Lake Superior

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2014

    Lift Bridge's Pilsner Is a Fine Getaway Beer Year-Round

    Take a break from the cold temperatures and that sidewalk ice that just won't chip away. Pull a lawn chair out of the garage, get a fire pit roaring, and think back to summer with Lift Bridge's year-round vacation, Getaway Pilsner. The light yellow pilsner from Stillwater's elder brewery pours with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2014

    Celebrate the North Shore with Sir Duluth Oatmeal Stout

    Summer is a great time for lighter beers, but that doesn't mean you always have to reach for those pale ales and witbiers. Up on the North Shore, breezes can be downright chilly, and that is the perfect environment for Sir Duluth Oatmeal Stout from Lake Superior Brewing, Duluth's elder production br ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2014

    The 10 best hidden places around Minnesota for road-trippin'

    There's plenty to keep folks occupied on any given weekend in and around the Twin Cities, but sometimes you just need to get outta town. For those days when wanderlust starts taking over and daydreams of fresh air, adventure, and great hiking trails need to become a reality, we've got you covered. H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2014

    Weekend brew round-up: Lake Superior taproom and Boom Island tastings

    It's time to break down those Art-A-Whirl stages and get back to brewing and serving beer in Twin Cities (and Greater Minnesota) taprooms. This weekend brings tasting events from various brewers around the metro. Boom Island will be at Richfield Liquors on Lyndale on Friday and at Hanover Liquor a ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    April 23, 2014

    Our round-up of breweries worth the drive in Minnesota

    From Duluth to New Ulm, here are our picks for the best outstate suds

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2014

    Famous D.C. snowy owl that was reportedly hit by bus being treated at U of M

    In late January, a snowy owl that created quite a stir in Washington, D.C. was found injured. The poor fella reportedly had been hit by a bus.The rare owl has since been transported to The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota, where it recently underwent a successful feather transplant proce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2014

    Weekend brew roundup: Lake Monster, North Shore Brewery tours, and more

    The Minnesota brew scene sees more start-ups each and every month, from outstate locations to the downtown metro. It's a pleasant chore to keep up with the news, and this rundown of the weekend's events is a good primer on where to get good, fresh, locally made beer right now. Top billing goes to L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2014

    Arctic Vortex freezes Minnesota: Top 10 tweets

    On this most freezing of days, Minnesotans could be excused for mistaking Twitter for the Weather Channel, as everybody and their sister is chiming in with their best #StupidCold-related material.RELATED: For Christ's sake, Florida The cold snap is all fun and games -- as long as you're inside and/o ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 4, 2013
  • Blogs

    November 21, 2013

    Heavy Table's Secret Atlas release parties and tasting events

    Fellow local food blog The Heavy Table has just released their first book The Secret Atlas of North Coast Food, and they're throwing a few fun events to promote it.The book was funded entirely by a successful Kickstarter campaign wherein backers who pledged at the $100 level were allowed to con ... More >>

  • Arts

    August 7, 2013

    Fringe Festival 2013 roundup

    Thoughts on a handful of offerings at this year's theater festival

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2013

    Lake Superior Brewing on the Duluth brew scene: "The place is hopping"

    The Twin Cities aren't the only booming beer scene in Minnesota right now. Just up I-35 one can find a plethora of production breweries and brewpubs springing up. The anchor of the northern Minnesota brewers is Lake Superior Brewing Company, founded in 1994 by Bob Dromeshauser. While Dromeshauser ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2012

    Fish Bites: MN Zoo and top chefs raise awareness for sustainable fish

    Last night the Minnesota Zoo hosted its second annual Fish Bites; an event focused on raising awareness around the issue of sustainable seafood. Over 150 people showed up to the event, which featured nine of the Twin Cities' top chefs. Each chef prepared a dish using sustainable seafood, allowing gu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    Ben Rosenbush on Duluth, Jacob Hanson, and what A Wild Hunger means

