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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 […]


July & August

By Jeff Zeitler on Friday, March 16th, 2018

Every Thursday : Trivia Night, at 7 PM.  All original questions, 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 winery and production facility at Urban Forage.  Taste a sampling of our offerings on tap, as well as […]


Trivia night themes: Summer 2018

By Jeff Zeitler on Friday, March 16th, 2018

July 5: The 1990s July 12: Friends July 19: the 1980s July 27: Broadway musicals August 2: the 1970s August 9: Harry Potter August 16: The Simpsons August 23: (no trivia, sorry!) August 30: The Office September 6: Seinfeld September 13: World Geography September 20: Friends September 27: Plants of Minnesota and the Upper Midwest […]


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 […]


Summer food truck schedule

By Jeff Zeitler on Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

Be sure to check here before heading to dinner! June 8: June 16:Alimama’s Sambusas June 21: June 22: Gerhard’s Brats June 29: The Herbivorous Butcher- vegan eats! June 30: Alimama’s Sambusas July 14: Potter’s Pasties July 20: The Herbivorous Butcher July 27:  Potter’s Pasties August 31:  Xstream Cuisine    


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 […]


Yes we do have free wi-fi.

By Jeff Zeitler on Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

  You know- you’re welcome to bring your laptop and chill at a table with a glass of cider and perhaps a tasty edible from a food truck any time we’re open.  And it’s easier now, that we have wifi for all guests. The network name is Urban Forage Guest, and the password is posted […]


Food this weekend!

By Jeff Zeitler on Friday, January 19th, 2018

Saturday night Potter’s Pasties returns, with a very British assortment of meat pies, scotch eggs and other things that pair wonderfully with a dry cider.  You won’t be able to miss them, as they’ll be parked out front with what may be the largest painted Union Jack you’re likely to encounter in your life.  5-9 […]


Chalk Talk Narrative with guest Amy Salloway- January 25.

By Jeff Zeitler on Sunday, December 31st, 2017

Chalk Talk Narrative is a forum for writers to gather, experiment, and find support. Each forum has a theme, an open mic, and a featured writer. This month the featured guest is Amy Salloway. Amy’s storytelling is at once heart-wrenching and pee-your-pants funny. Hear Amy read from her work and interact with her afterward. Chalk […]


9.99 bottles of dry, semisweet and gin botanical cider this weekend.

By Jeff Zeitler on Thursday, December 28th, 2017

This weekend- stock up for NYE with bottles of dry cider, gin botanical cider and semisweet cider for $9.99 each! This Friday and Saturday only. Oh, and our holiday six-packs are $59.00 Yes. That’s right. fifty-nine bucks. Includes the mead. And. You. Keep. The. Tote. Bag.


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 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 […]


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!