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Plenty of Pride, Beer, Food Trucks and Fun, June 26 through 28

The question isn't so much, "What to do?" as "How do we choose what to do this weekend?"

The three chefs embrace and smile to the camera
Prevail Travail!
Stephanie A. Meyer

Friday, June 26th

Pride Dabbler

The Beer Dabbler is back for its fourth year at Twin Cities Pride Festival in Loring Park.  There will be brews from over 30 Minnesota craft breweries like 612Brew, Bang Brewing and Sidhe Brewing Co. Try beer and food pairings from a long list of food trucks too.

Saturday, June 27th

Sonora Grill's shrimp caramelo. Photo by Joy Summers

Sonora Grill's shrimp caramelo. Photo by Joy Summers

Tour de Taco

The Latino food district on Lake Street is hosting its second annual free taco tours of nine Mexican restaurants, including Manny’s Tortas, Pineda Tacos and Los Ocampo. Tours will include information about each restaurant’s specialties, their roots in the Latino community, and their inspiration for their cuisine. Tours available by foot, bike, or shuttle. Most Taco Tour restaurants will have tacos for just a buck and other good deals.

Sunday, June 28th

Sexy Chef's of Travail Bare Even More in Extra 2015 Calendar Outtakes

Photo by Travis A. Anderson

Ain’t no party like a Travail party

Celebrate summer with the cool cats at Travail at a lakeside bash in Robbinsdale. It’s Travail, so you know there will be killer food, great music and buckets of fun. Travailians can expect grilled corn, liquid nitrogen, lawn games and other shenanigans. Kickstarter backers of $50 and above get two tickets free.

Uptown Food Truck Fest

This Sunday, 60 food trucks will line up on Hennepin Avenue between Lake Street and 31st offering a huge variety of vittles like tacos, ice cream, pasties and falafel. Food truck fans can also enjoy beer from Lucid and wine from Surdyk’s while perusing the fantastic line up of trucks, which include Chef Shack, Moral Omnivore, Café Racer, Vellee Deli, Nate’s Dogs and more. Don’t leave Romper home alone! This is a dog friendly event.

Blues & Brews

Nicollet Island Pavilion will play host to the second annual Blues & Brews fundraiser for health organizations like Minnesota’s suicide prevention hotline, mental health services, homeless youth programs and more. Local breweries will offer beer tastings paired with delicious appetizers.

- by Alex Lodner