ZyckoAndy Faris says his failed company owes him $329KAndy Faris, the man who ran this year's Taste of Minnesota festival into the ground, has filed bankruptcy paperwork detailing the finances of this year's botched event. And it's worse than we thought. International Event Management, LLC-- ... More >>
Taste of Minnesota, we bid you adieu The deadline for the owners of Taste of Minnesota to fight involuntary bankruptcy has passed. The historic festival is now officially dead. Not only are last year's owners bankrupt, but the city of St. Paul announced yesterday that no new Taste event would ... More >>
Andy Faris doesn't seem to be fighting bankruptcyAndy Faris, the man behind the demise of the Taste of Minnesota festival on Harriet Island, hasn't filed a single court document fighting the involuntary bankruptcy action against his company. He's only got until Monday to do so. With courts clos ... More >>
Is financier Andy Faris to blame?
Tools of the "Best of" tradeThis week in Hot Dish was full of juicy event drama as well as heartwarming gift lists and restaurants, making it difficult to choose which posts deserve more of our time and attention. We sifted through this week's posts and came up with this roller coaster ride of th ... More >>
ZyckoAndy Faris ran Taste of Minnesota into Bankruptcy.Five more people filed claims yesterday against the company that botched the historic Taste of Minnesota festival on Harriet Island and drove it into bankruptcy.This year's Fourth of July weekend event was a complete debacle. A combination of ... More >>
We ran a story this morning on the factors that led to the big debacle that was this year's Taste of Minnesota, explaining that many people blame event financier Andy Faris. But Faris, who was hesitant to share the details of what went wrong for the first story because of the pending involuntary ... More >>
Bury me at Walleye Wagon.We could already hear the death rattle back in October, but it appears that International Event Management has finally led Taste of Minnesota out to the woods and put a bullet in its brain. IEM, which only took two years to drive the 27-year-old event into the ground ... More >>
Taste of Minnesota, R.I.P.When Andy Faris and his International Events Management company took over Taste of Minnesota and transformed the historically free July 4 festival into an event that cost $30 just to get in the gate, it seemed like the height of hubris.Sure enough, like in a greek traged ... More >>
Taste of Minnesota kicks off Friday (we leave it up to you to decide whether the music is worth the price of admission), so we asked Andy Faris, one of the managing partners of Taste, what red, white, and blue foods would be for sale and what exactly "Manfood 101" will teach attendees.