10K Brewing and Lake Monster now open, St. Dinette’s brunch drinks, Dangerous Man bottle release

In this Toast we visit Lake Monster Brewing in St. Paul and 10K Brewing in Anoka.

Heavy Table Hot Five: Nov. 27-Dec. 3

Eisenhower steaks from Everett’s, chicken fajita tostadas from the Dominguez Family restaurant and more in this week’s Hot Five.

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Troubadour in Uptown, Bad Weather Taproom, J. Carver’s cold weather spirits

Troubadour wine bar in Uptown is bringing some of the lovely scruff back to the area.

Paige Latham / Heavy Table

Birch’s on the Lake in Long Lake

Birch’s on Lake brings some more professional-level beer to the west metro.

James Norton / Heavy Table

Heavy Table Hot Five: Nov. 13-19

Black Wolf Stout from the newly opened Able Seedhouse, puerco pibil from Homegrown Foods, and more on this week’s Hot Five.