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 >>
After about 4 p.m., especially towards the end of the work week, people in offices and schools and hospitals and roller rinks everywhere start to get that...socializing itch. Happily, there are plenty of happy hour spots around town where comrades and co-workers can go and get that itch scratched -- ... More >>
The sleek space has no sign, but the red door with the hammer and sickle handle makes it easy to spot this new Russian-influenced hot spot sandwiched between Bar Abilene and the Lagoon Cinema in Uptown. Dim lights flicker as shots are tipped back, plates of food float past, and the music pumps ... More >>
The new chef-driven eatery fuses high and low brow to great effect
For all the craft beer we have brewing in our fair state, you may be surprised to find that our collective beer of choice is actually a macro brew.A team of data collectors from AMP research firm and Blowfish, an Alka-Seltzer-like, effervescent tab touted as a hangover cure, polled over 5,000 b ... More >>
What's that joke about Miller Light and having sex in a canoe? Nevermind, if you're a federal employee, you can now get a pint of any kind of beer -- even a frosty pint of craft beer -- for free anytime today at one of the participating Tuesday Brewsday locations in St. Paul. No more drowning your g ... More >>
-- Updates at bottom --This afternoon, a Pedal Pub tipped in the area of Mill Ruins Park on the north side of downtown Minneapolis. Some riders were reportedly injured.SEE ALSO: "I hate the Pedal Pub" Facebook page: Funniest new memes [IMAGES]The news was broken by bystanders on social media who hap ... More >>
Hotel gastropub brings great fare to the table for locals and out-of-towners
One of presumptive GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's advisers describes Tim Pawlenty as "an incredible warrior," prompting us to wonder whether the T-Paw Minnesotans know and are ambivalent about has been abducted by aliens and replaced with an imposter.Whatever the case, Pawlenty, along with ... More >>
Pracna on Main117 Main St. SE, Minneapolis612.379.3200; Pracna websiteHours & DetailsEveryday 9-11 p.m.$3 microbrews and domesticsIt's always nice to hang out down by the river. Truth be told, St. Anthony Main is one of our favorite spots in Minneapolis. Recently we made a late-night pit stop to ... More >>
The last few days, Village Voice Media's indefatigable music staff has been regaling you with stories of the best from SXSW 2012. In the midst of these discoveries, we've been culling another list: the worst shit. The acts that ranged from huge bore-fests to downright lame. Below, you'll find our ... More >>
Soon, that cup could be filled with merlot!Times are tough for America's restaurant owners. McDonald's is planning a large-scale makeover for many of its restaurants, hoping to make them more 'chic.' Wendy's has reworked its menu, changing to natural-cut fries and new burgers. Even Su ... More >>
No more Miller Lite?If you love the MGD, you better stock up while you can. The state shutdown is temporarily shutting down the sale of MillerCoors products in Minnesota. According to state officials, the brewing conglomerate failed to renew its license before the shutdown began. They have been t ... More >>
Photo courtesy Fork in the RoadThis food truck is hard to missSpend any amount of time with Kari Offerdahl and Amy Frechette of Fork in the Road food truck and it's apparent they're so much more than business partners. "Can you work in that Amy's single?" joked Kari. Friends since the age of two, ... More >>
www.republicmn.comRaise a glass: change comes to 7 Corners. Change is brewing on 7 Corners, as Preston's Urban Pub (formerly Sargent Preston's) has a new owner with a familiar face: Matty O'Reilly, co-owner of the Aster and 318 Cafes. Besides Town Hall Brewery, most of the area's other bars ... More >>
The eatery opens.Urban Eatery celebrated its grand opening Saturday night with a rollicking party. Taking over the space that once housed the View in the Calhoun Beach Club, the new restaurant has undergone a remodel and re-menu that seemed to please the crowd--who clearly came to eat, drink, and ... More >>
Photos by Tony NelsonPavementSeptember 12, 2010Roy Wilkins AuditoriumIn the end, it was only the coordinated light show that didn't make much sense during Pavement's splendidly shambolic set at Roy Wilkins, as the band hit all the right (and wrong) notes during a nearly two-hour performance that ... More >>
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Jake Nyberg jumps into social experiment created by his tubular coif
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Turncoat. Chickenshit. Radical. Minnesota's senior senator has been called a lot of things. But president?
Ad agencies shoot spots; local "music houses" score
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UM Professor David Lykken has spent his career studying the role of nature and nurture in shaping people. And he believes his research shows the best society would be one in which the state decides who gets to have children.
by Jennifer Vogel