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Thursday: Laura Ingalls Wilder trivia

By Jeff Zeitler on Monday, May 21st, 2018

  Trivia all about Laura, Mary, Ma and Pa this Thursday at 7!  Come and match wits with your fellow Minnesotans.   Also- it’s National Drink Wine With Your Cat week.  So we are giving you a free bottle every time you buy two all weekend, starting on Thursday.  So two bottles for you, one […]


Learn about Permaculture and have some tacos tonight

By Jeff Zeitler on Saturday, May 19th, 2018

Tonight- that is, Saturday May 19, Andrea Eger of Tiny Diner will be talking about Permaculture- a method of sustainable agriculture that can be done on the scale of a small city lot.  Free talk at 6 PM with time for discussion afterward. Als0- we are hosting the El Burrito Mercado food truck tonight from […]


Minnesota music trivia this Thursday

By Jeff Zeitler on Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

This Thursday, May 10 at 7 PM.  Minnesota music trivia.  How well do you know our music scene?  It’s all about Prince and so much more.  See you there!


Hopped cider on tap!

By Jeff Zeitler on Saturday, May 5th, 2018

After a long day of gardening, you’re looking for something cold and refreshing.  We now have hopped cider back on tap.  It’s been gone since fall, but the season for hops is here- and we’ve got it! You. Are. Welcome.   Cheers!


Star Wars Trivia this Thursday

By Jeff Zeitler on Monday, April 30th, 2018

“May the third be with you” doesn’t have the same ring, but that’s when our next  Star Wars trivia will be.  7 PM, Thursday May 3. Show up and bring your A game.  Wear your stormtrooper costume too if you like.  Win a round of drinks.  It’s all good.  


Red red wine

By Jeff Zeitler on Friday, April 27th, 2018

Is finally here!  We have a Minnesota-grown red on tap.  Made from Minnesota-grown Frontenac grapes, this is a lush, tannic red with notes of stone fruit and leather.  It packs a punch at 13.5% alcohol. Come try it and find out how good Minnesota red grape wines can be!  By the glass only, as we […]


Friends- the TV show- trivia this Thursday

By Jeff Zeitler on Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

Yes my friends.  The trivia theme this Thursday at 7 will be Friends.   The show that you may not want to admit that you liked.  The show that shaped the hairstyles of America for a generation.   That show.  All questions shall revolve around it in our weekly trivia match to the death. Not to the […]


The Heavy Table weighs in on Urban Forage

By Jeff Zeitler on Thursday, April 19th, 2018

If you haven’t read Heavy Table’s review of Urban Forage, together with Himalayan restaurant and several of our other neighbors, read it here.  Then tell us what you think! We are thrilled that James Norton and company loved the ambience of the taproom and the overall vibe.  Also the positive notes on the cider tasting.  […]


No food truck tonight (Friday the 13th)

By Jeff Zeitler on Friday, April 13th, 2018

Sadly, we won’t have a food truck tonight.  We will have bratwurst another night, but the weather forecast isn’t very supportive of outdoor food service. Saturday isn’t looking too promising either.  We’ll let you know.


Let it snow, let it snow, let it…

By Jeff Zeitler on Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

Let it be spring already dagblangit! OK.  Breathe in. Breathe out. Well, it’s always 70 degrees and friendly in the cider house, so come on by and share an hour or two, cheerful or not, with us. Thursday we have happy hour from 4:00-5:30, you can learn about edible landscaping (last chance this year) at […]


NEW HOURS HAVE STARTED!

By Jeff Zeitler on Friday, April 6th, 2018

Yes- we are now open more hours than ever!   They are: Thursdays 4-9 Fridays 4-11 Saturdays 2-11 Sundays 2-6 It may take us a while to have these hours up consistently on every platform, but we’ll get there.  For now, know that the hours shown here are accurate, as of April 2018.


Minnesota history and geography trivia this Thursday

By Jeff Zeitler on Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

This Thursday at 7:00.  Minnesota history and geography trivia that would even stump Walter Mondale.  Think you know your stuff?  Bring a team member or two and win a free round of drinks!  Share one with Mr. Mondale (that’s former Vice President Mondale to you buddy) if you’re feeling generous.


Find us on The Knot

By Jeff Zeitler on Friday, March 23rd, 2018

Planning a big event?  A wedding reception or a bachelorette party, let’s say?  We’re here for you.  We’re also now on The Knot, the online go-to place for organizing weddings and wedding-related events. Check out our page and pass it on to someone you know who’s planning a wedding or other similar event.  Click on […]


May & June

By Jeff Zeitler on Friday, March 16th, 2018

Every Thursday : Trivia Night, at 7 PM.  All original questions, topics include the books of JK Rowling and JRR Tolkien, Minnesota history, Broadway musicals, the Simpsons and Friends.  Topic of the week can be found here. Every Sunday: Winery tour and tasting at 2 PM.  ($18 in advance) Take a tour of the basement […]


Trivia night themes: Spring & Summer 2018

By Jeff Zeitler on Friday, March 16th, 2018

May 10: Minnesota music trivia May 17: Harry Potter and books by JK Rowling May 24: Laura Ingalls Wilder and the Little House books May 31: The Simpsons June 7: Cider trivia!  (happy Minnesota Cider Week) June 14: Seinfeld June 21: Minnesota music trivia June 28: Harry Potter and books by JK Rowling July 5: […]


Laura Ingalls Wilder trivia this Thursday

By Jeff Zeitler on Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Thursday March 15 our trivia night will feature all questions about the literature of Laura Ingalls Wilder.  Come test your knowledge against that of Jaya, our precocious in-house 5th grader.  She and her dad devised all of the questions, so you know they won’t be softballs.  Think you know your Little House books?  Come prove […]


Spring food truck schedule

By Jeff Zeitler on Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

Be sure to check here before heading to dinner!   April 27: Natasha’s Pierogies April 28: Pharaoh’s Gyros May 4: Xstream Cuisine May 11:  Gerhard’s Brats May 12: K-Town Street Foods May 18: Hot Indian May 19: El Burrito Mercado May 25: Natasha’s Pierogies May 26: Grumpy Claude’s Caribbean and American Cuisine June 1: Pharaoh’s […]


Harry Potter trivia this Thursday!

By Jeff Zeitler on Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

You asked for it, we’re delivering!  Harry Potter, and more generally, the collected works of author JK Rowling will be the subject of our trivia this Thursday. Bring your brain, your Potterhead friends and leave your smartphone in your pocket!  Winning team gets a round of drinks, and yes that does include the cyser if […]


Trivia every Thursday!

By Jeff Zeitler on Monday, March 5th, 2018

Yes we do.  Each week a new theme.  One week it was JRR Tolkien and JK Rowling.  Another it was Minnesota geography and history.  Last week it was classic Disney movies. Interested?  It’s happening each Thursday at 7 PM.  Paper and pencil analog style, so no need to interact with a screen.  Just real people […]