It's a boozy Week in Food, as we've found firkin tappings, wine tastings, and cordial samplings take up many of the events this first week of December. Remember to layer all these drinks with some Christmas cookies... 12/4 Celiac suffers don't have to forgo the deliciousness that is Pizza Luce than ... More >>
We're getting into the home stretch for Thanksgiving, so this week is stocked with events that will help you expand your stomach in preparation for a major holiday eat-a-thon. 11/12 If you're like us, you need plenty of liquor to make it through the holiday season. Thankfully (ha!) Zipps is having ... 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. 10/1 The first day of October has us thinking about one thing: Oktoberfest at the Bl ... More >>
This Week in Food begins with pho and ends with pie, the ideal bookends to the final week in September. 9/27 Mississippi Market offers the chance to meander through Southeast Asian cooking in an entirely gluten-free fashion at Thursday night's class "Cooking Southeast Asian Flavors." The distinct ... More >>
It's a packed Week in Food, with a wine-tasting club, Festa Italiana on Harriet Island, and a lesson in Argentine cooking. Luckily it's all spread out over the week, so if you're dedicated, there's no reason not to hit up each and every one. 9/18 Just because you're young doesn't mean you can't b ... More >>
While the end of the State Fair can feel like a greasy death of sorts, we're happy to say this Week in Food should perk you right up thanks to a two-day kielbasa festival and Summit's 26th birthday party (among other delicious options). 9/4 If you're on a budget but still want to woo your signific ... More >>
It's clearly the summer of beer, or so our events list would suggest: Town Hall releases its latest brew, and the Twin Cities Beer Festival takes the Mall of America by storm this Week in Food. 8/7 Be one of the first folks to sample Town Hall's newest brew, MPLS (Minneapolis Pale Lager Style), wh ... More >>
Classes, cruises, farm tours, smoothie-offs ... variety is truly the spice of life this Week in Food. 7/17 Sometimes in summer when it's 12 billion degrees out all we want to eat are appetizers and finger foods. If you feel the same way, get thee to "Kitchen Basics with Kate: Easy Appetizers" at t ... More >>
Summer means your Week in Food events can be indoors (like the excellent farmers market exhibit at Mill City Museum) or in the great wide open (the second annual Taste of Stillwater), so you can mend your sunburn or enjoy a frosty beer in the sun -- your call. 7/9 If you haven't checked out the Mi ... More >>
While we wouldn't necessarily put ice cream and beer together (that beer/ice cream float idea is better in theory than practice) we don't mind that our Week in Food begins with free ice cream and ends at the State Fair Grounds sucking down 85-plus premium brews. 6/12 This sounds like the best idea ... More >>
Busy week! The Mill City Farmers Market returns on Saturday, and don't forget to honor mom on Sunday with something especially delicious this Week in Food. 5/8 Creating a fun, tasty dessert doesn't have to take hours or require a long list of ingredients. With the right items in your pantry, you c ... More >>
It's (almost) May, and our week in food reflects this most welcome month: Cinco de Mayo cooking classes and a new chef at Gather just to name a few. Enjoy!
We hope you like corned beef and Guinness, because this week in food leading up to St. Patrick's Day is all about indulging Irish-style.
The events on hand this week--wine, chocolate, chocolate--should make it pretty obvious which love-laden holiday is on the horizon. Hate it, embrace it, gobble it up. 2/7 It's been a long wait since November, but Salut's final French Regional Wine Dinner has arrived, and this time the evening hono ... More >>
If your New Year's Resolution involved dialing back your booze intake, you might want to sit this Week in Food out, because we've got a bourbon dinner, a California wine dinner, and a celebration of Harriet Brewing's first anniversary all in the span of this January week.
No one wants to think about Valentine's Day right after the holidays, but love is in the air this week--whether it's a love of beer, a desire for slimming soups, or a cheap date night for your sweetheart. 1/10 Kings Wine Bar has the perfect way to woo your latest: Tuesday night is its Tasting for ... More >>
Still have your eatin' pants on after Thanksgiving's annual gorging? Because we've got plenty of food-centric happenings on tap this week, and in the lead-up to Christmas you can expect an increased intake of sweets and booze. Win/win.
Has Black Friday jumped the shark? Now that hundreds of stores are opening for Christmas shopping at the witching hour of midnight, it almost feels as if the consumer holiday has reached the point of parody. But then, when you stop and think of last year's shopping deaths and even this year's pe ... More >>
A great reason to play hookyThe warm weather of October makes it hard to believe we're already on the cusp of November. But our weekly food events don't lie: Bean recipes and brewery tours are sure to pack on the extra pounds that make surviving winter that much easier. 11/1 Looking for a r ... More >>
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 >>
Goose Island invades Muddy PigAs we barrel deeper into fall, our food events reflect the season--and we're happy to eat apples and seasonal beers while we've got 'em. There's even a stogie dinner this week, a rarity in the (typically) more health-conscious offerings. 10/17 Baffled by those ... More >>
Celebrate all things SummitTurn your haphazard summer dining style on its head and opt for one of this week's many multicourse dinners. Some honor stogies while others raise funds for a good cause, but all offer heaps of food made by top local chefs. Then cap your weekend off with a giant tom ... More >>
Slow Food happy hour! Pick up a pint. No need to feel inadequate now that summer's bounty has arrived; this week in food is filled with classes and lectures sure to make all your dishes winners thanks to plenty of educational events.
