Where: 2859 Johnson St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418 Hours: M-TH 7am-9pm | F-SAT 7am-10pm | SUN 8am-3pm |
Nestled in a quiet neighborhood in NE, lies Hazel’s. Hazel’s serves up home-style cooking with some of the finest ingredients around Minneapolis. Whether you are looking for their famous pancakes, or want to indulge in their lunch/dinner menu – Hazel’s has it all.
The establishment itself is relatively small, but they will serve even the largest of appetites. Lastly, the place has really good happy hour specials, which include $3 taps and $2 appetizers. If you are coming in for lunch, we recommend the Audobon sandwich – it is full of delicious cheese, turkey and ham, all served on cranberry wheat bread.
Location: Located in the Historic NE Bank Building.
1300 2nd Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
One of the better breweries in MPLS is Dangerous Man. Once you walk in you will notice the place is full of life, and full of good beer. Dangerous Man offers a variety of beers, which are all reasonably priced from $3-5. The slightly modern place, with its towering columns, provides a rather aesthetically pleasing place to drink as well. The guys at DMB encourage anyone to bring in their own food, claiming to be a BYOF establishment (since they do not offer food). Most importantly, the guys at DMB will only sell their beer at their establishment – so there is literally no other way to find these brews unless you step foot into the micro-brewery. As long as it is not a Monday, make your way down to Dangerous Man Brewing Company for some tasty brews for an affordable price.
Late Arrival, whom hails out of MPLS, recently released their visual for “Drifting”. The video, mainly showcases visuals around NE, Minneapolis – the duos current home. With a late night ride on a ferris wheel, a stroll down Lowry, and a quick stop at the train station – it’s clear where they stay. This is the first time the hip-hop duo landed into the mix here at MADE and with the brand new release of their album, Hamartia, it’s only right to show Late Arrival some love. Peep the video above and press play to experience their latest project.
Location: Central Avenue NE Between 26th Avenue & 18th Avenue When: Sunday, July 27th // 10AM-4PM
Minneapolis’ Open Streets program has been awesome this summer. If you’re unfamiliar, the city has been closing down select strips for the community to come out and enjoy them without traffic. If you remember the Lyn-Lake Block Party, you probably remember Lyndale avenue being shut down from 22nd street to 42nd. The Open Streets program has proved to be a great way to get people out and fully immersed into activities that would otherwise be unavailable. This time around, Northeast’s Central Avenue will be shut down from 26th ave to 18th for a day of live music, local food and local arts. The homies Beasthead & Glow Mechanics will both be playing at some point during the day, which makes for another nice day in the streets of MPLS.
The 331 club will once again host their Bearded Lady Motorcycle Freak Show today. The event is pretty wild with all sorts of odd things AND people to see. In addition to the people watching, there will be a motorcycle show, food vendors, BEER, and live music. Live performances include Sean Anonymous, Black Cat, Le Cirque Rogue and Rumbleseat Riot. 21+ (sorry kids), but this one’s free, so if you don’t have anything else to do; head up to 331 Club for a good time.
I have been hearing all about the brewery and never really had the opportunity to try anything. After the long awaited, I finally got to try a few of their brews and I must say, it was well worth it. I’m very impressed with what they have to offer as well. The guys at 612 Brew have a pretty good selection of taps and continue to generate new ideas and flavors to rotate on tap; including unique seasonals. The Brewery is located right off of Broadway in the heart of NE, close to its fellow breweries Indeed and Dangerous Man. For a taproom, they have pretty reasonable hours, so I definitely plan on making it by sometime soon for the sweet nectar they call beer.
On Tap Now:
SIX – American Pale Ale. 5.1% ABV – 41 IBU – 5.7 SRM
Zero Hour – Black Ale. 5.4% ABV – 65 IBU – 33.5 SRM
Mary Ann – German-Style Lager. 4.5% ABV – 15 SRM
Rated R – West Coast IPA x Rye IPA. 6.6% ABV – 80 IBU – 12.3 SRM
Sometime next year the owner of Psycho Suzi’s Motor Lounge is set to open up NE’s latest attraction. Leslie Bock, the owner, has plans to make a country club “for the other 99 percent”. A mini-golf course is supposed to be designed after a 1950s country club, which will include a split-level bar with a covered patio and taco-beer-hut. She didn’t stop there, she also decided to include a 60-foot, Italian-made Ferris wheel with gondolas made for eating and drinking. Everything has been approved already, so expect everything to open up by the end of next year.
It is mid week and we finally got our Greg Grease photos up from this last Saturday at the Red Stag. Once again Greg came out and did the damn thang. With trains periodically rolling by in the background and a wonderful sunset to accommodate; there could not have been a better night for a show. There are not many places in the world you can get a FREE show of such quality with a performance, that is why NE and the Minneapolis music scene is hard to beat. I gotta give props to DJ Just Nine, Metasota, and I.B.E. for making their presence felt throughout the show as well. I bumped into Meta after the show, and the dude seemed pretty humble too. Make sure to check out a few of his tracks. Stay tuned for more photos from more performances, in the meantime, nod your head and just vibe out.
Probably one of my personal favorite MPLS breweries is Indeed Brewing. These guys have unique brews, with consistent, excellent flavors. Their brews can be broke down into Flagships, Seasonal’s and Specialty brews. Their original Flagships include Day Tripper Pale Ale and Midnight Ryder American Black Ale (my personal favorite). Born and raised in Minnesota, the guys (and gal) decided to keep the establishment in the heart of NE MPLS. Why do they choose to use aluminum cans? Well, aluminum cans block out the light, keeping lower oxidization levels in the brew, hence keeping its original flavor. Also, if you have ever dropped a six pack of bottles, you should know they break much easier; cans are the armor for your beer! Check out Indeed, good people making good brews.