The Minnesota Skinny
About This Show
We distract you at the wheel and help you slack off at work. We bring in the finest ladies and gents for discussion of beer, food, sports, dogs, music, and other fun stuff. It's a blog. It's a podcast. It's a mess.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 9: Smalley's Caribbean Barbeque, Tara Alcure of Surly, Darkness and Damian 2016
2 days ago
This episode was recorded at the Harbor Bar in Stillwater. I spoke with Shawn Smalley, the man behind Smalley's Caribbean Barbeque, about his rise to restaurant stardom. He looked back at the days with legendary chef Tim McKee in his La Belle Vie kitchen, how the old crew gets along now, and the tastes of Jamaica.
Tara Alcure, the national chain manager of Minnesota beer titan Surly Brewing, gave us a sneak peek of Surly Darkness -- as well as Damian, and told us how the "Child of Darkness" is made. She explained her role in the festivities, being a fifth-generation beer business insider, and hockey!
Sorry in advance for the slight buzz you hear once in a while, and the unorthodox intro. It's not the way I usually do it, but we were in a pretty great moment that evening so I wanted the introduction to reflect that.