Celebrate the power of the pint on SaturdayWe were tempted to come up with a Seussian rhyme for all the ways and places you can enjoy a pint this week (On a boat? At a patio? In Surly's backyard?) but we'd rather sip than than stress over rhyme schemes, especially when this week offers so man ... More >>
Todd MulvihillThe Arboretum's Toast & Taste in the Gardens celebrates summer cuisine.Who's got the best digs for a garden party? The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, of course, and it will be hosting its annual Toast & Taste on Thursday, July 28, from 6 to 9 p.m. The arboretum recruits several ... More >>
June is shaping up nicely both in weather and dining events -- we think you'll agree, especially if you're into suckling pigs.
Pittsburgh Blue matches eats with brewsRamp up to some serious Memorial Day weekend grilling with a full week of food-related outings, classes, and parties. 5/24 Patio party! it's the first of Tria's monthly patio parties--there will be one a month through the summer--that kick off at 5:30 ... More >>
Mark RobertsGet your hands on Summit's Unchained #6 on Tuesday!Begin your week with beer drinking and aphrodisiacs, and end with edification in the form of detox and herb gardening classes. How's that for a well-rounded week in food? Monday 3/28 It's Monday. There's still snow on the ground. ... More >>
Pair wisely. Prepare for spring by planning your garden, pairing your wine and cheese, and picking out the perfect brew, wine, or scotch for your next big shindig. It's all here, this Week in Food. Monday 3/14 Pairing the wrong cheese with your wine can really wreak havoc. Learn how to avoid t ... More >>
Fine chocolate and fine wine: life is good. Dig yourself out of the house to enjoy chocolate and wine, $5 meat pies, and 13 kinds of vegan chili this Week in Food. Tuesday 2/22 Singles, stand up for your rights to good food and reasonable portion sizes. Head to the Wedge for "Cooking for One. ... More >>
Author Jules NyquistIt's no surprise that the tastes and smells of certain foods trigger strong memories. But have you ever considered using those memories as a starting point for your own poetry, fiction, or short story? Local author Jules Nyquist (her latest chapbook, Appetites: Poems on F ... More >>
Venture out this Valentine's Day.Cupid has hit the Twin Cities. Explore Valentine's, viticulture, and vegetable gardens this Week in Food. Monday 2/14 Appeal to Cupid's culinary senses this Valentine's Day with myriad dining options. Wednesday 2/16 The Surly Appreciation Party keeps on kickin' ... More >>
A natural aphrodisiac?There's less than three weeks until Valentine's Day and if you've taken even a cursory stroll through OpenTable.com, you'll find pickings are getting slim if your go-to plan is a dinner date. Luckily that 21-day buffer leaves plenty of time for you to plan a DIY dinner - ... More >>
What a revolutionary looks likeMark Bittman, the New York Times food writer who knows how to cook everything, is in Minnesota this week for the Food for Thought Healthy Foods Summit at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum (taking place Thursday and Friday). Tackling the complex topic of the curr ... More >>
andrew brussoAlluring green and crunchy bitsMom wasn't kidding when she told you to eat those veggies. Distressing statistics about the American diet seem inescapable these days. Turns out the burger 'n' fries way of life is harming not only our families but the planet. The Univ ... More >>
by BFresh PhotographyHip-hop satire: "Innaviews" at B-Girl Be We're in that post-Fringe, pre-Fall openings interim in which it can seem as though theater options are few. But c'mon: this is the Twin Cities and, as always, there are more than a few appealing theatrical options out there over the w ... More >>
Are you a great cook? A horrible cook? In either case, learning new skills is never a bad idea. Several amazing cooking classes are going on around the Twin Cities, highlighting the foods of summer. Here are some of the most intriguing:
Enjoy some fruity sangria and be inspired to volunteer for Fruits of the City. It's July in Minnesota. The heat index is high, the humidity is heavy, and the happy hours are abundant. Get the scoop with your Week in Food . . . Tuesday 7/6 What goes great with wine? Prizes! Be rewarded for y ... More >>
This week in the A-List Extra we have a benefit event for MNFashion, a party at Seven's Skybar, and some incredibly cool paper art.
Get apple happy at the AppleHouse, now open for the season in Chanhassen.
Money magazine ranks the Minneapolis suburb No. 2 in the nation for its small-town charm and natural surroundings.
Some Chanhassen residents are putting up a stink about a nearby compost created by the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.
Dog day afternoons: Teeny handbags, lutefisk jokes, and the virtues of loose tea