in much of a mood to celebrate. If you do, that celeb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2011

    5 great gifts for the home bartender

    Local mixologists literally wrote the book on making great cocktails​The celebration of the cocktail continues as bars all over town are mixing up their own bitters and infusing everything in sight with herbs, berries, and branches.  People are chipping their own ice shards and buying seltzer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    Cafe Maude's Bronx Cocktail: a new twist on an old classic

    Cafe Maude's Bronx Cocktail ​Bronx Cocktail $10 Cafe Maude 5411 Penn Ave. S., Minneapolis 612.822.5411 Its been said that there are no new cocktails, only new ways of making old ones. I don't believe that's true, but I am always impressed when someone takes a drink I know well and really makes i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    North Star Bartenders Guild book release party

    Joy SummersWhy hello there, you Handsome Devil​The Mill City Museum was filled with the sounds of cocktail shakers vigorously agitating booze and ice cubes Thursday night as fans of fine liquors converged to celebrate the release of Johnny Michaels's North Star Bartenders Guild book, Northstar Coc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    Northstar Bartenders Guild book release party: You're invited Nov. 10

    One of the best bartenders in the Cities has a book party, and you're invited​Here's a party guaranteed to have a dearth of Zimas available. Craft cocktail wizard Johnny Michaels is releasing his first book. Available from Borealis, the book will retail for $20. The Northstar Bartenders Guild is a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2011

    The Vieux Carré: A New Orleans classic makes a comeback

    The Vieux Carre: Back to stay​About 15 years ago, a renaissance started in the cocktail world, and it's stronger than ever today. All around the world bartenders are dusting off vintage drink books, discovering recipes long since forgotten and finding that many popular cocktails began as somet ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    January 19, 2011

    Prairie Ale House introduces better class of pub grub

    Eden Prairie restaurant merges sports and great eats

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2010

    Tequila cocktails to celebrate Mexico's 200th birthday

    Chili Margarita​Today, September 15, is Mexican Independence Day and Mexico's 200th birthday--that's right, their bicentennial--giving us an ideal opportunity to raise a glass to our friends south of the border. Here are a few tasty recipes for your toast.

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    Heartland's the Last Word cocktail highlights a rare ingredient

    Michelle LeonThe Last Word from Heartland.​The Last WordHeartland Restaurant and Farm Direct Market289 E. 5th St., St. Paul651.699.3536The new Heartland space creates a fullness to Lowertown's dining scene, with its menu changing daily to reflect availability of locally sourced meat and produce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    Tommy Begnaud of Town Talk Diner: Chef Chat, part 3

    courtesy of Tommy BegnaudTommy, its been great getting to know ya!​ Today we conclude part 3 of our series with chef Tommy Begnaud, who has created a new summer menu at Town Talk Diner. You can read Part 1 and Part 2 of our discussion here.

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2010

    Town Talk Diner wins Iron Bartender--again! We talk with one of the champions

    A creation at Town Talk Diner. The team won with ingredients like lavender vapor, avocado, and fire​Last night, the Town Talk Diner team held onto its crown as Iron Bartender--their second consecutive win. The competition, held at Hell's Kitchen each Sunday since May 2, pitted the Cities' b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    Summer drinks: Adam Harness' Violette Crush

    courtesy of Adam Harness​ This summer, nothing is more important than getting your relax on. With this in mind, we have been checking in with local mixmasters to find drink recipes that are sparkling fresh, luscious, and make you look like a pro. Adam Harness, who is constantly kicking ass ... More >>