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That burger is too juicy to stay home tonight.
That burger is too juicy to stay home tonight.
Joy Summers

Saint Dinette Tailgate

This lowertown restaurant isn't usually open Monday nights, but tonight, they are making an exception. Celebrate the St. Paul Saints and Surly - who are taking over all the taps. Chef Adam Eaton will be flexing his considerable culinary muscles and we expect the burger game will be on point. Can't make it tonight? This is just the first in a fun series, stop by June 27, July 25, and August 22 for other drink partners and tailgate menus.


The Firefly Sisterhood, a non-profit organization fostering connections and support between breast cancer survivors and the recently diagnosed, is holding their signature event, Iluminight, on June 15. Enjoy cuisine from local female food and drink entrepreneurs like Erica Strait from Foxy Falafel, Michelle Winchester from Twin Spirits Distillery, Lina Goh from Zen Box Izakaya and more inside Muse nightclub. This event is an opportunity to connect with the female culinary community and help support those who face a breast cancer diagnosis.

Full disclosure, the event will be emceed by Eater Minneapolis Editor Joy Summers.

Pinstripes Lake Monster Dinner

Pinstripes Edina and Lake Monster Brewing are teaming up for a special four course dinner event on June 16. The event promises to lead diners through an interactive meal and discussion about the beer pairings. Some items on the menu will include a Beef tartare paired with English Pub Ale, Frutti di mare main course paired with Calhoun Claw Pilsner and beer battered brie cheese paired with Belgian Summer Ale. You had me at "beer battered brie."

Mike DeCamp is just one of the chefs pulling out the big guns to battle hunger at HOTlist. Photo courtesy Facebook

Mike DeCamp is just one of the chefs pulling out the big guns to battle hunger at HOTlist. Photo courtesy Facebook

Minneapolis' Taste of the Nation Hotlist

This charity event, supporting No Kid Hungry, an organization focused on children dealing with food insecurity, will be held on June 23 at Nicollet Island Pavilion and will include offerings from restaurants such as Monello, (a preview taste of) Cafe Alma, Draft Horse, Red Lantern Sushi and many more. Cocktails can be enjoyed from the likes of Bittercube, Norseman Distillery, Tattersall Distilling and others.

Join Chef Chair Tim McKee and honorary Chef Chair Michelle Gayer for this important event. VIP Tickets are $125 which include early admission.

Beer Dabbler at Pride

The 5th Annual Beer Dabbler at Twin Cities Pride will take place June 24 at Loring Park in Minneapolis. The beer fest kicks off Twin Cities Pride Weekend with over 50 participating Minnesota breweries serving special, one-off or infused beers that pay homage to advocates of the GLBT community. The fun pairings will include Lift Bridge’s "NPH FG" Farm Girl Infused with navel oranges, peaches and hibiscus honoring Neil Patrick Harris and Urban Growler’s "Honey I Bee Gay" honey IPA with a nod to Jane Lynch of Glee fame.

Want to share a bite with Sue Zelickson?

Want to share a bite with Sue Zelickson?

Jewish Food Fest

Jewish food is more than lox and bagels (although, yum). Get to know this deeply rooted and diverse cuisine with demos by local chefs David Fhima and Robin Asbell, a food discussion with Sue Zelickson, kosher wine tasting, a baking contest tasting and even a kids’ cooking class.

Consider bringing non-perishable food items for the St. Louis Park Emergency Program.