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2014 State Fair Food -- report the hits and misses!

The S'mores (AKA: Grand Design) is one of the rotating infusions that Flat Earth does with their Cygnus X-1 Porter. I thought it to be a little sweet, but not cloyingly so. It is S'mores in a glass, and like the real thing, 1 is usually enough.

Tonic Syrup (concentrate)

I didn't. A friend of mine made his own and said that it wasn't much different from the syrup that he purchased. Don't know where he got the bark.

Wine Glasses

Ikea has some that are reasonably priced.

Tonic Syrup (concentrate)

France44 has it listed on their website. You might also try Surdyk's or Haskells.
Or just make your own, and you can control the sweetness.

Beer myths, part 1

Let's hope for a looooooooooooonnnnggg commercial break.

Aug 12, 2014
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Parents 50th anniversary

St. Paul: W.A Frost or Forepaugh's

Sausage Rolls

Also George and the Dragon has them as an appetizer. Good Beer list to boot.

Foster's Ale

To differentiate it from all of the other fizzy yellow stuff :-)

Jul 30, 2014
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Quick! Where should we have date-night dinner tonight?

So where did you end up? Disregard the question, I'm not used to the new format. How was it?

Quick! Where should we have date-night dinner tonight?

If you're in a burger mood, Red Cow by Selby and Western.

Why does beer make me sleepy?

No brainer - drink coffee stouts or porters. Town Hall's Java porter will keep you wired for hours.

Jul 20, 2014
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Eagan area eats?

The Valley Tap House. Probably the best bar food in the South Metro - excellent beer selection. +1 on El Parian and House of Curry. Also in Rosemount, Giuseppe's Pasta Alforno (the REAL Giuseppe's, not to be confused with the one in Burnsville) for Italian.

Worst Restaurants in Town

My top (bottom?) three:
Crave at the MOA
Stephano's in Burnsville
Green Mill in Eagan

Baker's Yeast Inhibits Drunkenness? per Jim Koch

This was discussed on Beer Advocate a while back.


Jun 14, 2014
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Places to eat around University of Minnesota - and candy?

Assuming that you are coming after June 14th and if I am reading the map correctly, you are within walking distance to the East Bank station for the light rail green line which will take you to either downtown. I will defer to the downtown experts to provide restaurant options.

Feeding and entertaining 10 teen girls in Minneapolis/MoA area

FireLake grill at the Radisson.

Summer Beer Rundown 2014 -- What are you drinking this year?

Sierra Nevada Kellerweis is my go to summer beer.

Jun 02, 2014
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Gluten-free beer

If you ever make it up to the Twin Cities area, you may want to try a few from Burning Brothers.


May 30, 2014
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Happy National Hamburger Day!

J. Wellington Wimpy would be proud.

French Fried Potatoes

Town Hall Tap. My wife never orders them because she says that they're not good for her, and then she eats all of mine.


I've seen them at Sam's Club, couldn't tell you the price.

Potatoes Minneapolis

Make sure that your cardiologist is available.

Ever had Modus Hoperandi?

According to Seekabrew, the closest to DC would be North Carolina or Illinois.

May 09, 2014
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St. Paul birthday dinner for a group?

Might be pushing your price point a bit, but the Downtowner Woodfire Grill on W. 7th could be an option.

Search for Everyday-Drinking Pale Ales

Since you have access to Summit, give their Horizon Red IPA a shot - not quite a session at 5.7% and easy on the wallet.

Apr 24, 2014
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Nice surprise in a barleywine

Get a couple of bottles of Clown Shoes Billionaire, drink one now and age one. It's aged in cognac barrels and matches your description to a tee.

Apr 19, 2014
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Search for Everyday-Drinking Pale Ales

Saga is now my daily drinker. Great IPA and $10.99/12 pack in my area.

Apr 07, 2014
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Pabst Blue Ribbon........quality vs. quantity Question for Beer Drinkers

We get Moosehead and many of the Canadian brands in Minneapolis (we also get their weather - high today might make it all the way up to 0). Luckily, we have Surly and several other fine brews to keep us warm.

Feb 27, 2014
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Singapore (S. MPLS) Closed?

Really going to miss that place. We usually got up there 4 or 5 times a year and got to know the family. Always good fresh food and friendly service. I hope that she opens or runs a kitchen somewhere else.

Singapore and Puerta Azul were two of our favorite spots.

Rarity: A "great" Porter... Deschutes Black Butte annual series

If they're available in your area, Founders and Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald are pretty good porters. Alaskan does a really good Baltic Porter in their Pilot Series.

Jan 27, 2014
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