Helen Balmer, store supervisor at Lunds & Byerlys Kitchen
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
We spend half of the year shoveling snow and finding our way to work in adverse conditions – all with a sense of pride. Why? Because, we’re Minnesotan and that’s what it means to live here. We’re a hearty bunch and when spring comes we also embrace it with zeal.
Whether we’re starting our gardens, visiting farmers markets or just getting outside to breathe the fresh air, we’re as quick to embrace the sun as we are to face the cold. Fresh means something to us because we don’t take it for granted. We have to work for it. Indeed Brewing Company embodies that Minnesota spirit; with their beers, you’re taking a sip of Minnesota.
Kevin Cunningham, Lunds Hennepin wines & spirits manager-in-training
Friday, April 18, 2014
From Dinkytown to Edina. From Uptown to Downtown. The Metro Transit #6 bus gets you to school, to work, and at the end of the day, it gets you home. That’s what it means to 612 Brew co-founder Robert Kasak.
You see, before he was a brewer, Robert rode the #6 bus to work every day. More importantly, he rode that bus home every night. “To this day, when I see the #6 I think about home,” says Robert over beers at the 612 Taproom in Northeast Minneapolis. “That’s what it has always meant to me, and I always knew wherever I ended up, however far I’d wandered, or however much I’d over-celebrated, when I saw that #6 come by I knew it would get me home.”
Rob Zeaske, CEO, Second Harvest Heartland
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Throughout the year, Second Harvest Heartland relies on the generosity and commitment of many groups and individuals to help transform the hunger relief system and provide more food for our neighbors in need. The Vintner Ball is a shining example of how people in our community come together to meaningfully improve the lives of those who depend on us for help.
Monday, December 23, 2013
A warming drink is always a cozy comfort on a cold day. Mix up a batch of this mulled cider so it’s ready and warming in the slow cooker and you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy your own party, too.
Friday, December 13, 2013
A bit of the bubbly is the hallmark of festive celebrations. But sparkling wine is good for more than a toast at the stroke of the New Year. It’s also great with a variety of delicious foods ranging from caviar to cookies.