It's a busy weekend for beer happenings across the state: Fun runs, Oktoberfest, and new taprooms top the bill. Friday marks the opening of NorthGate's new taproom in their new building. It's modeled after an English pub and there will be a food truck and lots of beers flowing from their new taplin ... More >>
Last weekend saw numerous Oktoberfest celebrations around town, but with that out-of-season 80-degree sunshine, it was a bit more Fourth of July in spirit. This week the temperatures have dropped and the sky is a bit more ominous -- and it's time to celebrate Oktoberfest again. See also: Drink You ... More >>
Gin & Botanicals Marin Restaurant and Bar $13 It may never happen, but if you ever you tire of having watery vodka-Gatorades pushed into your sweaty palm this weekend, might we suggest taking a breather on the patio at Marin Restaurant & Bar? It's not at all off the beaten path of the Pride festivi ... More >>
Over the past eight months, Vikings punter Chris Kluwe has emerged as one of the loudest advocates for gay rights in America, so it's perhaps fitting that he will be at the head of the Twin Cities PRIDE parade this summer. Citing Kluwe's sharp tongue and aggressive position as a straight ally, PRI ... More >>
Kramarczuk's, the classic Eastern European-style deli in northeast Minneapolis, hosted its third-annual Kielbasa Festival on Friday and Saturday. For two days, the parking lot of the local sausage haven was filled with people under a tent dancing to live music, drinking beer, and meeting new friends ... More >>
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We've already determined that gummi bears do not make the "ultimate kielbasa." Time to get your brat and beer gut on! Kramarczuk's its second annual Kielbasa Festival September 9, 10, and 11, with food, beverage, and bands. A limited supply of tickets are on sale now for $10 apiece at Kramarc ... More >>
Jon BremPride on parade along Hennepin avenue.Maybe they were buoyed by news that the New York Legislature had just passed a bill allowing same-sex marriage. Maybe they ventured out because, unlike last year, the weather in Loring Park didn't feel like a steam bath. Whatever it was, organizers ... More >>
Though much of their lineup had already been unveiled on their website, the Lyn Lake Street Fest has fleshed out its schedule and revealed all of its acts today, including Peter Wolf Crier's first local appearance in five months. As if that wasn't enough to get us salivating about summertime fun, ... More >>
Taste of Maplewood is this Friday and Saturday.Nothing says summer quite like a food festival with colorful tents full of food and beer, live music, and lots of happy, hungry people. This is the height of summer festival season, with another big event this Friday and Saturday: the Taste of Maplew ... More >>
What happened to May? Is it seriously almost coming to an end? If you need a little refresher on one of the busiest music months in recent memory, head over to our Month in Music slideshow, which recaps photos of Gayngs, the Lyn-Lake street fest, Taylor Swift, Dessa, Romantica, and more.
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