Food and Drink

3 places to go for happy hour deals in Twin Cities

Cocktail, tequila shot, draft beer, and appetizers
Photo courtesy of Pajarito

Going out is fun, but who doesn't like a deal? Here are three spots to check out during happy hour in the Twin Cities.

1. Nolo's Kitchen & Bar

On weekdays from 3-5:30pm, get $2 wine shots, $5 martinis and cosmos, $5 draft beer, and discounted appetizers, including $10 lobster fried rice.

Roseville gains a new independent coffee shop

A drawing of a black bear on a blue background with the words Makwa Coffee.
Makwa means "black bear" in Ojibwe. Photo: Makwa Coffee.

A new Native-owned coffee shop is coming to Roseville next month.

  • Makwa, which means "black bear" in Ojibwe, will be a rare independent coffee shop in an area filled with national chains.

5 Twin Cities farmers markets to visit this May

Radishes and rainbow chard on a table.
Browse Minnesota-grown produce at the Mill City Farmers Market this year. Photo courtesy of Mill City Farmers Market

The weather is warm and summer farmers markets have returned to Minneapolis.

  • If you want to support local farmers and pick up some fresh produce, check out these markets open now.

Hard Mountain Dew comes to Minnesota

A screenshot of Hard Mountain Dew's Twitter announcement that the beverage will be available in Minnesota.
Image screenshot of @HardMountainDew Twitter account

Attention all Minnesotans who love their Mountain Dew: You can now buy boozy versions of the fluorescent beverage here in the state.

What's new: Hard Mtn Dew hit local shelves Monday, a spokesperson confirmed.

Twin Cities breweries add coffee to the menu

Two iced coffees in glass jars.
The Neopolitan and Cherry Blossom iced lattes from Wild Grind Coffee, located in Wild Mind Ales. Photo: Audrey Kennedy/Axios

A new kind of brew is taking over Twin Cities breweries.

Driving the news: Instead of sitting empty until late afternoon, breweries across the metro have begun adding in-house coffee shops.

Twin Cities weekend guide: Art fairs and arcade games

Illustration of a calendar spinning on a person's finger like a basketball.
Illustration: Aรฏda Amer/Axios

It's time to make plans! Here are our top things to do in the Twin Cities for May 13-15:

๐ŸŽจ Shop prints, paintings, jewelry and more at the Micro Spring Art Fair in St. Paul this weekend. More than 20 local artists will display their work in three front yards on Grand Avenue. Free.

Minnesota's urban foraging movement blooms

Illustration of an upward arrow made out of mushrooms.
Illustration: Allie Carl/Axios

To turn dandelions into a delicious snack, Tim Clemens encourages you to think like a rabbit.

Driving the bites: As a member of the Twin Cities' growing foraging community, Clemens teaches nature-loving locals how to find โ€” and eat โ€” edible plants in their own backyards.

3 must-try rooftop bars in the Twin Cities

People dine and drink on a rooftop
Union. Photo: Marlin Levison/Star Tribune via Getty Images

Did someone say rooftop? Enjoy a drink with a view at these Twin Cities spots as the weather warms up.

1. Union Rooftop

Details: A kitchen and bar with a year-round retractable glass enclosed dining room.

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