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The Weekend Starts Now, Ep. 11: Josh Mohr + Julie Hays

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The Weekend Starts Now taped its tenth show at the Chef Shack Ranch on Monday, August 17th. This weekly podcast is a joint project of the Heavy Table and Secrets of the City, and it covers art, music, food, drink, culture, and more in the new North.

Hear the whole eleventh episode here. You can follow and listen to the show on Soundcloud and you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

Our podcast is brought to you by Annie B’s Popcorn and Caramels. Annie B’s has been handcrafting caramels and popcorn in small batches since 1978. Their products are all-natural, gluten-free, and made in Minnesota. Get a onetime discount of 20 percent off any order at anniebs.com with the promocode “Weekend.” Offer expires 8/31/15.

SEGMENT 1: INTRODUCTION
Taylor and James talk summer vacations now that summer is over.

SEGMENT 2: JOSH MOHR FROM FLANNEL ATHLETICS
John Mohr, organizer of the largest moustache-themed run in the country, joins James and Taylor for a live race-themed interview.

SEGMENT 3: JULIE HAYS FROM URBAN GROWLER
Julie Hays, bartender and manager for Urban Growler Brewing Co., the first women-owned MN micro-brewery, stops by the Ranch with some new beer samples.

SEGMENT 4: WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Guests go head to head on the real—and made up on the spot—plots of MPLS + STPL movies.

SEGMENT 5: WEEKEND ITINERARY
Taylor gives some picks for weekend events, including Hipshaker! Anniversary, Tomodachi Store exhibit, The Homestead Records One Year Anniversary, and more.


The Weekend Starts Now, Ep. 10: Bad Bad Hats + Heidi Andermack

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The Weekend Starts Now taped its tenth show at the Solar Arts by Chowgirls event space on Thursday, August 6. This weekly podcast is a joint project of the Heavy Table and Secrets of the City, and it covers art, music, food, drink, culture, and more in the new North.

Hear the whole tenth episode here. You can follow and listen to the show on Soundcloud and you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

Our podcast is brought to you by Annie B’s Popcorn and Caramels. Annie B’s has been handcrafting caramels and popcorn in small batches since 1978. Their products are all-natural, gluten-free, and made in Minnesota. Get a onetime discount of 20 percent off any order atanniebs.com with the promocode “Weekend.” Offer expires 8/31/15.

SEGMENT 1: INTRODUCTION
Taylor and James talk Central Avenue food, and more.

SEGMENT 2: BAD BAD HATS
One of the state’s hottest musical acts, Bad Bad Hats, join James and Taylor for a live interview.

SEGMENT 3: THE OPPOSITE GAME: MOVIES
Taylor and James grill their guests on movie opposites.

SEGMENT 4: HEIDI ANDERMACK FROM CHOWGIRLS
Chowgirls Killer Catering has become a staple on the Twin Cities scene for people who want a locally focused, food-conscious catering option.

SEGMENT 5: PAIGE TIGHE FROM MINNEAPOLIS TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK
Paige Tighe of MTN explains what goes into the hurly-burly world of public access TV.


The Weekend Starts Now, Ep.9: Shannon Blowtorch + Alejandra Pelinka + Emily Rheingans

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The Weekend Starts Now taped its ninth show at the Solar Arts by Chowgirls event space on Thursday, August 6! Hear the whole ninth episode HERE.

This weekly podcast is a joint project of the Heavy Table and Secrets of the City, and it covers art, music, food, drink, culture, and more in the new North. If you’d like to join us for the next taping, we’ll be at the Chef Shack Ranch on August 17 (tickets available here).

Our podcast is brought to you by Annie B’s Popcorn and Caramels. Annie B’s has been handcrafting caramels and popcorn in small batches since 1978. Their products are all-natural, gluten-free, and made in Minnesota. Get a onetime discount of 20 percent off any order at anniebs.com with the promocode “Weekend.” Offer expires 8/31/15.

SEGMENT 1: INTRODUCTION
Taylor and James dish the dirt on the difficulty of dishing dirt.

SEGMENT 2: DJ SHANNON BLOWTORCH
We check in with Shannon Blowtorch, who is, simply put, one of the area’s best-known DJs and promoters. She’s also a part of the ultra-hot GRRRL PRTY, the all women hip hop group with a new single and upcoming show at First Ave.’s Mainroom.

