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 >>
Genius is a hard thing to live up to; once someone bestows you with its thorny crown, it's a crippling burden that can sometimes make you even more the stuff of legend. My Bloody Valentine is that stuff of legend. 1991 was a time both namby and pamby, with New Ja ... 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 >>
If popular indie music were a respectable black-tie affair, then Sleigh Bells are the guests who start shattering glasses...on purpose. Since fate joined New Yorkers Alexis Krauss and Derek Miller together musically in 2008, they've developed a sound that's truly their own. It's angry, earsplitting ... 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 >>
Mission Of Burma 400 Bar, Minneapolis September 27, 2012 The legendary post-punk band Mission Of Burma hit the 400 Bar on Thursday night intent on not only solidifying their venerable status with the old-guard of the local music community, but adding to it, as the power-trio out of Boston delivered ... 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 >>
Photos by Steve CohenErik KoskinenReal-Phonic 8th Commandment Revival February 8th, 2011 First Avenue Erik Koskinen is deliciously under the radar as far as Twin Cities music is concerned. He is best known for his roles as a producer and engineer for Trampled By Turtles and guitarist for Mol ... 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 >>
The Body prepare to pummel the raddest drum kitBetween Pitchfork's eyeball-stealing #Offline Fest and the unmitigated excitement surrounding Kanye West's surprise appearance, the runaround given to badgeholders (the things cost $500 and come with no guarantees), the far-and-wide distribution of t ... 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.
Three young microbreweries try their hand at estate beers, fruit-infused concoctions, and...the "Facemeltör"?
Eleven things we're looking forward to that aren't the spring thaw
'Undeclared' Scripts Comic Essays on Graduating Into Adulthood
Ruminations on motherhood