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 […]


St. Patrick’s Day Morning Roundup

A Minnesota-style St. Patrick’s Day meal, the new Kieran’s opens with a parade, how to eat Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, a Mac’s Industrial versus Skinner’s corned beef fight, Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar is hosting a festival of Irish storytelling, music, poetry, and food, a proposal for green curry on St. Patrick’s Day, […]


Unlucky Mar. 13 Morning Roundup

There’s a Bell’s Oberon release party at Bryant Lake Bowl Mar. 30 from 8-11pm featuring $3 pints and a fake tan contest (note: tans must be applied outside the restaurant), the Strib reports on a new Irish bar called Cooper by Kieran Folliard (of Kieran’s), cheese carving is going down at Sam’s Club today and […]