At best, it's an example of horrible public relations on behalf of Anoka Halloween. At worst, it reflects the fact that the more things change in the Anoka-Hennepin School District, the more they stay the same.SEE ALSO:-- Anoka-Hennepin settles lawsuit with bullied students-- [FEATURE] Gall bullying ... More >>
Oooh October. The first of the month ushers in a month of great eating: pumpkin beers, end-of-season bounties (squash!), and all the candy your cavities can handle. Ease yourself in with a week of fun fall events.
The first day of October has us thinking about one thing: Oktoberfest at the Bl ... More >>
Preceding festival season is festival announcement season, and we're certainly in the thick of that now. Last week the River's Edge Festival was announced, and yesterday came the lineup info for for Mid West Music Fest and Global Dance Festival at The Brick. The latter is a celebration of current da ... More >>
With the recent spate of nice weather, you can forgive Twin Cities
music fans for letting their minds wander to the outdoor music season.
And, with the string of great local street festivals and events planned
for next month, you might just wish that May would hurry up and get here
already.  ... More >>
Sure, we're a state full of Scandinavians, but that doesn't mean we can't party like the beer-swigging Germans when October rolls around. Which beers should be filling your stein this time of year? Five local breweries offer the Oktoberfest experience for a limited time, and we're ready to weigh in.
Don't be caught like a deer in the headlights: plan your Oktoberfest celebration!The Black Forest restaurant kicks off its famous 10-day Oktoberfest celebration this weekend. On Friday, they'll host their annual Prost! Night (with celebrity keg tapper and KARE 11 meteorologist Sven Sundgaard). Sa ... More >>
In my recap of the Pizza Luce Block Party from this weekend, I remarked that the free fest might end up being the highlight of the summer concert season. But it looks like we'll have a few other worthy contenders before the season is up -- two more late summer block party lineups have been reveal ... More >>
Minnesota Renaissance FestivalWin tickets to Ren Fest by naming your favorite fare!The Minnesota Renaissance Festival starts August 20th. In addition to the historic cooking demonstrations, Ren Fest offers a whole slew of fair food, including beef on weck, bangers & mash, and those iconic tur ... More >>
Minnesota Renaissance FestivalPut down that lance and pick up a spoon!The Minnesota Renaissance Festival begins soon, taking place on weekends August 20 through October 2.
For the history-minded foodie, Anjila K. Olsen, a.k.a. Alice the Cook will be offering cooking demonstrations four tim ... More >>
Beer vs. Beer: Minnesota OktoberfestsRaise your (liter) mug! Between the soft pretzels and the schweinshaxe, we've been drinking a lot of Oktoberfest this fall. Trouble is, without sipping 'em side by side, we can never remember which ones we like better.
The Hot Dish pitted two local brewe ... More >>
Beer! Brats! What more magic words of encouragement do you need? It's time for Twin Cities Oktoberfest, which means it's time to celebrate being German. "Kiss me I'm German" doesn't quite have that ring to it, but who cares once the lederhosen, oompah music, and giant steins of beer appear on ... More >>
from BFI's Facebook pageYou can eat the rest of this deer.For this year's Oktoberfest, the Black Forest Inn is bringing a little something special to your table. With a renewed interest in eating all the parts of the animal, BFI' is adding tongue, heart, liver, and kidneys to their Oktoberfest br ... More >>
It's not yet October, but it's time to fest!What do desperate hausfraus, meter-long bratwurst, and dachshund races have in common? They're all part of upcoming Oktoberfest celebrations in the Twin Cities.
So squeeze into your lederhosen and polish your steins: Here are several German-beer-d ... More >>
As a second tribute to National Bratwurst Day, here's an unusual opportunity at one of our favorite places to get wurst--Black Forest Inn:Do you fancy yourself an artist who really loves Oktoberfest? Then you should check out Black Forest Inn's Oktoberfest menu contest. The winning design will be ... More >>
Photo: Pride Fest/Facebook200,000 folks are expected at the festival this weekendAbout 200,000 people are expected to show up for the Twin Cities Pride Festival centered on Loring Park this weekend, and one of them is bible-totin' anti-gay activist Brian Johnson, of Hayward, Wis.
Should he ... More >>
The city is trying to ban gang members from hanging out during the Cinco de Mayo festival by creating a "safety zone" they can't enter. They caused some trouble last year, so no one wants them there any way.