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Dangerous Man Anniversary, Grand Cafe Tasting Menu, Terzo Wine Class, & More

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are five choice dining and drinking events going on around the Twin Cities:

dmbcwknd2.jpg1) Dangerous Man Anniversary Dance Party
When: Friday, 7 p.m.
Where: Dangerous Man Brewing Company
What: Saturday's official anniversary party may be sold out but your chance to party isn't over. On Friday, DMBC invites you to celebrate one year of the taproom with a DJ and dancing, Lulu's food truck, and tasty beer. You can also expect some limited edition anniversary t-shirts for purchase. Find more information about the anniversary party here.

grandcafewknd.jpg2) Eve of St. Agnes Tasting Menu
When: Monday, 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Grand Cafe
What: Grand Cafe has created a tasting menu inspired from the John Keats poem, The Eve of St. Agnes. Aww. You're invited to honor romance with a four course tasting menu and wine paring at the cafe. To find more information and to make reservations, hit up Grand Cafe's webpage here.

xlcrwknd.jpg3) Arctic Fever Fat Bike Race and Party
When: Saturday, 2 p.m.
Where: Excelsior Brewing Co.
What: Excelsior Brewing invites you to ride in (or watch) the 15-mile fat tire race. After the 2nd annual land and ice race, dance to live music and drink beer in a heated tent. Online registration for the free race is closed but race day registration is still available. Find out more details about the race and party here.

dmbcwknd.jpg4) Dangerous Man Winter Beard Contest
When: Saturday, noon
Where: Dangerous Man Brewing Company
What: Celebrate all weekend at Dangerous Man Brewing Company's taproom. On Saturday, check out the facial hair competition complete with "celebrity" judges, fare from Nate Dog's, and of course, beer. If you think you have what it takes, walk-in competitors may still vie for the title. Details about the event can be found here.

brodereswknd.jpg5) Alpine Region Wine Class
When: Sunday, 1 p.m.
Where: Terzo Vino Bar
What: The south Minneapolis wine bar is offering a wine class this Sunday. The focus will be on northern Italian/Alpine wines with examples from Val d'Aosta, Lombardia, Alto Adige, and Friuli. Fancy. Taste, learn, and then grab some food at any of the Broders' restaurants while you're there. Registration is required and details can be found here.

laBelleVie.jpgAlso of Note: La Belle Vie's Remembering Charlie Trotter tasting menu has been extended and is now being offered through Sunday. Shepherd's Way Farms wants you to build your cheesemaking knowledge by taking an Inside Look at Artisan Cheesemaking (Saturday, 1 p.m.). The Muddy Pig kicks off their 6th annual Festival of Hops starting on Tuesday. The U.S. Pond Hockey tournament is back this weekend with food from Famous Dave's, hot cocoa, and well, pond hockey. Lift Bridge promises beer, music, food, and fun at their 2nd annual Silhouette Release Party (Saturday, 3 p.m.). Need an excuse to get to Meritage? They're offering free valet service during customer appreciation week (January 21-26).

Dangerous Man Brewing Company

1300 NE 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN