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And the winner of the drawing for the big mini golf pack is . . . reader Laura T.! Her idea for the hole design, btw, was to make a diorama of a local brewery and have to put your way through the brewing process. It’s both fun and educational and about beer! Thanks to everyone who submitted their mini golf whole ideas, even reader Dan’s idea to smash Jar Jar Binks with a golf club.
Due to the renovation of the Walker/Minneapolis Sculpture Garden campus, the Walker Art Center has set up a 9-hole course on the rooftop that opens May 26th. Play a round in one of the Twin Cities’ most unique outdoor settings! Every ticket includes free gallery admission for each golfer.
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Mike S. eats more burgers in a weekend than we do during the whole MN Lynx season and he also documents his meaty exploits at the #GreatAmericanBurgerHunter tag on Instagram. We love his work (how does he not have his own show for this?), so we convinced the Hunter to share some of his patty places with you, our hungry readership.
Central Ave/Hwy 65 is well known for having large and in charge burgers. Take Burger Highway straight up to East Bethel, MN to a biker bar called Route 65 Pub & Grub. “Where bikers stare at cowboys who are laughing at the hippies . . .” Route 65’s American Bacon Cheese Burger is an all conference renegade that’s putting down thousands of kickstands. It’s full power 1/2 lb after being cooked, and hella juicy. Not a tiddler by any means. Comes equipped with a bakery fresh bun and thick cut smokehouse bacon that’s far from basic. It’s Custom! A chopper! Top it off with your choice of cheese and you just got a little bit more American. The flavor is all burger all the time—lightly seasoned, tasting the meat in every bite. And when it’s this good don’t hide it. Now this beast does have a partner in crime and they are hand-cut freedom fries that pretty much make this whole outlaw bit completely out of hand. Route 65 is live and you’ll get more than your kicks.
Scorecard: Flavor: 8.8 Presentation: 5 Originality: 6
Route 65 Pub & Grub, 18407 HWY 65 NE, East Bethel; route65pubngrub.com
The Weekend Starts Now podcast taped the fourth show of its second season at Indeed Brewing Company‘s Ox Room on Tuesday, April 26.
Join us Tuesday, May 24 at Indeed for our next taping session featuring beer, smart conversation, former Minneapolis mayor R.T. Rybak, and the occasional non sequitur.
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.
The Weekend Starts Now is brought to you by Indeed Brewing Company. Indeed Brewing Company cultivates an artfully eclectic lineup of distinctive flagship beers, well-loved seasonal releases, and adventurous specialty brews from the heart of Northeast Minneapolis. Indeed Brewing: We’re not just brewing beer, We’re crafting experiences. We are thirsty creatures, Indeed. There’s more to explore at indeedbrewing.com.
SEGMENT 1: INTRODUCTION
Thoughts on the Hi-Lo Diner and how a restaurant can change a neighborhood.
SEGMENT 2: TERRENCE PAYNE OF ROSALUX GALLERY
In 2002 Terrence Payne founded an artist collective called Rosalux Gallery. Since then, he’s become a mainstay of the local scene.
SEGMENT 3: BRENDAN BUJOLD OF THE MILL CITY SUMMER OPERA
Brendan Bujold is with the wildly popular Mill City Summer Opera, an innovative and world-class opera held in nontraditional venues that was founded with a vision to provide top-quality opera in a casual outdoor setting.
Our podcast is also brought to you by Annie B’s Popcorn and Caramels. Annie B’s, making handcrafted caramels and popcorn right here in Minnesota since 1978. Enter the promocode “Weekend” at anniebs.com to take 20 percent off your order!