SEGMENT 3: ALEJANDRA PELINKA OF NEMAA
Taylor and James are in Northeast for this episode, so what better guest than the executive director of the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA)?

SEGMENT 4: EMILY RHEINGANS OF MON PETIT CHÉRI
Emily Rheingans, the woman behind one of the city’s hottest new bakeries, joins us — and brings brown-butter peach rolls.

SEGMENT 5: YOUR WEEKEND ITINERARY
Taylor and James talk food, music, movies, and more to prep you for your weekend.

You can follow and listen to the show on Soundcloud. And you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.


The Weekend Starts Now, Ep.8: Nick Hempfer + Kristy Lynn Allen + Amanda Henke

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The Weekend Starts Now taped its eighth show at Du Nord Cocktail Room on Thursday, July 23! This weekly podcast is a joint project of the Heavy Table and Secrets of the City, and it covers art, music, food, drink, culture, and more in the Upper Midwest, and this episode features the music of Ryan Traster and Monica LaPlante.

You can follow and listen to the show on Soundcloud. And you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. Hear the whole eighth episode here.

Our podcast is brought to you by Annie B’s Popcorn and Caramels. Annie B’s has been handcrafting caramels and popcorn in small batches since 1978. Their products are all-natural, gluten-free, and made in Minnesota. Get a onetime discount of 20 percent off any order atanniebs.com with the promocode “Weekend.” Offer expires 8/31/15.

SEGMENT 1: INTRODUCTION
Taylor and James discuss the seriously booming situation in Lowertown, St. Paul.

SEGMENT 2: SUMMIT BREWER NICK HEMPFER
Nick Hempfer, the creator of Make It So beer (part of Summit’s Unchained series and brewed with Earl Grey tea), drops by and brings a growler.

SEGMENT 3: THE OPPOSITE GAME — MOVIES!
Taylor and James quiz guests about movies … to wit, movies that are the exact opposite of other movies. Prizes are won! Reputations are shattered! Well, no — not really the latter of those two ideas.

SEGMENT 4: KRISTY LYNN ALLEN OF BEEZ KNEEZ AND MILES METZGER
We talk honey, bees, and honey mustard with Kristy Lynn Allen of Beez Kneez and mustard man Miles Metzger.

SEGMENT 5: AMANDA HENKE FROM ANNIE B’S POPCORN AND CARAMELS
Taylor and James check in with Amanda Henke, half of the dynamic team behind show underwriter Annie B’s.

BTW, if you know the ladies in this pic, they need to claim their prizes still. Send us their contact info if you have it, we’d appreciate it, lol.


The Weekend Starts Now, Ep. 7: Alondra Cano + Monica LaPlante

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The Weekend Starts Now taped its seventh show at the bustling Du Nord Cocktail Room on Thursday, July 23. This episode features the music of the Ryan Traster Band and Monica LaPlante; Hear the whole seventh episode here.

You can follow and listen to the show on Soundcloud. And you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

Our podcast is brought to you by Annie B’s Popcorn and Caramels. Annie B’s has been handcrafting caramels and popcorn in small batches since 1978. Their products are all-natural, gluten-free, and made in Minnesota. Get a onetime discount of 20 percent off any order at anniebs.com with the promocode “Weekend.” Offer expires 8/31/15.

SEGMENT 1: INTRODUCTION
Taylor and James discuss deep dish pizza and the insane new show-themed glassware provided by the good people of Lift Bridge Brewing.

SEGMENT 2: MINNEAPOLIS CITY COUNCIL MEMBER ALONDRA CANO
Minneapolis City Council Member Alondra Cano drops by the podcast to talk living wages, goats in the city, and on-demand television.

SEGMENT 3: MONICA LAPLANTE
After a stellar pre-segment performance (and before a stellar post-segment performance) musician Monica LaPlante and bandmate Rory Donovan join Taylor Carik for an interview.

SEGMENT 4: CHRIS MONTANA OF DU NORD CRAFT SPIRITS
Chris Montana, half of the dynamic duo behind Du Nord Craft Spirits, gets on stage to tell the distillery’s story and preview some exciting upcoming spirits (coffee liqueur! apple pie!).