    Ben Rosenbush and the Brighton have put a lot of time and thought into their new album. All bands do, so what makes this group so special? Nothing much, other than Ben makes you fall in love with his pieces on the first listen. A Wild Hunger is a collection of honest, graceful, and organic songs set ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2012

    Duluth flood: Lake Superior looks like it was infused with chocolate milk [PHOTOS]

    The effects of last month's unprecedented flooding can be seen in aerial shots of Lake Superior, which show chocolate milk-colored waters stretching all the way from the Twin Ports to Wisconsin's Chequamegon Bay.Erik Brown, acting director of the Large Lakes Observatory at the University of Minnesot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    Beer Dabbler pairs breweries and food trucks for Pride fest

    The Beer Dabbler is always a hot ticket. They're gearing up for the next big bash during Twin Cities Pride this summer, June 22, in Loring Park.Tickets are $35 in advance or $45 at the door (if there are any left by then). The ticket price includes a souvenir six-ounce glass for a two-ounce pou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    Toro, citing lack of Minnesota snow, moves snowblower tests to Michigan [GRAPHIC]

    The Twin Cities has seen about half as much snow so far this winter as usual.​Minnesota's ridiculously mild, almost snow-less winter has forced Bloomington-based Toro to travel elsewhere to test its snowblowers.With just a trace of snow accumulation in the Twin Cities area, Toro has given up on te ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    Minnesota Sea Grant Program challenges top chefs to make herring exciting

    ​Nine chefs, including big-name cooks from Corner Table, Oceanaire, and Stella's Fish Café, will compete tomorrow for a $1,000 prize in a contest to see who can create the best entrée from lake herring caught on Lake Superior. The event takes place Tuesday from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Universi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2011

    Five favorite restaurants worth the drive

    One of our favorite road trip destinations.​The Hot Dish has been itching for a road trip lately. But unlike the guy who drove 500 miles to eat at Chipotle, we're seeking true destination dining. Last year, the estimable Bayport BBQ took home our Best Restaurant Worth the Drive honors, but t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Superior Lake Trout is a great--local, wild, & year-round--catch

    Glaze a Lake Trout fillet with honey/mustard, broil, and serve with salad.​Does your stomach love Alaskan king salmon more than your pocketbook? Try a Lake Superior substitute. Our local Lake Trout is a member of the char family (think Arctic Char) that has a milder flavor than salmon, but a s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    Biggest Food Stories of 2010: a local take on the Atlantic list

    Bacon--pictured here, chicken fried--is as big as ever this year!​When The Atlantic published its list of the Top 10 Biggest Food Stories of 2010, the Hot Dish couldn't help but chime in with our local take on each topic: 10. The Meat Trend From charcuterie plates to dry-aged steaks, both bee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2010

    Road trip: A stunning scenic picnic on the North Shore

    ?Each year there is one magical weekend when the fall leaf colors along the northern shores of Lake Superior reach their flaming peak. The brushfire oranges and tepid yellow-greens flutter against the Mylar-shiny backdrop of the waves lapping against slate-colored rocks. That kind of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    Open Field picnic at Walker Art Center

    Walker Art Center​Picnicking days are coming to a close, but here's one of your last opportunities: Walker Art's Open Field is hosting a picnic Friday, September 3, from 6 to 8 p.m.  This year they've added a grill to the sculpture garden and smartly stocked it with food, beer, wine, and ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    Five invasive species that threaten Minnesota waters

    Photo: MN DNRThis bighead carp was caught on Lake Pepin in 2007​June 23 was probably like any other day for the 20-pound bighead carp. Meander through south Chicago's Lake Calumet. Eat a few pounds of plankton. Frighten some minnows. Excrete said plankton. But the Asian carp, six miles from La ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 21, 2010
  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    Lake Superior's best south shore dining

    www.wikipedia.comBayfield hosts a classic, Door County-style fish boil!​We can't say enough good things about dining along Minnesota's North Shore of Lake Superior:Chez Jude and the Angry Trout in Grand Marais, the Lockport Store in Lutsen, Nokomis and New Scenic near Two Harbors, and the heav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    Martha Stewart names Lou's Fish the best in the country

