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By: | Posted: 06/15/2012
It's Fresh Forkin' Friday, also known as National Bourbon Day +1. According to legend, yesterday was the anniversary of that magical day in Bourbon County, Kentucky when the Rev. Elijah Craig first discovered what happens when you distill corn mash and age it in a charred oak barrel. Now there are plenty of historians that can shout about lack of evidence and colloquial practices, not to mention the fact that Bourbon County wasn't even the location of Craig's distillery, but there's something to bourbon that inspires a spinning of a good yarn. It feels like something as backwoods-American as bourbon should have a big ol' storm of stories surrounding it. Afterall, sippin' mash talkin' trash is like a national pastime. Well, it's mine at least.
Check out this interview with Jefferson's Bourbon founder Trey Zoeller.
Cowboy Jack's has opened another whoop-whooping outpost right next to Target Field (in what never became Aherns). This place makes the party statement up front with a mechanical bull anchoring the room. There's a rooftop patio, it's a low building so don't have any visions of Wrigley-watching in your head, but there are a few fire pits, a full bar, and some swings. Girls in Daisy Dukes love swings.
Fitger's has announced that they are taking over the vacant Tracaderos space in North Loop (remember when it was Nikki's?). It looks like it will be a brew-pub, much like their Duluth operations, with a little live music, good food, and rooftop action. The wild rice burger and blueberry porter already have a rabid following, can't wait for fall!
Fika will be bringing the open-faced sandwich world as a new-Scandinavian cafe in the Nelson Cultural Center starting June 30.
Stephanie March is Mpls.St.Paul Magazine’s food and dining editor. See bio
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