SEGMENT 5: YOUR WEEKEND PREVIEWED
The upcoming weekend in food, drink, and events from the guys behind Secrets of the City and Heavy Table.

This weekly podcast is a joint project of the Heavy Table and Secrets of the City, and it covers art, music, food, drink, culture, and more in the Upper Midwest. If you’d like to join us for the next taping, we’ll be at the Solar Arts Building on Thursday, August 6 (tickets available here).


The Weekend Starts Now, Ep. 6: Dan Schwarz + Meghan Gustafson

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The Weekend Starts Now taped its sixth show at PUBLIC kitchen + bar! The episode features the music of Ryan Traster. You can follow and listen to the show on Soundcloud. And you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

Our podcast is brought to you by Annie B’s Popcorn and Caramels. Annie B’s has been handcrafting caramels and popcorn in small batches since 1978. Their products are all-natural, gluten-free, and made in Minnesota. Get a onetime discount of 20 percent off any order atanniebs.com with the promocode “Weekend.” Offer expires 8/31/15.

Hear the whole sixth episode here.

SEGMENT 1: INTRODUCTION
Taylor and James talk about the hot new restaurant Nighthawks.

SEGMENT 2: DAN SCHWARZ OF LIFT BRIDGE BREWERY
The guys check in with brewer Dan Schwarz from Stillwater’s Lift Bridge Brewing Company.

SEGMENT 3: THE QUIZ
It’s time for the quiz! Emily and Chris throw down for serious prizes.

SEGMENT 4: BELLE VINEZ AND RIVER FALLS BACON BASH (SPONSORED SEGMENT)
Angel and Shannon Zimmerman
, the team from the Belle Vinez winery, talk about winemaking in Wisconsin. And River Falls Chamber Tourism Marketing Manager Judy Berg talks up the upcoming River Falls Bacon Bash and the festival’s status as a 2015 Super Qualifier Elite Event for the World Food Championships.

SEGMENT 5: BASILICA BLOCK PARTY
The guys interview Meghan Gustafson, the Event Manager for the Cities 97 Basilica Block Party, about the ins- and outs- of planning such a massive event and how many bathrooms they provide.

If you’d like to join us for the next taping, we’ll be at Du Nord Cocktail Room on Thursday, July 23. Tickets: DuNord


The Weekend Starts Now, Ep. 5: Dan Mogol + John Garland + Jesse DeGross

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We’re reposting this in case you missed it on Friday—yeah you’re weekend is already over but you probably need to kill some time today, so check this out.

The Weekend Starts Now taped its fifth show at PUBLIC kitchen + bar on Monday, June 22. This episode features the lovely Americana stylings of Ryan Traster.

You can follow and listen to the show on Soundcloud. And you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

Our podcast is brought to you by Annie B’s Popcorn and Caramels. Annie B’s has been handcrafting caramels and popcorn in small batches since 1978. Their products are all-natural, gluten-free, and made in Minnesota. Get a onetime discount of 20 percent off any order at anniebs.com with the promocode “Weekend.” Offer expires 8/31/15.

SEGMENT 1: INTRODUCTION
Taylor and James get serious and talk about the classic experience of going up North, and are joined by guests John Garland and Dan Mogol.

SEGMENT 2: JOHN GARLAND AND DAN MOGOL

Writer John Garland recently had a City Pages cover story about the Twin Cities comedy scene centered on stand up Dan Mogol; we chatted with both of them.

SEGMENT 3: PICK 3

Praise for the fried chicken at Nighthawks, kickball, Mark Mothersbaugh at the MIA, and more.

SEGMENT 4: JESSE DEGROSS FROM PUBLIC KITCHEN + BAR

How to build a cocktail program from the ground up, how to show off the spirit at the heart of a drink, and how to make summer heat not just bearable but downright delightful.

SEGMENT 5: YOUR WEEKEND PLANS

Did you know M-60 firecrackers are waterproof?

This weekly podcast is a joint project of the Heavy Table and Secrets of the City, and it covers art, music, food, drink, culture, and more in the Upper Midwest. If you’d like to join us for the next taping, we’ll be at Du Nord Cocktail Room on Thursday, July 23. Tickets: DuNord