Toast to Tattersall
Talented bartender Dan Oskey has said adios to Hola Arepa. Less than a year after the popular food truck-turned-restaurant opened, the leader of its vibrant cocktail program is leaving to launch a distillery. He and childhood bud Jon Kreidler are opening Tattersall Distilling Co. in the Thorp Building in northeast Minneapolis.
They hope to release their first spirit in May, with a 90-seat cocktail room following mid-June. While they plan to make vodka, liqueurs and eventually bourbon and rye whiskey, Tattersall’s flagship will be a juniper-forward London dry-style gin, as opposed the more experimental New American gins.
“If you can’t make a martini out of it, to me, it’s not worth anything at all,” Oskey said like a true bartender.
Super Bowl Stout
Fair State Brewing Cooperative, which has been an All-Pro on the northeast Minneapolis taproom scene, gets into the Super Bowl spirit on Sunday.
The brew dudes are setting up a projection screen for the game and will dole out free chicken wings while supplies last.
A special cask of their silky FSB Imperial Stout gets cracked around kickoff and Fair State’s neighbors, Aki’s BreadHaus, will be slinging pretzels and other treats.
Noon-10 p.m., 2506 Central Av. NE., Mpls., 612-444-3574, www.fairstate.coop