Join us at #StribHQ on Thursday for a conversation featuring Star Tribune restaurant critic Rick Nelson, Taste editor Lee Dean and chefs Carrie Summer of Chef Shack and Gavin Kaysen of Spoon and Stable.

And you can’t leave empty-handed. Pick up your own "Rick-on-a-stick" and enter our contest to win a dinner for two with Rick by snapping your photo — with the mask, of course — in a dining location of your choice. Post it on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #RickOnAStick. The winning photo will be chosen June 29. (Food industry employees are ineligible.)

Bring your own lunch or buy some dumplings from Gorka Palace (cash only).

The Star Tribune's Vineeta Sawkar will act as host and emcee, fielding questions from the digital and live audiences alike. 

Join the conversation online: Livestream begins at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at startribune.com. Tweet your questions with the hashtag #StribHQ.

Join the live event: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday. Discussion begins at 11:45 a.m. 

Where: #StribHQ, 650 3rd Av. S., Mpls. In the public atrium between the Star Tribune Building and Capella Tower. 

Price: Free.