Picking favorites is exhausting, right? While you've been zealously voting for your top bands, restaurants, and bars in our Best of the Twin Cities Readers' Choice Poll, we've been busy making our own picks and hand-counting yours (not really, that's what computers are for).
Either way, by the time City Pages' Best of the Twin Cities issue comes out April 20, we're all going to need a party. So, we're throwing one!
The official City Pages Best of the Twin Cities Party, where we'll celebrate our local favorites, goes down 7-10 p.m. April 28 at International Market Square. Ham it up on the red carpet, enjoy live music, and nosh complimentary food samples from past Best Of award winners.
On the food front, south Minneapolis 'za aces Red Wagon Pizza and sausage sultans Kramarczuk's will be on hand alongside Cosmos, Barbette, Red Stag Supperclub, oyster-slinging Sea Salt Eatery, Lone Grazer Creamery, and primo Mexican joint Maya Cuisine. Plus, sweet treats from Sweet Science Ice Cream. Wash it down with drinks from Duluth hooch-makers Vikre Distillery, Insight Brewing, and vino from St. Croix Vineyards.
Soundtracking the small-bites extravaganza are local roots-rock vets Farewell Milwaukee, chamber-folk maven LOTT, and rock-any-party DJ Shannon Blowtorch.
GA tickets: $25 General Admission tickets include event entry and access to complimentary samples from Best Of award-winning restaurants, live music, and all other entertainment.
Lupient VIP tickets: $55 VIP tickets include early entry at 6 p.m., an hour of free drinks, access to the private second level featuring VIP exclusive restaurants, premium seating, private bars, a VIP Swag Bag, and access to all general admission areas, complimentary food samples, and entertainment. Scoop your tickets to the 21-plus party here.