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New art show: “The Fire and the Flame: 35 years of Zorongo Flamenco”

By Jeff Zeitler on Thursday, December 7th, 2017

New art show starts today! “Fire and the Flame: Honoring 35 Years of Zorongo Flamenco.” by local artist and LoLa founder Anita White. Anita’s show is full of heat and movement– a tonic for the soul as we slide into another Minnesota winter. These paintings, sketches and silks will warm you to the core. Anita […]


Food truck schedule for December and January

By Jeff Zeitler on Monday, December 4th, 2017

Yes- we will have trucks serving delicious food from all over the world parked just outside our door this winter!  Each has items that pair well with cider, and all can be brought inside to be enjoyed, as I don’t imagine anyone wants to be eating a pasty while standing on the sidewalk in January. […]


Food trucks are scheduled!

By Jeff Zeitler on Monday, December 4th, 2017

Hey cider drinkers!  We’ve heard your requests for food, and though we don’t have a commercial kitchen, we’re working on ways to make food happen at Urban Forage. The first is our growing collection of takeout and delivery menus on the back wall.  So far we have menus from neighborhood favorites, Dumpling, Himalayan and Gandhi […]


Coming this weekend: Mulled cider

By Jeff Zeitler on Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

Mulled cider.  Mmm.  Warm, almost hot cider spiced with cinnamon, cloves, ginger and a hint of citrus.  It’ll warm you up inside and out.  It may be warm(ish) outside right now, but that’s going to change soon, and some mulled cider might help you make the transition. Not up for some mulled cider, but know […]


Upcoming events

By Jeff Zeitler on Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

Each Monday at 7 PM- Bend N’ Brew– Bring your own mat and practice yoga with talented practitioner and teacher Sara Milner.  Stay afterward for cider.  Ongoing. January 10th, 6-8 PM, “Edible Landscaping in an Urban and Suburban Context“.  A talk about permaculture in the city and surrounds, and how we can implement changes on […]


Closed Thanksgiving day, open Wednesday, Friday & Saturday

By Jeff Zeitler on Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

Just that.  We are open Wednesday Nov 22 so you can buy cider for your Thanksgiving dinner table, and closed Thursday so we can enjoy ours.   Normal hours Friday (4-10) and Saturday (12-10)


New Minneapolis mayor to cut ribbon this Saturday at noon!

By Jeff Zeitler on Friday, November 17th, 2017

Jacob Frey, the newly elected Minneapolis mayor will cut the ceremonial ribbon at Urban Forage’s grand opening this Saturday at noon! We’re excited to be able to have the new mayor help us kick off our Grand Opening only a week and a half after the election.  We cordially invite you to come see the […]


Hold your event here!

By Jeff Zeitler on Friday, November 10th, 2017

This time of year, there’s a lot of things to do- and a lot of things to plan.  We’re here for you. Our taproom–a wonderful place to linger over a glass of cider–is also a wonderful place to entertain 75 of your co-workers or closest friends.  We are glad to host your event, whether it’s […]


Set to open November 2!

By Jeff Zeitler on Sunday, October 29th, 2017

New hours will be” Thursday 4-10 Friday 4-10 Saturday Noon-10. See you at 3016 East Lake Street!


Taproom hours start November 2:

By Jeff Zeitler on Thursday, October 26th, 2017

And they are:   Thursday 4-10 PM Friday 4-10 PM Saturday Noon-10 PM.   And if you were hoping for an October construction update: We’re 99.9% there.  Final inspections are happening this week, and we only have minor changes to make in order to get this thing open in the first week of November. See you […]


Construction update: Third (or maybe fourth) week of September

By Jeff Zeitler on Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Here is where we stand partway through the fourth week of September:   We have floor tile in both bathrooms and wall tile is now being installed. We have floor tile behind the bar and wall tile is going up there as well. Concrete board and FRP have been installed behind the bar. In front […]


Construction update: Second week of September

By Jeff Zeitler on Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Since last post we have: Finished patching and painting the front steps and landing Taped and mudded all the taproom drywall Drywalled the entire basement Our plumbing and HVAC contractor have finished installing our new heating and cooling system, and plumbing is roughed in and inspected. Electrical stuff is mostly roughed in at this point. […]


We want you!

By Jeff Zeitler on Sunday, September 10th, 2017

Yes, we have finally posted jobs at Urban Forage!  We’re seeking Bartenders, an Event Coordinator and a Wine and Cider Production Assistant.  All jobs have been posted on Indeed, and if they’re not viewable already, they will be soon. I’m posting the descriptions in their entirety below.  If you wish to apply, please send a […]


Construction update: 2nd week of August

By Jeff Zeitler on Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Exterior work is finished! Well, except for the sign and the lighting and a bit of paint on the steps, but otherwise we are done with the outside of the building, and if you ask me, the paintjob looks pretty sharp! We continue to work on the interior- hopefully finishing up sheetrock this week, and […]


Construction update: August, first week

By Jeff Zeitler on Thursday, August 10th, 2017

  First week of August- where is our taproom? Well–  new handrails have been installed on the newly truncated front steps, so the exterior work is done except for the painting and exterior lighting.  We’re focusing on the indoors now.  Ductwork for the new heating and cooling system is going in as we speak, and […]


Construction update: July, week 4

By Jeff Zeitler on Friday, July 28th, 2017

  July has been a week of weddings in our family.  My (Jeff’s that is) youngest cousin was married in Kentucky and my youngest brother was married in Massachusetts. So we traveled a lot this month, had a lot of fun and were happy to see so many family members at one time.  Buuut- our […]


By Jeff Zeitler on Friday, July 21st, 2017

Open Streets Open House- this Sunday. Come see what we’ve done to the building since the last time you were here!  We’re open for Lake and Minnehaha open streets, despite the fact that it’s not going down our stretch of East Lake this year. 11 AM- 5 PM at 3016 East Lake.  We’ll have sparkling […]


Construction update: First week of July

By Jeff Zeitler on Friday, July 7th, 2017

First week of July construction update: We’ve layered roofing felt and metal lath over most of the area to be stuccoed, and it makes a world of difference!  The front is  closer to looking like a finished building with the steps cut back and a uniform layer of something covering the plywood and window flashing. […]


Construction update: Third week of June

By Jeff Zeitler on Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

Our facade is starting to take shape now.  We were able to install the steel door and concrete stoop for our new ADA chairlift last week, and the lift installation company has begun the wiring for the lift.  We’ve installed the subfloor in the new bathroom and also finished all of the framing as well […]


Construction update: second week of June

By Jeff Zeitler on Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

  I’ve missed a construction update or two here, but I have a second week of June update for everyone interested! We’ve been busy, just not busy updating our website.  In the last two weeks we finished taping and mudding our ceiling and applied the first layer of primer. The ceiling is destined to be […]