Rock the Garden might be over, but if you still have a hankering for outdoor music, food, and summer celebrating, mark your calendar for Rock the 'Hills, coming up this weekend. Sure, it's on a much smaller scale and you may not recognize any of the names on the band lineup (though there is one ... More >>
This week, the Seward neighborhood's Tracy's Saloon & Eatery is celebrating the holiday season with TV's favorite secular holiday tradition, Festivus. To raise food and money for Second Harvest Heartland, Tracy's has dedicated the week to the Seinfeldian holiday by offering specials that encoura ... More >>
If you spent the weekend snacking on brains zombie-style, it might be nice to mix up the menu a bit and explore something a little less ... raw. Fortunately this Week in Food is packed with options, including City Pages' own Iron Fork competition.
Food Day arrives at Coffman UnionIn the lead-up to everyone's favorite candy-laden holiday it can't hurt to embrace some healthier activities before you go full-on gut-rot. Thankfully this week in food brings both the first Food Day at Coffman Union and a great charitable opportunity at Soler ... More >>
The charity event includes a FREE tasting open to the publicOn Sunday, October 30, many of the best-known chefs in the Twin Cities are partnering with Dragsmith Farms at Solera to host a dinner celebrating the local harvest to benefit those who have a hard time putting food on the table. We ... More >>
Today's the day to secure your half-off tickets!City Pages annual Iron Fork cook-off is coming up on Thursday, October 13, from 6-9 p.m. at International Market Square. Local chefs Donald Gonzalez from Forepaughs, Adam Vickerman from Cafe LeVain, Joe Wuestenhagen from Hell's Kitchen, JD Fra ... More >>
A benefit with good tasteOrganizers had told the chefs to plan on about 350 people, but they were blown away by the crowd that attended last night's so called "Ramen-Off" competition, where local chefs vied for the title of best noodle soup. They might have guessed they were on to something when ... More >>
Drink Finnegans, win U2 tickets, feel good about yourselfWill eating Minnesota-made ramen help Japan? What does beer brewed via wind power taste like? Will I be attending the U2 concert for free? All of these pressing questions can be answered by delving into this week in food; after all, tha ... More >>
Who makes the Twin Cities Top Ramen?It's never too hot to eat ramen, especially if the soup has been made by a chef vs. ripped out of a plastic package and warmed up in the microwave. So get to the Twin Cities first ever ramen-off on Thursday, July 21 at Create Catering Dining Studio. Vario ... More >>
Three young entrepreneurs who met at St. Thomas are conspiring to create a local version of Spain's La Tomatina village-wide tomato fight on July 31 at Afton Alps, charging each participant $30 to throw all the tomatoes they want and listen to live music. The organizers say they've arranged ... More >>
Second Harvest HeartlandGrocers give food to the hungry that would otherwise go to waste. MPR's series on hunger in Minnesota recently looked into food waste and reported that the state throws away nearly 715 million pounds of food every year. Wow. Considering the average person eats about fi ... More >>
Donate food, get Punchy!Punch pizza is running a promotion tomorrow to help Second Harvest restock its food banks. Last year, customers brought in more than 7,000 pounds of nonperishable food. Eat pizza and help Punch meet this year's goal of 10,000 pounds. Click to the next page for the coup ... More >>
Judge the brews AND feed the hungry.Ready to play a part in deciding who's roasting up the best brew in the cities? Then you need to hit up the Calhoun Coffee Festival 2010 on Saturday at Calhoun Square from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For a $10 donation, festival-goers receive a commemorative mug ... More >>
Find out who took home first prize...In case you missed last week's Iron Fork and 4-Orange Iron Cocktail competitions at International Market Square, we've got the photographic recap for 'ya right here, right down to the presence of the 4-Orange vodka girls prancing around in some sort of ora ... More >>
Yesterday we gave Hot Dish readers a chance to win two free tickets to tonight's Iron Fork chef competition by telling us, in five words or less, why they deserve to go. Our winner is Jennifer Lesch for her touching and slightly desperate entry: NEW MOM NEED DATE NIGHT. Jennifer and a guest ... More >>
Ten bartenders mix for a trip to Miami!How's this for mixing it up on a Monday night? Ten local bartenders are competing tonight at the 4 Orange Iron Cocktail Competition from 6-8 p.m. at Chino Latino, emceed by Seth Bixby Daugherty. For the first round, bartenders must use 4 Orange vodka a ... More >>
Orchard mobster overwhelming the applesFruits of the City is looking for pickers to orchard-mob on Saturday morning from 9 a.m. to noon by "storming" a Rush City orchard and relieving the place of its extra apples. The farm has donated its remaining crop, and the fruit will be turned over to Sec ... More >>
The bake shop inaugurates its new location next week with free samples, Peace coffee, and a food drive for Second Harvest. Sweet!
Save the Date: The coldest ball game of the year takes place on January 30th...
Donate a canned food item and receive a free pizza.
What to do for the next 5 days, besides eat turkey...
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Sponge Bob Square Pants children's TV show, the Mall of America is doing the two things they do best: Make it big and unite the fatties.