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  • Blogs

    May 20, 2014

    Stone Arch Bridge Festival unveils 2014 lineup

    The Stone Arch Bridge Festival returns to the scenic St. Anthony Main area on Father's Day weekend. In addition to the showcasing of over 250 visual artists, the three-day fest will feature more than 40 music acts near the Mississippi River on three stages. Live music begins at Water Power Park on t ... More >>

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    March 12, 2014
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    March 7, 2014

    Weekend brew round-up: Brit's Pub, Lift Bridge Irish Coffee Stout, and more

    Break out the sunscreen, this weekend just might top the freezing point. What better way to celebrate than heading out to some of the many fine brewing establishments around the Twin Cities? Here are some of the beer-focused activities and celebrations to check out this weekend. See also: Lift Brid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2014

    Where to watch the Super Bowl on Sunday

    Come Super Bowl Sunday, lots of folks will be sitting down on their couches, elbow-deep in wings, nachos, and football-shaped party food. While it's fun to scream at the tv and guzzle some brewskis in the comfort of your own home, there's something to be said about watching the big game in a bar wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2014

    Howler's second album, World of Joy, coming in March

    After a funny pre-announcement in December, Howler have officially put out the details for their second full-length album via Rough Trade. The follow-up to 2012's America Give Up is titled World of Joy, and it arrives on March 25.The band has debuted a new song from the collection titled "Don't Wann ... More >>

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    November 6, 2013
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    October 30, 2013

    Coming soon: Summit beer in a can

    Summit Brewing has announced plans for a canning line, starting production next year. While no specific plans are public yet, the brewery expects to can around three of their already established brews sometime in the second quarter of 2014, selling them in a 6-pack of 12-ounce cans. The cans will be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts: 9/11-9/17

    Twin Cities music never stops and this week is no exception. The Xcel welcomes Michael Bublé Wednesday, and Blake Shelton Thursday. Animal Collective play their rescheduled show Wednesday at First Avenue. Wednesday also brings two new residency nights, GRRRL PRTY's at Icehouse and Usonia at Ca ... More >>

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    May 1, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts: 5/1-5/7

    The first week of May begins with an exciting lineup. James Blake returns to First Avenue's Mainroom Wednesday while Veils rock the 7th Street Entry. Electric boy/girl duos Purity Ring and Crystal Castles play First Avenue Thursday and Sunday. Minnesota's local member of Cult Records (Julian Casabla ... More >>

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    May 1, 2013
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    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 >>

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    March 27, 2013
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    March 20, 2013

    Lollapalooza 2013 lineup: Mumford & Sons, Phoenix, Vampire Weekend & more

    What a difference a year makes when it comes to Lollapalooza, Chicago's destination music festival in Grant Park every summer. The first details of the lineup have emerged, and compared to the rockist-leaning 2012 bill it's looking very much like anything that can loosely fit within the antiquated " ... More >>

  • Movies

    November 21, 2012

    Red Dawn doesn't shine

    North Korea (and audiences) go home unhappy in U.S. invasion story

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2012

    Bill McGuire announces Stars ownership deal

    The Minnesota Stars are officially here to stay. Twin Cities businessman Bill McGuire announced that he's buying the second-division soccer team during a press conference at Brit's Pub this afternoon. Previously owned by the National American Soccer League, the Stars were in jeopardy of being disba ... More >>

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    August 8, 2012
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    July 4, 2012
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    June 27, 2012

    Devil's Advocate keeps it simple

    The new Minneapolis pub focuses on meatballs and beer

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2012

    Has Radiohead been dissected to death yet? OK Computer is 15

    Fifteen years ago on Saturday, Radiohead released a follow-up to The Bends -- which two years earlier had essentially cemented them as the new leaders of Brit Pop. Called OK Computer, the album almost single-handedly destroyed the Brit styling as we knew it. (The Spice Girls helped too.) The Bends w ... More >>

  • Movies

    June 6, 2012

    Twin Cites film fests and events

    A guide to a picture-perfect summer

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    May 8, 2012

    Drink of the Week: Pimm's Cup at Merlin's Rest

    Are you familiar with Pimm's No. 1 Cup? This centuries-old liqueur has some lesser known cousins (the No. 3 and the No. 6) that are still in production, but the most popular by far is the No. 1. It's a cola-colored, gin-based liqueur that is faintly herby and is set off perfectly when mixed with cit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    Imbibe like an Irishman this Week in Food

    We hope you like corned beef and Guinness, because this week in food leading up to St. Patrick's Day is all about indulging Irish-style.

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    October 7, 2011

    Zombie Pub Crawl 2011: Music set times

    ​What do we want? BRAINS! When do we want 'em? .....BRAINS!That's right, the time is nigh for throngs of eager young partiers to don their rattiest zombie apparel for the 7th annual Zombie Pub Crawl, which for the first time this year will expand to cover both St. Paul's Lowertown neighborhood and ... More >>

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    May 25, 2011
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    May 25, 2011
  • Music

    April 27, 2011
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    April 9, 2011

    The Happy Gnome's MN game burger: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 27

    Mo PerryEating locally sourced food never tasted so indulgent​Eating locally sourced food has been all the rage for quite some time now, but maybe you've eschewed the whole idea, thinking it meant stuffy, sparse plates of morally superior greens sprinkled with a few smug flax seeds. Allow me ... More >>

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    April 8, 2011

    Patisserie Margo's Zuppa Englese Torte: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 28

    A perfect 10 in taste and looks...​The Zuppa Englese torte at Patisserie Margo has a gorgeous multilayered construction that amazes the eyes and seems more precise and perfect than the original Italian treat. When translated, it means English soup, which one theory says came about when Italian che ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2011

