The new spot with the funky name on East Lake Street is now fully up and running. The taps are flowing with a tasty beer selection, the ovens are cranking and the fryers are roiling. We stopped in for a first taste and found a couple of unexpected flavors and a little room for improvement.
As the craft beer boom continues to widen the availability of premium suds, the festivals continue to grown and change. Beer geeks can find plenty to get excited about at this weekend's second annual Spring Ale Fest, held at Uppercut Gym in northeast Minneapolis. We spoke with event organizer Connor ... More >>
In the three months since R.T. Rybak announced he wouldn't seek a fourth term as mayor of Minneapolis, a full cast of characters has emerged to vie for his seat in City Hall. There are the three City Council Members with their history of competition and split votes. There's the sole non-DFL candidat ... More >>
Time to get your green on! This weekend everybody is Irish, and many of our local food trucks are heading out to serve the green beer swilling masses. Here is where you can find them.
The marriage of food trucks and local breweries is a logical one. Both businesses have boomed in recent years, and great food always tastes better with a perfectly crafted brew. We're confident these two will live happily ever after. For all those who are missing the mobile food vendors in these fri ... More >>
Let the good times roll! Mardi Gras is upon us. It's time to break out the beads and the king cake. While we might not have many things in common with our friends in the state at the other end of the Mississippi, there is one spot where you can get your red beans and rice fix this Tuesday.
This might be the year of the Longfellow neighborhood. New restaurants are popping up all over this charming corner of the city. Perennially packed Blue Door Pub has finally completed its expansion and opened its new blue door this week. We stopped by for a first bite.See also: Sparrow Cafe: A first ... More >>
Blucy fans have something to crow about. After an arduous journey, the owners of the Blue Door Pub have announced that their second location is set to open this week. There were community meetings, debate, discussion, and finally renovations. Now we can put those concerns to rest and go back to our ... More >>
Does no one appreciate the chain? Everyone is looking to get off one, from the "off the chain" restaurants on Guy Fieri's television show to Tarantino's Django, and now Zeke is breaking lose in south Minneapolis. A new restaurant with an unusual name is coming to the Longfellow neighborhood.
Over the past few years new breweries, brewpubs, and contract brews seem to spring up monthly. As so many new companies start up, the market share continues to show room for growth. The Hot Dish sat down with Fulton Brewery's co-owner Brian Hoffman and two pints of the Ringer to talk about Minneso ... More >>
As more and more Minnesota breweries spring up each day, it's going to take a while for each to find its niche. But Harriet Brewing, located near the busy intersection of Lake Street and Minnehaha Avenue, already knows its role as a community-centered beer. Started as a home-brewing project by then- ... More >>
After just a few months of construction and remodeling at the old Panera Bread on East Hennepin, the space has been transformed into an entirely new type of eatery. New Bohemia Wurst and BierHaus, a European-style beer hall, opens at 4 on Tuesday evening.Here's more about the concept and specifics a ... More >>
In addition to the terrific slate of music-related films and documentaries that Sound Unseen has scheduled for their 2012 festival, organizers have also just released their eclectic music lineup for this year's festivities. All of these scheduled performances are 21 and absolutely free, and are set ... More >>
The proliferation of beer fests in and around the Twin Cities is getting intense. You can't turn around anymore without tripping over at least one celebration of suds. They are getting so thick that most weekends offer more than one to choose from. I've spent the last three Saturdays imbibing at som ... More >>
Harriet Brewing, a relative old-timer in Minneapolis's burgeoning microbrewery scene, will be releasing an Oktoberfest selection at its tap room Thursday. See Also: Smokehouse Brewpub opens Thursday Top 5 brewpubs in the Twin Cities Harriet offered its first samples to friends and media Tuesday ... More >>
On Sunday, the Linden Hills restaurant Tilia hosted it's second-annual Augtoberfest block party. Droves of people came down to celebrate with the restaurant, which catered a variety of food and beverages as well as live music and other goodies. Some of the the sights from the outdoor extravaganza i ... More >>
