Tag Archives: St. Paul

Mickey’s Diner

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Location: 36 7th Street W, St. Paul
Hours: 24/7

Located in downtown St. Paul, Mickey’s Diner is quite possibly Minnesota’s most iconic diner. The classic box car was originally designed in New Jersey then transported to Minnesota in 1939. Known for their pancakes and breakfast plates, this is a place where a slim wallet can take you far. Milk shakes and malts are a must with any burger, everything is cooked to order so you’ll know it’s fresh when it hits the table. If it’s hockey season beware, things can get crowded quick, Mickey’s is a very small diner so make the trip during off hours. Click the link below for their official website.

MickeysDiningCar.com

_whtspce – nightfall

A few weeks ago we began getting acquainted with the music of St. Paul producer _whtspce. His latest offering, Pale Cocoon, is described as a “fusion of hip hop rhythm, ambient soundscapes, and glitchy sound design to conceptualize my love (obsession really…) for Bushido and our earths’ moon.” Stoic and unwavering, we found that “nightfall” embodies this very spirit really well. Constant and calculated, yet cold, the instrumental seems to morph as it floats along. Check out “nightfall” above and be on the look out for Pale Cocoon in it’s entirety.

Supa Bwe & Kembe X LIVE @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall

Supa Bwe

Location: 6 W 6th Street, Minneapolis
When: Sunday, September 11th @ 6:30PM

Both Chicago and the Twin Cities’s hip hop scenes have shared a nice amount of success over the last few years. As some of the more notable graduates like Chance The Rapper, Vic Mensa, Allan Kingdom, and Finding Novyon gain footholds on higher ground, both metros have an entirely new crop of artists blowing up. Supa Bwe & Kembe X are two of Chicago’s best up and coming artists, the latter recently receiving a deal from Kendrick Lamar’s TDE record label. If you’re unfamiliar you should definitely dig into a few projects, this event has a low key feel but it is a must attend for anyone looking for a great hip hop performance. Lucien Parker will open up the night and DJAY Mando will hold down the 1s & 2s, this event is 18+ and tickets are on sale now for $15, click the link below to cop yours now.

Supa Bwe x Kembe X Tickets

Allan Kingdom – The Ride (Video)


Allan Kingdom has had a solid 2016. Since the release of his critically acclaimed, Northern Lights, the St. Paul artist has gone on to tour the world garnering some very coveted festival slots. It’s been quite some time since the album’s release, but fans are sure to be happy to finally have a visual for “The Ride.” The track opened up Northern Lights and is considered one of the project’s stand out records. Directed by Ben Hughes, the visual is in perfect line with Allan’s always dope aesthetic. Check it out for yourself and make sure to keep an eye out for more from Allan Kingdom.

Rack Shack BBQ and “The Hobo”

Rackschack

Locations: 2925 Cliff Rd E Burnsville, MN 55337 | 1731 South Robert StWest St Paul, MN 55118

For those who still don’t know, legitimate BBQ really does exist in the Twin Cities.  After finally hearing about the Rack Shack, we figured why not give it a try. After living in Kansas CIty for a few years and moving back to the TC area, I have struggled to get my fix for something nearly as good, and I only had hopes that this would be the cure.

This monstrous food item above is known as the Hobo. The Hobo is pretty much every side thrown together over a big ass baked potato, making up over 2lbs of BBQ greatness. This dish is insane: with a potato as its base, then soaked in a buttery sauce topped with cheesy corn, creamy jalapeño macaroni, tender pork, beef brisket, bacon blue cheese cole slaw and drizzled in cheddar cheese (and an side of cornbread). Weeew, that was a lot to say, but way more to digest.

Every ingredient added to the Hobo was right on point. Both the brisket and pork were tender and smoked to perfection to accommodate the behemoth of a potato buried beneath. Anyways. . . this place is the real deal, and I really can’t wait to try the next dish.

http://www.rackshackbarbeque.com/Rack_Shack_Barbeque_To_Go.html

Fair State Brewing Cooperative

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Location: 2506A Central Ave NE Minneapolis, MN 55418
Hours: M/W/TH: 4-11 | TU: CLOSED | FR: 4-12 | SA: 12-12 | SU: 12-9

Last year, Fair State Brewing Cooperative emerged in Northeast Minneapolis. The co-op brewery is Minnesota’s first, and also happens to be one of the very few in the United States. Everything about the brewery is community driven, as they offer a variety of benefits.

What exactly does a co-op brewery have to offer, you might ask? Well, quite a bit if you want to purchase a share of the brewery and become a member. The cost, $200. If you are a beer nerd, this is actually a VERY fair price. Members will have first dibs on new releases, special discount on happy hours, the ability to have recipe input and voting rights within the brewery (and many other features). For the full article and definition listings, click HERE. Also, if you aren’t a Minnesota resident, don’t bother trying to buy a share, because you must be a resident.

http://www.fairstate.coop

Summer Sixteen Tour w/ Drake & Future: St. Paul

Drake Future

Location: 199 Kellogg Blvd, St. Paul
When: Sunday, July 24th

With the release of Drake’s highly anticipated album, Views From The 6 on the horizon, the Toronto artist has announced a summer tour with Atlanta’s own Future. The “Summer Sixteen” tour will begin July 20th in Austin, before heading north throughout the mid-west. There aren’t many concrete details regarding the event, but we do know that general admission tickets will be on sale at noon on August 29th. Click the link below for more info and stay tuned for the updated ticket links.

Drake & Future “Summer Sixteen” Tour Tickets

Finding Novyon – Lots Ft. Allan Kingdom (Video)


Just like that, the official video for “Lots” accompanies the release of Finding Novyon’s new project #TheFoodNetwork. Shot by Morningside Films, the video sees Novy in a variety of familiar places including the historic First Avenue and the brand spankin’ new CMS Field. This reminds me of those legendary ass puffy/mase type videos back in the day, not only is he putting on for himself, Finding Novyon & Allan Kingdom put on for their cities. Released back in July, “Lots” is still an infectious record that turns up any party that it gets played at. Check out the official video above and make sure to keep an eye out for more from Finding Novyon.

Finding Novyon – Lots Ft. Allan Kingdom

A few days after kicking off his summer tour and 2 days after Allan Kingdom’s sold out Red Bull Sound Select show, Finding Novyon keeps the wave going with the release of “Lots.” The lead single off his upcoming project The Food Network, “Lots” bangs from the very first second all the way to it’s end, a club banger if you will; “Lots” will surely get plenty of spins at parties for the remainder of the summer. Both artists put forth a pair of catchy, yet savvy versus with plenty of sly metaphors and punchlines woven in between. Quite possibly the hottest single in Twin Cities hip hop right now, check out “Lots” for yourself above and make sure to stay tuned for more from Finding Novyon and Allan Kingdom.