You've made it over the mid-week uphill battle, and it's time to go treat yourself to something ice-cold, refreshing, and definitely full o' hops. Since it's Craft Beer Week, this is the week to go out and indulge in some new craft beers and meet the brewing geniuses behind the beer.
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ZZ Ward -- based in Los Angeles, by way of Roseburg, Oregon -- is lighting up the music scene at the moment with her version of blues meets soul. Ward's show at the Varsity Theater sold out in five minutes -- Operations
Manager of the Varsity, Shayna Melgaard, was impressed that even her mom
knew ... More >>
With our local beer scene booming and more people catching the home-brewing bug every day, it makes sense that just about every decent Twin Cities restaurant seems to understand the importance of curating a respectable beer list. But we've also seen a wonderful growing trend of restaurants showcasin ... More >>
Muddy Waters2933 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis612. 872.2232; Muddy Waters websiteHours and details: Every day from 3-5 p.m.$2, $3, and $4.50 select pintsWines by the glass, ranging from $2.50 to $4A happy hour menu with options ranging from $3 to $11We stopped by for happy hour at Muddy Waters r ... More >>
It was another glorious week at the Hot Dish, brimming with the latest in Twin Cities food and drink news. Here are a few of the week's top stories as you prepare to enjoy the extra-long weekend.~While happy hour is always good, extended happy hour is even better. Check out our picks for even m ... More >>
Admittedly, we're not exactly on par with Canada when it comes to the availability of poutine. In fact in Quebec, where the dish is said to have originated, you can order a side of the cheese-curd and gravy-covered fries at any McDonald's. We'll probably never get to that point (do we really want to ... More >>
By Rick MasonBuddy GuyState Theatre, MinneapolisFriday, March 2, 2012A week after taking part in a stellar blues summit at the White
House and personally persuading President Obama to chime in on "Sweet
Home Chicago," Buddy Guy reveled in his own role as blues statesman
Friday night at Minneap ... More >>
If you have been to any kind of Hip-Hop event over the last ten years, pretty great odds you have seen Kevin Beacham. Easily recognizable with his long dreads flirting over his shoulders he could be the Scott Seekins of the hip-hop community with his appearance. He usually rocks a comic book t-sh ... More >>
Photo By Tim HolekCelebrated bluesman George "Mojo" Buford had a long and storied
musical life. He was born in Hernado, Mississippi in 1929, and later
relocated to Chicago in 1952 to form the Savage Boys, an outfit that
would eventually become known as the Muddy Waters, Jr. Band. Buford w ... More >>
City Pages was born before Heath Ledger and Aaliyah and has outlived them both. We're older than Christina Aguilera, Jason Schwartzman, and Cory from Boy Meets World. This week marks the 30-year anniversary of the name change from Sweet Potato to City Pages.The new name was simply and succinctly ... More >>
Greg Martin works the SynessoWaiting on some final inspections at his new Urban Bean location at 24th and Lyndale, Greg Martin is mere days, perhaps hours away from throwing open the doors and seeing faces old and new stream into what was once Muddy Waters. The space looks very different now, wit ... More >>
Fuel yourself for Fringe-watching!There are 168 shows in this year's Fringe Festival, which starts tomorrow, and how many you're able to watch all depends on your stamina.
To keep yourself fueled, check our our recommendations for which restaurants to hit near each venue.
PBR is what runs through the veins of Minnesota hipsters, but that's not how Black Church Service can be described. Blues and soul influence these four guys who play music for the sake of music. It takes either dedication and a true appreciation of music for a band to practice twice a ... More >>
Photo by Ben ClarkPink Mink at the Electric Fetus on TuesdayOur Picked to Click 2010 champions Pink Mink are in the midst of a flurry of CD-release celebrations this week, culminating with tonight's Sunset Cocktail Cruise and Album Release Party that will set sail on the Mississippi River in St. ... More >>
It's summer, and everyone is throwing their hats in the restaurant ring. Sure, some opt for the small step--a food truck or stand--while others go whole hog (love that phrase) and roll out something big and all-encompassing. This edition of Best of Hot Dish offers a healthy slice of "Now Open" fo ... More >>
The sign is now on the patio.When the landlord at the old location wanted to raise their rent by 66 percent, the owners of Muddy Waters, an uptown landmark for 20-plus years, decided to move south to Lyn-Lake and recreate the place--as a coffeeshop, restaurant, and bar (as reported here). After m ... More >>
Tony NelsonThe Urban Bean is getting a new sibling!With Muddy Waters moving down the street and expanding, it was only a matter of time before another entrepreneur leased the coffee shop's prime 24th and Lyndale space.
The Southwest Journal reports that Greg Martin, owner of the popular Urb ... More >>
In this week's City of Music, Doomtree MC Sims and beatmaker Lazerbeak bring us through the streets of Minneapolis and to the crew's longtime hangout, Muddy Waters, with their performance of the title track off Sims' new solo album, Bad Time Zoo. The album drops tomorrow via Doomtree and the whol ... More >>
Photos by Joe Michaud-ScorzaIf you've ever frequented Muddy Waters on Lyndale and 24th in South Minneapolis, chances are pretty good that you bumped into one of the members of the Doomtree crew at some point -- it's been a longtime central gathering point for the collective. All that will change ... More >>
carldunniii via Flickr.comSuch magical wordsWe've all been there: nights when the idea of cooking dinner or venturing into the dark, teeth-chattering cold to grab a meal sounds about as enticing as hitting the gym at 5 a.m. At times like these, there's no phrase quite as magnificent as "We de ... More >>
Muddy Waters iconic coffee cup will float down the street this spring.We always thought Muddy Waters could endure anything. The longtime 24th and Lyndale coffee shop has survived its customers through their punk phases, rave phases, and boho phases for more than 20 years. It even survived a B ... More >>
This coffee might look the same--until you taste it. At first glace, the inky liquid being poured in your mug might look the same, but Spyhouse has upgraded its coffee service over the past few months to more closely resemble some of the other "third wave" shops in town, such as Kopplin's, B ... More >>