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.
Today's a big day in whiskey history. As legend tells it, it was on this day in 1983 that Merle Haggard set a new world record for purchasing the largest round of whiskey, after buying 5,095 shots of Canadian Club at Billy Bob's Texas in Fort Worth at an appearance to promote his "C.C. Waterback" du ... More >>
It's only a hair past 3 p.m., but John Wolf has already put in a full day's work. "We're loading about 10,000 cases in tomorrow for the new store," he explains. "I've been up since 4 in the morning."
It may seem like insanity. But Wolf, the grandson of grocery store magnate Arthur Applebaum, knows ... More >>
With Kontravoid and Naughty Wood
First Avenue, Minneapolis
Thursday, November 1, 2012
As the silver screen raised to reveal a stage set that looked more than a little like Tech Noir, the dance club in The Terminator, the bass from Ethan Kath's stacks of equipment started pulsing po ... More >>
Buildings are a Minneapolis noise-rock three-piece gaining a lot of traction in the U.S. and beyond, since February's release of their outstanding second record, Melt Cry Sleep (doubleplusgood). Singer/guitarist Brian Lake, drummer Travis Kuhlman, and bassist Ryan Harding look like mild-mannered guy ... More >>
The MenWith Buildings7th St. Entry, MinneapolisMonday, June 18, 2012Even with rock acts as honed as the Men, you can expect a certain approach to a new-found, welcoming audience that they've come
to entertain. Bands from similar launching platforms (Titus Andronicus in support
of The Monitor, or F ... More >>
Want to see Trampled by Turtles? City Pages is working with Jack Daniel's to bring you a Studio
No. 7 performance!Trampled by Turtles will be playing at the intersection of Cedar Ave.
S. and 9th St. March 9th!
If you like your beer with wood, then this week Minneapolis Town Hall Brewpub is the place for you. The first beer of the brewpub's 2012-Barrel Aged Beer Week will be tapped tonight at 6, kicking off a week-long celebration of big brews that have spent time in bourbon and whiskey barrels. A new beer ... More >>
Nick Ayers as he would like you to see him.It was well known, even before Tim Pawlenty hired him to manage his presidential campaign, that Nick Ayers was pulled over and arrested for DWI in 2006.
What hasn't been available for the public to view, until now, is the dash cam video of that arrest. ... More >>
Have you ever seen Leaving Las Vegas? If you have an alcoholism problem, Leaving Las Vegas will either cure that problem or encourage you to seek counseling. In the movie, Nicolas Cage plays a man whose life is falling apart because he can't stay away from the sauce. He's drinking everywhere: in ... More >>
There's a helluva lineup at the Kitty Cat Klub this Friday night, featuring Milwaukee Americana act Conrad Plymouth (whose four-song vinyl EP was the inaugural release for new imprint Ten Atoms, run by local blogger Kyle Matteson and Muzzle of Bees founder Ryan Matteson), and locals Zoo Ani ... More >>
Gary on TV.WineLibrary.com"The larger the crowd, the more I curse," admitted the man who would be the highlight of yesterday's big marketing conference at the downtown Hilton. Wine entrepreneur and lovably crass motivational speaker Gary Vaynerchuk kicked off The Minnesota Interactive Marketing A ... More >>
Charles Ritter says the Jack made him do itLooks like Stanley Ritter set off quite the conflagration in Shorewood on Wednesday night. Police say he torched 15 garages at an apartment complex. And when he was arrested, he said the booze was talking:
"He stated that the reason he started the ... More >>
I have been completely entrenched in morel season this year. With talk of the hunt all around me, I finally found someone who was not only willing but EXCITED to show me a great place to find morels. I'm not sure I'm ready to announce the spot to the Internet, but I know that when the rain subsid ... More >>
We sent a team of trained researchers and documentarians into the wilds of the Twin Cities in search of music in its native habitat. Here are the field notes from Friday, February 15--the day that would not end.