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.

Summer BBQ with Latin Twist

Summer BBQ with Latin Twist
The summer months call for fun gatherings in the sun while enjoying the company of good friends or family. Latin Cooking Expert, Amalia Moreno-Damgaard stopped by to make chimichurri, which is a tasty herbed garlic vinaigrette that’s perfect for anything you cook on the grill this summer. Chimichurri Garlic, Parsley, and Oregano...

National Piña Colada Day

National Piña Colada Day
This tasty cocktail was first created in Puerto Rico in 1954. Ian Lowther is the beverage director for Red Cow and Red Rabbit. He stopped by to with delicious drink ideas you can make from home. Piña Colada 2oz Dark Rum 1.5oz pineapple juice (preferably fresh juiced) 1.5oz Coco Lopez .5oz lime juice Directions: Shake all...

4th of July Signature Cocktails

4th of July Signature Cocktails
In addition to the beer, pop and water you'll serve at your 4th of July party this year, why not create your own signature drink? And make it red, white and blue while you're at it. Members of the Twin Cities Live staff happily volunteered to test out a few cocktail recipes to give you some inspiration. TCL reporter Kelli Hanson, producer Lisa...

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Baking Instructor, Nancy Burgeson stopped by the TCL studio with a tasty pineapple upside down cake recipe. Pineapple Upside Down Cake 1-1/4 cup key lime margarita 1 cup packed light brown sugar 20 ounce can juice-packed pineapple rings, drained (reserve juice) 6 ounce jar maraschino cherries without stems, drained 1 package yellow...

Summer Wines

Summer Wines
Our wine guy, Ted Farrell of Haskell’s, is celebrating the best that they have to offer.  His top wines are awarded the prestigious “Teddie’s Award” and here they are: Best Wine for a Romantic Outdoor Picnic:  Villamont Cremant de Bourgogne, $14.99  Best Wine for a Day on the Pontoon:  Silver Beach Sauvignon Blanc, $11.99 ...