The Flying Dutchman Amsterdam Bar & Hall $9 Few things are more brilliant than a bluebird sky against a blanket of white, so dazzling your newly developed mole-person eyeballs see spots for hours. Or maybe you're one of the lucky ones who got a chance to escape to far-off fantasy lands like "Mexico ... More >>
As much as we're supposed to cheer for Boreas, King of the Winds, at the climax of the St. Paul Winter Carnival, it's hard not to want to hang with the Vulcan Krewe. Their mischief, roaring fires, shenanigans, and predilection for drinking seem more our speed. Also, they're trying to kill winter, an ... More >>
Who got game? We do, apparently.It used to be that bison was about the wildest thing you'd find on a menu in the Twin Cities, but as leaner alternative proteins gain popularity, our local chefs have learned to perfectly prepare everything from pig to pigeon. So now that hunting season is underway, w ... More >>
This week's Beer of the Week is a British-inspired Extra Special Bitter called Parapet from Northeast Minneapolis-based brewery NorthGate Brewing. NorthGate specializes in session ales, meaning that their beers generally have a lower ABV than the high-velocity ones we've become accustomed to. T ... More >>
The Midtown Greenway Coalition just announced its annual Progressive Dinner on the Greenway, a night filled with food, bikes, beer, and fun. See also: USA Today names Midtown Greenway a top urban bike path
Last week, Schell's Brewing Co. won the prestigious best of the worst category in Deadspin.com's roundup of best cheap beer in the country, but this week they're receiving some awards that they might actually want to hang up on their wall. Shell's Brewery managed to snag a trio of medals at this yea ... More >>
It's clearly the summer of beer, or so our events list would suggest: Town Hall releases its latest brew, and the Twin Cities Beer Festival takes the Mall of America by storm this Week in Food. 8/7 Be one of the first folks to sample Town Hall's newest brew, MPLS (Minneapolis Pale Lager Style), wh ... More >>
Hart: "I got into music for philosophical reasons"
The Old Chicago chain of beer and pizza joints is re-making itself, and they're starting in Eden Prairie. Last week the Eden Prairie location celebrated its grand reopening by giving away pizza for a year to the first 100 people who came into the restaurant. This location is the showcase for what's ... More >>
We hope you like corned beef and Guinness, because this week in food leading up to St. Patrick's Day is all about indulging Irish-style.
Cask-conditioned beer enjoyed under a tent on an early spring afternoon; this can only be Firkin Fest at the Happy Gnome. The annual celebration of British-style real ale returns to the St. Paul beer bar on March 24. Cask-conditioned beer is naturally carbonated by refermentation in the keg. The res ... More >>
There was absolutely zero chance that Madonna wasn't going to capitalize on her Super Bowl appearance this past weekend. Although it's unlikely that Madge will be able to pack M.I.A. (and her itchy middle finger), Nicki Minaj, and Cee Lo Green in her suitcase for this May-November excursion aroun ... More >>
Earlier today, the concert tour industry trade publication Pollstar announced their listing of the world's Top 100 Club Venues for 2011. Three Minneapolis clubs made the worldwide list, with First Avenue ranking 6th, the neighboring 7th St. Entry finishing 82nd, and the Cabooze coming in 94th. Th ... More >>
Why not ring in the new year with a different kind of bubbly? Jason Alvey, owner of the Four Firkins specialty beer store, helped us select a sixer for New Year's Eve--and any night, for that matter.
