Tuesday, May 24, 2016
  • the rookery COVER

    the rookery food and cocktails

    As opposed to my more calculated dining experiences, the ones for which I plan to bring a notebook and have a deadline, The Rookery was another story. It

  • blind tiger

    blind tiger, winnipeg

    Back in January, I paid a visit to Winnipeg, Manitoba, for Ukrainian Christmas. Manitoba is the Canadian province just above North Dakota and Minnesota. And January is, surely,

  • Manhattan

    The Manhattan Project

    The Manhattan is a cocktail traditionally made with whiskey (typically rye, but other types are suitable), sweet vermouth and bitters, and garnished with a maraschino cherry. It is

  • surly brewer's table

    What I learned from dining at Brewer’s Table

    There is one thing I complain about more than anything else in the dining and drinking realm. It is the inability of fine dining establishments to take beer

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    beer by mail – schlafly beer

    Occasionally beer arrives by mail on my doorstep, often from breweries that I wouldn’t otherwise have access to. Today’s post features Schlafly Beer, and although they are not

  • rhombus

    rhombus guys brewing in grand forks

    Driving to and from Winnipeg is a long, boring activity. And highway speeds in North Dakota make it harrowing in no uncertain terms, even in the best of

Citra hops
Posted On April 23, 2016 | 5 Comments on spotlight on citra

I take it as a sign of maturation within our beer market that the general public can name specific types of hops. Hop varieties are listed in descriptions on many beer menus, and several very [...]

Citra hops
Posted On April 23, 2016 | 5 Comments on spotlight on citra

I take it as a sign of maturation within our beer market that the general public can name specific types of hops. Hop varieties are listed in descriptions on many beer menus, and several very [...]

the rookery COVER

As opposed to my more calculated dining experiences, the ones for which I plan to bring a notebook and have a deadline, The Rookery was another story. It wasn’t even my choice. I was told [...]

doggery decor
Posted On December 24, 2015 | No Comments on The Doggery, Rochester

I recently had a friend in from out of town who was shocked to see that Minneapolis has really become a cocktail destination. It hadn’t occurred to me as abnormally impressive, being from Minneapolis and [...]