WCCO Viewers' Choice For Best Craft Beer In MinnesotaIt seems like Minnesota is overflowing with independent craft breweries, each with their own unique spin on everyone's favorite sudsy substance. But this week, WCCO's Natalie Nyhus went in search of the best craft beer Minnesota has to offer.
Best 2015 Holiday Restaurant Gift Card Deals In MinnesotaIt’s the best time of the year if you’re looking for a great deal on restaurant gift cards. Spend $100, get $20. Spend $100, get $25. Spend $25, get $5. It’s the perfect way to say “thank you” to coworkers, or your babysitter, or a great gift for family and friends.
Tap Talk: Tin Whiskers Releases Wheatstone, Flip Switch IPA In CansOut with the bottles and in the cans. Out with the bottles and in the cans. After two years of brewing in St. Paul, Tin Whiskers Brewing Co. is introducing their beer in cans.
Mike's Mix: Make-Ahead Homemade Egg NogEvery Saturday, Mike Augustyniak helps kick off the weekend by checking out some of the best cocktail recipes from bars in the Twin Cities. This week, he gets us in the holiday spirit with a Make-Ahead homemade egg nog with former La Belle Vie bartender Adam Gorski who has an upcoming event at Hola Arepa.
Mike's Mix: Ginger Rouge At Le Town Talk DinerA take on the classic Hot Toddy, this fruity version substitutes hot cranberry juice for hot water (or tea), and tastes like Thanksgiving in a mug.
Ask A Minnesota Expert: How To Decorate Your Home For ThanksgivingCatch these five modest but imaginative ideas from a professional decorator.
Tap Talk: OMNI Brewing CompanyWith such a deep-seated rivalry it's hard to believe fans of the Badgers and Gophers could put aside their differences long enough to agree on anything to do with the game, even down to the choice of beer. But that's exactly what happened with Justin Walsh and Zack Ward.
DeRusha Eats: Striving For 'Farm To Pint' At Able SeedhouseYou know that Able Brewery is different from every other new craft beer brewery and taproom just by looking at one word above its northeast Minneapolis door: "Seedhouse."
Tap Talk: Birch's On The LakeFifteen minutes west of Minneapolis, there's something quite special going on at Birch's On The Lake in Long Lake.
Mike's Mix: Allspice Rum Old Fashioned At MeritageEvery Saturday, Mike Augustyniak helps kick off the weekend by checking out some of the best cocktail recipes from bars in the Twin Cities. This week, he gets the lowdown on a classic cocktail at the Meritage in downtown St. Paul.
Cooking With WCCO: Pumpkin Spice CappuccinoAs almost everyone knows, fall means pumpkin spice. From cookies to marshmallows to chips, everything is pumpkin spice flavor. And it all started with the pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks.
Mike's Mix: The 'Beetle Juice' At MarinEvery Saturday, Mike Augustyniak helps kick off the weekend by checking out some of the best cocktail recipes from bars in the Twin Cities. This week, he gets the lowdown on a cocktail that is not officially on the menu at Marin in downtown Minneapolis –- but they'll be happy to "scare" it up for you if you ask!