War and Peace Coffee and Morning Roundup

Kieran Folliard sues Jameson over trademark rights to “big ginger” whiskey cocktails, a cocktail throwdown between Richy Rivera of Eli’s East and Rob Jones of Meritage, Rick runs into and chats with three food and drink pros (Benjamin Jacoby of Craftsman, bartender T.J. Akerson of Mission, and John Rimarcik of Rachel’s), Iowa-based Wellman’s Pub is […]


Bars Bakery Now Open and Morning Roundup

Bars Bakery is now open at Selby and Dale in St. Paul, Amos and Amos (surly street food in North Minneapolis), American Burger Bar heads to Hennepin Ave., wedding photos from The Creamery Restaurant and Inn in Wisconsin (and read our story about it), the post-Mike Phillips Craftsman will reach out to vegetarians, and Cub’s […]


Mike Phillips on Green Ox, His New Meat Company

Chef Mike Phillips has built a strong local reputation in recent years for his work at the Craftsman, particularly for putting together what many consider the best charcuterie plate in the Upper Midwest, and among the best in the country. Now, he’s leaving the Craftsman and going into business with Kieran Folliard, whose Cara Pubs […]