Am I the only one who has trouble reconciling the idea that Coldplay circa 2011 is the same Coldplay that released Parachutes back in 2000? Having never seen the group live, I always imagined my first Coldplay show would be in a stuffy theater somewhere, in a red velvet seat tailor-made for sitti ... More >>
Farina in his record roomIf you love house music, you know Mark Farina. The jazz-house pioneer got his start in Chicago and San Francisco in the late '80s and has stayed true to his funky flavors of mellow house, downtempo and hip-hop ever since. He self-released the seventh installment of his fa ... More >>
Clearwater Beer Festival offers an alternative to sold-out local festsDidn't get tickets to tomorrow's Surlyfest? Missed out on Summit's silver anniversary tickets too? Maybe you're just looking to get out of town. Well, beer fans, don't despair. Eau Claire, Wisconsin, has a beer festival opp ... More >>
As London recovers from its third straight night of rioting, news is spreading back to the U.S. that over 150 record labels that use PIAS UK to distribute their physical stock abroad have likely lost huge amounts of inventory in a fire. A massive three-story Sony complex that housed the entirety ... More >>
Steven Williams is a longtime supporter of local music. In 2001, he started the Mankato-based Init Records to release The Vidablue (later Ten Grand). In the ten years since, the label has relocated to Sioux Falls and has issued a total of 74 releases. While he doesn't play in any bands him ... More >>
Photo by Dan CorriganChooglin' has accomplished a lot in five years. The seven-piece band has branched out from their hard rock/punk roots, expanding their repertoire into Memphis and R&B influenced rock, with ringleader Jesse Tomlinson emphasizing melodies along with the big riffs. After 2 ... More >>
Deus Brut des Flandres--one of several beers made like champagne!New Years Eve is a night for frivolity and toasts. Effervescent festivities call for an equally effervescent beverage. For most this means champagne. But many, like me, aren't so keen on the vinous variety of bubbly. We would pr ... More >>
Goodbye Ringo--or should we say, au revoir or adios?On the heels of Sauce's closure, another West End tenant will shut its doors: The Star Tribune reports that Ringo has announced it will close after service on Dec. 18. The news is disappointing, though not surprising--here's why:
Kathy EasthagenDo your part: drink up. Monday 11/5 Gather at Brit's with members of the Guthrie to honor the theater's smash-hit production of The 39 Steps, based off of Alfred Hitchcock's acclaimed 1935 film. Trivia host John Cosgrove will kick off the evening at 7:15 p.m. with a Movies and Hi ... More >>
Mezzotint by Graham, based on a lost portrait by Major John JohnstonCome meet the Gov'nah: Sam Adams comes to Forum. This week is all about celebrating--beer, Brits, birds, and Boston. Better get on it. Here's your Week in Food: Tuesday 10/19 It's cool to get geeky--especially when there's be ... More >>
What's the hops?This Saturday and Sunday, the Blue Nile is devoting all its taps to "that little herb called humulus lupulus," for Hop Heads Only. While we appreciate insanely hoppy beers for their fragrant, grapefruit aromas, and bitter bite, we also dig their brash attitude. According to th ... More >>
Prince has a new album nearing completion (album artwork is above), which will be released July 22 in the US and July 10 in the UK. The 10-song collection, 20Ten, will be dispersed throughout in the UK via daily newspapers and magazines, with issues of England's Daily Mirror, Scotland's Daily Rec ... More >>
With Saturday's all-day deal, you'll be happier than a pig in mudThe Muddy Pig, City Pages' winner this year for Best Beer Selection in a Bar, is throwing a birthday party for itself tomorrow, but it's customers will be getting the presents--half-price on all draft beers, all day. The Muddy ... More >>
Via William Mitchell College of LawNo question, the man is lightning rodWilliam Mitchell constitutional law professor Peter Erlinder is no stranger to controversial causes in the United States, but his latest gambit leaves him on the hook far from home: He's been arrested in Rwanda for denyin ... More >>
Cans are replacing bottles as the go-to container for craft beer brewers, including locals like Surly and 21st Amendment.
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Wear your nice shoes to this show. They're going to get a lot of attention.
The reflective woodsman will be sharing stage duties with... uh... the Indigo Girls, apparently.
Live music? Pot roast? Cupcakes? Beer? A meat raffle? For free?
Stook and the Jukes make music for the corner bar and, um, Amsterdam?
Two humans travel from Mount Wookie to Mars
An absentee father seeks nursing in 'L'Enfant'
Even in the Giuliani era, the New York Film Festival brings the beautiful and the blasphemous to American shores
The geezer-rock comedy Still Crazy tries to pour another round of modern-day limey schmaltz