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March 2014

Features

Surly's Next-Gen Brewery

Surly's Next-Gen Brewery

How long will Minnesota's craft-beer boom last? The financiers of Omar Ansari's ambitious project say this is only the beginning.

The Food-Lover’s Guide to the Twin Cities

The Food-Lover’s Guide to the Twin Cities

The best specialty shopping for meat, cheese, sweets, and more.

Departments

MNMO 2.0

Editor's Letter: MNMO 2.0

Introducing Minnesota Monthly's redesign.

A Hopper Retrospective at the Walker

Ripple Effect: A Hopper Retrospective at the Walker

Drawings unveil the process of an American master.

Bobby Vee Dishes on Dick Clark and Dylan

Ripple Effect: Bobby Vee Dishes on Dick Clark and Dylan

Bobby Vee's charmed rock 'n' roll life

The Artists' Quarter Closes

Ripple Effect: The Artists' Quarter Closes

With the closing of the Artists' Quarter, local musicians share their thoughts and memories.

Top 5 Unorthodox Deliveries

Ripple Effect: Top 5 Unorthodox Deliveries

We anticipate the day of 30-minute arrival of just about anything by looking into some unusual local delivery services currently available

Prof's Food Design Class Really Cooks

Ripple Effect: Prof's Food Design Class Really Cooks

U of M Professor Barry Kudrowitz makes serious fun out of the connection between our stomachs and our eyes.

Dessa Debates Determinism

Ripple Effect: Dessa Debates Determinism

An empty soda bottle can speak volumes about the choices we make—whether we’re aware of them or not.

Beautiful Barware

Trending: Beautiful Barware

Cocktail hour never looked so chic with glassware in unexpected shapes and textures

Nice Threads

Trending: Nice Threads

An ancient brow-shaping practice goes mainstream

Greater Goods is Write On

Trending: Greater Goods is Write On

This stationery shop is the size of a clutch—and comes through in one.

Old Yak's Cyber-Bazaar

Trending: Old Yak's Cyber-Bazaar

An e-shop with upcycled global goods

Stephanie Shimp's Librarian Chic

Trending: Stephanie Shimp's Librarian Chic

The Blue Plate restaurateur dresses with a dash of spice

Asian Tableware

Trending: Asian Tableware

Inspire stylish eating, whether your taste is traditional or modern.

Immuno-Viva's Garden of Youth

Trending: Immuno-Viva's Garden of Youth

New serums nourish the skin

Is There a Taste Bud for Style?

Trending: Is There a Taste Bud for Style?

A fashionista inherits the fuss.

Are Cell Towers Safe for Schools?

Wellness: Are Cell Towers Safe for Schools?

Minneapolis parents propose a statewide ban

Lowertown on the Rise

True North: Lowertown on the Rise

Among the signs the St. Paul ’hood has become a hipster haven: homemade Twinkies, puppy Patagonia, and a thriving arts scene

Essentials

Taste: Essentials

5 things restaurant consultant Tobie Nidetz can’t live without:

Minnesota's Best Beer & Wine

Taste: Minnesota's Best Beer & Wine

Discover the best beer and wine in Minnesota.

Ariel & Miley

Stepping Out: Ariel & Miley

Two couldn’t-be-more different. Disney princesses land on T.C. stages this month.

Quinton's March Picks

Stepping Out: Quinton's March Picks

Quinton Skinner picks his top 5 things to see, hear, or do in Minnesota in March.

Shine Bright

Scene: Shine Bright

The ninth annual Diamond Awards celebrate the Minnesota Twins and raise cash for research, education, and care related to brain, nerve, and muscle disorders at the University of Minnesota.

Angels of Hope

Scene: Angels of Hope

The 2014 Angel Gala was held at the Minneapolis Hilton to commemorate cancer victims and their loved ones. Here are some of their stories, as told to Nancy Rosenbaum.

The Mill NE

Quick Bite: The Mill NE

The team behind Northeast’s beloved Mill City Café is back.

Sue Z.’s Finds

Sue Z: Sue Z.’s Finds

Verdant Tea, Real Deal Chocolate, Sweet Science, Beez Kneez, Minnesota Nice Spice, Annona Gourmet, Citiesfruit, Sugar Pop