Favorite Wines of the Haskell’s Staff

Favorite Wines of the Haskell’s Staff
Since 1934, Haskell's Wine and Liquor stores have been locally owned and operated. They're currently owned by the Farrell family. Twin Cities Live's Wine Guy, Haskell's Ted Farrell, is their President. He stopped by with the favorite wines of the team who run Haskell's, his family. Through Sunday, August 18th, you can purchase the four wines...

Root Beer Floats

Root Beer Floats
Sweet Chow in North Loop has an Asian, street-food-inspired menu that pairs dishes from southeast Asia. They also have fantastic ice cream desserts. Sweet Chow manager, Anna Tsakasis stopped by to make Root Beer Floats for National Root Beer Float Day! Root Beer Float or Summit Beer Float 12 ounce glass + Straw 2 scoops Vanilla Ice...

Super Cool Cocktails

Super Cool Cocktails
Ian Lowther is the beverage director for Red Cow and Red Rabbit. He stopped by to make some super cook cocktails for “Dude Week.” Agua Fumé 2/3 oz hibiscus syrup 1/3 oz lime juice 1 1/2 oz mezcal 3 oz soda water Combine all ingredients in a glass and stir. Top with ice. Garnish with a lime peel. Manhattan 3 dashes...

Kombucha Cocktails

Kombucha Cocktails
Carla Cohen is a chief inspirationist and creator of “Crazy Inspired Life” she stopped by to make Kombucha cocktails and to talk about the benefits.   Lavender Blueberry Lemon Faux-Jito (mocktail)  Ingredients: GT’s Pure Lavender Love ¼ C. Fresh Blueberries 5 Leaves of fresh mint 1 Lemon Wedge Crushed...

Wines to Pair with Ribs, Hot Dogs and Sweets

Wines to Pair with Ribs, Hot Dogs and Sweets
Competitive eater Joey Chestnut is in Minnesota to see if he can beat his own record for the most rib meat consumed in 12 minutes. The record currently stands at 13.76 pounds. In celebration of Joey stopping by the Twin Cities Live studio, we asked our Wine Guy, Haskell's Ted Farrell, to pair wines with foods Joey has eaten in competitions. Get...

Amy’s Cupcake Shoppe

Amy’s Cupcake Shoppe
Owner of Amy's Cupcake Shoppe, Amy Brace, stops by TCL In Your Town: Hopkins to share more about her bakery. Here are a couple of cupcake and beer pairings from Unmapped Brewing Co. in Minnetonka: Smores Cupcake & Raspberry Prairie Cream Ale Banana Caramel Cupcake and One Flew Over the Coconut IPA Maple Date Cinnamon Cupcake and...

Fine Spirits Classic

Fine Spirits Classic
On Wednesday, July 24th, Twin Cities Live partner, Minnesota Monthly, hosts the annual Fine Spirits Classic at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis. The event draws the best bartenders and mixologists in the state. Randy Gray from the Ten01 Social inside the Hilton Minneapolis will be at the event. He stopped by to whip up a couple drinks for...

Blind Beer Tasting

Blind Beer Tasting
The Growler Magazine is presenting their first "Unlabeled: A Blind Tasting Showdown" event this Thursday, July 18th at Upper Landing Park in Saint Paul. The Editor-in-Chief of Growler, Brian Kaufenberg, challenged Steve and Elizabeth to a blind taste test of Minnesota-made Hazy IPAs, one of the hottest trends in beer right now. For more...

Kelli at Haskell’s

Kelli at Haskell’s
Kelli is with our wine guy, Ted Farrell, at Haskell’s Wine where they are getting busy to kick off the TCL Pop-Up Shop. It’s the perfect place for Ted to show off their huge selection of wines. Inexpensive Patio Sippers: Muscadet L’Aubiniere $7.99 Saumur les Plantagenets $8.99 Graham Norton Sauvignon Blanc...

TCL in Your Town Hopkins: LTD Brewing

TCL in Your Town Hopkins: LTD Brewing
TCL in Your Town celebrates the west metro community of Hopkins, and Twin Cities Live producers found LTD Brewing, a spot making small batch brews. Brewers Blake Verdon and Jeremy Hale stopped by to share their favorite beers on the menu and what sets them apart from big Minnesota breweries.