Saturday, December 16, 2017

Browsing the "Restaurant" Tag

Damm Inedit

the best beer you’ve never heard of

It has been said that the best beer is made in America. Looking for German, Belgian, or British beer? No need to buy a plane ticket. Instead, seek out the best craft beer bar you can find in an American [...]

July 23, 2016 Florida, food and restaurants, Travel

#Merica!… Back of House, Bud, and Blais

The first evidence that macro breweries were planning to publicly take on the rising tide of craft beer precipitated during the 2015 Superbowl ads. The one-minute slideshow comparing the everyman’s macro beer with fussy professors pining over snifters was a [...]

June 30, 2016 food and restaurants, news and annoucements
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 wasn’t even my choice. I was told we were going so we [...]

April 30, 2016 food and restaurants, spirits, the twin cities, Uncategorized
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, the most wretched time to head north. Those are two facts that [...]

April 18, 2016 Uncategorized
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: the inability of fine dining establishments to take beer seriously. I am referring to more than just the lack of craft beer on [...]

March 4, 2016 food and restaurants, tasting and critique, the twin cities
the biggest mistakes

the biggest mistakes new breweries make, a drinker’s perspective

Beyond just bad beer or poor service, there are some predictable pitfalls in the business of opening a new brewery. Launching any new business is rife with difficulties, but opening a taproom in the current climate is a particular challenge. [...]

December 14, 2015 soapbox sunday, the twin cities, Uncategorized
cocktails @ il foro

eat & drink il foro

Il Foro now occupies one of the most incredible indoor spaces you probably have never heard about. The dining room has an extensive history as the Forum Cafeteria, for which it was known over several decades. The restaurant opened in [...]

December 3, 2015 food and restaurants, spirits, the twin cities
revival wallpaper

we need a little revival

I have it on good authority than more than one misguided neighbor has attempted to order multiple entire fried chickens for takeout from Kingfield’s insta-hit, Revival. The deep-fried South Minneapolis creation – from the owners of Corner Table and in [...]

July 7, 2015 food and restaurants, the twin cities
pickled PBR

nighthawks and pickled PBR

There are only so many stomachs in one city. Adding the fact that 91 new restaurants officially opened in Minneapolis in 2014, it is a wonder how the average diner picks what to have for dinner. What causes consumers to choose [...]

May 22, 2015 food and restaurants, the twin cities, Uncategorized
samples revolution

revolution brewing, chicago

By Tuesday, the weather wasn’t getting much warmer in Chicago. We had a few breweries planned for our afternoon, plus a stroll down south Michigan Ave and a walk through Millennium Park. Monday evening was spent in the Fulton Market [...]

March 16, 2015 food and restaurants, illinois, tasting and critique