|Delectable dessert and several other courses at the Cosmos 10th anniversary dinner|
|Delectable dessert and several other courses at the Cosmos 10th anniversary dinner|RelaxingMusic Looks like that hand could use a beer.
For those who seek a new, intoxicating environment in which to practice yoga, 612 Brewery is hosting a yoga session and beer sampling on November 9 and November 23. Before the brewery opens to the public, professional yoga instructors will lead a one-hour class in the brewery, among the fermentation tanks. After class, yogis will rise from their mats -- namaste -- and sample four, 7-ounce 612 Brews.More »
|Coming back better than ever|Dawn Brodey The chariot of the dining bicyclist.
Dare we say it -- summer has finally arrived -- and as it does, increased numbers of weather-weary Twin Citians are taking to their bicycles and hitting the town. They pedal the Lakes, the Grand Rounds, the Greenway, or any of the many urban bike lanes. It is for good reason that we are regularly voted among the most bike-friendly cities in the country.
But bike-friendly isn't the only feather in our cap -- we are also regularly voted among the best cities for foodies. So why not combine the two?
A few weeks ago Hot Dish brought you a course for your courses -- a bike-friendly route with recommended stops for appetizers, dinner and dessert. Beginning and ending in Minneapolis, the 10-mile course was a big hit.
Now Hot Dish pedals East and presents a course for your courses in St. Paul. This seven-mile route hits some of Saint Paul's classic locations and new favorites -- and burns a lot of calories along the way.
|The chariot of the dining bicyclist.|
The Twin Cities is regularly voted among the most bike-friendly metro areas in the country. Bicycling.com currently has us in the #1 spot although we regularly swap the prestigious ranking for second place with Portland, Oregon.
Similarly, publications such as Travel and Leisure also have the Twin Cities and Portland sharing top spots for best cities for foodies.
The situation has us asking two big questions: One, how do we get rid of Portland; and two, how do we best pair our Cities' tremendous and unique opportunities to bike and eat out?
Biking to dinner can be a trick. Does the establishment have a bike rack? Will my helmet hair and wrinkled right cuff solicit snubs from the other diners? Do they serve Surly?
Well, Hot Dish cooked up a sample course for your courses: a scenic, bike-friendly, 10-mile loop with recommended stops for beer, apps, dinner, and, since you've earned it, dessert. On your next date night, why not ditch a couple of wheels and take this road less traveled.
Courtesy of the Herkimer Herkimer's outdoor sports stadium.
For over 13 years, The Herkimer has been serving up more than just beer and food - they have also sponsored a variety of sports leagues from kickball to bean bags.
Caroline O'Halloran, social media and marketing manager for Herkimer, tells us their roster also includes volleyball, softball, hockey, dodge ball, and shuffleboard.
Herkimer: Best happy hour in town?
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Even though it's been a beastly hot summer, Minnesotans would be wise to take advantage of outdoor dining opportunities when they present themselves, before autumn takes hold.
Still, sitting on a stifling hot patio is a bit of a hard sell this month.
However, Biella Italian restaurant in Excelsior provides an excellent alternative -- a dinner cruise on Lake Minnetonka.
If you're looking for a new way to get over the midweek hump, Hell's Kitchen has recently created a new option. Hopping on the same bandwagon as other major Twin Cities restaurants, Hell's Kitchen is invading the craft cocktail scene: From 9 p.m. until close every Wednesday night, you can head down to the restaurant's back bar and experience Craft Cocktail Wednesday.
Hell's Kitchen's creates cocktails personally designed for each patron
Eat Street is going to get Social this fall.
Jana Freiband Northeast Social is coming to Eat Street this November.
Northeast Minneapolis hotspot Northeast Social is opening a new restaurant on 26th and Nicollet, where the Caterpillar Lounge and Tacos Morelos used to be. The new location will be called Eat Street Social. The plan is to keep the flavor of Northeast Social with American contemporary-style bistro--but add a Brazilian happy hour and brunch on weekends, which isn't done at the Northeast location.More »