Consumer Non-Cyclicals

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2014

    Repeal of Sunday alcohol ban not likely to pass this year, Senator Reinhert says

    It looks like Minnesotans will remain sober on Sundays for the time being. Senator Roger Reinhert, the main force behind the effort to repeal Minnesota's Sunday alcohol ban told the Star Tribune that the repeal doesn't have enough votes to pass through the Senate Commerce Committee. Reinhert's foc ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2013

    Governor Dayton would sign Sunday liquor sales into law

    Minnesotans want to buy booze on Sundays. But in 2013, 2012, 2011, and so on, legislative efforts to allow Sunday liquor sales have been dead on arrival.Today, the push got a shot in the arm. In an interview, Gov. Mark Dayton told The Associated Press that if lawmakers can pass a bill allowing Sunda ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2013

    St. Croix Chocolate Co. hosts Caramelpalooza

    Whether you refer to it as "carmel" or "caramel," fans of the the buttery stuff will be happy to find it flowing freely in its many glorious forms this Saturday when St. Croix Chocolate Co. hosts its 4th annual Caramelpalooza. Hold on to your fillings, folks. This one might get a little sticky. ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 2, 2013
  • Blogs

    September 13, 2013

    612 Brew Talks Taprooms, Room for More Breweries

    612 Brew may sound like a hyper-local brewery, but the owners chose the name in reference to days past, when the entire metro held just one area code. It's a term of endearment for their home region and a local bearing that, should they expand, will mark their Minneapolis ties. Opening doors earlier ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2013

    Liftbridge Launches Mini-Donut Beer

    The State Fair is literally right around the corner and Stillwater's premier craft brewer, Liftbridge Brewing Co., has announced that they've got a little something special planned for this years festivities. Instead of launching another tired (yet loved) on-a-stick inspired food item, the folks at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2013

    All Pints North, this Saturday in Duluth

    Beer lovers will collect this Saturday at Bayfront Park in Duluth, overlooking the bay and the big ships to celebrate all that is awesome about the local craft beer movement. Here are the details:

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2013

    Minnesota brewing through the eyes of Minneapolis mayoral candidates

    We've been following the race for Minneapolis mayor as things heat up this summer. While there's still some time before we'll know the outcome of the race, Hot Dish can't get enough of how the Twin Cities political and culinary scenes intersect. See also: Who's in the race? A guide to the six can ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 5, 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

    March 18, 2013

    Erwin Lingitz sues after he's arrested for allegedly stealing free samples from Cub Foods

    Nearly three years after he was roughed up and arrested for allegedly swiping free samples from the White Bear Township Cub Foods, 68-year-old Erwin Lingitz has filed a federal lawsuit seeking $375,000 in damages.SEE ALSO: Camera unlawfully taken by Ramsey County deputy: "If I end up on YouTube, I'm ... 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 29, 2012

    St. Paul Classic Cookie Company will not reopen

    After a truly valiant effort to keep its doors open, St. Paul Classic Cookie company announced via its blog that it won't be able to continue operating at its current retail location.  It isn't the first business that was forced to close after light rail construction and detours made travel dif ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2012

    Top Brewer Minnesota first-round event this Thursday

    The "Iron Chef" of Minnesota home brewing is about to get under way. Starting this Thursday, October 11, a select group of experienced brewers will go head to head to become the state's first Top Brewer. Twenty-four competitors will square off in the qualifying round that will narrow the field to fo ... 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

    September 19, 2012

    12th Annual Autumn Brew Review: A review

    With clear, perfect skies and a hint of hops in the air, the 12th Annual Minnesota Craft Brewer's Guild Autumn Brew Review brought nearly 3,000 to the old Grain Belt Brewery site in northeast Minneapolis over the weekend to sample craft brews from across the country. Over 100 brewers were on site to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2012

    Grand Forks Olive Garden reviewer, internet sensation Marilyn Hagerty to receive major journalism award

    See also: Olive Garden review: the greatest restaurant review ever written The Grand Forks Herald restaurant writer whose homey review of a new Olive Garden created a weeks-long internet sensation will receive a prestigious national journalism award that has previously gone to such luminaries as Wa ... 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

    June 5, 2012

    Minnesota voters of all stripes agree: 'Let us buy booze on Sundays'

    Minnesota Democrats, Republicans, and independents all agree on one thing -- we should be able to buy booze on Sundays.A new poll released by Public Policy Polling shows that just about everyone except our elected officials agrees that there is no good reason those of us who fail to plan ahead shoul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2012

    Beer sales at TCF Bank Stadium means Gophers football finally leads Big Ten in something

