Consumer Non-Cyclicals

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2014

    6 Wisconsin Cheeses to Try and Where You Can Find Them in the Twin Cities

    Cheese makers from America's Dairyland brought back a haul of awards from the recent American Cheese Society awards, held in Sacramento, California earlier this summer. In dozens of categories -- such as "Rindless blue-veined, made from goat's milk" and "aged cheddar, aged over 48 months, all milks" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2014

    Seward Co-op dumps some products made by anti-birth control Eden Foods, cites poor sales

    As local co-ops and groceries take heat for not dumping products made by Eden Foods, a Catholic-owned company under fire for refusing to provide birth control to its employees on the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling, the response from places like Mississippi Market and the Seward ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2014

    Mantorville Brewing on the state of the beer industry: "This thing's going all local"

    Last month Hot Dish spoke with Mantorville/Stagecoach Brewing's owner Tod Fyten about the brand. Fyten currently owns three separate microbreweries (Mantorville, St. Croix, and Fytenburg) and has deep roots in the industry. His grandfather worked for Jacob Schmidt and he's been in the biz since coll ... More >>

  • Movies

    May 7, 2014
  • Blogs

    May 6, 2014

    Sunday growler sales removed from liquor bill

    The prospect of Sunday growler sales in Minnesota faced yet another setback on Monday. The provision that would allow taprooms to sell growlers was removed from a liquor bill that would also permit taprooms to open and sell alcohol on Sundays. The decision was made by the Senate Tax Committee afte ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    April 23, 2014

    Our round-up of breweries worth the drive in Minnesota

    From Duluth to New Ulm, here are our picks for the best outstate suds

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2014

    MN brewers win 6 medals at World Beer Cup

    Minnesota brewers had a good showing at last weekend's World Beer Cup in Denver, as five local breweries won a combined six awards for various styles of beer, proving once again that our hopping brew scene is a matter of quality over quantity. See also: Beer of the Week: Northbound Smokehouse's do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2014

    Roundtable CW to open coffee roasting manufactory and storefront

    Coffee snobs, grab your mugs. Shawn Person, of Moonshine Coffee, is in the midst of readying a space at 2386 Territorial Road, near the corner of Raymond and University, to become a kind of community kitchen for the coffee roasting set. Roundtable Coffee Works will have a storefront where you can ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    January 15, 2014

    Local Spirits: A look at Twin Cities micro-distillers

    Meet the micro-distillers who are making craft liquor the Twin Cities' new industry

  • Calendar

    October 16, 2013
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    August 28, 2013
  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    Association of Food Journalists names City Pages finalist for national award

    The Association of Food Journalists named the finalists in its prestigious AFJ Awards yesterday and City Pages was among the honored.City Pages writers Andy Mannix and Mike Mullen are finalists for "Best Story on Food Policy or Food Issues" for their cover story, "Milk Money."

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2013

    10,000 Minutes of Minnesota Craft Beer 2013: Wednesday Events

    You've made it over the mid-week uphill battle, and it's time to go treat yourself to something ice-cold, refreshing, and definitely full o' hops. Since it's Craft Beer Week, this is the week to go out and indulge in some new craft beers and meet the brewing geniuses behind the beer. We've compile ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 17, 2013
  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    Great Waters brewpub: "It's never a straight path"

    The current craft brewing growth isn't Minnesota's first brewery boom. The mid 1990s also saw an uptick in production of local brews, one that can teach the new startups some lessons--at least from those who survived. Great Waters Brewing Company in downtown St. Paul has seen a lot in its 17 years, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2013

    Sunday liquor sales bill introduced in Senate

    It's baaaack! Less than a year after the last attempt to legalize Sunday liquor sales was killed in the House, the bill has been resurrected from the dead in the Senate.SEE ALSO: Study: Sunday liquor sales would boost state revenueAuthored by Senator Roger Reinert, D-Duluth, and Senator Jeremy Mille ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 23, 2013
  • Blogs

