Some Local Businesses Say NYE Is Their Busiest Day Of The YearSeveral Twin Cities metro area businesses say New Year's Eve marks their busiest day of the year. Of course, things are typically hustling and bustling at local liquor stores. WCCO caught large lines at Surdyk's Food & Wine in Northeast Minneapolis.
DeRusha Eats: World Class WinesThursday is New Year's Eve, so you know what that means! The champagne toast! But this year, why not step out of your comfort zone and try something different? Jason DeRusha visited World Class Wines and found easy ways to find the perfect bubbly, some even without breaking the bank!
Mike's Mix: Classic Winter Cocktails At 6SmithEvery Saturday, Mike Augustyniak helps kick off the weekend by checking out some of the best cocktail recipes from bars in the Twin Cities. In the spirit of the holiday season, Mike went to 6Smith on Lake Minnetonka to learn about their take on two classic winter cocktails.
Minnesota Natives Who Witnessed Terror Attacks Share Their StoriesA Minneapolis woman was in Paris working as a tour guide during the recent deadly attacks. Emily Bisbach is leading a group of 25 Americans and 2 Canadians with Collette Tours. Everyone in Bisbach's tour group is safe.
Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl's Top 5 Cherry RecipesThe stores are full of golden cherries, black cherries, sour cherries—all the cherries. But what to do with them? Glad you asked! Here are Dara's Top 5 Recipes!
DeRusha Eats: World Class WinesIt's New Year's Eve, so you know what that means! The champagne toast! But this year, why not step out of your comfort zone and try something different? Jason DeRusha visited World Class Wines and found easy ways to find the perfect bubbly, some even without breaking the bank!
Mike's Mix: Cranberry French 75Every week, Mike Augustyniak picks a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week he's getting a taste of the bubbly at Loews Hotel’s Releve Champagne lounge. This week Mike’s enjoys their Cranberry French 75.
New Champagne Lounge Expands Bubbly HorizonsWith Valentine's Day around the corner, it's time to pop some bottles. But what do you actually know about champagne other than the fact that it's bubbly and glamorous? Natalie Nyhus underwent a "champagne education" at Releve Champagne Lounge at the Graves 601 Hotel.
Curiocity: Mike’s Mix — Champagne Lemon DropEvery Friday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. Throughout January, he's putting some pep in his morning step with breakfast cocktail recipes from The Freehouse, the brand new brewpub in the North Loop of Minneapolis. This week's selection puts a spin on a sweet favorite.
DeRusha Eats: Champagne At La Belle Vie, Thomas LiquorsWe have a couple of days until Christmas and New Year’s Eve and when you’re looking to celebrate, it has to be about champagne. For a lot of us, finding the right bubbly can be intimidating and confusing.
Curiocity: Mike’s Mix — Holiday Champagne CocktailEvery Friday, Mike Augustyniak will be picking up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. Throughout December, he’s getting his inspirations from The Strip Club near downtown St. Paul. This week’s selection should have you putting the bubbly on ice post haste.
Best Champagne Drinks From A Minnesota MixologistChampagne drinks are the perfect recipe to celebrate special occasions. Read on for some great variations of this drink.

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