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Winter Foodie Activities

Wondering what to do with all this winter and no snow? Even if we can’t hit the slopes quite yet, Minnesota does a great job of providing us with cold weather entertainment — foodie style. Here are some events that are just around the corner to get us through this weird winter.

 Beer Dabbler – Winter Carnival’s Beer Festival is back for its third year! Now at the St. Paul farmers market, you get to sample more than 200 beers from 60 different breweries while listening to live music. Unfortunately, tickets are sold out for this weekend’s event, but keep your eyes open for the biggest outdoor beer event next year! If you were lucky enough to snag tickets, have a pint for me! Date: January 28, 2012

Winter Hearty – Enjoy some polka music at the Arboretum while enjoying some favorite seasonal comfort foods from local restaurants along with some beer and wine. Date: January 29th, 2012

 Vintages of Note – Question: What’s better than just enjoying food, wine, and music? Answer: You can savor all three to support a good cause! Enjoy a night out with hors d’oeuvres, wine and a three course meal while supporting WAMSO’s (Minnesota Orchestra Volunteer Association) children’s award winning music education programs. Date: February 4th, 2012

Physics and Cooking – What’s the science behind preparing, cooking, and presentation? Professor David Weitz, from Harvard, will give some demonstrations on how physics, chemistry and cooking are all intertwine. Date: February 9th, 2012

Traditional Monthly Tea – Get toasty warm by indulging in multi-course traditional tea, while enjoying various sweets — trifles and scones. Date: February 8th, 2012

Social Science – The Science Museum lets adults 21+ have all the fun to themselves on occasional Wednesdays. While touring this month’s Buccaneer’s Ball exhibit, sample food, enjoy a drink and listen to music. Date: February 22nd, 2012

Minnesota Monthly Food & Wine – It’s that time of the year again! Enjoy taste-testing gourmet foods, wine, and specialty beers from local chefs, brewers and wine makers. With over 200 exhibitors, the event will be held at Target Field this year-and you’re the judge! If you bought tickets, let us know what your favorites were. Date: March 3 and 4, 2012

Get out there and enjoy some of Minneapolis’ largest winter foodie events! Let us know what you thought!


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