    December 10, 2012

    2 Gingers Whiskey acquired by Beam Inc.

    Just a year after veteran pub owner Kieran Folliard introduced his wildly successful 2 Gingers Whiskey to the free market, the premium spirit is now carried in more than 2,100 drinking establishments all over the state and the brand has sold nearly 20,000 cases of it product, making 2 Gingers the fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    Bruce Bradley, local novelist and blogger, exposes the food industry

    Do you ever wonder what goes on behind the walls of the big-food industry? Well, that's something local industry-insider-turned-author Bruce Bradley knows a little about. Bradley, who lives in Minneapolis, has spent over 15 years working as a marketing executive for some of the biggest food com ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2012

    Marilyn Hagerty wins journalism award, plans to review another Olive Garden soon

    Marilyn Hagerty, the Grand Forks Herald restaurant reviewer whose writeup of a local Olive Garden went viral last spring, won the prestigious Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in the Media for lifetime achievement last week."It was just overwhelming because other winners of the award were Walter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2012

    Schell's: brewing German-style beer for 152 years

    August-Schell Brewery is Minnesota's oldest operating brewery and the second-oldest family-run brewery in the United States (Yuengling in Pennsylvania is first). The New Ulm-based brewery has seen a lot of hard times, surviving the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862, Prohibition, and a number of other historic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2012

    St. Croix Chocolate Company: Sweets for the locavore

    The St. Croix Chocolate Company has been supplying the river valley with artisan chocolates since 2010.  But located somewhat outside the usual foodie sphere of influence, seasonally inspired chocolates with flavors  like violet, pear caramel, or wildflower honey initially raised some eyeb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2012

    Minneapolis among top 10 cities for drinking craft beer

    Falling under the category of "things we already could have guessed without conducting a market research study", a new market research study from Scarborough Research shows that Minneapolis is one of the top 10 cities in America for drinking microbrews, particularly those that are locally made, repo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2012

    Brie Roland on the new Harriet Brasserie, coming soon to Linden Hillsve Questions

    Harriet Brasserie is coming to Linden Hills. The new restaurant will be housed in an old firehouse and will focus on dishes that are multicultural in influence and locally farmed. The owners of the Harriet Brasserie, Alain Lenne, Helen Hamman, and Fernando Silvo, who will also serve as executiv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    House shoots down Sunday liquor sales, Twittersphere groans

    ​Today, a pair of GOP Representatives -- Stephen Drazkowski, R-Mazeppa, and John Kriesel, R-Cottage Grove -- introduced amendments to allow Sunday liquor sales in Minnesota.Both amendment went down in a ball of flames, with about four times as many nays as yays.Who are these Minnesotans who don't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2012

    Cannon River Winery hosts Meet the Winemaker

    ​This summery spring has the open road calling. What better way to celebrate the warm breeze than spending the day at a not-too-far-away winery? On Saturday, April 7, Cannon River Winery in downtown Cannon Falls will be hosting its annual Meet the Winemaker event. The winery, which is less than an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    Olive Garden review: the greatest restaurant review ever written

    ​After a great run writing reviews for City Pages, I will probably need to tender a letter of resignation because Marilyn Hagerty, Eatbeat columnist for Grand Forks Herald, just won restaurant reviewing. Forever.Today's column, which she has been writing for years, titled "Long-awaited Olive Garde ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    More detail on the Crispin/MillerCoors deal

    Initial reports of the sale of Crispin Cider to MillerCoors contained scant detail. Little information was given beyond the fact of the sale and that Crispin, along with its affiliate Fox Barrel, was to be run as a unit of Tenth and Blake the craft-and-import division of the mega-brewery. The lack o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    Supervalu focusing on record number of food stamp recipients

    Food stamps account for 40 percent of sales at Supervalu's Save-A-Lot stores.​Eden Prairie-based Supervalu is one of a handful of grocery chains changing the way it operates to accommodate the record number of food stamp recipients. From opening supermarkets at midnight, when government benefits a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    Bemidji Brewing needs a kickstart

    Bemidji Brewing is state's newest brewery-to-be​For the Minnesota craft-beer world there's yet another new kid on the block; or at least on its way to the block. From up there near the headwaters of the mighty Mississippi comes the announcement of Bemidji Brewing Company. The brewery's three p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    Buca di Beppo's headquarters migrating to Florida

    ​Buca di Beppo's Minneapolis headquarters will be moving to Orlando, Florida, in April, according to a story in the Star Tribune.

