Granite City

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2014

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week begins with a stylish 3D video from Father You See Queen. We've also got new clips from Allan Kingdom, Hollow Boys, Bora York, DJ Snuggles & Sean Anonymous, Brilli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2013

    Ling and Louie's Kitchen coming soon to Nicollet Mall

    Come 2014, Brit's Pub may have some stiff competition for the busiest rooftop patio on Nicollet Mall. A new Arizona-based chain restaurant called Ling & Louie's is moving in across from Target Corp. headquarters, reports the Mpls/St.Paul Business Journal, with plans to add a top-level dining dec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    Top 5 brewpubs in the Twin Cities

    The Twin Cities have a great and growing beer scene. I've spent the last year traveling the upper Midwest visiting breweries and tasting brews. I've been to about 130 and can say with some authority that the beers brewed in the Twin Cities are among the best in the region. We've got some great brewp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    Best Foursquare mayor deals offered by local restaurants

    ​Customer loyalty is big business, but how annoying is it to keep track of your visits (and potential free food) with a dozen stamp cards in your wallet or tags on your keychain? It's much easier to rely on your trusty smartphone to track your visits to the places you drink and dine most frequentl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    Granite City Food & Brewery buys 7 Cadillac Ranch restaurants (including Mall of America location)

    ​Granite City Food & Brewery has purchased the net assets of seven Cadillac Ranch restaurants, the company announced Friday. That includes the Cadillac Ranch All American Restaurant Bar & Grill in the Mall of America.

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    Winterfest showcases the best of the best of Minnesota-brewed beer

    The best of Minnesota beer at Winterfest​Winterfest, the annual celebration of home-grown craft beer, returns to the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul on February 4. Sponsored by the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild and open only to breweries that are current guild members, Winterfest showcases th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2011

    St. Cloud Craft Beer Expo debuts January 22

    St. Cloud Craft Beer Expo coming January 22nd.​There's a new beer fest in town. The first ever St. Cloud Craft Beer Expo happens in less than two weeks on January 22nd from 4 - 8 PM at the St. Cloud Civic Center, 10 4th Ave S. Over 40 breweries are expected to be represented at the event. Food ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2010

    El Meson and the Landscape Arboretum take on tapas this Week in Food

    Enjoy some fruity sangria and be inspired to volunteer for Fruits of the City. ​It's July in Minnesota. The heat index is high, the humidity is heavy, and the happy hours are abundant. Get the scoop with your Week in Food . . . Tuesday 7/6 What goes great with wine? Prizes! Be rewarded for y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2010

    Sidney Elyea claims free speech right to slag on Muslims

    Photo: RanoushFree speech or hate speech, that's the question​Sometimes this whole defense-of-free-speech thing is darned annoying. Here we are, for goodness sakes, watching some guy from Waite Park named Sidney Elyea saying he's well within his constitutional rights to post flyers on utility ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    Pastor Dennis Campbell's anti-Islam newspaper ad

    Granite City Baptist Church-Academy's anti-Islam ad in the St. Cloud Times​Ever wonder where some folks get their ideas about Islam? Some of them read what Pastor Dennis Campbell of Granite City Baptist Church-Academy has to say in this St. Cloud Times newspaper ad: "How do Moslems seek to ta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2010

    Roseville hosting its first Restaurant Week this week

    Roseville's putting on its first Restaurant Week this week, with 11 restaurants offering three-course meals for $25.

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2009

    Minnesota breweries: a breakdown

    How can we put this gently ... Minnesota's not as cool as it might seem, brewery-wise.

  • Arts

    August 15, 2001

    Wormley's Black Period

    In the Eighties he was a rising art star on the downtown gallery scene. In the Nineties he was a stalwart of independent exhibition. Today Bill Wormley is sick, broke, and unsure why he should keep painting.