The spirited, lovelorn music of Scotland's Frightened Rabbit found a dedicated audience straight away in the Twin Cities, leading to a memorable string of packed-to-capacity shows here over the years that continues with Thursday's long sold-out show at the Varsity Theater. The talented quintet from ... More >>
It's an awfully long, dark season to suffer through without the comfort of those hearty hand pies we've come to love. Luckily, we've just received news that tantalizingly soon, we will be able to fulfill our Potter's Pasties craving year round.Alec Duncan, who owns the trucks with his wife, Fiona, t ... More >>
A quarter of a century in any business is no small thing, but 25 years in the music business is really a thing of beauty. For its silver anniversary, the Fine Line Music Cafe -- a longtime staple in the the downtown music scene and Twin Cities tradition -- is throwing itself a quiet little party. Fi ... More >>
The orchestral folk-pop ensemble Admiral Fallow has been steadily gaining fans in the U.K. since they started playing together some six years ago. Now, finally, with the release of their second album, Tree Bursts In Snow, talented Scottish quintet is finally in a place to make the great voyage over ... More >>
Glenmorangie Lasanta $14 St. Louis Park Woodfire Grill 6501 Wayzata Boulevard, St. Louis Park 952.345.0505; www.slpwoodfiregrill.com As many delicious cocktails as there are in these Twin Cities, something about the chilly damp weather in fall always brings me back to my first love: whisky, spe ... More >>
God save the meat pieLet us just pretend for a moment that it was an unseasonably cold late June day. Perhaps the sky was overcast, the wind a bit biting, and an entire state of pale people grumbled in unison about the lack of summer weather. Now what if these people were also hungry? Where co ... More >>
Fifty-five years old and $750 a glass.The Macallan 55$750 a glassThis Drink of the Week should probably be described in the voice of Robin Leach from Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, so image that. The Macallan 55 is a Highland single-malt scotch whisky, meaning this little sip has been aged i ... More >>
Lucky Bucket Brewery launches this weekend in Minnesota.Somehow the word has gotten out that Minnesotans love to drink beer. The list of out-of-state breweries starting distribution here just keeps expanding. In the last two months alone we've welcomed Stone Brewing Co., Brooklyn Brewery, and ... More >>
Pair wisely. Prepare for spring by planning your garden, pairing your wine and cheese, and picking out the perfect brew, wine, or scotch for your next big shindig. It's all here, this Week in Food. Monday 3/14 Pairing the wrong cheese with your wine can really wreak havoc. Learn how to avoid t ... More >>
Much like the rest of his condensed tour, Alexi Murdoch's stop at the Cedar Cultural Center was quick to sell out. Murdoch is not only wildly popular, but is also quite the catch if you are fortunate enough to witness him standing live in front of you; simply put, he doesn't tour very often.
Canned whiskey: There's a first time for everything.Continuing the theme of crazily alcoholic beverages in cans, Panama-based Scottish Spirits LTD is now offering whiskey in 12-ounce cans. That's eight shots, apparently intended to be shared by three people. And we thought Four Loko was bad... ... More >>
There's a moustache down there, somewhere.The Minnesota Wild broke two records in November, and they didn't have to raise a stick for either of them. The Wild raised $28,270 through donations and ticket sales during Movember, an annual charity event that encourages men to grow mustaches to r ... More >>
Mottaqi Stadium, IranWhat might have happened had the Metrodome roof collapsed during the Vikings game against the Giants on Sunday? What might have happened if the roof had slowly sagged and busted wide open over stands packed with spectators in a panic, but unable to move? Disaster, that's ... More >>
From the moment it opened its doors, L'Ecosse was a strange bird. The name, which is the French word for Scotland, reflected chef-owner David Macfarlane's Scottish heritage and culinary sensibilities. But it seemed to confuse neighbors looking for more defined restaurant concepts (Pepitos's ... More >>
(Photo by Tara Murphy)Alexander McCall Smith, author of several popular series, including The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, has canceled his talk scheduled for Monday, April 26 at the State Theatre.
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