Pip Hanson

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2013

    The Bachelor Farmer goes totally '80s for Halloween

    Pop that collar baby, we're going back in time. ("Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads!") For one night only the Bachelor Farmer and Marvel Bar will be dipping back into the era of big hair and even bigger phones. The inspiration for the evening comes from two prominent '80s set cinema clas ... More >>

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    September 16, 2013

    Marvel Bar Now Serves a $200 Bowl of Punch

    It always seems like a bit of a wink on the part of Marvel Bar's owners to offer Cheetos as their sole snack alongside $14 cocktails. Still, the drinks are undeniably delicious and it's really hard to make a big stink about free Cheetos. In any case, frequenters and never-beens alike will be glad to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2013

    Top 10 Places to Eat in the North Loop

    As its ubiquitous, chic loft condominiums suggest, the North Loop is quickly becoming a hot spot for trendy Minneapolitans. Bordered by the new Twins Stadium to the southwest, Hennepin Avenue to the southeast, Plymouth Avenue to the northwest, and the Mississippi River to the northeast, the heart o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2013

    The Bachelor Farmer to host Hank Shaw dinner

    It used to be that you needed to be invited to a special event to catch a glimpse of the private dining area upstairs. They are now beginning to open up the room for exclusive dinners like an upcoming event featuring Hank Shaw in honor of his new book, Duck, Duck, Goose.See Also:2013 Best Restaurant ... More >>

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    July 22, 2013

    The Bachelor Farmer celebrates its second anniversary with a traditional Kräftskiva festival

    The Bachelor Farmer takes its Nordic heritage super seriously. Maybe you already knew that; perhaps you've experienced the delightful pyttipanna (like a Swedish version of breakfast hash, but without the hash) offered at brunch or the delectable, ever-rotating "toast" options on the dinner menu. But ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2013

    Nick Kosevich: A bitters-sweet cocktail tale, part 3

    Nick Kosevich was at ground zero for the Minneapolis drink revolution that happened at Town Talk Diner. He's since gone on to start his own line of bitters and consult on bar programs around the Midwest. Today, our final installment with this Best Bartender, we discuss where he likes to drink and wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2012

    Marvel Bar's Pip Hanson: Calm in the face of calamity [VIDEO]

    There are drink mixers, there are mixologists, there are bartenders, and then there is the masterful Pip Hanson of the Marvel Bar at the Bachelor Farmer. Nothing can come between him and his mission to mix the perfect coctail. Not even a shelf completely crumbling, taking with it glasses and expensi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    Top 10 craft cocktail bars in the Twin Cities

    There's never been a better time to be a drinker. It's become almost mandatory for every new restaurant of a certain price point to employ a master mixologist behind the bar. These days you can't swing a shaker without smacking over a few bottles of handmade bitters. While the craft cocktail movemen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2012

    Bachelor Farmer makes Bon Appetit's 10 Best New Restaurants in America

    Last week we told you that first-year Minneapolis restaurant the Bachelor Farmer, had made it onto Bon Appetit magazine's top 100 restaurants in America list, but now Minneapolis's favorite Scandinavian-themed restaurant has been upgraded. The Bachelor Farmer has made it onto Bon Appetit's Hot 10 li ... More >>

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    August 1, 2012
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    June 7, 2012

    The Bachelor Farmer adds Sunday supper and brunch

    The hits keep on coming for Eric and Andrew Dayton's wildly successful restaurant, the Bachelor Farmer. From raving reviews to a recent meal spent with the President of the United States (to whom they served such local, sustainable favorites as greens from Laughing Loon and Dragsmith farms. The Firs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    Cafe Maude looking to expand to Minneapolis

    ​Cafe Maude's owner Kevin Sheehy is eying a new space that would bring Cafe Maude a little sister of sorts, according to Rick Nelson's blog at the Star Tribune. Sheehy expressed his thoughts on moving by saying, "When it comes to expanding, I've always thought, 'Do I go to Maple Grove or Eden Prai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2012

    Cocktail history, Art Shanty Project: Freeloader Friday

    ​ Despite the cold, this weekend is filled with tons of free stuff to do. For example, after taking a year off the Art Shanty Project is returning to Medicine Lake with shanties offering fashion, live music, sports, family activities, and more each Saturday and Sunday through early February. Looki ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 11, 2012
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    January 3, 2012

