Anchor Fish & Chips: A new food truck, a party, and a dream realized

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Anchor Fish & Chips goes mobile
Northeast Minneapolis restaurant Anchor Fish & Chips is expecting quite a party when it launches its new food truck in its parking lot on May 19. Its debut will be part of the northeast Minneapolis 2012 Art-a-Whirl and will feature a few beer vendors as well as live music. Fish and chips, meat pasties, and a variety of other Irish goodies will be on the menu when Anchor joins the ranks of our eclectic mobile merchants. .

We recently talked about the young restaurant's new endeavor with co-owner and chef Luke Kyle.


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Basilica Block Party's food goes upscale

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Give it up for the Barrio taco truck!
This weekend's Basilica Block Party begins tonight with a strong music lineup that includes Weezer and Spoon, but fans of good eating also won't be disappointed. As Bridgette Reinsmoen reports in this week's edition of Twin Cities Eater, City Pages' free weekly food newsletter:

The big change is that this year's celebration is remarkably foodie-friendly: The Barrio taco truck will be in attendance. Holy Land will bring falafel sandwiches. You can get frozen passion-fruit drinks from Island Noodles, sushi from Seven, and drinks from Tea Garden. Many of those choices will be available in meal combos priced around $10.
You can be among the first to know food news like this by signing up for Twin Cities Eater. This week's issue also tells readers about fabulous wine and beer dinners around town, comings and goings at local restaurants, the best food blog posts, and Rachel Hutton's upcoming food column in City Pages.

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First Avenue's Depot throwing grand-opening bash on the 4th

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First Avenue's new eatery, the Depot, will celebrate it's recent arrival with a grand opening on Independence Day, highlighted by an all-American hot-dog-eating contest. Ten competitors will see how many dogs they can scarf in 10 minutes, with winners awarded tickets to First Ave shows. You can find out much more about the Depot's big Sunday bash in this week's edition of Twin Cities Eater, City Pages' free weekly food newsletter.

This week's issue will also tell you about two fabulous wine dinners at local restaurants and farmers dinners at Red Stag. It will also keep you informed on the latest restaurant news, send you links to the best food blog posts around town, and preview Rachel Hutton's next food column in City Pages.

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Taste of the TCO showcases top independent restaurants July 22

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Many of the Twin Cities' top independent restaurants will be putting their best plate forward next month for the big Taste of the TCO food and wine event--and it's not too early to make plans. The July 22 event is a showcase for members of the Twin Cities Originals (TCO), a 20-strong group of restaurants that includes everyone from Murray's and Town Talk Diner to Afton House Inn and the St. Clair Broiler. Besides samples of the restaurants wares, chefs and bartenders will compete in a Restaurant Olympics. You can find out more about the Taste of the TCO in this week's edition of Twin Cities Eater, City Pages' weekly food newsletter.

This week you'll also find out about a special Monday night deal at Barbette and get the latest restaurant news, links to some of the best food blog posts around town, and a preview of next week's food column in City Pages.

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