On September 20, Minnesota will wage war with Wisconsin the best way we know how: by pitting our top breweries against theirs in a tasting competition for bragging rights. This year marks the third annual Border Battle Beer Fest and the grounds in Somerset have expanded accommodations to make a we ... More >>
Wisconsin beers are finally finding their way across the border, and that's good news for neighboring Midwestern states like Minnesota. Wisconsin's strong brewing traditions have helped it cultivate one of the most active and noteworthy craft brewing scenes in the nation. Whether you're on vacation, ... More >>
Midwestern cuisine is all the rage these days. From the national magazines to the Food Network, everyone seems to have taken note that we have a whole lot of fabulous food. Few know those back roads and byways better than Heavy Table editor (and one-time Hot Dish contributor) James Norton. After a s ... More >>
Nick Kosevich was at ground zero for the Minneapolis drink revolution that happened at Town Talk Diner. He's since gone on to start his own line of bitters and consult on bar programs around the Midwest. Today, our final installment with this Best Bartender, we discuss where he likes to drink and wh ... More >>
Should we still call it "artisan"?
Smack Shack made the smart decision to team up with Northeast's 1029 Bar this winter so the beloved street truck could serve its wares indoors. This Friday, the Smack Shack will be offering fans of its lobster rolls something even better: a full-on lobster boil. Though common in the east, s ... More >>
Capital's available in the Twin Cities!Wisconsin's well-loved Capital Brewery recently increased its distribution to make its beers widely available across most of Minnesota. (Their brews are stocked at places like Big Top Liquors, Haskell's, Surdyk's, Four Firkins, among others in the metro. ... More >>
www.wikipedia.comBayfield hosts a classic, Door County-style fish boil!We can't say enough good things about dining along Minnesota's North Shore of Lake Superior:Chez Jude and the Angry Trout in Grand Marais, the Lockport Store in Lutsen, Nokomis and New Scenic near Two Harbors, and the heav ... More >>
One is Japanese and the other favors a "total meal concept"
For all the exciting news recently on the Minnesota beer front, there's arguably just as many cool things going down in the land of cheese to our east. While the state's beer history is impressive (and includes a little company you may have heard of called Miller), the real action is what's being br ... More >>
With this many choices of local, handcrafted treats, why go anywhere else?
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The Wild River Patriots are out to beat the New World Order in Burnett County, Wisconsin.