Wander Minnesota: Last Of The Summer FestivalsThis is just the tip of the iceberg for festivals and events in Minnesota in August.
MNfusion: Blackeye Roasting Co. Opens S. Minneapolis LocationWhen it comes to craft beverages, Minnesota's market is burgeoning. Now, consumers can enjoy any number of locally handcrafted drinks straight from the tap – including coffee.
Tap Talk: Freehouse, A Brewpub In Mpls' North LoopWhat started as two servers dreaming up a breakfast restaurant concept has now blossomed into a successful restaurant company: Blue Plate Restaurant Company.
Mike's Mix: Fine Spirits ClassicEach week, Mike Augustyniak finds a new cocktail from a local mixologist. This week, Mike checks out a couple of cocktails from the Fine Spirits Classic.
'Microbe And Gasoline' Not As Fantastic As You'd ThinkFilmmaker Michel Gondry, known for his hyper-inventive visual style in movies like "The Science of Sleep" and "Mood Indigo", is back with a new work on boyhood and friendship, but his latest looks quite a bit different than the produced-to-the-hilt movies for which he is known – and, at least for me, appreciated. The difference is so great it’s as if the director has challenged himself to take his imagination out of the poetry-and-props clouds and place it into an environment that’s earthier, a realm in which the hints of realism could grow.
Tap Talk: Aquatennial Mess Hall Showcases 4 Craft BreweriesThe four "Best Days Of Summer" are upon us in Minneapolis – the Aquatennial has returned. Celebrated since 1939, the summer event is now in its 77th year.
Wander Minnesota: Where To Beat The HeatIt sounds like we're in for a few days of intense heat and humidity. While there are people who really enjoy this weather there are plenty who don't.
Bite Of Minnesota: Cauliflower Crust PizzaNo time to make dinner? Feeding a crowd? Late night hunger? Pizza to the rescue!
Tap Talk: Big Axe Brewing CompanyWhile it's hard to go more than a few blocks in Minneapolis or St. Paul without finding a new neighborhood taproom, several Minnesota towns remain untouched by this trend. And some, are just beginning to grow their community.
Mike's Mix: Hang GliderEach week, Mike Augustyniak finds a new cocktail from a local mixologist. This week, Mike stopped by Third Bird for a Hang Glider.
'Hunt For The Wilderpeople' Is Indie Fare For The FamilyOne of the directors of last year’s excellent vampire mockumentary "What We Do in the Shadows" is back with a more family-friendly film about a chubby New Zealand kid finding his place in the world by fleeing the cops in the bush for months on end. Taika Waititi’s "Hunt for the Wilderpeople," while not as funny or original as his monster mash, is consistently amusing and filled with enough laughs to make its formulaic plot points easy to overlook.
Wander MN: Where To Find Pokemon In The Greater MetroIf you haven't been able to resist the siren call of Pokemon GO over the past week—and many of us have not—you've probably already figured out some of the logical places.