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Win Tix: Rummage


From the folks that brought us The Beer Dabbler—it’s a night market meets rummage sale! Rummage will feature an awesome selection of retailers like Fjall Raven, Minny & Paul, Handsome Cycles, J.W. Hulme, Hazel & Rose, and many others selling their wares at special prices for this very special occasion. The 2-day event September 29-30th will feature live music from The Pines and Graveyard Club and more, craft beer, fair-inspired food, and fun for all ages at the West End Market of the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. Sept 29-30th, MN Fair Grounds. $8 advance, $10 door.

We know there’s a bunch of readers that would like to get into this rummage sale for free, so we’re giving away some tickets for this year’s Rummage. Just reply to this email with the one thing you’re really like to acquire for your chance to win!

Local News Pop Quiz: Do We Really Need It?

We thought we’d test your local news knowledge with this Pop Quiz. See if you can pick which of these tweets from local TV news stations are original and which ridiculous ones we just made up. Answers here.

Wyoming, MN man was shattered over his great-grandson’s suicide, so he turned to the thing they loved most—Restored 1938 tractor pulls emotional load

Minnesota Moment: 11-year-old Brainerd girl fights to “end Alzhiemer’s”

Homeowner thought teen on security cam was selling or peddling something… but thankfully, she was wrong.

Motorcyclist dressed in giant panda head being forced to ‘bear’ responsibility for his actions.

Authorities search for missing child near Kenyon

Missing 4-year-old reunited with family after hours-long search near Kenyon

Do You Really Need A Home Warranty?

How Much Water Should We Drink?

Vikings, Medtronic Renovate Minneapolis North’s Weight Room

A Colorado woman is terrorizing a neighborhood by repeatedly stopping her jogs to defecate in other people’s yards

Minneapolis leaders consider new parking ramp regulations

Burger Hunter: Good Earth Cafe

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Week after week, Mike S. impresses us with the depth and breadth of his burger knowledge. Plus he’s really branching out these days and amazing to read. Check out all The Burger Hunter’s meaty exploits at the #GreatAmericanBurgerHunter tag on Instagram and at @BurgerHunterUSA on the twitter.

Celebrating our Earth should be done more than once a year! And the same goes for visiting the Good Earth Restaurant in Roseville or Edina. Yes, we’re hunting amongst the leaf nibblers. Only kidding . . . These conscious eaters are to thank for leading the pack on everything fresh and local. I ordered the Good Earth Burger. Now it’s got a full menu of toppings so let’s kick things off with that bun. Sesame and poppi, maybe a nut or two, not butter grilled but fresh. Liked it. Beef is Peterson Farms grass fed and runs a clean flavor profile. The portobello shrums lead the charge for the salad and the carm-y onions are pretty steady. Tomato is fresh and poppin’. The avocado and the rather sweet red pepper aioli smooth things out a bit. But those sunflower sprouts really made me feel proud. I just knew those things were helping me out in some way. The cheese is Gruyere and better believe it’s in my tops. Burger is a bit slippery but super earthy good. I devoured this thing. Loved knowing that everything is natural, organic, and farm to table. Comes with terra root vegetable chips and those are always a fun treat . . . Not quite sure what you’re eating but damn those purple and red ones are lit.

Scorecard:   Flavor: 8.2   Presentation: 9   Originality: 9

Good Earth Cafe, 1901 W Hwy 36, Roseville; goodearthmn.com

Quick Hits: Some Ticket Tips


Here’s a few things tickets-wise we thought we’d share:

There’s less than 60 seats left for the Friday the 13th Marathon at the Trylon happening on Friday, October 13th. It’s going to be bonkers, but also the theater confirmed that Friday the 13th: Part 3 (1982) will be in presented in anaglyphic 3D! Get tickets!

Speaking of tickets, Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra are coming to town (to our Orchestra Hall) and jazz fans can catch that show at a discount. The Dakota is doing a 24-hour Flash sale for JALCO w/Wynton Marsalis starting around noon today (Monday September 18th with the code WYNTON25 when you buy your ticket online.

Also going on sale today at noon—so many Twincy Flannel Dads™ wanted to see Wilco at the Palace Theater that the first two shows sold out right away. So a third show has now been added for Friday, November 11th. Tickets for that one go on sale today (again, Monday September 18th) and will go fast.

Autumn Brew Review Review


September: Apparently still ’tis the season where Oktoberfests and summer shandies can hold hands because it’s still warm, but we’re starting to really love fall and drink fall-ish harvesty beer. We sent our beer festival trend correspondent Isabelle Wattenberg to get at the 140+ breweries of the Autumn Brew Review by the MN Craft Brewers to tell us what’s going on and here’s what she (mostly) remembered:

First things first: This correspondent arrived in NE well-prepared, thanks to the ABR app with its plan-your-itinerary feature (dominating my to-dos: sours, imperial stouts, and everything from Lift Bridge). Also important: The rain on Saturday was #fakenews. Pooh-poohing the stormy forecast proved an acceptable decision, as just one shower skimmed the grounds and had zilch effect on dispersing the line for Surly, which stretched about ten tents deep for most of the afternoon. Darkness might be the pied piper of beers.

A few things we particularly appreciated from the Review:

—The pop-up brass band, always prompting a skip or two from the crowd (props to the guy who carried the tuba the entire time)
—Couple costumes: notably one pair clad in dirndl-and-lederhosen, and another in shark-head hoodies. Pro Tip: it’s much easier to keep track of your partner when they’re dressed like a shark. Plaid shirts just don’t provide the same distinction.
—Crowns and headdresses made of woven hops. Yes.
—Aside from an understandable explosion in gourd-forward brews, the spectrum of offerings had a summer pie feel: standouts include Wild Mind’s Cinnamon, Vanilla, and Peach Silla Ale and Barrel Theory’s Key Sublime.

This writer’s runaway dark beer champ goes to Bent Paddle’s Barrel Aged Double Shot Black Ale with Coconut and Cocoa, with an honorable tip of brim to F-Town’s Moon Boots Peanut Butter Porter. And gotta give some N/A appreciation to Prye’s Arnold Palmer. Refreshing sip and then some.