Looking for something to do before and after carving the turkey? We've got you covered with our list of all the best food-and-drink inspired events around the Twin Cities.
Wednesday, Nov. 23
Pop-up beer garden – Thanksgiving is all about getting together, right? Well, Bachelor Farmer is doing their fair share, inviting Oliphant Brewing from Wisconsin across the border to celebrate in the North Loop courtyard. Bring the friends and fam from 5-10 p.m. More info here.
Friday, Nov. 25
Holidazzle begins – The Winter bonanza is back at Loring Park beginning on Friday with Fulton Brewery beers, Sociable Ciderwerks hot mulled ciders, Spyhouse coffee, Kramarczuk’s sausage, pierogis, crepes and other street foods on hand to keep patrons toasty while they ice skate, shop and take in the live performances. The celebration will be open on Thursdays through Sundays until Dec. 23. Entry is free. More info here.
Saturday, Nov. 26
Japanese Cooking class: Shabu Shabu – Mississippi Market Natural Foods Co-op is hosting an instruction where guests can learn to make the hot pot dish with thinly sliced beef, vegetables and sauces. Tickets are $35 for members and $40 for non-members. More info here.
Restaurant Alma reopens – Alex Roberts’ lauded eatery is slated to make its grand return following months of renovations. The adjoining cafe is already open and the hotel debuts on Nov. 18. Read more here.
Monday, Nov. 28
Maidens Magazine in MPLS – Photographers from Maidens Magazine – an online publication that highlights female contributors – will be silently auctioning off pieces of their work at Norseman Distillery (pictured above, photo credit: Renee Jones Schneider). All proceeds will go to MN Girls Are Not For Sale, a Women’s Foundation of Minnesota campaign to end sex trafficking. More info here.
Saturday, Dec. 3 and Sunday, Dec. 4
American Swedish Institute’s Julmarknad – The annual Christmas market and festival is back, offering up hand=crafted artisan goods – think jewelry, wood items and ceramics, among other things – along with live performances, samples from Fika’s holiday menu and, of course glogg. Entry is $12 for adults and $5 for ages 6 to 18 and free for kids 5 and under. Admission to the museum is included. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Monday, Dec. 5
The History of the Margarita -- Bartenders Nathaniel Smith and Issac Ramon are taking over the saloon top at Bar Luchador for a cocktail presentation on how the ‘daisy’ became one of the most consumed concoctions in the world. Seven margarita varieties will be served and the first 100 guests will receive a booklet documenting the history and recipes of the night. From 7-11 p.m. More info here.