You know that iconic scene from the Sandlot? The one where all the boys chew tobacco and then honk all over the amusement park? That scene sums up our collective response to carnival rides. But when we heard that the owner of Psycho Suzi's was going to open up a Ferris wheel restaurant called Betty ... More >>
Sheephead ale, from Brau Brothers in Marshall, is everything the style calls for: accessible, crisp, light, and complex without being overbearing. It pours a dark gold with a creamy, consistent head and drinks with a soft biscuit malt countered by a light and piney hop bite. It's one part craft beer ... More >>
The State Fairgrounds are closed and football season has returned. It's still technically summer, so wait for those Oktoberfest steins and help prepare the annual hop harvest instead. This week has beer events from Beer Dabbler, Friends of the Boundary Waters, Lift Bridge, and more. See also: 9 loc ... More >>
From Duluth to New Ulm, here are our picks for the best outstate suds
At a recent tasting event held at the Roseville location of Cellar's Wine & Spirits, Brau Brothers Brewing Co. head brewer, Dustin Brau, talked to an audience of craft beer enthusiasts while offering up samples of several varieties of their craft brewed beers. We had the opportunity to catc ... More >>
This Saturday, February 22, marks the last day of Birchwood Cafe as we've known it. However, fans of this Seward favorite won't be without its local-loving cuisine for too long. As they begin construction on a new, improved, and expanded Birchwood, owner Tracy Singleton and chef Marshall Paulsen wil ... More >>
Here's some Target news that isn't bad, for a change.SEE ALSO: Target Breach: Top 10 tweetsThe company will open its first TargetExpress store this July in Dinkytown in a street-level retail space in the controversial Marshall apartment development, which will be the largest mixed-use structure in t ... More >>
Having announced their move from tiny Lucan, MN to the nearby town of Marshall, Brau Brothers Brewing Company officially opened their new taproom on Oct. 4. The new facility is 37,000 square feet compared to their original location's 5,000, and sits in a converted retail space along highways MN-23 a ... More >>
It's nearly a week after Memorial Day and the rains of spring haven't let up. Got an itch to go camping anyway? If you're going to brave the elements, you may as well get sloshed in the process. BrauFest 2013 in Lucan, Minnesota, is hosting their annual beer festival, rain or shine, that features f ... More >>
The Wolf Pack trilogy ends right where it began
A few weeks back, we chatted with Brau Brothers Brewing Company just as the announcement of its relocation from Lucan to Marshall was made official. While the last talk focused on its beer and its history, The Hot Dish wanted to hear about the new brewery location as well. Uprooting a brewery--one p ... More >>
Sleigh Bells With Araabmuzik First Avenue, Minneapolis Friday, November 2, 2012 On Friday night, to a teeming First Avenue mainroom, Sleigh Bells raised a proverbial toast: to Minneapolis, to the pride of a second album and -- most importantly -- to anyone anywhere who's irritatingly endured a subp ... More >>
Cat Power with Entrance Mill City Nights Minneapolis October 30, 2012 Cat Power's show last night at Mill City Nights offered something of a mixed bag for audience members. There was a lot going on: with incense burning on stage throughout the night, the artist also known as Chan Marshall alternate ... More >>
Dark Dark Dark with Mountain Man and Emily Wells Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis October 3, 2012 A series of strong, original female voices kept the packed Cedar Cultural Center entranced and thoroughly entertained on Wednesday night, as Dark Dark Dark celebrated the release of their glorious n ... More >>
The Mall of America might lure tourists from all over the world and boast a bajillion stores, but Edina's Southdale Center has history, and the folks at PBS think it's kind of a big deal. The nation's first enclosed regional shopping center, Southdale has been named one of the "10 Buildings That Cha ... More >>
Minneapolis bike lovers have been worried sick over one of their own.Faisal Alharbi ran over a bicyclist in St Paul last Wednesday in an incident that's left the Twin Cities' bicyclist community frightened. Alharbi was driving through Marshall and Prior Ave around 5:30 when he struck a bicyclist ... More >>
Andy Lien Sweet cake, manThe exquisitely tasteful bakery off Marshall in Saint Paul's Merriam Park neighborhood will soon be getting a Minneapolis sister store. Owner Ly Lo says they are hoping for a mid-December opening for their new storefront at 4747 Nicollet Avenu ... More >>
Hectorir/flickrIsn't it nice to be appreciated?Jimmy John's, the well-loved stop for sub sandwiches, is holding a Customer Appreciation Day in the Twin Cities tomorrow, with several eight-inch sandwiches for $1. Stop by and get your Pepe (smoked ham and provolone,) Vito (Italian sub) or veggie su ... More >>
Photo courtesy Bethany DickFree cupcakes? Sweet!Sweets Bakeshop just launched a sweet program to reduce their end-of-the-day inventory. Every night, from 6 to 8 p.m. (5 to 6 p.m. on Sundays), guests who drop in and mention the code words "Cupcake Happy Hour" will receive one free cupcake from amo ... More >>
Photo by Stacy SchwartzMarshall Winston (left) at the Current studiosINTERVIEW CONDUCTED BY CINDAL LEE HEARTMumford & Sons are the epitome of bottom to top success; in less than 3 years they've signed to major record labels (Glassnote and Island) and faired into the hearts of many diverse fan ... More >>
(This guy escaped from Coney Island) This week we have gallery show homage to Coney Island, a benefit for MN Fashion, and free music at the Triple Rock.
A new single of synth ambiance, baby grand, tight little drum, Jame Foxx for some reason, and a chorus of Ems singing about moving on from the past few years of stuttered releases, promotions, and relatively bad records. Here we hear Marshall apologizing (twice) for Relapse, "let's be honest, tha ... More >>
Schwan's is being forced to release records related to a discrimination clam filed by a former employee.
Schwan's is now delivering five different Top Chef-featured frozen entrees to peoples' doors.
Schwan's refuses to turn over records that might incriminate it in a sexual harassment claim.
More from our Q&A with Sean Tillmann in this week's print edition.
A former Culver's employee in Marshall, Minn. thought it would be easy to rob a place he used to work for. Fail.
A town sheds its skin on its way across the Mississippi
Schwan's wants you to give them a whirl. The home delivery company is offering $10 of free food to the first 500,000 people to sign up.
Could we just have every politician or kinda-politician run for governor in 2010, perhaps in a Lord of the Flies battle?
Yes, you read it correctly. Cargo holds, vans, and street corners are simply too pedestrian for the duo of doom.
Getting off the political sauce.
Karl Raschke's homemade pin collection is nothing if not eclectic. Run into the local photographer/musician and he may hand you a button featuring a picture of Marshall stacks, vegetables, his dad--really any simple image that strikes his fancy. Now Raschke's making his one-inch beauties available t ... More >>
Eleven things we're looking forward to that aren't the spring thaw
Originally, the term "house music" was used simply to apply to the disco and discofied R&B spun by Frankie Knuckles at the Chicago nightclub the Warehouse. Starting in 1983, though, house developed into a distinct genre--or better put a distinct genre containing divergent subgenres. Some of house's ... More >>
Josh Hartnett - After a cameo this spring in Sin City, Josh might be looking for his first Academy Award nomination by playing a savant with Asperger's syndrome, a type of autism, who's involved in a doomed relationship in Mozart and the Whale. Just ask Daniel Day-Lewis, Holly Hunter, Russell Crowe, ... More >>
'Undeclared' Scripts Comic Essays on Graduating Into Adulthood
Ruminations on motherhood