Mike's Mix: Camping CocktailsAs we get closer to summer and the weather gets warmer, more and more people are breaking out the tent and heading to the woods. Mike Augustyniak has three cocktails that are perfect for sitting around the campfire.
Bite Of Minnesota: Mint Simple SyrupBeginning of the season offerings are usually limited to things like rhubarb, radishes, green onions and a salad mix or two. You can also expect preserved goods, fermented foods, meat, cheese, and plenty of sweets. I was particularly excited to find fresh mint, more specially spearmint so I could restock my supply of mint syrup.
DeRusha Eats: Five GuysWe are in the era of the burger. Top chefs obsess over their versions. Fast-casual restaurants are opening left and right celebrating the beef. None of them are growing as quickly as Five Guys.
Best Untraditional Donut Shops In MinnesotaDo not miss these donuts!
Tap Talk: Tin Whiskers' 1st Anniversary Brew-Off Heads Back To St. PaulTin Whiskers is celebrating one year of brew-offs! In May 2015, Tin Whiskers decided to create a challenge that would incorporate several Minnesota breweries, unique flavors and customer choice.
Kaysen, Zimmern Among Chefs Featured At U.S. Bank StadiumOn Tuesday, U.S. Bank Stadium announced its culinary lineup, including cuisine from Andrew Zimmern and Gavin Kaysen, the fried chicken from Chef Thomas Boehmer at Revival and local restaurants like Ike's.
Tap Talk: Eastlake Brewery At Midtown Global MarketThis week, Tap Talk is featuring Eastlake Craft Brewing. Check out the interview with owner and headbrewer Ryan Pitman.
Il Foro Closes In Downtown MinneapolisDowntown Minneapolis Italian eatery Il Foro has closed its doors for good. Il Foro is one of three Italian restaurants that has already closed this year.
Mike's Mix: Bluestem Bar’s Sage White FlipFrench Meadow opened in Minneapolis 30 years ago as an all-organic bakery with locally-sourced ingredients. Since then they have expanded into bakeries and cafes in multiple Twin Cities locations.
Tap Talk: Summit Releases 2nd Beer For 30th AnniversarySummit has released its second brew – the Keller Pils. A more sessionable summer ale, the Keller Pils features flavors of a classic German pilsner.
DeRusha Eats: Buddy's Nut ButterIt started in a Twin Cities apartment in 2013. A graduate of an entrepreneur program at the University of St. Thomas was burning out his Cuisinart food processor trying to make his own peanut butter.
Tap Talk: Indeed Brewing Hosts 2016 Whirlygig For Art-A-WhirlThis weekend it's all about the ABCs of summer – art, beer and concerts! Art-A-Whirl returns to Minneapolis' Northeast neighborhood, and to celebrate Indeed is hosting is 2016 Whirlygig!

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