Eat Pastries While Saving Bees at 2nd Annual Dandelion Honey Pastry Chef Challenge

Categories: Events

beeshit.jpg
The Beez Kneez

You've heard all the stuff: Honey bee populations seem to be plummeting, and conventional wisdom has it that the sky is falling and we should all be grabbing our hair from the roots and running in circles in fear and consternation because life and food as we know it is in danger as a result.

Whether you beelieve that or not, we're betting you like eating goodies. Goodies made with honey instead of sugar are good, and good for you. So how about you shove a bunch of goodies into your face, all while helping to save the honeybee? Something for you, something for the insects, everybody wins.

See also:
99: Mademoiselle Miel's Honey Bon-Bons


More »

Drink 100 Whiskeys at the Depot: Whiskey on Ice April 12

Categories: Events

whiskeyonice.jpg
Whiskey on Ice

Drinking whiskey at an ice skating rink may or may not sound like a good idea depending on your skillz. Not to worry-- the ice rink will actually be closed for the inaugural Whiskey on Ice event at The Depot on April 12.

See also:
7 Best Bars for Whiskey Drinkers in the Twin Cities


More »

Dining Out for Life Returns to Minneapolis in April

Categories: Events

chalkboard.jpg
Photo courtesy of Dining Out for Life Facebook Page
Donate money to charity in 200 different, delicious ways on April 30

Food always tastes better when you're being nice to other people. Providing meals, therapies, and other vital services for individuals living with HIV/AIDS throughout Minnesota, the Aliveness Project and Dining Out For Life could use your help.

And all you gotta do is dine out.

See also:
Emily Torgrimson Throws Giant Dinner Parties for Charity


More »

New Belgium Tour de Fat to Return to Loring Park This Summer

Categories: Events

tourdefat.jpg
Photo courtesy of Tour de Fat Facebook page
Grab your "alter ego" and a beer and hop on your bike for New Belgium's Tour de Fat.

New Belgium Brewing has got us pegged: If there's anything Twin Citians like best, it's bikes and beer. And if we can get beer while on our bikes? All the better.

See also:
Tour de Fat


More »

Tell Big Ag to Shove It at the 2nd Annual Seed Swap at Tiny Diner

Categories: Events

seedhands.jpg
Photo courtesy of furtwangl

Thanks to big agriculture, genetic engineering, and the weird science of patenting nature, the previously innocuous phrase "seed swapping" has garnered an air of counterculture rebellion.

And it's not just The Man we've got to blame for the drastic dip in this time-honored practice that was once for everyone. It's also the nationwide dip in agricultural lifestyle and the consolidation of land ownership that's got us all in a state of seed amnesia.

See also:
Tiny Diner: The Tour


More »

Tickets Still Available for Saturday's Cochon 555 "Large Format Feast" at Burch Steakhouse

Categories: Events

cochon.jpg
Photo courtesy of Cochon 555 Facebook Page
There's no limit to the ways chefs will play with pork during the upcoming Cochon 555 weekend.

Did you mean to buy that ticket for Sunday's whole-hog culinary competition Cochon 555 and it slipped your mind? Or did you have to wait 'til payday to scoop up that ticket? Bummer, because it's sold out.

But there's still a chance to join in some of the piggy revelry. Tickets are still available for Saturday's "Large Format Feast" on Saturday, February 28. It's a four-course dinner (including wine), by Burch chef Daniel Del Prado, featuring family-farm-raised, antibiotic-free Duroc Pork and Black Angus Beef.

So why is a steakhouse rolling out the dinner for the nation's porkiest event?

See also:
Cochon 555 Minneapolis, Heritage Hog Cooking Contest, Announces Chef Lineup


More »

Monthly Piccolo Wine Dinners Served in Communal "Kitchen Dining Room"

Categories: Events

piccolo.jpg
Steve Neuharth & Michelle Leon
Piccolo: small food, big flavor, lots of wine at their new Wine Nights.

Having just celebrated its fifth anniversary, the (very) little restaurant that could has now got a mammoth reputation. And over those five years, they say they've collected an equally mammoth and impressive wine cellar. They're ready to show it off:

"Piccolo has developed an exceptional wine cellar.... Now, we plan to showcase these wines once a month at our 'Wine Nights.' For the first time, the food will take a back seat to the drink. But, Chef Flicker will create a meal specific to each night that deviates from his usual menu and style."

See also:
Happy 5th Birthday, Piccolo


More »

Chipotle's Food and Music Fest, Cultivate, Will Return to Minneapolis This Summer

Categories: Events

9970608.87.jpg
Roy Son
You know you gotta have it: Chipotle guac from scratch.

Do you not feel "one" enough with your burrito bowl? Would you like to engage yourself in a more real time, immersive experience with beans and rice? Are you tired of having to go all the way to Chipotle to get a blob of that glorious guacamole, and once and for all you must have the secret recipe?

Then mark your calendar for this summer's Cultivate Festival, sponsored by Chipotle.

The full roster of fun, wrapped up neatly like a tight burrito:

See also:
Chipotle's Cultivate Minneapolis Festival 2014


More »

The Third Bird Invites You to Dine With the Bartenders, Cooks, and Servers

Categories: Events

10067623.87.jpg
E. Katie Holm
Come see what The Third Bird has in store for Industry Night Monday Family Meals.

It's a dirty little secret in the restaurant world that industry folks (especially cooks) can't really afford to dine at the kinds of restaurants they work for. So savvy restaurants extend hospitality deals, mostly on Monday nights for industry folk's night off.

Restaurants don't always advertise these deals, and nor do they always extend discounts to civilians, but Third Bird is doing the favor of both, every Monday.

See also:
The Third Bird gives comfort food the highbrow treatment


More »

Sample Local Fare for Free at Gather at the Walker This Spring

Categories: Events

walker.jpg
Photo courtesy of the Walker
The monthly Chef-in-Residence events take place at Gather at the Walker.

Doesn't staring up at all that modern art make you hungry? It does us. Visit on a Thursday when admission is free, and so are the snacks.

Waker Art Center's Gather by D'Amico brings guest "chefs-in-residence" in for the first Thursday of the month, allows guests to sample for free, and then continues to serve that chef's creations for each subsequent Thursday of the month (reservations recommended).

See also:
Chefs-in-Residence at Gather at the Walker, November 2012


More »
Loading...