Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are five choice dining events going on around the Twin Cities:
1) Fall Feast Food Truck Rally
When: Saturday, noon to 7 p.m.
Where: Harriet Brewing Co.
What: After the success of their first event in July, the Minnesota Food Truck Association is once again gathering its truck members for a food truck rally. Trucks (including AZ Canteen, MidNord Empanada, Potter's Pasties, and Hot Indian Foods) will serve up food items along with Harriet Brewery's beers at the taproom. For food truck and music line ups, click here.
2) Town Hall Lanes Fresh Hop Fest
When: Saturday, 2 to 7 p.m.
Where: Town Hall Lanes
What: Town Hall Lanes is throwing a beer festival with more than 20 fresh hop beers from Town Hall Brewery, other Minnesota breweries (including Indeed, Surly, Schell's), and breweries around the country (Sierra Nevada, Deschutes). Tickets are $7 to get in, 4oz pours are $2 and 10oz pours are $4 at this outdoor beer festival here.
3) Town Hall Brewery Anniversary Week
When: Starts Monday, 5 p.m.
Where: Town Hall Brewery
What: Join Town Hall Brewery in celebrating sixteen years in existence all week long for beer releases and other events including an annual Anniversary Beer Dinner, Mango Mama in pints and growlers, and the annual release of their Three Hour Tour coconut milk stout. Check out their Facebook event page for the week's list of events.
4) Wurst Bike Race in Town
When: Friday, 6:30 p.m.
Where: One on One Bicycle Studio
What: Check out this Halloween-themed costumed race (actually, more of a ride/pub crawl than actual race) starting from One on One Bikes and finishing at New Bohemia. Bikers should arrive at the bike studio by 5 p.m. to sign up for the 6 p.m race. Racers then ride to New Bohemia for wurst and a tapping of Lucid's new Amber Ale at 8 p.m. Win glassware, t-shirts, water bottles, stickers, and more. Check out New Bohemia's Facebook page for more information.
5) Aster Cafe Uke Fest
When: Friday, 8:30 to 11 p.m.
Where: Aster Cafe
What: Repairs after a water main break are finished and Aster Cafe is open once again. The cafe along St. Anthony Main invites you to raise money at its annual Uke Fest. Listen to singers and songwrites jam out on their ukeles while noshing on Aster's cocktails, craft beers, and dining fare. A portion of proceeds will benefit Arc Greater Twin Cities. Find more information and music line ups here.
Also of Note: Fulton is tapping a cask of the Ringer conditioned on some new experimental hops at Sun Street's Monday Pizza Night (6 p.m). St. Croix Chocolate Company celebrates caramel in all its forms at Caramelpalooza (Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Muddy Waters and Girls Pint Out are tapping a keg of an exclusive New Belgium Brew called Sin and Tonic Ale (Wednesday, 7 p.m.). Restaurant Week kicks off this coming Sunday so make your reservations now. What are you doing for dinner tonight? Tickets are still available for Harriet Brewing's Ducktoberfest beer dinner at Grand Cafe (6 and 9 p.m.).