Thursday, May 7th
Starting this Thursday, the Lunch By The River food truck court will resume its season at Kellogg and Robert streets in Downtown St. Paul. Food trucks like Café Racer, Home Street Home, Tiki Tim's and more will be serving curb-friendly food every Thursday from 11:00 am-1:30 pm through September.
Friday, May 8th
…and lakeside eating in St. Paul
Friday marks the opening of the much-anticipated Como Dockside in the Como Lakeside Pavilion. Throughout May, the newly remodeled restaurant will be open with limited hours to make sure all the kinks are worked out, according to new proprietor Jon Oulman, owner of the 331 Club and Amsterdam Bar and Hall. "We want to make sure we move slowly into this so we are confident in our ability to deliver," Oulman said. The restaurant will serve New Orleans style picnic food, including Po’ Boys, Creole gumbo and steamed mussels. A grand opening is planned for Sunday, May 31.
Saturday, May 9th
Beer and food trucks rally together all summer
The Minnesota Food Truck Association is hosting the season’s first brewery food truck rally at Harriet Brewing Company this Saturday from Noon to 7 p.m. Grub from 17 trucks, live music and Harriet Brewing beer will all be on tap. Food trucks will include A Cupcake Social, Moral Omnivore, Potters Pasties, Tot Boss, Hot Indian and Hibachi Daruma.
Earn your beer at Grand Fondo
For those of you who inexplicably choose to pair beer with physical activity…and not in a good way, may we suggest a 100 mile bike ride? Take part in Fulton’s Grand Fondo on Saturday, followed by a giant party at the shiny new Fulton Brewery. There will be the ubiquitous food trucks and live music, as well as the seasonal release of Fulton’s summer saison, Randonneur. All are welcome.
Sunday, May 10th
It’s all about Mom
Didn’t get a jump on those elusive Mother’s Day Brunch reservations? Let Mom sleep in, and take her out to a lovely dinner instead. Bachelor Farmer offers Sunday Supper starting at 5 p.m. Sunday Supper is a set three-course meal This weekend’s menu will include grilled asparagus and Salanova lettuce salad with lemon anchovy vinaigrette, pain de mie croutons, chopped egg, burnt butter, and pickled red onions. Let the talented kitchen do what they do best, sit back and relax with a
glass bottle of wine, and pass your dessert to Mom. It’s her day, after all.
-by Alex Lodner