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Food and Restaurant World Events This Weekend, Oct. 23-26

This weekend you can help end hunger, peruse the streets of Minneapolis, celebrate an anniversary or two, or save your energy for a heck of a food fight.

The scene of Project Down & Dirty
The scene of Project Down & Dirty
Katie Cannon

Friday, October 23rd

Get down and dirty for a good cause

Radio station MyTalk107.1 is hosting their fifth annual charity event to combat hunger and food insecurity. Some of the station’s hosts have been paired with local chefs Jack Riebel, Todd MacDonald, Sameh Wadi and Zoe Francois and will prepare and serve a full four-course dinner at The Freehouse in the North Loop (NoLo, to those in the know.) Shows have been airing live from the Freehouse since Wednesday. The Weekly Dish, hosted by Stephanie March and Stephanie Hansen will air live from Freehouse at 5 p.m. Friday, followed by two seatings of the dinner, at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m, and what promises to be a rousing after party.

Fans can donate to each of the charities supported by this event here.

Happy birthday Waconia Brewing

Waconia Brewing Company celebrates their one-year anniversary this weekend by releasing secretly hoarded brews each day in addition to a new beer crafted specifically for the festivities. There will be food trucks, bands and special anniversary t-shirts too.

Town Hall Brewery celebrates 18 years

Town Hall Brewery’s has been celebrating its 18th anniversary all week with new beer releases and special events. On Friday, barrel-aged Town Hall brews will be available while Saturday brings the release of the annual Three Hour Tour, a coconut milk stout on tap and in a limited number of growlers.

Tatanka Truck photo courtesy Facebook

Tatanka Truck photo courtesy Facebook

Saturday, October 24

Minne-Mile Nightmarket

Minnehaha Avenue in Minneapolis is the place to be on Saturday. Families can spend the afternoon searching for the Great Golden Pumpkin at 16 shops along Minnehaha Avenue. Stay for the Minne-Mile Nightmarket and Fall Festival- an evening of food trucks like Hot Indian Food, Tatanka and more, craft beers from Harriet Brewing, hot cider and treats from Peace Coffee, free activities, artisan vendor booths, music and more.

Jack Riebel photo by Joy Summers

Jack Riebel photo by Joy Summers

Monday, October 26

Food Fight

Kitchen in the Market is hosting a food fight, albeit a high class one, disguised as a cooking class. Landon Schoenefeld and Jack Riebel will battle it out with the help of participants, cooking two dishes each as a part of this unique class/competition judged by Stephanie March. Cost includes a champagne cocktail, appetizers, full dinner, wine, beer and, of course, serious bragging rights.