Had a memorable meal in Minneapolis lately? Chances are good that Bill Summerville had something to do with the experience. After leaving his long-held post as managing director and sommelier at La Belle Vie this past spring, Summerville has been in project mode. He partnered with chef Erik Anders ... More >>
As you can imagine, Boom Island's head brewer Kevin Welch is a whiz with the mash tuns and fermenters. But what you might not expect is his musical bent: Welch is a former substitute French horn player with the Minnesota Orchestra. He wanted to thank many of his fellow musicians -- both for their c ... More >>
Warehouse Eyes collaborators Christopher Williams and Jennie Lahlum have been dating for quite some time. In fact they're now engaged, but up until two years ago, they'd never considered making music together. Christopher half jokes "It took me about a year after we started dating to convince Jennie ... More >>
Minnesota brewers had a good showing at last weekend's World Beer Cup in Denver, as five local breweries won a combined six awards for various styles of beer, proving once again that our hopping brew scene is a matter of quality over quantity. See also: Beer of the Week: Northbound Smokehouse's do ... More >>
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It was total tubesteak takeover last night at First Course in south Minneapolis. Prairie Dogs, a pop-up restaurant/experiment from consultant Tobie Nidetz and chef Craig Johnson, offered up a full menu of lavishly topped Vienna beef hot dogs and a few of their own handcrafted sausages.The two are us ... More >>
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Harriet Brewing, a relative old-timer in Minneapolis's burgeoning microbrewery scene, will be releasing an Oktoberfest selection at its tap room Thursday. See Also: Smokehouse Brewpub opens Thursday Top 5 brewpubs in the Twin Cities Harriet offered its first samples to friends and media Tuesday ... More >>
Bon Iver have been on quite a never-ending trek since they played the Orpheum Theatre back in September. And Justin Vernon and company are definitely a different band now -- at least in terms of public perception and recognition. Long-time supporters won't be surprised that their Grammy-winning mate ... More >>
There was absolutely zero chance that Madonna wasn't going to capitalize on her Super Bowl appearance this past weekend. Although it's unlikely that Madge will be able to pack M.I.A. (and her itchy middle finger), Nicki Minaj, and Cee Lo Green in her suitcase for this May-November excursion aroun ... More >>
Recent Minnesota-transplant Astronautalis didn't take long to ingratiate himself in the Twin Cities music community, easily winning over local music fans with his high-spirited live shows and genuine talent. But he hasn't forgotten about his Florida friends, and has teamed up with his ... More >>
Who has the best Twin Cities tube steaks?While the Twin Cities may not exactly be Chicago where hot dogs are concerned, we've still managed to establish a pretty diverse sausage scene. There are a few familiar faces on this list of Top 10 best places to grab a wiener, including past City Pages Be ... More >>
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Minneapolis has the well-earned reputation as the top biking spot in America. In fact, that rep has apparently spread all the way across the globe, and now the Australian media has come, like anthropologists studying some far-off tribe, to learn about our frigid little bicycling paradise.Of cours ... More >>
While it may have seemed like the Legendary Jim Ruiz Group were a part of the lounge and swing music revival of the '90s, Jim Ruiz, his brother Chris and then wife, Stephanie Winter were more enthused with European pop, mod culture, new wave punk and two-tone ska music of the '80s.
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 >>
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Photo: aturkusBetter than a Pacific island paradise?OK, so we didn't win the title of the most eco-friendly city in the world. That title goes to Vienna, Austria, according to Mercer, which ranks 221 cities around the world as a way of helping companies and governments pay employees fairly w ... More >>
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