Food Pairings

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2014

    Lift Bridge Barleywine, Lucid's Anniversary, and More to Warm You Up This Weekend

    The needle has dipped below freezing and the shovels are out of the garage. It's time for warm, heavy winter beers and big, hearty food pairings to help cope with the next few months. See also: Bad Weather's Firefly: A Fall Beer with a Light Complexion

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2014

    Pork & Pickle, the Travail Pop-Up, Moved to Next Monday

    You'll have to wait another week for that meaty pop-up at Travail: The Brats & Beer dinner has been pushed back to next Monday, November 10. See also: Pork & Pickle, a Meaty Pop-Up, Takes Over Travail Next Monday

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    May 21, 2014
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    April 30, 2014
  • Blogs

    January 13, 2014

    Sea Change plans Feast of Seven Fishes and rolls out Omakase menu

    On January 17, Minneapolis seafood hot spot, Sea Change, will be hosting its third annual Feast of Seven Fishes dinner. For $80 guests will be treated to a five-course family style meal that focuses on an elaborate array of ocean delicacies and comes complete with drink pairings.  The Feast of ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 19, 2013
  • Blogs

    June 11, 2013

    Brooklyn Brewery MASH: Where the Twin Cities and Brooklyn Collide

    One of New York's premier craft breweries is paying the Twin Cities a little visit in a BIG way. The week of June 17-23, the crafty folks behind Brooklyn Brewery are picking up their neighborhood and dropping it off in the Twin Cities for a week of premier beer and tomfoodery in the form of a celebr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2013

    Summit Brewery, Smashburger join forces for craft beer and burger pairings [VIDEO]

    Denver-based burger chain Smashburger is doing something a little different when it comes to serving beers in its fast-casual string of restaurants. The folks behind Smashburger have started introducing burgers with beer pairing options, using local craft beers in six of their operating markets arou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    Summit Unchained #11: Old 152 release October 22

    What the heck is a Kentucky Common? It's the next release in the Summit Unchained Series called Old 152, that's what. For this one brewer Eric Harper has dug back in time to pull out a uniquely America beer style, one that had for the most part been relegated to the history books. Popular in and aro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2012

    Devil's Advocate announces plans to expand

    See also:Devil's Advocate, a new restaurant, now has a name and a chefDevil's Advocate keeps it simpleWhen Devil's Advocate opened this summer, it focused on a single food item and relegated service to its sleek and cozy bar area. As colder temps set in and force more Nicollet Mall area diners indoo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    Drinking and learning on tap this week in food

    Learning and drinking: two things we're not opposed to, especially when done together. If you feel the same way then this is your week. We've got classes, beer dinners, classes on making beer, and even an afternoon dedicated to healthy eating. Dive in.

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2012

    Beer and food pairing seminar with Master Cicerone

    Master Cicerone Nicole Erny​Only four people in the world have earned the right to use the title Master Cicerone™. San Francisco Bay Area beer maven Nicole Erny is the youngest of them and the only female. What is a Cicerone you ask? A Cicerone is the beer-world equivalent of a sommelier; an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2011

    Kinsen Noodles presents new sake list

    ​Kinsen Noodles and Bar had a free food and sake pairing last Wednesday to celebrate it new sake list. According to sake master Chris Griese, pairings for sake are not as regimented as those for, say, wine. Restaurant employees put the pairings together by eating and drinking, and then decid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2011

    The Cake Boss invades Minneapolis this Week in Food

    Seven courses for $40 at the Local. Win!​With Thanksgiving less than two weeks away, we like to start the stomach-stretching prep in earnest, and this week's food offerings of hefty beer dinners and a full-on fête of all things French should do the distending job quite well.

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    Alexis Bailly Vineyard lines up stellar cellar tastings for late fall

    Sam HaisletNan Bailly of Alexis Bailly Vineyard, with Leon, the original Winery Dog​The harvest is in at Alexis Bailly Vineyard in Hastings, and word is that it was a very good year. Summer's rain sun temperature yielded a bumper crop of grapes at Minnesota's oldest winery. To celebrate th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    The Best of Hot Dish: October 17-21, 2011

    D Sharon Pruitt/flickrMay your weekend be filled with blue skies and leaves of gold. And beer.​This week at Hot Dish all the buzz was about drinking with new beers, wine pairings, cider making, and the day we call Darkness. Here are a few of the top stories to enjoy while you tip back a pint or tw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2011

    Do wine and chocolate mix? A few tips on pairing

    The combination of chocolate and red wine often sets similar qualities against one-another​Pairing wine and food is often a puzzle, and the question of what wine goes best with chocolate seems to come up fairly often. For some, chocolate and red wine are both so delightful that any combination ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2011

    Beer or bust this week in food

    We're not even going to lie to you: If beer isn't your bag, this is the week to stay home. Practically every day is crammed with a beer dinner, pairing, sampling, or class on how to create the stuff yourself. Something about October must bring out everyone's inner brewmonster. 10/10 Brooklyn Brewi ... More >>

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    September 14, 2011
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    April 13, 2011
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    April 4, 2011

    Brooklyn Brewery rolls into town: Week 1

    Brooklyn Brewery kicks off three weeks of launch events​It's a great time to be a beer lover in the Twin Cities. Just as Stone Brewing Co. brings Stone Week Minnesota to an end, another high-profile brewery steps in to pick up where they left off. Brooklyn Brewery of Brooklyn, New York, kicked ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    France 44 shares the secrets of Scotland's finest whiskey this Week in Food.

    Pair wisely. ​Prepare for spring by planning your garden, pairing your wine and cheese, and picking out the perfect brew, wine, or scotch for your next big shindig. It's all here, this Week in Food. Monday 3/14 Pairing the wrong cheese with your wine can really wreak havoc. Learn how to avoid t ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    June 3, 2010

    Raku and Pairings fit right in in western suburbs

    One is Japanese and the other favors a "total meal concept"

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    May 19, 2010
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    May 20, 2009
  • Restaurants

    July 10, 2002

    Days of Wine and Chocolate

    Pairings perhaps too explosive for the general public