Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are five choice dining and drinking events going on around the Twin Cities:
1) Butcher & the Boar Glenmorangie Scotch Dinner
When: Thursday, 6 p.m.
Where: Butcher & the Boar
What: Butcher & the Boar is at it again with yet another pairing dinner but this time it's scotch. Get that scotchy scotch scotch down into your belly with dishes like duck pastrami with warm potato salad. Space is very limited and the event is tonight so act fast. Check out the menu, pairings, and get your tickets here.
2) Behind the Pages: "Lake Superior Flavors"
When: Friday, 7 p.m.
Where: Kitchen Window
What: Author James Norton and photographer Becca Dilley have collaborated on a book called Lake Superior Flavors, a celebration of food culture around the shores of the greatest of the Great Lakes. James and Becca will sign copies of the book and answer questions about the regional cuisines of northern Minnesota. And there will be food samplings, of course. Find more info here.
3) Chef's Night Off with Thomas Boemer
When: Monday, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Kitchen in the Market
What: Only a few spots remain for the next installment of Kitchen in the Market's Chef's Night Off. Get up close and personal with Corner Table's executive chef, Thomas Boemer by cooking, eating, and talking food. For more information about these events and to secure your spot, click here.
4) Cocktail Seminar Featuring Angus Winchester
When: Tuesday, 1 p.m.
Where: Saffron Restaurant & Lounge
What: Angus Winchester will be creating cocktails featuring Tanqueray gin. Appetizers and drinks will be provided. This event is open to anyone who has an interest in spirits and cocktails. So come out and learn about gin and its history from one of the industry's experts on gin. Details here.
5) Beer Sampling at Four Firkins with Natedogs
When: Saturday, noon
Where: The Four Firkins
What: Beer samples and wieners! Nate and his dogs will be setting up outside the bottle shop during the day. Inside, there will be beer tastings including the Beer Importers tasting event (sample and talk to the importers who make some of the best beers in the world available to us here in the US). For more info, check out the Four Firkins' website.
Also of Note: Drink beer and do good at Summit Brewing's taproom as half of the evening's beer sales go to Feed My Starving Children (Saturday, 4 p.m.). Hit up Indeed tonight to check out food truck, O'Cheeze's debut (Thursday, 3 p.m.). It is very much a holiday weekend but there's plenty to look forward to. Onto the upcoming events! Get your tickets while you can for the Todd Stenson Benefit (April 27th). Haute Dish is doing a beer dinner and it sounds rad so reserve your spot now (April 28th). And finally, burgers! The Burger Battle is coming to Mears Park and it's destined to be juicy (May 17th).