Mark van Wie

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    Great Waters brewpub: "It's never a straight path"

    The current craft brewing growth isn't Minnesota's first brewery boom. The mid 1990s also saw an uptick in production of local brews, one that can teach the new startups some lessons--at least from those who survived. Great Waters Brewing Company in downtown St. Paul has seen a lot in its 17 years, ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    December 21, 2011

    Pig & Fiddle comes to 50th and France

    Offering plenty of old-country fare

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    Pig & Fiddle: A first look

    Joy SummersA pig and a pint, now available at 50th and France‚ÄčAnother restaurant lands in the midst of 50th and France.  Just three weeks ago the new Pig & Fiddle opened in the former Pearson's space. Brought to Minneapolis by Mark van Wie and Paul Schatz, who also run St. Paul's Muddy Pi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    Pig & Fiddle by Muddy Pig to open in former Pearson's

    Pearson's Family RestaurantA pub plans to move in next to 50th Street Cafe. ​When the former Pearson's Family Restaurant at 50th and France in Edina was sold, the new owner, John McMCarty, divided the space in two. On one side he opened the 50th Street Cafe (a breakfast-lunch spot similar to h ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    May 10, 2006

    Comfortably Gnome

    St. Paul tavern The Happy Gnome offers nearly a hundred American craft beers, snazzy imports