Red Stag brings you the farmers, the Strip Club takes you to the farm this Week in Food
How do you like your farmers? Play host to Footjoy Farms at Red Stag Supper Club or take a road trip and be a guest at Thousand Oaks Cattle Company in Cannon Falls. Either way you'll meet the faces behind your food, learn about sustainability, and get tucked in tighter than a tick this Week in Food.
Have dinner on the farm and find out!
- These days the locavore movement is almost more popular than Lady Gaga. But finding and preparing local food in season is a lot harder than shakin' your money maker to "Bad Romance." Get tips on eating local, sample local foods, and collect recipes that support the local food economy at Mississippi Market's "How to Survive the Eat Local Challenge," class. Free. Register in advance at 651.310.9499 or 651.690.0507. 6 to 7 p.m.
- The little black dress of dates, dinner and a movie will never go out of style. Axel's Bonfire on Grand Avenue in Saint Paul makes it easy. On Wednesdays enjoy a three-course meal for two and a movie on the big screen. $55 per couple.
- We love to meet the farmers! Join Chef Hauke at Red Stag Supper Club for its monthly Meet the Farmers Dinner. Tonight's four-course meal will feature Footjoy Farms from Sparta, Wisconsin, as well as wine pairings from sustainable, organic, and biodynamic grown grapes. $38 per person. 7 to 10 p.m.
- Shimmy into your cycling pants and head over to Meritage for Le Tour de France. Take a culinary journey through the different regions of France with a three-course menu that includes foods, wines, and cheeses. Fridays through August 27.
- This steal of a deal doesn't get enough play: Liquor Lyle's Hangover Breakfast. For $4 you get a trough of breakfast and your choice of a bloody Mary or a screwdriver. Clear up that hangover and saddle up for Saturday night.
- The farmers came to you on Thursday, now do them a solid and go to the farm. Join the Strip Club for dinner with the Thousand Hills Cattle Company in Cannon Falls. See firsthand how sustainability works and enjoy a menu featuring 100 percent grass-fed beef and seasonal sides with produce from neighboring farms. $45 adults/$10 children 12 and under/free for kids under 5. Email email@example.com for reservations. 5 p.m.
- Mondays suck. Half=price wine makes it better. Enjoy half-price bottles of wine all night at Al Vento. Sop it up with antipasti, bruschetta, pizza, and pasta authentic enough for the most Italian of Italian grandmothers.
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