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

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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.

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

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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).

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Donuts and Booze: Glam Doll and Eat Street Social Are Putting on a Simpsons-Themed Party

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Photo via Glam Doll Facebook Page
Beef and cheese whiz in a donut comes together in unholy matrimony with a flaming cocktail, both inspired by none other than the Simpsons.

Quick: What are your deepest, darkest desires for celebrating your next birthday?

Okay, not that dark.

But if you said some combination of donuts, booze, and The Simpsons, have we got news for you.

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HauteWok Takeover at HauteDish Will Heat Up January Dining

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Haute Dish
General Tso's Sweetbreads will be available during HauteWok week.

Little known fact: Chef Landon Schoenefeld used to be a delivery driver for Ping's, the long-standing, very pink, Nicollet Avenue Chinese spot where fried rice and cream cheese wontons reign supreme.

Seems those long hours trapped in the Pinto with the waft of grease driving him wild had a lasting effect.

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At Long Last, Surly Beer Hall Opens on Friday

photo courtesy of Surly Brewing Co.

Minneapolis will enter the Surly Age, beginning at 11 a.m. this Friday.

It's been (roughly) eons since the Surly "Destination Brewery" was announced. Well, the local beerscape may have changed, but Surly's new space is as ambitious as ever and it's ready to open in the new Prospect Park location.

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Travail's New Year's Eve "Jamboree" Packages Promise Booze, Brunch, and Shenanigans

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Travail Kitchen and Amusements
The Travail gang knows how to party. Ring in the new year with them instead of falling asleep on the couch at 10.

You're either going to pop open a bottle of Asti while sitting on the couch in your slippers and yawn your way to midnight (hint: not festive) or you're going to sausage your way into your sequins and slip-slide down Hennepin Avenue in stilettos, trying to act like this is New York (hint: Times Square ain't here).

Considering the lameness of both those options, why not make a plan to do something actually cool? In typical over-the-top fashion, the Travail gang is hosting not just one, but three events for your holiday celebration pleasure.

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Where to Have a Beery Festivus in the Twin Cities

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Ed Eaton

Seinfeld, that show about nothing, the one that aired for 180 episodes, left devoted fans with hundreds of inside jokes, references to slip into party chitchat, and a place in the modern lexicon. Oh, and a cherished winter holiday -- Festivus -- complete with its own absurdity and anti-traditions.

This year a few local spots will host Festivus celebrations. Prepare yourselves for the airing of the grievances, the aluminum Festivus pole, and (a milder version of) public feats of strength.

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Free Sweet Science Ice Cream Tasting at Hola Arepa Today

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Benjamin Carter Grimes
Taste Sweet Science's Fernet Cola ice cream for free

We've already gone and declared it the best. If you haven't had a chance to try Sweet Science Ice Cream by now, you'll have your shot today, Monday, December 15, when the artisanal ice cream slingers will be offering free samples -- that's right, free -- of their latest flavor, Fernet Cola, at Hola Arepa from 6 to 9 p.m.

Fernet Cola is a cocktail flavor, which means booze. Free ice cream and booze. You gonna pass that up?

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Details on That Surly-Doomtree Beer Hitting Town This Weekend

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This year marks the 10th and final Doomtree Blowout, and the hip-hop collective is going out big. They're playing eight local stages in the coming week, but it's not just about the music anymore. With Surly getting on board, it's also about the beer.

While the beer collaboration was announced previously, details were scarce on what will be a dark gold convention-defying beer.

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'Tis the Season at Holiday Bake Sale and Tree Lighting at Union Depot

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Cookies from Bars Bakery

Oh, the holidays are coming? If things aren't festive enough just yet, crank up the yuletide joy this Saturday, December 6. Union Depot is throwing an old-fashioned holiday bash with all the things you need to get in the spirit -- and yes, you need cookies to get in the spirit.

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