Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are five choice dining and drinking events going on around the Twin Cities:
1) 2013 British Arrow Awards
When: Through January 5th
Where: Walker Art Center
What: The Walker carries on a 27-year tradition as host to the British Arrows Awards, formerly the British Advertising Awards. Gather transforms into the Walker Pub, where executive chef Josh Brown offers a twist on British tradition along with classic ales and cocktails. Tickets for choice times are selling out but plenty are available. More information can be found here.
2) Artists' Quarter Final Weekend Jam
When: Friday & Saturday, 9 p.m.
Where: The Artists' Quarter
What: Back in October, the Artists' Quarter announced that they'd be shuttering at the end of the year. The time has come and the downtown St. Paul jazz hot spot is having a final weekend jam. Not much has been said about this jam but there will be music and drinks and there are plenty of great dining options around the club (Meritage, Great Waters). Information about the final jam can be found here.
3) Boom Island Beer Dinner
When: Saturday, 7 p.m.
Where: Acadia Cafe
What: The Acadia and Boom Island are teaming up for a beer dinner this Saturday. Menu offerings include prime rib, chicken wild rice soup, chili, and salad, paired with Boom Island's Yule on cask. Witness, Silvius, Thoprock, Hoodoo, Brimstone, and LoMoMO will also be available for just $4 a glass. Reservations are required and details can be found here.
4) Day After Christmas Bash
When: Thursday, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Harriet Brewing Co.
What: Harriet Brewing is having a day after Christmas bash at their brewery. Live music and beer is a given but food truck The Red Pig and Truffle will also be there for the festivities. Music starts at 5:30 and there will be a cover after 8 p.m. For details including music and beer lineups, click here.
5) Nomad World Pub Black Celebration
When: Friday, 7 p.m.
Where: Nomad World Pub
What: The Nomad World Pub invites you to stop in for the darkest tap takeover yet. Stouts, black ales, and a pin of coffee infused Ominous from Bad Weather will be available starting at 7 p.m. Stick around for live music later in the evening. Details and beer lineup can be found here.
Also of Note: Sea Change is now offering Omakase-style dinners (10 courses + pairings for $100) if you email Jamie Malone to reserve a spot (starting Fridays and Saturdays in January). Summit is having a meet the brewer event at Mackenzie Pub (Friday, 6 p.m.). Speaking of Summit, they announced that starting in January, their beer hall/taproom will be open both Fridays and Saturdays (4 to 9 p.m.). Winterfest is officially sold out but you can still get tickets for the Winter Beer Dabbler. Finally, New Year's Eve is on Tuesday, so check out our Ultimate New Year's Eve Restaurant Guide to find the best spots for your final meal of 2013.