Thursday, March 24
Norsemen Distillery takes over the Tiki bar at Eat Street Social, pouring Caribbean cocktails to cheer us all up. Plus, there will be snacks from soon-to-be-open Eat Street neighbor Pimento Jamaican Kitchen.
Saturday, March 26
Hops for Hunger is an annual fundraiser for the South Anoka Community Assistance (SACA) Food Shelf that generates income through local breweries pouring beer samples. A $40 ticket will get you that warm-fuzzy feeling, plus unlimited pours from Bad Weather, Bauhaus, Fair State, Indeed, Sociable Cider Werks and many more. Snacks are supplied by Chowgirls Killer Catering.
Kick off the Easter weekend with an egg hunt through the colorful aisles of United Noodles in Minneapolis. The eggs will be strewn about throughout the store (don’t forget to check behind the gochujang and Hawaiian sodas). Bring your own baskets and win prizes like gift cards and UniDeli coupons. The good folks at United Noodle are encouraging everyone to bring a canned food item for Second Harvest.
Sunday, March 27
Everyone and their third cousin is serving Easter brunch on Sunday. Here are a few choices, but feel free to let us know your family’s favorite in the comments below.
You know what every brunch buffet needs? A bouncy house. Como Dockside has you covered. Their Easter brunch will offer classic breakfast fare like frittata, French toast bake, andouille pigs in a blanket and more, but the real fun begins after you fill the little ones’ tummies with bacon and pancakes. Head down to the lakeside promenade where Wheel of Fun will be hosting an Easter egg hunt and some serious bouncing castles. Tickets on sale at Ticketfly and at Como Dockside.
The family-style brunch will include raspberry croissants with vanilla glaze, cranberry walnut French toast, chicken madeira and a smoked gouda hash.
$18.95 for adults, $9.95 for the kiddos.
The swanky Cathedral Hill spot seduces with a wide span of brunch options, from lobster benny to heirloom tomato hash to tableside crepes for 2. Not indulgent enough for ya’? Grab an a la carte Kansas City Strip for $45. Call 651-219-4013 to snag a reservation.
Bar and Cafe Lurcat, Campiello and Parma 8200 are all hosting brunches that kick off with cinnamon streusel muffins and evolve into all manner of breakfast delights like French toast with blueberry syrup, lemony chicken fusilli, spit roasted pork loin and more. $26.95 per person.
Who doesn’t love a buffet? The Union’s Easter Brunch Buffet will feature an array of brunch favorites like biscuits and gravy, hash browns and loads of bacon for $29.95 per person. Plus, omlette station!
No brunch list would be complete without a shout out to Lake Elmo Inn. Their Easter extravaganza will include bone in ham, smoked salmon, eggs benedict, raspberry French toast, a bunch of salads and a massive array of award winning desserts, all for $27.95 per person.