Solid State

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Location: Solid State Vinyl Records – 4022 46th St

Not just Black Friday, it was also Record Store Day. Hannah and Phil Borreson have run Solid State records and gifts for almost a full year at 46th & Minnehaha. Besides stacks of vinyl, they have cassettes, CDs, vintage shirts, stereo equipment, and hip stocking stuffers — not to mention a vast knowledge of obscure and rare music. Phil’s holding a blue vinyl pressing of local band Falcon Arrow on top of a rare Michael Jackson LP with a rat on the cover.

Photo: Rick Fuentes

Urban Cider

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Location: Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E. Lake St.

Jeff Zeitler’s tap room has finally opened in Longfellow. Jeff has been a homebrewer of wine and cider for decades. He sources all his fruit locally, and the tap room has everything from a fruit-forward pear cider to a dry apple to a gin-infused cider. There are also non-alcoholic versions. The tap room’s grand opening is this weekend and includes tours of the brewing room.

Photo: Rick Fuentes