The Beer Fest will take over West End in St. Louis Park on Saturday, May 21, for an adult-only evening of beer sampling, live entertainment, food vendors and all around reveling. The event is in its 24th year, making it one of longest running events of its kind in the Midwest. Enjoy a wide range of beer samples including domestic, imported, craft and specialty brews. A VIP ticket will include early entry and access to an exclusive VIP deck catered with complimentary food, unlimited full-sized beers and premium concert seating. Tickets are $30 - 55 and available here.
The Third Annual Twin Cities Burger Battle will be held May 21st at Harriet Island in St. Paul. The Twin Cities' premier burger cook off will bring 25 local burger joints like The Nook, FireLake, Paddy Shack, Pat’s Tap and many more to compete for the coveted title of Twin Cities Burger Battle champion 2016. The $55 all inclusive ticket gets you unlimited beer and burgers, live local music and a chance to cast your vote for the People’s Choice winner. Proceeds are donated to The Sanneh Foundation.
The Linden Hills Farmer’s Market is a unique combination of products and vendors, featuring over 50 sellers focusing on locally-sourced food. The market is filled with farmers specializing in heirloom vegetables, fruits and herbs along with purveyors selling innovative creations like Calvit's funky and fun drinking shrubs concoctions or North Mallow & Co., which creates all-natural, homemade marshmallows just in time for S’Mores season. There will also be a handful of food trucks like Whole Sum and Red River as well as ready-to-eat pop ups so you can stay fueled for a day of shopping. The 2016 season promises to bring hundreds of new food items and dozens of hot new food makers. Linden Hills Fest, with food from Red Wagon Pizza, Tilia and more will be taking place just a block away this Sunday, so make a day of it. The market runs May through October.
This Sunday, St. Genevieve will be kicking off its #SundaySalon Series- a themed, monthly event honoring of a tradition of friends coming together for food, wine and stimulating conversation. The event is free and guests may purchase food and beverages, with some items centered around the monthly theme.
This Sunday’s salon will be held in partnership with Tradition Wine & Spirits as a part of a week-long celebration of California and Oregon winemakers. Kate Norris from Division Winemaking Company, an urban winery in Portland, OR, will be on hand to pour samples of two of Pinot Noirs side-by-side, each made with a different winemaking technique. This is a rare opportunity to meet the winemaker and engage in conversation about winemaking in an intimate setting.
Future Salons will be held on June 12th, July 17th, and August 21st.