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    December 3, 2012

    Holiday tipples are tops this Week in Food

    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 >>

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    November 12, 2012

    A whiskey sale, Rush River beer dinner, and more this Week in Food

    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 >>

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    October 24, 2012
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    October 1, 2012

    October arrives filled with fests this Week in Food

    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 >>

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    September 24, 2012

    From pho to homemade pie this Week in Food

    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 >>

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    September 17, 2012

    Festa Italiana arrives this Week in Food

    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 >>

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    September 4, 2012

    Beer and kielbasa aid in post-fair recovery this Week in Food

    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 >>

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    August 6, 2012

    Beer, cheese, and Julia Child's 100th this Week in Food

    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 >>

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    July 16, 2012

    Smoothies to judge and farms to tour this Week in Food

    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 >>

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    July 9, 2012

    Taste of Stillwater and cold soups crowd this Week in Food

    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 >>

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    June 11, 2012

    Ice cream and beer bookend this summery Week in Food

    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 >>

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    May 7, 2012

    Mill City Farmers Market returns this Week in Food

    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 >>

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    April 30, 2012

    Cinco de Mayo, Great Waters cask dinner kick off May this Week in Food

    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!

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    March 12, 2012

    Imbibe like an Irishman this Week in Food

    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.

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    February 6, 2012

    Wine and chocolate this pre-Valentine's week in food

    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 >>

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    January 23, 2012

    Harriet Brewing anniversary, St. Paul Grill bourbon dinner this week in food

    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.

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    January 9, 2012

    (Food) love is in the air this Week in Food

    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 >>

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    November 28, 2011

    Recover from Thanksgiving with more eating this Week In Food

    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.

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    November 22, 2011

    Shop local this season at these special events [UPDATED]

    ​ 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 >>

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    October 31, 2011

    Beans, bacon, and brewery tours this Week in Food

    A great reason to play hooky​The 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 >>

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    October 26, 2011
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    October 24, 2011

    Good deeds, a beer dinner, and afternoon tea this week in food

    Food Day arrives at Coffman Union​In 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 >>

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    October 17, 2011

    Stogies, brews, and classes aplenty this week in food

    Goose Island invades Muddy Pig​As 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 >>

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    July 25, 2011

    Multicourse meals and a wild tomato fight this week in food

    Celebrate all things Summit​Turn 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 >>

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    June 19, 2011

    Up your culinary education this week in food

    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.

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    June 12, 2011

    Drink Summit on a boat and celebrate Surly this week in food

    Celebrate the power of the pint on Saturday​We 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 >>

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    June 6, 2011

    Arboretum's Toast & Taste in the Gardens: Save the date

    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 >>

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    June 5, 2011

    Time to try a suckling pig this week in food

    June is shaping up nicely both in weather and dining events -- we think you'll agree, especially if you're into suckling pigs.

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    May 23, 2011

    A beer dinner and spicy mini-doughnuts this Week in Food

    Pittsburgh Blue matches eats with brews​Ramp 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 >>

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    March 28, 2011

    Aphrodisiacs and demystifying detoxification this Week in Food

    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 >>

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    March 14, 2011

    France 44 shares the secrets of Scotland's finest whiskey this Week in Food.

    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 >>

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    February 21, 2011

    Brit's taps the Summit Winter cask this snowy Week in Food

    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 >>

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    February 15, 2011

    Arboretum offers "Food as Metaphor" writing class

    Author Jules Nyquist​It'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 >>

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    February 14, 2011

    Pizza Nea appreciates Surly this Week in Food

    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 >>

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    January 24, 2011

    Top 5 pre-Valentine's classes for the perfect DIY meal

    A natural aphrodisiac?​There's less than three weeks until Valentine's Day and if you've taken even a cursory stroll through, 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 >>

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    September 29, 2010

    Mark Bittman wants you to eat better

    What a revolutionary looks like​Mark 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 >>

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    September 13, 2010

    Healthy Food Summit with Mark Bittman

    andrew brussoAlluring green and crunchy bits​Mom 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 >>

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    August 27, 2010

    B-Girl Be "Innaviews," "Always & Forever," and other weekend theater options

    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 >>

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    August 18, 2010
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    July 29, 2010

    Cooking classes to unleash your inner chef

    ​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:

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    July 5, 2010

    El Meson and the Landscape Arboretum take on tapas this Week in Food

    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 >>

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    May 12, 2010

    A rooftop party, vintage rock posters: A-List Extra

    ​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.

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    September 2, 2009

    Now Open: AppleHouse at Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

    Get apple happy at the AppleHouse, now open for the season in Chanhassen.

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    July 14, 2009

    Chanhassen is named second-best place to live

    Money magazine ranks the Minneapolis suburb No. 2 in the nation for its small-town charm and natural surroundings.

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    June 11, 2009

    Stinky compost traps Chanhassen residents in their homes

    Some Chanhassen residents are putting up a stink about a nearby compost created by the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

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    May 23, 2008

    The Arboretum's own farmers' market

    Enjoy spring blooms--and fresh local foods.

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    August 16, 2000

    Let the Good Thymes Roll

    Dog day afternoons: Teeny handbags, lutefisk jokes, and the virtues of loose tea

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