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Join the Drinking Dead This Weekend

Stay warm by a giant bonfire, grab some crab cakes while you still can, or nosh on some brains with your buds. Either way, get out there.

What's hoppin, hot stuff?
What's hoppin, hot stuff?
Joy Summers

Saturday, October 17

Get fresh

More than twenty beers from Town Hall and other breweries, including Indeed, Lift Bridge and Bad Weather will be featured during Town Hall’s Fresh Hop Fest. A $35 ticket gets revelers all the beer they can handle, while a $45 ticket also nets a funky t-shirt and some nosh. There will also be live music and food specials from the Town Hall Lanes.

Photo courtesy Schram Vineyards & Winery Photo courtesy of Schram Vineyards & Winery.

Photo courtesy Schram Vineyards Winery & Brewery Facebook page

Who doesn’t love a bonfire?

Schram Vineyards Winery & Brewery in Waconia will host their annual harvest bonfire celebrating the best of the season. Festivities will include live music, food trucks, fire dancing, cigar rollers and the release of Bonfire Red wine.

Photo courtesy Zombie Pub Crawl Facebook page

Photo courtesy Zombie Pub Crawl Facebook page

Beware of Zombies

The Minneapolis Zombie Pub Crawl is certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the "World’s Largest Gathering of Zombies." Thousands plan on participating in this year’s gory event. Two outdoor stages will host a line up of live (get it?) entertainment and dozens of participating bars will welcome the un-dead for this bloody bash. Don’t forget the World Brain-Eating Championships at 6:30…if you dare.

Roti for everybody

Rotti, a soft, pan fried Sri Lankan bread stuffed with a whole lot of goodness, was the most popular dish at the Curry Diva’s previous incarnation at Uptown’s Sri Lanka restaurant. Now, the Diva holds pop up dinners at Our Kitchen Diner in Minneapolis on Wednesdays and Saturdays. This week, she will feature her famous Rotti, including a veggie version stuffed with mixed vegetables, pickled eggplant and cashews, smothered with dhal and served with the sambol and chutney condiments.

Sunday, October 18

Mpls St. Paul Restaurant Week

Mpls.St.Paul Magazine’s Restaurant Week celebrates the best of Twin Cities dining from October 18-23. Many of the Twin Cities’ best restaurants will offer great deals during this week in an effort to highlight our fair cities burgeoning culinary scene. Eateries like 6 Smith, Borough, Smack Shack and dozens more will have two course lunches for $10-$20 and three-course dinners for $15-$30. Wondering where to go?

Photo by Katie Cannon

Photo by Katie Cannon

Sea Salt goes into hibernation

As inevitable as wind chill and black ice, Sea Salt Eatery is once again closing for the winter. They will celebrate their final days of the 2015 season with Hamm's kegs, a surf and turf grill out, Halloween costumes, and live music from former and current Sea Salt employees.

Photo courtesy Parella Photo courtesy Parella

Photo courtesy Parella

Ease the Mondays with Wine

Parella is hosting a harvest wine dinner this Monday. Chef Todd Macdonald a five course menu that includes pumpkin agnolotti, seared scallops, red wine braised chicken and more. Each course is paired with a specially selected Italian wine. Tickets are $70 per person and reservations can be made here.