    Top 10 martinis in the Twin Cities

    ​Life keeps getting better for Twin Cities cocktail lovers. New and exciting craft cocktails are being conceived, and classic cocktails are being rediscovered. No list of classic cocktails would be complete without the martini.It's clean, elegant, sexy, and its simplicity is part of it genius. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2011

    5 great gifts for the home bartender

    Local mixologists literally wrote the book on making great cocktails​The celebration of the cocktail continues as bars all over town are mixing up their own bitters and infusing everything in sight with herbs, berries, and branches.  People are chipping their own ice shards and buying seltzer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    Cafe Maude's Bronx Cocktail: a new twist on an old classic

    Cafe Maude's Bronx Cocktail ​Bronx Cocktail $10 Cafe Maude 5411 Penn Ave. S., Minneapolis 612.822.5411 Its been said that there are no new cocktails, only new ways of making old ones. I don't believe that's true, but I am always impressed when someone takes a drink I know well and really makes i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011

    Out of the Inn--where are they now?

    What has happened to the talented staff since the Inn closed its doors?​Certain restaurants create a mythology that lives on long after the lights have gone out. These restaurants become a symbol of a special place and time, a nostalgia that inspires late-night tales over too many cocktails of "Ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    North Star Bartenders Guild book release party

    Joy SummersWhy hello there, you Handsome Devil​The Mill City Museum was filled with the sounds of cocktail shakers vigorously agitating booze and ice cubes Thursday night as fans of fine liquors converged to celebrate the release of Johnny Michaels's North Star Bartenders Guild book, Northstar Coc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2011

    Johnny Michaels, La Belle Vie mixologist, opens up about his past, his craft, and his new book

    MNHSJohnny Michaels ​Johnny Michaels has been a fixture in the Twin Cities cocktail scene for as long as I can remember. He has maintained one of the coolest and most interesting cocktail lists in town at La Belle Vie since it moved to its current location at 510 Groveland. He has written for seve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2011

    New Northstar Cocktails book is a home bartender's best friend

    New book will make you a cocktail pro.​ The logo on the cover of Northstar Cocktails, the new cocktail guide by local cocktail superstars Johnny Michaels and the North Star Bartenders' Guild, could be suitable as a super cool rock band logo; this is no coincidence--the guys and gals who created th ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    September 28, 2011

    The Bachelor Farmer celebrates the Nordic palate

    Governor Dayton's sons open first-rate restaurant

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    August 12, 2011

    Marvel Bar's Silverado a swank summer drink of the week

    Pretty comes with a punch.​Silverado$9Marvel Bar50 N. Second Ave., Minneapolis612.206.3929The joint's only been open since last week and it's already hopping, so the Hot Dish thought we'd head to the North Loop pronto and order ourselves a proper summer libation under the watchful eye of Pip Hanso ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    The Bachelor Farmer, a first look

    Photos courtesy of The Bachelor Farmer​Footfalls on wooden planks led to the front door of The Bachelor Farmer, a new restaurant that softly opened last week.  It was before business hours and a knock on a locked door is answered by two immaculately dressed young men, "Hello, I'm Eric," he ex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    Cafe Maude's Now You Know: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 36

    If you don't know, you should...​What can you say about a cocktail that teaches you how to pronounce Cynar and ushers you into a world where ice preparation is a serious endeavor? Not to mention the feel of it sliding down your throat sip by sip and the smooth back of the fino sherry. Or the fact ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    January 5, 2011
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    August 30, 2010

    Psycho Suzi's plans fall move to old Gabby's space

    Mo PerryThe Poor Man's Paradise is upgrading to roomier digs​The sign outside Gabby's proclaims it loud and clear: "Psycho Suzi's / Future Home / Coming This November / Hopefully / Fingers Crossed." (It's a big sign). With Gabby's closure in July came a new opportunity for Nordeast's favorit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    Taste of the Nation HOTList has a hot list of chefs

    ​The annual Taste of the Nation HOTList takes place at the Guthrie on June 24 and features the cooking/shaking of 15 favorite Twin Cities chefs and mixologists. The lineup reads like a Who's Who of the local dining scene, so if you have yet to dine at, say, Bar La Grassa, Cafe Maude, or the Strip ... More >>

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    January 1, 2010

    Drink of the week: Cafe Maude's Barley and Butter

    Barley and Butter--the scotch drink people who don't like scotch need to try.