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Weekend update

Posted by: Rick Nelson under Food, beer, wine events Updated: November 8, 2013 - 9:17 PM

Here's a rundown on what's happening, food- and drink-wise, in the Twin Cities this weekend:

Saturday: Izzy's Ice Cream is celebrating the opening of its sparkling new Minneapolis ice cream kitchen and scoop shop on Gold Medal Park (pictured, above), with a long list of reasons to stop by, including free kids' activities (noon to 2 p.m.), free peeks into the kitchen and samples of locally-sourced ingredients (4 to 7 p.m.), and a series of tours ($15 to $20) with architect David Salmela (12:30 to 1:30 p.m.; read more about the building's design here) and co-owner Jeff Sommers (3 to 4 p.m. and 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.). 

Saturday: The season's first indoor version of the Mill City Farmers Market kicks off at the Mill City Museum in Minneapolis, with 40 vendors selling late-fall produce (kale, spinach, root vegetables, Brussels sprouts, mushrooms and squashes), along with eggs, baked goods, milled grains, cheeses, honey and more. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

A reminder: The St. Paul Farmers Market continues its outdoor market hours, open Saturday from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. And the Minneapolis Farmers Market remains open 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily through the middle of the month.

Sunday: Be on the lookout for a second indoor farmers market, this time a combined effort of the Kingfield Farmers Market and Fulton Farmers Market, at Bachman's in south Minneapolis. Expect a crowd, browsing over wide selection of produce, meats, cheeses, prepared foods and more, along with wine and beer by the glass from the good folks at the Bryant Lake Bowl. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Sunday: Meet Food Network luminary Giada De Laurentiis, who is dropping in on the Rotunda at the Mall of America at 1 p.m. to sign copies of her latest cookbook, "Giada's Feel Good Food." Free.

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