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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
Master Cicerone Nicole ErnyOnly 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 >>
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 >>
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.
Sam HaisletNan Bailly of Alexis Bailly Vineyard, with Leon, the original Winery DogThe 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 >>
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 >>
The combination of chocolate and red wine often sets similar qualities against one-anotherPairing 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 >>
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 >>
Brooklyn Brewery kicks off three weeks of launch eventsIt'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 >>
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 >>
One is Japanese and the other favors a "total meal concept"
Pairings perhaps too explosive for the general public