Thursday, December 14, 2017

Browsing the "Spirits" Tag

norseman cocktail room

norseman cocktail room

  Visiting a taproom isn’t only about the beer. Until five years ago, Minnesota breweries were forced to function without a way of directly serving pints of beer to their guests. It was enough for a brewery to put a high-quality [...]

May 26, 2016 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
psycle amaro tattersall

Tattersall Distilling now open in NE

The stage is now set for a crop of new Minnesota distilleries, thanks in part to the far-reaching ramifications of the Surly Bill and a few pioneering local businesses like Panther, Far North Spirits, Millers & Saints, Vikre, and J. [...]

September 11, 2015 spirits, the twin cities
JC grappa cocktail

countdown to cocktail room at J. carver, and what the 375 law means

This Saturday in Waconia the public will finally get their first look at J. Carver Distillery. Of course, many discerning drinkers have already had their first taste – bottles of vodka and gin have been on the market for several [...]

June 4, 2015 greater minnesota, news and annoucements, spirits

tessa’s office in rochester, mn

Early this week I -again- visited Lanesboro. I just can’t stay away from that town for long. Being there before the beginning of “the season”, as the natives say, was like witnessing the calm before the storm. We took advantage [...]

May 8, 2015 greater minnesota, spirits, wine. yes, wine.
cocktails du nord

cocktail room at du nord

This winter saw the successful expansion of yet another Minnesota distillery – Du Nord, located near Hiawatha and 32nd. Du Nord (adopted from the Minnesota slogan, l’Etoile du Nord) joins the likes of Panther, J. Carver, Wander North, 11 Wells, Norseman, Vikre, Far [...]

March 30, 2015 spirits, the twin cities
nico's tequila

nico’s tacos, tequila, and nostalgia

There are a few spaces in Minneapolis that I refer to as restaurant black holes. Maybe you know what I mean. These kitchens are like extended-stay hotels, with new concepts fluttering in and out within a year (sometimes far less). Off [...]

February 20, 2015 Uncategorized