Tom Collins

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2014

    Saint Bernard at Bryant Lake Bowl: Get rescued by this drink of the week

    Saint Bernard Bryant Lake Bowl $7 Have the children of the upper Midwest gone to school at all since November? With the elements we've been dealt, kids are having the best winter ever, minus the cabin fever and the make-up days in June. Remember romping in the snow until you were red in the face an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2014

    How to make the perfect Tom Collins [RECIPE]

    "I'm ready for spring. I want flowers," says Marco Zappia, the charismatic barman from Eat Street Social and Bittercube Bitters who is standing in this week for a vacationing Shawn Jones of Coup d'Etat. Zappia produces an opaque bottle of Solveig gin and offers us a whiff. The light, aromatic perfum ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    December 18, 2013

    Siblings join forces at Lake & Irving

    The new chef-driven eatery fuses high and low brow to great effect

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2012

    Icehouse cometh: Exclusive details and an opening date

    Long near the top of the list of highly anticipated restaurants of 2012, Icehouse has finally declared an opening date. The owners who brought us Be'wiched Deli describe their new venture as a "restaurant with a stage." We were invited inside to take a sneak peek at the space, which is quickly comin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2011

    Mark Mallman tour diary, Vol. 7

    ​A millionaire friend once told me, "Mallman, you have two options in this world: crazy busy or dead poor." I corrected him: "Try the music business, you'll be both." 

  • Restaurants

    September 28, 2011

    The Bachelor Farmer celebrates the Nordic palate

    Governor Dayton's sons open first-rate restaurant

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    Five favorite Twin Cities contemporary cocktails

    The new Marvel Bar helps make up for the loss of the Inn.​We're no longer able to sip this year's Best Contemporary Cocktail winner, the Inn's Slim Shim, as the restaurant has unfortunately closed. But we lucky liquor lovers still have plenty of great cocktail choices in town, including several ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    Dan Oskey, Best Bartender and now businessman, Part 2

    Joy SummersDan Oskey dispensing drinks and good will.​Dan Oskey has been featured in local media, recognized by City Pages as the area's Best Bartender, and reigned behind the bar of St. Paul's Strip Club Meat & Fish since the day they opened.  Nowadays his work can also be found on the s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 25, 2009

    Top 5: Drink of the week 2009

    Our best of the year countdown continues with our top 5 drink of the week selections of 2009.

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    Drink of the week: Grumpy's NE's Phil Collins

    There is absolutely no reason to be grumpy after having one of these: The Phil Collins at Grumpy's NE is this week's drink of the week.

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2008
  • Feature

    April 16, 2008

    Flicks to Pick

    A guide for taking the guesswork out of MSPIFF

  • Restaurants

    November 1, 2006

    Cue the Applause

    Cue, the fine-dining restaurant in the new Guthrie, neatly combines high food ethics and high style

  • Movies

    November 23, 2005

    Bohemian Travesty

    Something's wrong with 'Rent'--and it's not just the awful songs

  • Books

    March 31, 1999

    The Empty Nest

    With affordable apartments a rare find these days, why is a low-cost, city-owned building in downtown St. Paul 37 percent vacant?