MORE

Taste of Minnesota: a first look in photos

Share your curds, kids
Share your curds, kids
Photo by Nikki Miller

Armed with a fistful of food and drink tickets, we took our first taste of Taste of Minnesota early on Friday. Here's a first look at the sweet, the salty, and the deepest of the deep-fried.

Decoy's Grill & Bar of Hopkins offers a favorite of the day--the hot beef sundae, with cherry tomato on top
Decoy's Grill & Bar of Hopkins offers a favorite of the day--the hot beef sundae, with cherry tomato on top
Photo by Nikki Miller
This sundae, far from cool and refreshing, is delicious and beefy
This sundae, far from cool and refreshing, is delicious and beefy
Photo by Nikki Miller
Once you're good and full on Summit and beef, try your hand at Hammerschlagen, outside the City Pages Big Music Tent
Once you're good and full on Summit and beef, try your hand at Hammerschlagen, outside the City Pages Big Music Tent
Photo by Nikki Miller

 

Traditionalists may rest easy; in addition to sushi and fruit kabobs, the Taste has curds and dogs
Traditionalists may rest easy; in addition to sushi and fruit kabobs, the Taste has curds and dogs
Photo by Nikki Miller
OMG - Dunkin' Donuts in MN! (Sweetened coffee fiends would deem that "OMG" warranted)
OMG - Dunkin' Donuts in MN! (Sweetened coffee fiends would deem that "OMG" warranted)
Photo by Nikki Miller
(Pssst... ask a Kansas Citian who has the best ribs and many will shamelessly utter Dave's name)
(Pssst... ask a Kansas Citian who has the best ribs and many will shamelessly utter Dave's name)
Photo by Nikki Miller

 

The wontons from Retch's Cookie Dough & Cream Cheese Comets offer a tasty surprise inside--cinnamon mingling with the cream cheese
The wontons from Retch's Cookie Dough & Cream Cheese Comets offer a tasty surprise inside--cinnamon mingling with the cream cheese
Photo by Nikki Miller
Brace yourselves, Minnesotans: Not everything on a stick need be fried
Brace yourselves, Minnesotans: Not everything on a stick need be fried
Photo by Nikki Miller
Raven said the Walleye Fritters at Crave were good. Raven was right.
Raven said the Walleye Fritters at Crave were good. Raven was right.
Photo by Nikki Miller

 

Live cooking demonstrations offer tastes without tickets
Live cooking demonstrations offer tastes without tickets
Photo by Nikki Miller
We realize you are not of our time and place, but water may be bought in bottles for five tickets. One needn't dip from the hot tubs
We realize you are not of our time and place, but water may be bought in bottles for five tickets. One needn't dip from the hot tubs
Photo by Nikki Miller
A visit to any outdoor event just isn't complete without a stop at the fresh-squeezed lemonade stand
A visit to any outdoor event just isn't complete without a stop at the fresh-squeezed lemonade stand
Photo by Nikki Miller
After it all, we still managed to save room for a 1919 root beer float
After it all, we still managed to save room for a 1919 root beer float
Photo by Nikki Miller

Sponsor Content

Newsletters

All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >