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Origins of Spirits and the Philosophy of Ice

Studio Bricolage, a project of Leonardo’s Basement in southwest Minneapolis, is heading to Bradstreet Craftshouse on Jan. 30 for part two of its series Mixology: The Art & Science of Drink.

For this cocktailing lesson, participants will learn about the science of fermentation and distillation. There will be sample tastings to explore different types of vodka and tequila. There will be a primer on garnishing classic cocktails with fruits, herbs and spices, too. It’s $45 per person in advance and $55 at the door. Go to studio to register.  

When: Sat. Jan. 30, 1–3 p.m.
Where: Bradstreet Crafthouse, 601 1st Ave. N.


Global Soup Cook-off

It’s soup season and if you need inspiration for your own creations, you might want to head to the Midtown Global Market on Jan. 30 to see chefs compete in the market’s third annual Global Soup Cook-off.

They will be charged with making an original soup using ingredients found within the market. Some of the participants include Holy Land Grocery and Deli, Manny’s Tortas and Salty Tart.

Jan. 30, noon–2 p.m.
Where: Midtown Global Market, 920 E. Lake St.


One Man Minneapolis

The search is on again for one man who represents the best of the Twin Cities.

The organizers of the One Man Minneapolis competition have started taking applications for the contest.

Any man living in the greater Twin Cities area between the ages of 24 and 44 is encouraged to apply. The contest considers the applicants’ community involvement, personality, intelligence and fitness.  

“The first One Man Minneapolis proved to be an ideal vehicle for 20 great guys to promote all that makes our community great,” said Scott Mayer, the contest’s producer.

Mark Klukow, a Minneapolis police officer and Peace Foundation board member, was named the first One Man Minneapolis in July.

More than 200 men applied for the first competition. The field was initially narrowed to 20 semifinalists, then people voted online to narrow it to five finalists. A panel of seven judges and the audience at the Pantages Theater helped select Klukow as the winner.

He received $5,000, a Tag Heuer watch donated by JB Hudson Jewelers, and $1,000 for the Peace Foundation.

When: Applications will be accepted through March 5 at