    No trip to the North Shore is complete without a stop for smoked fish at Northern Waters in Duluth, Russ Kendall's in Knife River, or Lou's Fish Smoke House in Two Harbors, which was recently named the best smoked fish house in America by Martha Stewart Living. For 35 years, the shop has been wood ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2010

    Dawn Droulliard of Fabulous Catering: Chef Chat

    courtesy of Dawn Drouillard​ Dawn Droulliard, chef and owner of Fabulous Catering, is not your average chef. Formerly a singer in the bands Interstate Judy and That's What You Get, Droulliard has a rocking style that has translated itself into her kitchen.After moving to the Twin Cities in 1991, D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    Minnesota's Witch Tree

    You aren't likely to see this epic Minnesota tree in person, but the legend is enough to make it amazing.

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2009

    Wading into Lake Superior

    We heard a story recently about a group of friends that decided it would be fun to go skinny dipping in Lake Superior. Bad idea.

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2009

    Epic Sandwich: Pairings combines hearty sandwiches and cold brews

    Pairings Food and Wine Market uniquely combines a great selection of sandwiches, salads, pastas and pizzas with the flexibility to walk into their wine shop to pick up a nice bottle or beer to pair with your meal.

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2009

    RIP: The Boathouse

    Big summer bummer: one of the North Shore's best restaurants has shut its doors.

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2009

    Duluth temp shoots up 40 degrees in 20 minutes

    Minnesotans know the saying well: "If you don't like the weather, wait 15 minutes." In Duluth on Wednesday, that was more the truth than ever.

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2009

    100 Things to Eat Before You Die

    How many have you already tried? And how would you change this list?

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2009

    Was someone riding ice on Lake Superior?

    Monday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2008

    Reporter's Notebook: Sharks in Lake Superior?

    Sure it's cold and the water is near freezing. There aren't a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2008

    Reporter's Notebook: The Chase

    Surfers say the waves are special bec ... More >>

  • News

    December 10, 2008

    Great Lakes surfers pay no mind to frigid temps

    CP goes to Duluth to see what kind of brave souls partake of winter boarding

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2008

    Weekend Checklist

    stnnng.jpgSTNNNG, The Trashmen, AC/DC, and Vampire Hands. It's like the Winter Olympics, only everyone gets gold medals.

  • Feature

    May 7, 2008

    Buried Treasure

    On the Iron Range, the surging commodities market may bring prosperity. But it might also threaten one of the state's greatest natural resources.

  • Calendar

    January 9, 2008
  • Calendar

    January 9, 2008
  • Unknown

    August 8, 2007
  • Restaurants

    July 5, 2006

    Urban Fishing

    Sea Salt, the new-ish restaurant in the Minnehaha Park Pavilion, serves fresh fish, unbelievably priced

  • Columns

    June 28, 2006

    I'd Rather Kiss a Wookie

    Will someone please tell JoJo that the world is a greedy, vicious place?

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2005

    Diana Watters, R.I.P.

    As posted at Blotter: "City Pages lost a great friend and contributor when photographer Diana Watters died" on Friday. Her memorial service will be held tomorrow morning. Diana photographed a wedding I attended Friday on a pebble beach near Duluth. She was smiling and looking her beautiful self, but ... More >>

  • Books

    October 27, 2004
  • Restaurants

    October 20, 2004

    Cooking For The Crowd

    New downtown restaurant Nochee is a fine place for dancing, drinking, lunch, and warm cookies

  • News

    September 13, 2000

    You Are Here

    Ah, the fall rituals of the Prairie!

  • Art

    August 18, 1999

    Wild at Heart

    Artist Frank Sander heads far outdoors

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