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    November 21, 2014

    Nikola Govich Has a Classic in His Glass at Saffron

    Saffron's bar is romantically lit, filled with deep saturated hues and best of all a place to cozy up and get a fine cocktail. The person newly in charge of making sure that the mood and the drinks stay top-notch is Nikola Govich, an alum of Bradstreet Craftshouse, Meritage, and Eat Street Social (n ... More >>

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    June 9, 2014

    Sip a refreshing mint julep or swill a smoky Manhattan for Father's Day [RECIPES]

    When it comes to Dad's usual libation, many of us think immediately of Miller High Life or something similar. But this June 15, why not step up your game and show you've got some class? To ensure your success in the drink department, two of the cities' finest mixologists are here to help with spot ... More >>

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    March 28, 2014

    The Vieux Carré at Sea Change: Laissez les bon temps rouler with this drink of the week

    The rain has washed away one layer of this stagnant winter, and at any moment the sun will return so we can all bask in its warmth. Sit inside the stunning dining room at Sea Change, watch as the Mississippi River rushes by and takes all that melted snow down the line to New Orleans, and then pictur ... More >>

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    November 29, 2013

    3 ways to use up and booze up your Thanksgiving leftovers [RECIPE]

    Sure, we can dig on a turkey sandwich, but why not get a little bit more creative with this year's leftovers? We knew no one could transform the mundane into the marvelous better than one of the cocktail champions at Marvel Bar. We reached out to Keith Mrotek, half of the winning team that brought h ... More >>

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    November 21, 2013

    First Look: Lake & Irving

    They've been teasing Facebook fans for weeks with construction updates and tantalizing photos of food. Now, Lake & Irving is finally open, and you can head to this hotly anticipated Uptown eatery and get a sample for yourself.See also:Lake & Irving coming soon to Uptown

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    November 15, 2013

    The Ango Flip at Parlour: Switch things up with this drink of the week

    Ango Flip Parlour $13 From Thai chili to sour cherry, horehound to hops, bitters are having their day in the sun. Practically requisite ingredients in any fashionable craft cocktail, bitters can be concocted from any combination of ingredients imaginable. And yet, there's something to be said for l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2013

    Round 1 Recap: North Star Bartender's Guild Iron Bartender

    On Sunday night, the dapper dons and divas of the local drink mixing scene converged on Icehouse to watch the competition for the coveted North Star Bartender's Guild (NSBG) Iron Bartender title. The first round featured some ruthless concocting, a bevy of secret ingredients, and a few surprises.See ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2012

    The Magnetic Fields at First Avenue, 11/13/12

    The Magnetic Fields With Gal Musette First Avenue, Minneapolis November 13, 2012 Anyone who goes to a performance by the Magnetic Fields should be prepared to have their heart broken a time or two during the set. God knows that the band sure has experienced it over their distinguished 20-plus years ... More >>

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    June 8, 2012

    How I learned to stop complaining and love the Mojito

    The Mojito is a classic summer cocktail. Its origins lie in Cuba, but the specifics (like many cocktails) are debated. Some believe that African slaves working in the sugar cane fields created an early version of the drink in the late 1800s as a way to beat the island heat. Others contend that the d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2012

    Hell's Kitchen introduces Craft Cocktail Wednesdays

    If you're looking for a new way to get over the midweek hump, Hell's Kitchen has recently created a new option. Hopping on the same bandwagon as other major Twin Cities restaurants, Hell's Kitchen is invading the craft cocktail scene: From 9 p.m. until close every Wednesday night, you can head down ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Zombie Pub Crawl cocktail recipe: The Zombie

    ​Whether you're a hippie, bridesmaid, or random wild-eyed zombie for the pub crawl, there is one thing all zombies agree on: The only thing better than brains is rum drinks made wicked strong. To celebrate the day the zombies roam the streets, we wanted to share one of our favorite drink recipes, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    Five favorite Twin Cities contemporary cocktails

    The new Marvel Bar helps make up for the loss of the Inn.​We're no longer able to sip this year's Best Contemporary Cocktail winner, the Inn's Slim Shim, as the restaurant has unfortunately closed. But we lucky liquor lovers still have plenty of great cocktail choices in town, including several ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    Top 5 dishes to keep you warm

    Step out the door to melt away the cold​Last night, a certain local weatherman announced, "Welcome to the coldest 48 hours of winter." Yikes. But don't hibernate in your Snuggie quite yet. Here are five delicious reasons to go out and stay warm.

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    October 27, 2010

    Four spooky vintage cocktails for Halloween!

    Corpse Reviver #2​As Halloween approaches, we want to make sure you have the proper cocktails to party down, spooky-style. Just because it's Halloween doesn't mean you have to drink some nasty concoction like the Floating Eyeball or Bloody Brain. These vintage recipes are quite delicious and styli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2010

    Top 5: bourbon cocktail recipes for National Bourbon Month

    bhamsandwich/flickrThe mint julep is our friend.​Yes siree, September is National Bourbon Month, and we are here to celebrate our favorite amber fluid--the only one native to the USA-- with you.Made with corn, and named for a county in Kentucky, bourbon making is no free-for-all, there are very sp ... More >>

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    July 21, 2010

    Classic cocktail recipes--drink like Mad Men do

    Michelle LeonClassic Martini​Want to learn how to make classic cocktails like those that the philandering, cigarette smoking, deceptive characters on Mad Men swill? As the AMC series starts its fourth season Sunday, the period piece set in the '60s reflects a time when it was okay to have a bar in ... More >>

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    May 10, 2010

    Saint Paul: the drink recipe

    ​Looking through a list of vintage drink recipes, I was excited to find a cocktail called Saint Paul. A gin and rum drink made with bitter lemon soda and Angostura bitters provided one challenge--locating bitter lemon soda. The soda is a product made by Schweppes (not lemon sour) and not commo ... More >>

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    March 2, 2010

    Yelp sponsors 1/2 off drink specials

    Great drink deals this week at OM, Frost, Bradstreet, BLB and more...

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    June 3, 2008

    Special Drinks of the Week: the Clinton Concession edition

    Tonight, Twin Cities denizens, we have a front seat at living history -- and who wants to face history sober? Here are the top five drink recipes you can try dur ... More >>

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