Steak Dinner Date

Steak Dinner Date
Becky Church from the Minnesota Beef Council prepares dinner date meals perfect for you and your sweetie. Bacon Wrapped Filet with Cowboy Butter Becky’s tips: Can make the herb cowboy butter in advance Keep it simple with a salt and pepper seasoning. The bacon and cowboy butter will add the flavor. Make sure the cast iron...

Support Our Shops: Bungalow Club

Support Our Shops: Bungalow Club
We are in the Longfellow neighborhood of Minneapolis.  TCL reporter Kelli Hanson checks out The Bungalow Club – a neighborhood restaurant with the “most incredible homemade pasta.” Beginning in March, on Sundays The Bungalow Club will have Pasta Night.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit local non-profits.  For more details,...

FeBREWary: Bootlegger

FeBREWary: Bootlegger
Kombucha (“booch”) is a fermented drink that has a ton of health benefits that also tastes good.  The owner of Apple Valley’s Bootlegger Brewing, Jake Haneman stopped by with some of the Kombucha flavors they offer. Studies have shown that kombucha can improve gut health, cardiovascular health, improve cholesterol, and it may protect...

FeBREWary: Waldmann’s Brewery

FeBREWary: Waldmann’s Brewery
Built by German immigrants in the fall of 1857, Waldmann Saloon was one of Minnesota’s first watering holes. But for 154 years it stood vacant until one man decided to reopen it and embrace the history of the building. Waldmann's does have take-out and is open for indoor dining but they ask that you do make a reservation in advance. ...

Iron Tap in Waconia

Iron Tap in Waconia
A Waconia restaurant will now deliver food to your ice house by snowmobile!  It’s part of Iron Tap’s new way to bring in sales during the pandemic.  TCL reporter Kristin Haubrich ventured out to frozen Lake Waconia to check it out! Iron Tap is offering a special deal for TCL’ers.  From now until the end of the February, mention Twin...

Steve’s Smoked Pork Shoulder

This recipe is a derivative of a couple of different recipes by Malcom Reed, of Killer Hogs.  Love his stuff! He's the guy who makes the rubs that I used. Season with a layer of Killer Hogs The AP Seasoning Apply a light coat of mustard Season with Killer Hogs The BBQ Rub Let rest in fridge overnight Bring pork butt out and...

FeBREWary: 56 Brewing

FeBREWary: 56 Brewing
TCL reporter Kristin Haubrich heads to Northeast Minneapolis to 56 Brewing microbrewery.  It’s where they price their beer on the weather, “The Colder the Weather, The Cheaper the Beers!”

Febrewary: Coffee Beans

Febrewary: Coffee Beans
All week we are talking about local brews…from beer to tea and coffee to even Kombucha.  TCL photographer, Seth Holst is an aspiring coffee snob and he kicks us off with a Beginner’s Guide to Beans & Better Coffee!

Coffee or Donuts

Coffee or Donuts
Peanut butter and jelly, salt and pepper, are just some of the things that go together.  The perfect pairing for coffee?  Donuts, for sure.  But what if you had to choose between coffee or donuts?  That’s what are friends at Minnesota Monthly are doing. They launched their first Donuts and Coffee Bracket Challenge!  Sixteen local...