Eat Street Excursion's best drinking and dining deals
This Thursday, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts has teamed up with several Eat Street restaurants to host Eat Street Excursion in conjunction with the Bicycle Film Festival. At 5 p.m., cyclists can meet in Gold Medal Park downtown for a ride over to the MIA for Bike Night films at 6:30 (classic shorts) and 8:00 (greatest hits). There's live music (A Night in the Box), a drawing for a free bike (a Surly Long Haul Trucker) and free bike valet service at the Third Avenue entrance provided by Freewheel.
If you think Fixed Gears Are for Jerks and Lesbians and would rather skip all the pedal-based partying, you can still participate in all the late-night happy hours and various other discounts offered by several Eat Street eateries. Here are our picks for the best places to go for wine, appetizers, etc. as you're dining/bar hopping:
Wine Christos Greek - 50% off house wine bottles
Beer Old Arizona - 2-for-1 Finnegan's
Margaritas Pancho Villa - 2-for-1 margaritas & select beers
Cocktails Rainbow Chinese: 50% off Eye of the Tiger Cocktail and select appetizers
Appetizers Pho Tau Bay: 50% off appetizers 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
Dinner Azia: $10 food and drink pairings Bad Waitress: Free beer, mimosa, or wine with food purchase over $6 Black Forest Inn: $3 sauerkraut balls (?!), $6 veggie burger, and beer specials Caravelle - Pho 79: 15% off everything except wine and beer Peninsula Malaysian: 10% off all menu items Pho Hoa: 15% off all menu items Seafood Palace: 50% off appetizers and 2-for-1 beer & wine
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