Eat Street Excursion's best drinking and dining deals
This Thursday, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts has teamed up with several Eat Street restaurants to host Eat Street Excursion in conjunction with the Bicycle Film Festival. At 5 p.m., cyclists can meet in Gold Medal Park downtown for a ride over to the MIA for Bike Night films at 6:30 (classic shorts) and 8:00 (greatest hits). There's live music (A Night in the Box), a drawing for a free bike (a Surly Long Haul Trucker) and free bike valet service at the Third Avenue entrance provided by Freewheel.
http://www.whittieralliance.org/ Here's where to stop during the Eat Street Excursion.
If you think Fixed Gears Are for Jerks and Lesbians and would rather skip all the pedal-based partying, you can still participate in all the late-night happy hours and various other discounts offered by several Eat Street eateries. Here are our picks for the best places to go for wine, appetizers, etc. as you're dining/bar hopping:
Christos Greek - 50% off house wine bottles
Old Arizona - 2-for-1 Finnegan's
Pancho Villa - 2-for-1 margaritas & select beers
Rainbow Chinese: 50% off Eye of the Tiger Cocktail and select appetizers
Pho Tau Bay: 50% off appetizers 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
Azia: $10 food and drink pairings
Bad Waitress: Free beer, mimosa, or wine with food purchase over $6
Black Forest Inn: $3 sauerkraut balls (?!), $6 veggie burger, and beer specials
Caravelle - Pho 79: 15% off everything except wine and beer
Peninsula Malaysian: 10% off all menu items
Pho Hoa: 15% off all menu items
Seafood Palace: 50% off appetizers and 2-for-1 beer & wine