Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are five choice dining and drinking events going on around the Twin Cities:
1) Piccolo Wine Dinner with Hirsch Vineyards
What: On Tuesday, Piccolo is hosting a dinner featuring wines from Hirsch Vineyards (from the Sonoma coast). The meal is 5-courses with wines paired to each dish. Price is $175 per person with tax and gratuity included. Make your reservation soon as space is very limited. Find more information here.
2) Prairie Dogs Pop-Up at Ike's
When: Sunday, 4 to 9 p.m.
Where: Ike's Food & Cocktails
What: Prairie Dogs is doing another pop up event but this time they're at the iconic downtown restaurant, Ike's. The handcrafted dogs and sausages available at Ike's include selections like Prairie Dogs' Sonoran Dog and Seoul Dog. Get 'em before they're gone. Details can be found on the event's Facebook page.
3) 10th Annual Hot Dish Revolution
When: Sunday, 4 to 7 p.m.
Where: Cedars Hall
What: The 10th Annual Hotdish Revolution returns this Sunday to NE Mpls. The competition of Minnesota hotdishes (don't you dare call it a casserole) promises celebrity judges, music, beer tastings, prizes, and much more. Bust out your recipes and enter to win in categories like spicy, vegetarian, and more. Find more information about the family-friendly event here.
4) Butcher & the Boar Knob Creek Party
When: Monday, 6 p.m.
Where: Butcher & the Boar
What: On Monday, B&TB is being crowned the top seller of Knob Creek Single Barrel in the world for the second year in a row. The meat and bourbon eatery is throwing yet another party in the beer garden complete with Knob Creek drink specials and Beam giveaways. Find information about the party on their Facebook page.
5) Social Science Fermentational Informational
When: Thursday, 6 to 11 p.m.
Where: Science Museum of Minnesota
What: Social Science is back once again for educational imbibing at the Science Museum. This time around the focus is on beer and fermentation. Sample brews from local breweries, including Lucid, Bad Weather, and Burning Brothers, check out fermentation demonstrations, beer density experiments, presentations by local experts, and much more. For details, tickets, and brewery lineup, click here.
Also of Note: It's your last chance to check out Birchwood Cafe's pop up at Verdant Tea this weekend as it comes to an end this Sunday. There's a handful of spots left for tonight's 612 Brew and Pig & Fiddle beer dinner (Thursday, 7 p.m.). Upcoming events! FIKA is having a cold climate wine dinner (April 25). Tickets are still available for the Bradstreet Crafthouse 5-year anniversary party (April 27). And finally, if you haven't heard, a Burger Battle is coming to Mears Park and it's destined to be epic (May 17).