Mosaic Cafe opened its doors about two weeks ago in the Longfellow neighborhood of Minneapolis, near the intersection of Lake Street and Minnehaha Avenue, after undergoing quite a makeover from its former incarnation, Glacier's Cafe. Everything on the menu is made from scratch in-house (except for ... More >>
Going by the title of the Roots, Rock, and Deep Blues Festival alone, it would appear that there would be something for everybody at the South Minneapolis music festival. And, when you dig deeper into the stellar lineup for the day, you will find that to indeed be true, as a great, eclectic mix of b ... More >>
Minneapolis has been getting all the brewery love...until now.Yes, St. Paul is indeed home to the grandaddy of local breweries, Summit, and they got a spunky little brewery brother when Flat Earth came on the scene in 2007, but with Fulton, Harriet Brewing, and Boom Island all opening more recently, ... More >>
OPENAngel Food (Hell's Kitchen Bakery)80 S. Ninth St., Minneapolis Bread and Pickle -- open for the season4135 W. Lake Harriet Pkwy., Minneapolis Butcher and the Boar (City Pages review)1121 Hennepin Ave., MinneapolisCinita's of Mexico6042 Nicollet Ave, MinneapolisDevil's Ad ... More >>
OPENAngel Food (Hell's Kitchen Bakery)80 S. 9th St., Minneapolis Bread and Pickle - open for the season4135 W. Lake Harriet Pkwy, Minneapolis Butcher and the Boar (City Pages review)1121 Hennepin Avenue, MinneapolisCinita's of Mexico6042 Nicollet Ave, MinneapolisEat Street Social&n ... More >>
They continue to emerge from their wintry slumbers, these motorized beasts of street cuisine. This week saw the return of a few fan favorites and the promise of more to come.World Street Kitchen has returned, Sameh Wadi rolled out his truck for the first time Thursday. The line for the Yum Yum bowl ... More >>
Reconsider your ideas about two favorite foods
Just a couple months shy of the Surly Bill's one-year anniversary, Minneapolis's first taproom opens on Saturday, courtesy of the guys at Fulton Beer. In January, the Minneapolis City Council approved the new taproom license, and the brewers at both Fulton and Harriet Brewing were first in line ... More >>
With craft breweries like Boom Island Brewing, Fulton, Harriet Brewing, and Lucid popping up all over the metro area, Minnesota's largest craft brewer has no intention of getting lost in the shuffle. Summit has plans for a major expansion of its St. Paul brewery, slated to begin in late ... More >>
If your New Year's Resolution involved dialing back your booze intake, you might want to sit this Week in Food out, because we've got a bourbon dinner, a California wine dinner, and a celebration of Harriet Brewing's first anniversary all in the span of this January week.
Mark RobertsBeer fests abound this month in the Twin CitiesGrab your goblets and get a good protein base in your gut. It's going to be a marathon month for beer fans in the Twin Cities. Every weekend holds something big, including two Saturdays with two events each. This Saturday kicks it off ... More >>
Rauchfest rounds out September beer festsSeptember will be a busy month for Twin Cities beer fans. There are so many events and happenings that they are doubling up on days. September 10th brings both Surlyfest and the Summit Silver Anniversary bash. The 17th is Autumn Brew Review, the big ev ... More >>
Beer Dabbler serves up suds at Highland FestThe summer beer-fest season continues on July 16 with the return of the Beer Dabbler Showcase at the Highland Fest in St. Paul. This is the third year for this event, and it just keeps getting bigger. Organizers are promising more of everything this ... More >>
Nicollet Avenue bakery uses ingredients like house-made granola and locally brewed beer
Free Harriet Brewing beer at the Blue NileHarriet Brewing Company, the newest craft brewery in the Twin Cities metro, is having a launch party next Wednesday, February 9, at the Blue Nile. Harriet officially opened its doors last Saturday with growler sales at the brewery. Judging from photos ... More >>
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 >>
Harriet Brewing Company Harriet Brewing Company opening in Minneapolisisn't just the latest entry into the burgeoning Minnesota beer scene, it's also the first new non-brewpub brewery in the city of Minneapolis since the Grain Belt Brewery closed in 1975. The brand-new brewery is housed in a ... More >>
Three local breweries pick their favorite local beers.
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Minnesota Craft Beer Week is here! The Seven Corners neighborhood is home to the festivities, with Town Hall Brewery, Preston's, and Stub & Herb's being the epicenter. Here are a few choice picks of craft beer events taking place in Seven Corners and around town this week:~Monday, May 1 ... More >>
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