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    Outback Steakhouse ordered to pay $1.25 million in tip-sharing lawsuit

    Outback servers won a class action lawsuit over tip pooling. ​Tip-pooling--when a restaurant's waitstaff shares a percentage of their gratuities with untipped staffers, such as bussers and dishwashers--has become a popular practice at some local restaurants, including Piccolo and Travail. Bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    St. Paul restaurant owners say food trucks are eating profits

    Brent SchoonoverSt. Paul restaurants vs. food trucks.​When the city of Minneapolis was creating its food truck policy, several restaurant owners spoke out against it, saying the competition was unfair. Now that food trucks have come out in full force in downtown St. Paul, the Pioneer Press h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    Local craft on draft at the 2011 MN State Fair

    Surly Furious is among the local beers headed to this year's MN State Fair​In past years the craft brew selection at the Minnesota State Fair has been fairly limited. There was Summit and ... well there was Summit. Not that Summit is a bad choice, but a little more variety would be welcome. Ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    Cub Foods workers take protest to Supervalu shareholders meeting

    CTUL.Protesters say they're doing more work for less money.​It's been nearly two months since a group of disgruntled Cub Foods workers ended a 12-day hunger strike, and they say nothing has been done to improve working conditions. That same crew of workers is staging a protest today at an Edina s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    Supervalu responds to protest at shareholders meeting

    CTUL.Supervalu says the protesters have unfairly targeted Cub Foods.​Tuesday morning, a group of workers protested outside a shareholders meeting for Supervalu, the parent company of Cub Foods. It was the latest in what has become a long series of similar demonstrations, some held at Cub Food ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2011

    Stone Brewing Co. announces MN launch events

    Stone Week Minnesota promises to be "a week-long lineup of epochal events"​Stone Brewing Co. of San Diego is one of those breweries whose beer people seek out. Stone's beers and the copy used to promote them are renowned for being over-the-top; the latter suggesting that the drinker with bottl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    Surly asks fans for help changing laws

    Surly asks for help to get dream brewery approval​When Surly Brewing Company announced plans for a new $20-million brewery complex last week the Twin Cities beer world exploded with excitement. This wasn't going to be just any brewery; this was going to be a "destination brewery" complete with ... More >>

  • News

    December 22, 2010

    Chipotle fires Latinos

    ICE bears down and the fast-food chain reacts

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Kindred Kitchen gets food entrepreneurs cooking in North Minneapolis

    Andy LienOn the boulevard of burgeoning dreams​On West Broadway a new business venture is fostering foodie dreams and hope for a revitalized neighborhood.  On November 11 the Kindred Kitchen officially opened as a community resource for people hoping to begin or grow their own food businesses ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2009

    Beer might not be recession-proof after all

    Beer sales were down in fourth quarter. Or are we just drinking more PBR?

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2009

    St. Paul Summer Beer Fest: save the date

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    In case you didn't get a ticket to Winterfest...

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2008

    Does Cargill have too much control?

    Just like big oil, there's big food: The Strib reports on h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2008

    Five Questions For... Kris and Mag of Beer Musings

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    Five questions for local beer bloggers Kris and Mag of Beer Musings.

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2008

    It's easy to get rich here

    Want to get rich? Stay right where you are. Or move to Plano, Texas. But who really wants to do that anyw ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    December 5, 2007

    Big Wheels

    Part two of our guide to the best cheeses of the Twin Cities—ever

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2007

    Crix Nix Hon's Buns

    A racy hamburger commercial is too much for the nation's plagiarizing moralists.

  • Restaurants

    June 20, 2007

    Cheese It

    Premier Cheese Market adds new life to the old milk scene

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2005

    Smoking ban update: Bar owners go on the attack

    The battle at this stage has revealed one interesting strategy: Opponents of the ban are looking toward the capitol to push for a statewide ban in the upcoming legislative session.

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2005

    McLaughlin for mayor and the smoking ban

    For some folks, the biggest issue in a rather indistinctive Minneapolis mayoral race is the smoking ban.

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