Brew Love, wandering beer dinners, and a Bachelor Farmer's birthday this Week in Food

Happy one-year anniversary to the Bachelor Farmer
Happy one-year anniversary to the Bachelor Farmer

Its's a beer-centric Week in Food, but be sure to put down your pint long enough to check out the Bachelor Farmer's one-year anniversary party on Saturday.

7/30 In their cleverly named "We've Got an App for That" class, the Cooks of Crocus Hill staff will teach students about an array of alluring apps perfect for summer's hot temperatures. Teacher Paulette will demonstrate light and fresh bites that can be easily made in advance and include chutney-hot chile tortilla canapes; cherry tomatoes with lemon-walnut pesto; black olive caviar light bites; quail eggs with olivada; tortilla pinwheels; red pepper-corn salsa with crispy tortilla triangles; and chevre-cherry bonbons. The class, which costs $65, runs 6-9 p.m. at the Edina location, and you can sign up via their website here.

8/2 The annual Brew Love event takes place Thursday at the Metropolitan Club at Target Field and promises participants a chance to sample regional craft brews and food pairings. Fill your cup with the beers of Schell's, Lift Bridge, Finnegans, Summit, and more for just $25, or pay $50 and get food along with the drink. Best of all, this beercentric event raises funds for the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, a dental clinic on wheels that offers dental care to underserved children in the Twin Cities metro area. Pouring begins at 4 p.m. and goes until 9 p.m., and you can find out how to get tickets by clicking here.

8/4 It's the first ever Kräftskiva (a Swedish tradition of holding a "crayfish party" in the month of August) hosted by the Bachelor Farmer Saturday from 5 to 10 p.m. It's also a way for the restaurant to celebrate its first year in operation, and visitors can expect selections from the restaurant's menu as well as traditional Kräftskiva dishes like chilled crayfish with dill. Musical performers include DJ Jonathan Ackerman and the band Halloween, Alaska. Two other bands, Switzerlind and City on the Make, will include members of the Bachelor Farmer and Marvel Bar staff. And on top of everything, admission is free.

Another Northeast option: Enjoy a summer afternoon crawling between four different pubs at today's Wandering Beer Dinner. 1029, Dusty's, Grumpy's and Elsie's will each host a stop between 1 and 4 p.m. where participants can take down a pint and some eats. Each stop will set you back $10, and you can go in order or freeform, but note that Elsie's is the dessert stop. Those who bring all their receipts from each stop to Elsie's will also net a free game of bowling to boot.

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