    Dolsot Bibimbap at Dong Yang Oriental Food: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 31

    Kei TerauchiDolsot bibimbop: the food pyramid in a stone pot​It may be true that fast food provides you the most calories per dollar. But you are paying for processed fat and starch flavored to taste acceptable to the tolerant palate. If you are looking to fill up on healthy and full-flavored ... More >>

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    April 6, 2011

    Meritage's pommes frites: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 33

    Joy SummersHold the ketchup, pass the Bearnaise ​Everything tastes better in French. Admit it. Would you rather eat mayo or aioli? A loaf of bread or a baguette? Velveeta or a little fromage? French fries or pommes frites? I rest my case. For French cuisine in the Twin Cities, it's hard to ... More >>

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    April 6, 2011

    Piccolo's scrambled eggs with pigs' feet: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 32

    The elegance of eggs​Doug Flicker has a reputation as one of the best, if not the best, chefs in town. Those who know food, like other chefs and serious food followers, watch his every move. He's earned that respect by cooking his food his way, even if it might not appear to be what's popular with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    Travail's fried chicken: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 34

    ​Even those who have lived in New Orleans for decades, where fried chicken is an art form, might find themselves losing years of their lives trying to prepare the dish at home, always feeling some sort of disappointment at the results. It's not always easy to pinpoint what is wrong. Was the batter ... More >>

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    April 4, 2011

    Urban Eatery's Asian pork sliders: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 37

    Take that, White Castle!​To think that we once satisfied our late-night snacking urges with the mushy blandness of the White Castle slyder, a meal that's perfectly content to be seasoned with nothing more than steamed onions. Sure, there's comfort to be found in the squishy buns and flat mea ... More >>

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    April 3, 2011

    Isles Bun & Coffee's Puppy Dog Tail: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 38

    Kei TerauchiFollow the finger for yummy tails​The morning commute is a struggle. With my hair still damp and stomach empty, I head out to catch the bus at Uptown Transit Station. As I sleepily walk down on Hennepin, a sweet and inviting aroma takes hold of all my senses. I look up and see a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    Szechuan Spice's Chicken with Double Chili Pepper: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 41

    Mo PerryFiery goodness to make your tongue tingle​There is something other-worldly about Szechuan Spice's chicken with double chili pepper--a haunting quality that hovers on the periphery of your memory and manifests in periodic, sudden, urgent cravings. Maybe it's the chicken, lightly crisp ... More >>

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    March 30, 2011

    Dancing Ganesha's Chicken 65: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 42

    Colorful and tasty too​Good smells waft down Harmon Place when you open the doors to Dancing Ganesha and grab a seat at the bar, it only gets better. Pass by the elephant and settle in to watch the dual TV's -- one showing a Bollywood musical and the other reprising a cricket match with the West I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    Transmission celebrates 10 years with a gig in the Mainroom

    Photo by Stacy Schwartz​DJ Jake Rudh has spent the last decade cultivating a dedicated following of friends and fans at his weekly dance nights. What started out as Destination Unknown at the Chatterbox Pub in 2001 has since evolved into Transmission, a Wednesday-night house gig that has bounced a ... More >>

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    January 19, 2011
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    December 13, 2010

    20.21 offers bubbles and squeak this Week in Food

    The incredible, edible Scotch egg. ​Eek! It's all bubbles and squeak this week with a British invasion, a rockin' gleek-out, and a stiff glass of scotch. It's a wonderful life, this Week in Food. Monday 12/13 Bubbles and squeak and mussels--oh my! In honor of the British Television Awards, 20. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    Dunn Brothers Coffee Lab debuts the latest coffee geek gadget

    Pour-over pots: Changes are brewing at Dunn Bros Coffee Lab...​About a year ago, Dunn Bros. owners took over a former franchise at University Ave and 280 and turned it into an experimental shop--or coffee lab. No more coffee as commodity: the focus is now on tailored brewing and made-to-order ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    March 24, 2010

    Bradstreet, Solera, and more: Happy hours for grownups

    Drink like an adult on a college kid's budget

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    September 16, 2009

    The Bootleg: Minnesota's signature country-club cocktail

    Prohibition-era drink deftly masks taste of alcohol

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    Hurra Torpedo to join The Darkness on reunion tour

    After all-too-lengthy delays, two bands that helped form the 2000s join forces for a powerful reunion tour that shouldn't be missed.

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    February 16, 2009

    Hey! The fastest banjo player in the world lives here!

    And we couldn't be more proud ... even if he isn't a native.

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    May 5, 2008

    Over the Weekend: May 2-4, 2008

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    Kate Nash, The Cops, Dosh, and more -- here's a rundown of the shows we saw this weekend. Now with 33% more pictures!

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    May 9, 2007

    Let's Get Wet: Mando Diao at the 400 Bar

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    As the leaky roof lets the rain pour in, floodwaters rise inside the 400 Bar, and large puddles form in lowland areas in front of the bar. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2007

    Juan Carlos Toja is the bomb

    The big new signings are yet to have an impact on MLS. David Beckham and Cuahtemoc Blanco won't suit up until July, and Juan Pablo Angel got his first minutes last night for New York. But in the opening six weeks of the season, a slew of new faces have had a marked impact on the league.

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    September 28, 2005

    Must-flee TV?

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    The new fall TV season thus far has fe ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    July 27, 2005

    Open-Air Options

    Defy the dog days of summer on one of these charming--or just cheap--patios

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2005

    The British invasion, revisited

    Downing Street springs new leak: Second Brit memo suggests Iraq war may not end in hugs In the Washington Post, White House blogger Dan Froomkin is calling it the DSM-II. And, truly, the second Downing Street memo to leak out of the Blair adminstration portrays a Bush war team suffering from the kin ... More >>

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