Our zone-by-zone best restaurant bets from Minneapolis to St. Paul
Jay Nygard got the bright idea for a homemade wind turbine in 2010, and set about collecting, in his own words, only the finest parts -- "I didn't buy a piece of shit propeller." Maybe so. But the whole thing stunk to Orono city officials. They tried to stop construction and took him to court in 2 ... More >>
How the visionaries of southeast Minneapolis plan to transform the way we live in the 21st century
When Surly Brewing started construction on a $20 million beer paradise yesterday morning, it was a groundbreaking nearly three years and a state law in the making. See Also: Surly confirms Prospect Park for new brewery location Surly founder Omar Ansari on the MN brewing scene and "what makes a ... More >>
On Sunday, Surly held a party celebrating both their seventh anniversary and the release of their new Belgian strong ale, appropriately called SeVIIn, at the Varsity Theater. Part of the night's festivities included giving guests a first look at the plans drawn up by HGA Architects for Surly's new d ... More >>
Surly, the Brooklyn Center brewery with the ravenous cult following and huge presence in the local beer scene, is celebrating its seventh anniversary with a party at the Varsity Theater. The star of the party is, as always, the beer, and Surly looks to keep up its tradition of doing something differ ... More >>
Back in April, Surly Brewing confirmed Prospect Park as the location of its new destination brewery, complete with onsite bar, restaurant, beer garden, and event center. But you won't have to wait until building is complete to enjoy a Surly brew on Surly grounds. Following in the footsteps of o ... More >>
Drinking in the new local breweries sprouting up around town
On Tuesday the folks over at Surly Brewing Co. took the time to issue their response to the proposed tax increase on Minnesota-made alcohol. In a lengthy blog post that details their multiple issues with the proposed excise tax increase, Surly makes it clear that this legislation can only hurt Minne ... More >>
We hope your week has been full of sunshine, love, and fine food & drink. Here are the top stories from this week's Hot Dish.~"50 Favorite Dishes" from Parka, Blue Door Pub, and Ipotli.~In beer news, Surly confirms plans for their new brewery in Prospect Park, while Dustin Brau of Brau Brot ... More >>
The deal is done, and if you live in the Prospect Park area of Minneapolis, you'll be getting a new neighbor. MPR reported yesterday that craft brewery Surly Brewing Co. has confirmed the purchase of an eight-acre plot of land near the Minneapolis/St.Paul border and will begin building its $20 milli ... More >>
These excellent metro eateries have been around for a while, but if you haven't paid them a visit, you should
Surly announced plans for its $20 million dream brewery in February 2011, before it was even legal for breweries to sell their own in Minnesota.So then the brewery successfully lobbied to change the law. After that, what was convincing government agencies to fund the $2.5 million in estimated enviro ... More >>
Restaurant Week, the seasonal event hosted four times a year by Mpls/St. Paul Magazine, has proved itself to be a hit with both restaurants and diners. Chefs get to pick the dishes on their menus that highlight the restaurants' strengths, and diners get to branch out and try new places at accessible ... More >>
Sarah Nienaber, Sarah Rose, and Annie May form punk-chick trifecta
It's hard to pinpoint exactly what makes Rana May, the West Bank comedian (who actually doesn't live on the West Bank anymore), so hilarious. Is it the scribbled graphs she makes to accompany her "informative" speeches on why we never should have had the American Revolution because England is awe ... More >>
Late last fall, as part of 2011's epic construction overhaul in the Twin Cities, Mn/DOT built a noise wall along I-94 in Minneapolis, just east of the Mississippi River. The purpose was to reduce highway noise to the nearby neighborhoods, but Prospect Park residents are complaining that it did jus ... More >>
Cleveland LeaderTwo special elections for legislative seats happen tonight in Minneapolis. "Election 2012" doesn't just refer to November 6.Ready or not, two Minnesota legislative seats, both in Minneapolis, are actually up for grabs tonight. One is House District 61B, which includes the south Mi ... More >>
DPerstinThings you find in a park: Goat heads!St. Paul Police and Animal Control officials are looking into something you don't see everyday: A severed goat head. Someone found it in Marydale Park in St. Paul's North End on Saturday. "A woman was walking in the park, and saw something in a p ... More >>
We've heard from a couple concerned residents who saw what seemed to be healthy trees meeting their fate shortly after being spray-painted with the green ring of death. Apparently the city decided to clear out the ash trees in the city before the emerald ash borer even has a chance to strike. I ... More >>
The publisher is a thousand miles from NYC but remains one of the best
Critics say a power plant designed to reduce carbon emissions could be a cancer-causing boondoggle
Elsewhere, the kind of news Pratt's absorbing would touch off a stampede to get little Charlotte and Dylan into Waldorf school. But Pratt's parents are hopelessly prone to civic do-goodism.
A radically retooled Minneapolis School Board tries to stop the bleeding and start over
The great Minnesota brain freeze: 82 chances to cheat with Google and win valuable prizes!
JP Hungelmann and the rise of the Twin Cities minimal-techno scene
Three very similar Dems and a Green vie for the Second Ward's council seat
New University area coffee shop serves 30 decadent cupcakes, and grownups, too
For nearly forty years, a strange German couple has been photographing the great gray ghosts of 20th-century industry. But it's not so easy to see the "monumentary" in your own backyard.
Minnesota's DFL Courts The Greens--Sort Of
Joan Campbell's surprising loss leaves two candidates fighting for the Second Ward's liberal base
The City of Minneapolis owed Patricia Fields $5,000. She had to sue
to collect it.
After a storybook career on the stage, dancer and choreographer Lise Houlton helms the troupe her mother founded, Minnesota Dance Theater
Susana di Palma's latest flamenco noir involves one vamp, one murder, and four tarts named Delores
What takes seven years to build, costs nearly $600,000, and looks like a boondoggle?
How many neighbors does it take to screw in a light bulb?
Stupor Bowl Saturday, and the bike messenger's perilous ride on the mean streets