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Food & Wine and Irish Smiles This Weekend March 4 through 6

Everything fun happening this weekend all in one place.

Wine all about it this weekend.
Wine all about it this weekend.
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Friday, March 4

Grand Red

The 22nd Annual Minnesota Monthly Food & Wine Experience kicks off Friday with Grand Red Tasting, an intimate red wine pairings with gourmet bites. The event showcases some of the top reds from around the globe.

All attendees receive a complimentary wine glass.

Saturday, March 5

Minnesota Monthly Food & Wine Experience

Minnesota Monthly's Annual Food & Wine Experience will be held Saturday and Sunday at the elegant Metropolitan and Legend’s Clubs of Target Field. It’s a glutenous weekend filled with food, wine and beer. How can that be bad?

Meet local and national winemakers, craft brewers, chefs, and culinary personalities, all while enjoying nibbles and sips from over 200 exhibitors.

Lift Bridge at the lift bridge. Photo courtesy Facebook

Lift Bridge at the lift bridge. Photo courtesy Facebook

It’s never too early to go Irish

Lift Bridge is throwing a party to celebrate the release of its Irish Coffee Stout™, a “delightful combination of whiskey, coffee and cream.” Tickets include a beer token and entertainment from the likes of Great Northern Irish Pipes, Rince na Chroi Irish Dancers and Romantica. There will be a Free Brewery Tour at 1pm and Irish-esque food from Patriot’s Tavern Catering.

Don’t forget to pick up 750ml bottles of the limited edition stout to take home.

Pro tip: Purchase bottles and event tickets at Lift Bridge to avoid the ticket fees.

Brews and bocce

Head over to Pinstripes to watch local breweries take each other on in a mean game of bocce for a good cause. The all-day Brewers Bocce Tournament will benefit ZERO, an organization dedicated to end of prostate cancer. Grab three friends and form a team or just stop by to cheer on participants.

A $40 registration fee covers four team members plus lunch and beers, or a $5 spectator ticket gets you a beer and jeering rights. For the rest of the day, $3 brews are available from participating breweries.

Sunday, March 6

Hogs and Hops

Pig Ate My Pizza and Dangerous Man are teaming up for a beer dinner meets pork party, highlighting five Dangerous Man classic brews paired with a special menu items. Per usual at PAMP, this is an all-you-can-stuff-down-your-pie-hole situation.