Drink

The Mash-Up: Oktoberfests, Fresh Hops, and Surly Darkness Looms

With over 175 breweries now pouring their beer in Minnesota, there’s always something new to try. To keep you up to date, we present The Mash-Up—our … [Read more]

The Mash-Up: The hop harvest brings a wave of fresh hop beers

I’ll drop the addition With over 175 breweries now pouring their beer in Minnesota, there’s always something new to try. To keep you up to date, we … [Read more]

Travail’s homage to Solera debuts Friday and we drank all the drinks

When Solera opened on Hennepin Avenue in 2002, it was a BFD in the local restaurant scene. Tim McKee and Josh Thoma were basking in the early critical … [Read more]

New distillery and cocktail lounge, STILHEART, coming to the North Loop in fall 2019

We've been hearing rumblings all summer, and a press release confirmed it this morning: the team at Lawless Distilling Company is behind a new … [Read more]

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Food

Order Up! Is Rosedale Mall’s food hall reboot going to be made of sturdier stuff?

Updated September 25, 2019 Order Up! is the Growler's ongoing biweekly account of noteworthy Minnesota restaurant openings, closings, and future … [Read more]

Bite of the Week: Pajarito Aguachile

Bite of the Week is a weekly feature showcasing an exceptional meal or dish, curated by The Growler. We wrote about aguachile in the not-so-distant … [Read more]

Seeds of Change: How Cora Baker and Dream of Wild Health shaped the future of Native foods by preserving the past

At the farmers market on the corner of Franklin and 15th in Minneapolis, you’ll find more than the season’s bounty of farm-fresh produce. Here, youth … [Read more]

Bite of the Week: Grilled Pork Banh Mi at Bread and Boba

Bite of the Week is a weekly feature showcasing an exceptional meal or dish, curated by The Growler. Since its opening last year, Keg and Case has … [Read more]

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Arts & Culture

‘Every Tractor Has a Story’: Al Deiss is on a mission to restore heirloom tractors to their former glory

Every tractor has a story.” Al Deiss smiles a bit under his salt-and-pepper mustache and puts his hands in his pockets as he tries to find the words to describe the tractor culture he’s spent decades preserving.  “Ask about someone’s tractor, … [Read more]

Artist Profile: The Natural and Vivid Watercolors of Xee Reiter

Xee Reiter’s backyard is bursting with life, with three gardens, a hen house, an in-progress worm farm, and a beehive. Some may think it looks chaotic, but to Reiter, who grew up with fresh produce from a garden and helped butcher the chickens her … [Read more]

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Chris Qualley

Chris Qualley is mostly your normal type of guy. Grew up in Lakeville, now lives in Otsego. A wife, four kids, and a puggle named Dolly. A solutions manager at St. Cloud Financial Credit Union, which isn’t the sort of job title that begs explanation … [Read more]

Feelin’ Nur-D: The Minneapolis rapper blending geek culture, activism, and pro wrestling to keep MN hip-hop weird

If you ask Matt Allen, known on stage as hip-hop artist Nur-D, how he’d describe himself, he would tell you that he is weird, your seventh favorite hip-hop person, and then declare himself a nerd. Vocal about his love for comics, professional … [Read more]

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