What’s that I hear? It—it—it sounds like a TRAIN! CHOO CHOO! It’s Gravy Train! (Winona’s happiest band!) Comprised of seven men, all born musicians—each half gravy, half train, this band is guaranteed to make you move. And get out the way, they are steaming to stage this Saturday the 18th 9:00 PM @Ed’s! You won’t […]
It’s a wonderful time to be a beer lover in Minnesota, and especially in Winona.
It’s a wonderful time to be a beer lover in Minnesota, and especially in Winona. In addition to the many new breweries that have opened up in the state over the past couple of years, we’ve never had better access to well-made, hand-crafted regional and national beers in our town. At times, the selection seems […]
Bigger and bloodier
What started as about 30 college kids dressed up as zombies freaking people out down on 3rd street in 2006 has grown. It’s grown into hundreds of the undead of all ages converging on all the downtown Winona bars and then literally taking them over, for better or for worse. It’s been very cool and […]
There are Winonan streets that could be right out of parts of New York. The level of cultural activity and community activism, indie music and arts appreciation remind me of time spent in Williamsburg or Bushwick. It reminds me that New York doesn’t hold a monopoly on culture, that great things happening everywhere you go and in the case of Winona, home can be whatever you make it.
Just over four years ago I stepped foot in Winona, Minnesota for the first time. I couldn’t have known it at the time, but it was the beginning of something so much bigger than where I would spend that summer or do a little Spear(e)shaking. Looking back on it now I can say, without hyperbole, […]