Galactic trivia and Prohibition love: The Week in Food
Superheroes, swingin' singles, and gut rot: It's a hot week on the Twin Cities' food scene. Think you're up to the challenge? Then belly up for The Week in Food.
- Do men in spandex affect your smarts? Find out at Galactic Pizza Trivia Night, hosted by Captain Awesome and Dr. Tomorrow. Play starts at 9 p.m. The winning team gets 50% off their tab.
- Get your swerve on at Prohibition where Wayzata-based matchmaker Kailen Rosenberg will host the second in a series of matchmaking happy hours on behalf of her "elite and celebrity clients." Guests receive a complimentary drink ticket--and possibly true love. Reserve your spot by emailing Love (at) Parasole.com. 5 to 7 p.m.
- Coupled off? Flaunt your significant other at the 14th annual East Side Wine Tasting to benefit East Side Neighborhood Services. Enjoy food, wine and entertainment at the Nicollet Island Pavilion and lay a bet at the silent auction to win a week vacation in the British Virgin Islands. 5 to 8 p.m.
- Put down the Pepto and head to Mississippi Market on St. Paul's West 7th Street for "Gut Reaction: Restore Digestive Health through Nutrition." For $30 ($27 for members) you'll learn everything you need to know to keep your gut in check. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
- On the other side of the river for $20 ($17 for members) The Wedge offers "Sourdough Yeast Gone Wild!" Learn how to bake with sourdough and how to make and care for starters. Take starter samples home and prepare to get crazy! 7 to 9 p.m.
- Art-a-Whirl attacks Northeast. In addition to hot wax painting, letterpress demonstrations, and bike babes by Adam Turman, enjoy fully loaded hot dogs from Magic Bus Café and Fulton Beer in the Sample Room parking lot. May 14-16.
- Keep kids off drugs and on dirt at the annual Youth Farm and Market Dinner held at the historic Alfred Pillsbury Mansion. Dine family-style on local fare prepared by Lucia's restaurant and celebrate 15 years of youth development and local food access. Tickets start at $100. 6 to 10 p.m.
This is why we live in Minnesota: Sundays on the farm. Join Slow Food MN at Ralph Lenz Farm in Lake City, overlooking majestic Lake Pepin. Hike, forage, and learn about sustainable farming. Meet back at the farmhouse for dinner (hot off the grounds) prepared by Scott Pampuch of Corner Table--a steal at $45 ($35 for non-members). 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Urbanites: tear into shouldered pork and PBR tall boys as Gastro non Grata does barbecue in the Modern Café Parking lot. Free admission. Food starts at 11 a.m.
- The first-ever Minnesota American Craft Beer Week kicks off. The Star of the North produces some serious sauce. Sample the state's breweries, visit local brewpubs and benefit Alzheimer's research at this weeklong event May 17-23.