After officially launching their line last night at downtown bar The Pourhouse, new Northeast Park brewery 612Brew says they are also ready to pour pints for patrons of their 65-seat taproom. Here's more details about the exact date and the beers that will be on tap.See also:612Brew coming to N ... More >>
Blues-rock singer Grace Potter is not just a pretty face. Grace and her band the Nocturnals tour constantly, as much as 200 shows a year. She's hard-working, but when given the opportunity to tour with different artists, she also shows her business finesse. The singer was invited to open for Kenny C ... More >>
All those dogs running around Lake Calhoun in the warmer months are deceiving: Relative to the rest of the country, not that many Minnesotans own a pet.See Also:- Internet Cat Video Film Festival purrs into Minnesota- Lily the black bear gives birth to two cubs live on webcam [VIDEO]- Minnesota's la ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Minnesota is the state of the future, Gallup says-- MSP is the healthiest metro in country, says American College of Sports Medicine-- Minneapolis is the least stressful city in the country, new study findsMinnesota is the least miserable state, and Bloomberg has the numbers to back it u ... More >>
SEE ALSO: 50 Reasons Minnesota is the best state in AmericaUsing Google's auto-complete function, blogger Renee DiResta recently investigated which characterizations are most often associated with each state.She entered 'why is [insert state here] so' and took note of which term came up. For 18 stat ... More >>
Thank goodness it's National
Hot Dog Day, because the mere thought of a hamburger is churning
our stomachs.Minnesota-headquartered Cargill, Inc.,
which processes beef under Cargill Beef in Wichita, Kansas, announced
yesterday a recall of nearly 30,000 pounds of ground beef from a
Pennsylvania plant ... More >>
Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken are sponsoring legislation aimed at reigning in oil speculators. The average price of gas in Minnesota around $3.73, and similar pump pain being felt throughout the country, there's pressure on lawmakers to do something, anything, to bring prices down.A group of liber ... More >>
On March 22 and 23, a collective of young, folk-rooted composers who were drinking buddies back in Vermont will perform at the Walker's William and Nadine McGuire Theater. If you read that sentence and a certain level of pretentious cultural superiority didn't come to mind, go back and read it ag ... More >>
Photo Credit: Susan PowersAuthor, chef and blogger, Zoe Francois sets up a shot in her kitchenAuthor of the wildly successful ...in 5 Minutes a Day cookbooks and accomplished pastry chef Zoë François has been traveling the country promoting her latest book with co-author Jeff Hertzberg, Artisan ... More >>
The Wisconsin legislature is circulating a proposal to make the cream puff their state dessert, which got me to thinking: Why doesn't Minnesota have a state dessert?
Our state fruit (the Honeycrisp apple), state grain (wild rice), and state mushroom (the morel) all seem to be relevant sourc ... More >>
Scrumptious? New year, new breakfast option at McDonalds: the much-advertised "100 percent natural" Fruit and Maple Oatmeal is being touted as a "portable, affordable and balanced breakfast solution to help customers start their day right." Considering these are the same folks who invented th ... More >>
A year of cocktails...This year in beverages saw a wealth of cocktail options across the Twin Cities. There were the fruity, the fragrant, and the fierce--in other words, something for every kind of drinker. We highlighted the white liquors in summer, the brown in winter, tasty brews and even a m ... More >>
But you can drink it in MinneapolisBreakfast in Vermont$9Amore Victoria1601 W. Lake St., Minneapolis612.823.0250The first snow has fallen and the fresh chill demands drinks with brown, warming liquors. To satisfy that urge, glide into Amore Victoria, sit at the darkly lit bar, and ask bartender S ... More >>
Monday movie screenings on the patio at Sweeney's Saloon continue tonight with Super Troopers.
So if you are in the mood for a couple hours of law enforcement
silliness, cheap beer, and even cheaper wings, this is your ticket.
Parima, the Thai restaurant (weird huh?) I played in Burlington, Vermont is something of an enigma. Or a magic trick. It looks tiny, kinda dirty, and relatively insignificant from the outside. But then, when one walks in, one immediately realizes that it is actually a warlock's ... More >>
Who says climate change doesn't exist? It's been a week full of tropical sweat and torrential downpours that have been keeping us inside where it's nice and cool, and we're all about to burst. Let's make this weekend all about rocking and rolling no matter what the weather! Don't worry about the ... More >>
This week's flyer of the week nod goes to the mystical sketch below, a poster to promote Voytek's upcoming show with Vermont garage rockers Happy Birthday (who will also be in town on September 19 opening for Dirty Projectors at First Ave). Residual Echoes are also on the bill.
On Sunday, celebrate all things beer at the second annual St. Paul Summer Beer Fest. The event is now the largest craft beer festival in the state, with 78 breweries participating, including Louisiana's Abita, Oregon's Widmer, Vermont's Magic Hat, Kansas's Tall Grass, an ... More >>
Michal DanielAngela Timberman as Marty in "Circle Mirror Transformation": one of the people in that mirror might not be married to her much longerThe mysteries of why any couple stays together or splits apart are pretty much unfathomable, even to the people involved, though it was a surprise this ... More >>
Vermont Rep. Bernie Sanders nailed it the other day when he said: "The major banks have made huge sums of money in Asia, and now their loans are turning sour. Well, that's what free enterprise is about--sometimes you win, and sometimes you lose."
The Kerry-Wellstone Clean Money bill introduced last week is infinitely preferable to the better-known--and largely fraudulent--McCain-Feingold proposal. Which explains why we're hearing so little about it.