Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are five choice dining events going on around the Twin Cities:
1) Tilia Augtoberfest Block Party
When: Sunday, noon to 9 p.m.
What: Tilia's third annual Augtoberfest block party brings the Bavarian tradition early to Linden Hills. The outdoor event will ring in the release of this season's Oktoberfest beer varieties as well as local brews from Excelsior, Fulton, and Harriet. Check out live music from local bands while sampling food items including fish taco tortas from Tilia, knockwurst from Butcher & The Boar, and duck tacos from Harriet Brasserie. For more details and music line up information, click here.
2) North Coast Nosh IX
When: Saturday, 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: The Soap Factory
What: Heavy Table and Peace Coffee are proud to announce the ninth edition of North Coast Nosh. Expect approximately 35-45 local purveyors like Badger Hill Brewing, Chowgirls Killer Catering, Gray Duck Chai, and Sweet Science Ice Cream to offer samples for everyone in attendance at the event. Tickets can be purchased here.
3) Autoptic Fest
When: Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
What: Autoptic is a festival of independent culture featuring comics, zines, prints, posters, music, and art. There will be 100+ exhibitors from every corner of North America and beyond. Fare from sponsors World Street Kitchen, Natedogs, Peace Coffee, Buttered Tin, Red Stag, and more will be available. Check out more information at the festival's website.
4) West Bank Music Festival
When: Saturday, 3 to 10 p.m.
Where: The West Bank (Cedar & Riverside)
What: This music festival celebrates the diverse culture of the West Bank with music, theater, visual art, and more. Surly will be pouring Overrated, Hell, Bitter Brewer, Cynic, and even Cacao Bender and Urine Trouble. Find diverse, authentic, and affordable cuisine at the nearby restaurants as well as food trucks Mr. Mustachios and Get Sauced. Check out music line up and ticket information here.
5) Zeke's Unchained Summer Block Party
When: Sunday, 2 to 9 p.m.
Where: Zeke's Unchained Animal
What: The Lake Street restaurant, Zeke's Unchained Animal, is throwing a summer block party. Enjoy food from Zeke's while listening to variety of live music all day long. Sip on local, seasonal brews from Harriet Brewing and Boom Island Brewing including Thoprock and Witness. Find more information about the event here.
Also of Note: This month's Fulton Food Truck Fest is taking place at the brewery this Saturday (noon to 9 p.m). Dinner on the Farm is hosting a picnic in the garden with food from Grand Cafe and beer from Indeed (Sunday). Pour Decisions Brewing kicks off their monthly trivia tonight with beer specials at the taproom (Thursday, 6:30 p.m.). There are still a limited number of tickets available for the Beer Hunter screening at Republic Seven Corners (Sunday, 2:30 p.m.). Meritage continues their weekly Tour de France dinner featuring food and wine from the Languedoc region (Friday).