Excelsior Estate

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2014

    Rebecca Pfeiffer talks Twin Cities Brewery Tours, local beers, and heading outstate

    The growth of craft brewing in Minnesota is a wide ranging phenomenon. It's not just for bars and brewers -- it's an industry-wide movement that affects production, retail, and tourism. Rebecca Pfeiffer, founder of the Taste of Twin Cities tour company, noticed all of the new breweries opening and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2013

    Summit, Excelsior and Hess make for a boozy Week in Food

    It's an all-alcohol Week in Food, with numerous beer, wine, and liquor-themed events -- most with food mixed in to keep you from having an entirely liquid diet. Instead of staying at home and depleting your own stash of booze, head to one of these events for a good cause/time/meal.

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    Excelsior Brewing "Kruisetoberfest" will release new beer on a boat

    See Also:Tonka Beer: Saving Minnesota lakes, one beer at a timeTop 5 local Oktoberfest beersOpen water, the sweet scent of barbecued meats, and the opportunity to be one of the first to sample a new fall seasonal beer: Kruisetoberfest, an upcoming special-release event on Lake Minnetonka, showcases ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2012

    Biella hosts Lake Minnetonka dinner cruises

    Even though it's been a beastly hot summer, Minnesotans would be wise to take advantage of outdoor dining opportunities when they present themselves, before autumn takes hold.  Still, sitting on a stifling hot patio is a bit of a hard sell this month. However, Biella Italian restaurant in Excel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2011

    Karaoke-inspired cooking and a Kielbasa Festival this week in food

    Sausage. Beer. Pierogis. Heaven. ​Now that the State Fair has come to an end is there really a reason to leave the house? After all, you can't really get your food-on-a-stick anywhere else. Alas, we must go on, and this week's food events offer more than just a glimmer of hope that post-fair l ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    July 13, 2011

    Republic at Seven Corners does bar food better

    Prices are student-friendly and there's even house-made ketchup

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Top 5 suburban patios you may not know about

    Photo fromTria RestaurantSuburbanites need patios too​As a follow-up to yesterday's post about the top 5 under-the-radar restaurant patios in the Twin Cities, we thought we'd show the suburbs a little love today. While places like Maynard's in Excelsior and Grumpy's Bar and Grill in Rosevill ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    May 31, 2006


    Grocer-with-a-cult-following Trader Joe's will make half your dreams come true

  • Restaurants

    May 6, 1998

    The Alchemist

    Brian McElrath's Zinfandel-Balsamic Vinegar Truffle is so potent and rich it seems almost meaty.