Cocktails and Headquarters: Tullibee in Minneapolis’ Hewing Hotel

You should hear Trish Gavin talk about the last crappy martini she had. She told me about it during a podcast interview we did back in August. It was with such well-spoken disdain she described...

Cocktails and Brussels Sprouts (I’m Serious!) at Pajarito in St. Paul

If you've never contemplated burning a restaurant down over Brussels sprouts, you haven't had good enough Brussels sprouts. Take, for instance, the elote-style sprouts at Pajarito. When chefs/co-owners Stephan Hesse and Tyge Nelson opened Pajarito,...

Korean Fried Chicken and Cocktails After Dark at Red Rabbit

When I first met Red Cow owner Luke Shimp, I was interviewing him on my old radio program at KSIZ. He brought two giant rings with him, championship rings from his days as a...

From Sin City to the Saintly City: Good Words with Kara Smith of Pajarito

When I asked Kara Smith if her ascent in the bartending scene had turned her into a rockstar, she answered with a soft laugh and a smile. “If you were to talk to my parents,...

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