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|Common Roots cookies will be on hand|Magic happens when bourbon and dark beer mingle in a mason jar.
Mason's Restaurant & Barre
'Twas the first snowstorm of the season, and all through downtown, people scurried to find a stiff drink to down.
So was the case when we stumbled, frozen and stiff-legged, into Mason's Restaurant & Barre. Sitting on the corner of 6th and Hennepin, flanked by the flashier, pricier behemoths typical of this entertainment alley, this upstart eatery was a welcome respite. Warmly lit exposed brick, muted natural colors and wood, and a plethora of items in mason jars made for a cozy introduction, but the bar, with its love seat for two, sleek wood paneling (from the dearly departed 400 Bar), and hearty beer cocktails sealed the deal.More »
Oh, the weather outside. It's not yet frightful, but it's no longer completely delightful. But we hardy folk are not deterred by winter temps. We're smart enough to recognize that coziness is a limited-season indulgence too, one we prefer to partake in with fantastic food and boozy beverages.
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|Rye Deli releases a creative new holiday menu|Katy Meeks Chicken potpie
This week we found a chicken pot pie that hit the spot, filling our comfort food need and then some. Making the thirty minute trek to Jake O'Connor's Public Housein Excelsior for this masterful pot pie was entirely worth it. In the area, the pub is known for its staple Irish dishes, beer selection, and authentic, rustic décor.
Comfort Food Friday: Meatloaf 2.0
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|Wild Acres pheasant with curried spaghetti squash and cranberry-hibiscus sauce.|Masu's Pear Pressure is ripe and ready for the picking.
Masu Sushi & Robata
Even the frenetically blinking lights of the pachinko parlor can't outshine the top notch Japanese cuisine at Masu Sushi & Robata, chock full of ramen, sustainable fish, and really good stuff on sticks. A menu this brilliant begs for a drink lineup of equal or greater value, and Masu's cocktails -- thoughtful, handcrafted, and built to stand up to explosions of flavor and texture -- do not disappoint.More »
As the earth turns around the sun, and the constellations rearrange themselves in the heavens, so too do cocktail lists align themselves with the seasons. All but the most stuck-in-the-mud imbibers drink according to the changing climate. With that in mind, turn, turn, turn to FIKA's featured fall cocktail, the Hunter's Moon, designed with whiskey and wine to warm and revive you in this season of deer stands, duck blinds, and padding your stores for winter.
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