With film fans flocking to the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival (through April 28), St. Anthony Main is crawling with cinephiles. Frugal film buffs might fancy a preshow pit stop at the Aster Cafe. This charming bistro is even more delightful during happy hour, which runs 3-6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 3-9 p.m. Sunday. Sip $3 cask wine or select $4 taps while noshing on a $4 cheese plate or a signature flatbread for $7.

125 SE. Main St., Mpls. • 612-379-3138 • www.aster-cafe.com