Location: 1st Avenue N between 4th & 5th Street, Minneapolis When: Saturday, October 14th // 5PM-10PM
It’s almost that time again ladies and gentlemen, YUP, the Zombie Pub Crawl is less than a month away. The annual zombie gathering, which is the largest of it’s kind in the world; usually pits a bill packed with one-time headliners alongside local up and comers. This year the event will feature performances from Third Eye Blind, Tech N9ne, T-Pain and Sean Kingston; as well as locals like Dwynell Roland, CRAM, Free Wifi, and Chance York. This event is 21+ and early bird tickets are still available for only $28, if you want to go big you can grab VIZ passes for $80. Click the link below to buy yours now and stay tuned for more info.
When I first arrived in Chicago at the back end of 2008 i had absolutely no clue who Hebru Brantley was. I remember cruising along Milwaukee Avenue and seeing huge graffiti style murals of futuristic looking children wearing goggles, and wondering to myself “who the hell makes these?”. One day a friend of mine put me on to an art show and boom the connection was made, i now knew his name but the research had just began. A few years later and the man, the myth continues to be an internationally acclaimed artist with backing from some very prestigious people/companies: Jay Z, Nike, Lollapalooza and Life+Times to name a few. The South side native most recently was involved with a Nike sponsored pop up shop featuring his clothing line in conjunction with Lollapalooza weekend. One of the coolest things about Hebru is that he’s so in tune with the streets of Chicago and what’s going on in his city, i still have no idea how many of his pieces are sprinkled around the city; but it’s still amazing every time i stumble upon one. If you’ve never heard of Hebru Brantley click the link below and check out his website and stay tuned for his next event.
Chicago streetwear boutique Jugrnaut is one of the nation’s most consistent suppliers of fresh BBC. They recently received a bunch of new hats from the brand and they’re pretty damn clean. The classic “Arch” and “Helmet” logos are both present, but their new iterations of the “Rocket” and “Atmosphere” looks steal the show. The “Rocket” golf hats will run you $42, while the other 3 are all marked at $50; click the link below for a better look if you like what you see.
Before Eat Street was well…..Eat Street, The Bad Waitress stood prominently at the corner of 26th & Nicollet as a sign of things to come. As the strip grew (Icehouse, Eat Street Social, Black Sheep etc) The Bad Waitress maintained it’s glory as the areas go-to diner. Minneapolis’ Whittier neighborhood has always been known for it’s wide range of international eats, Thai & Chinese places sit side by side with Mexican & Middle Eastern eateries; while The Bad Waitress embodies the American diner style of restaurant. As with most diners, cool nostalgic posters, toys & records from America’s past adorn every wall; giving you plenty to look at while waiting and eating. Setting itself apart from other diners in Minneapolis, The Bad Waitress strictly buys local; assuring you that everything you eat was in fact produced in the great state of Minnesota. Another cool touch is the comic book & monster themed tables (The Invisible Girl table is primo) that allow for super quick service, our food was laid before us in what felt like one blink of the eye. With all of the great things that can be said about The Bad Waitress, i did leave with 1 pretty insignificant gripe. Other breakfast places like My Kitchen, Uptown Diner & Mickey’s offer more bang for your buck, we know ridiculously large portions are now frowned upon; but when you’re hungover and in need of a monster meal, having to order twice can be dissappointing. All in all, The Bad Waitress is a great place to eat with great service and a cool atmosphere (prime location); however, if you find yourself looking for a feast on a budget, you may want to look elsewhere.
Location: 504 1st Avenue N, Minneapolis When: Wednesday, November 8th @ 9PM
Just over a month ago, Action Bronson dropped his highly anticipated mixtape, Blue Chips 7000. The man, the myth, Bronsollini has kept himself incredibly busy since the release of Mr. Wonderful and his Viceland series, Fuck, That’s Delicious isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. Part One of his Blue Chips 7000 tour will include a stop in Minneapolis in early November. No word on any openers yet, but we’re sure you’ll see the usual suspects like Meyhem Lauren & Big Body. This show is 18+ and general admission tickets are currently available for $37.50, if you want to go the extra mile you can cop balcony passes for $47.50. Click the link below to buy yours now and keep an eye out for more info as we get closer to the show.
Location: 755 Prior Avenue N, Minneapolis When: Thursday, September 14th // 9PM-11PM
The good people from Can Can Wonderland will be throwing their weekly “Yes We Can Can” variety show next Thursday. The event is being billed as “a wild ride along the rocky edge of art and entertainment! 6-8 curiosity-piquing acts each night, woven together through music and song.” This night will feature performances from Kalliah and the Black Water and local celebrity host MC Foxy Tann, the Boss of Burlesque. These are FREE to those who are 21 and older, click the link below for more information.
The Chicken Connoisseur is back with episode 12 of his popular YouTube series, “The Pengest Munch.” In this episode he travels to Chicken Valley in the west London neighborhood of Shepherd’s Bush. The crep is definitely on point, but things get a little sketchy towards the end. Check out episode 12 above and stay tuned for more.
Location: 755 Prior Avenue N, Suite 004, St. Paul When: Saturday, September 30th @ 8PM
For all of the amazing things that Can Can Wonderland is known for, many people overlook the establishment’s capacity as a music venue. Chance York & Big Cats! will be live at Can Can this Saturday with a lineup that looks very promising. The event will also feature performances from Student 1, Talia Knight, and Farr Well, rounding out what should be a fun night. This show is FREE, but 21+ after 9pm; click the link below for more info.
Location: 16180 Flying Cloud Dr, Eden Prairie Hours: 11AM-10PM Daily
When it comes to acclaimed burger joints in Minnesota, the Twin Cities metro usually garners most of the mentions, but a little known spot in Eden Prairie is a MUST stop for burger lovers. The restaurant known as The Lions Tap is situated along the Minnesota river in an area that can only be described as rural (not suburban). Their claim to fame is perfectly made medium rare patties with precision, no frills, no bullshit, no “jams” or “aiolis,” just good ass burgers. Their menu only extends to five burgers and 1 side, crinkle cut fries that always come out perfect, just like the burgers. One of the few mom & pop shops to beat McDonalds in court (undisclosed settlement), it’s no longer about funds, it’s all about the love at the Lions Tap. Although technically a brewery, this is a family establishment, so be mindful of dinner rushes and weekends to avoid crowds. If you have the time, I highly recommend you take a trip to the southwest ‘burbs to enjoy this gem, click the link below for more information.