    The Minnesota Gophers football team is finally first in the Big Ten!No, not in the standings, silly. That's preposterous. But the Gophers are the first team in the conference to allow alcohol sales at their stadium.Earlier this week, legislators voted overwhelmingly in favor of a bill allowing beer ... 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 15, 2012

    Summit's Eric Blomquist on beer drinkin', brewing, and Unchained #9 (INTERVIEW)

    ​Sipping #9, the newest edition of Summit Brewing Company's Unchained series, the flavors of rich toffee and caramel blend with mellow banana, like a hint of Bananas Foster in a rich malty brew. Unchained #9--a Dunkel Weizen which is a darker version of the popular wheat beer Hefeweizen--was creat ... 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

    March 5, 2012

    Cheap dates and chocolate fill this first March Week in Food

    A lot of weeks we see the same types of events (beer, wine, beer, wine), but March is breaking the mold with not only a decadent chocolate exhibition but a class about how to power your kitchen appliances with solar energy. Sounds like a promising start to the month.

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    Summit announces plans for $6 million brewery expansion

    ​With craft breweries like Boom Island Brewing, Fulton, Harriet Brewing, and Lucid popping up all over the metro area, Minnesota's largest craft brewer has no intention of getting lost in the shuffle. Summit has plans for a major expansion of its St. Paul brewery, slated to begin in late ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    Maple syrup: This season's prospects

    Our unusually mild winter has left many wondering just how much sap will run from the sugar maple trees this season. Will we be relegated to purchasing 100% Canadian maple syrup when the local supply inevitably runs out? Fortunately, there is still a possibility of a strong syrup season, according t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2012

    The Twin Cities loves fast food, study finds

    ​We may be fit, but apparently Twin Citians also love fast food.According to a study by QSR (for quick-service restaurant) Magazine, from 2000 through 2010, the Twin Cities had the third-largest increase in fast-food spending of any metropolis over 1 million in population. That, combined with the ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 21, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 15, 2011

    Is SuperValu anti-Christmas?

    Wait--we thought the Grinch was green...​For those people out there who don't make a habit of watching paid political ads on YouTube, you may be surprised to learn that America is currently at war. No, we're not talking about the drawn-out wars in far-off lands like Iraq or Afghanistan ... 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 21, 2011

    Wayzata Eatery closes, Taher opens St. Louis Park Woodfire Grill

    www.slpwoodfiregrill.comTaher closes Wayzata Eatery, but opens St. Louis Park Woodfire Grill.​Wayzata Eatery, the Taher Corporation's first foray into the restaurant business, has shut its doors, reports Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine. The Minnetonka-based food service company previously clos ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 7, 2011
  • 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 27, 2011

    SurlyFest vs. Summit Brewing 25th Anniversary Party: a beer drinker's dilemma

    Summit vs. Surly: Clash of titans!​Locavore beer drinkers will be facing the mother of all dilemmas this fall: Surly Brewing Company's annual SurlyFest is falling on the exact same day as the Summit Brewing Company's 25th Anniversary Party. What's a hop head to do?

  • 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 11, 2011

    Schell's named among the top 10 breweries at the 2011 US Open Beer Championships

    An oldie but a goodie: Schell's was founded in 1860.​Schell's Brewery in New Ulm, Minnesota, is the second-oldest family-owned brewery in the United States, and even after 151 years in business, it isn't showing any sign of losing its edge: The brewery ranked in the Top 10 at the recent U.S. O ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    Minneapolis patio ordinance heads for City Council vote

    The proposed law would add restrictions on patio capacity and late-night music​Opponents and supporters of a controversial proposal to add restrictions on restaurant patios packed a Minneapolis City Council committee meeting Monday night, and after a debate by more than two dozen speakers, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    Get hoppy about Minnesota Craft Beer Week this week in food

    Frosty​This week in food is awash in lagers, IPAs, and stouts thanks to Minnesota Craft Beer Week and the Stillwater Brewer's Bazaar. If you're a beer lover, this is the perfect week to call in sick to work.

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    Buffalo Wild Wings petitions to stop NFL lockout

    ​Perhaps no local company will be more affected if the Minnesota Vikings and the rest of the NFL stay home this season than Buffalo Wild Wings. The restaurant chain--a favorite locale for eating wings while watching sports, as we documented in our recent cover story, "The Wing to Power"---st ... 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 >>

  • 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 >>

  • Restaurants

    June 20, 2007

    Cheese It

    Premier Cheese Market adds new life to the old milk scene

  • Restaurants

    January 7, 1998
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