Food & Drink

Oak Ridge - Beefsteak Dinner

Oak Ridge Hotel revives the age old tradition
of the Beefsteak. Originating in the late 19th
century, Beefsteaks were a celebration of the
working class. Gathering in rustic dining halls,
patrons would tell stories, eat steak and drink ale.
Attendees wore butcher aprons and used the skirt
of the apron to wipe grease off their hands and
face. Neither silverware nor napkins were allowed.

Town Hall Brewery Chili Cook-Off

Put some chili in your Super Bowl Sunday — Town Hall Brewery's Chili Cook-Off invites cooks to enter their creations for the brewpub's annual event on February 7. Chili tasting of all the entries is open to the public at 1 p.m. — the $10 admission provides for all-you-can-eat chili, a pint of Town Hall beer and a vote to cast for “People's Choice" chili.

Ping-Pong Tournament at Town Hall Brewery

Table tennis comes to Town Hall Brewery for the brewpub’s Ping-Pong Tournament, 11 a.m.–6 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 31. All skill levels are invited to play for a $20 entry fee that guarantees at least four games. The tournament includes round-robin pool play followed by an elimination round. Visit Town Hall Brewery to register by Jan. 29.

The tournament champion will win the grand cash prize — estimated at more than $250.

HTB Block Party in Waconia

HTB Block Party is back by popular demand! Join us for an afternoon of fun in the HomeTown Bank parking lot on Friday, Jun 19 from 4-8pm. Food by Mack Shack, Rolling Hearth Bistro and Mocha Monkey. Music by Traveled Ground. Flip Fest performance by Laketown Gym. Beer from Waconia Brewing Company. Facepainting by Unearthed Arts, Bounce House and Cash Vault. Waconia Fire Truck and Ridgeview Abmulance. See you at the HTB Block Party!

Chocolate: Creative and Luscious Recipes

Most of us are familiar with Dr. Gary Chapman’s Five Love Languages. There was one love language Dr. Chapman missed, however—chocolate. Paired with red wine, covering strawberries or flowing freely from a fountain, chocolate is America’s favorite mood-lifting, endorphin-releasing super food. Spend the morning in a workshop dedicated entirely to chocolate, led by Kris James, culinary instructor and chef. Work in a group to create delectable chocolate treats such as white chocolate and basil mousse and chocolate and goat cheese truffles. Limit 20. Registration required.

Vino Classico with a Beer Chaser

This annual fundraiser includes a silent auction, along with 100 wine, beer and food samples from restaurants. Proceeds go to the Eden Prairie AM Rotary Foundation. Tickets are available from club members, at any Eden Prairie liquor store, and online. Eden Prairie Community Center, 16700 Valley View Road, Eden Prairie; 952.937.0411; edenprairie.org

Prairie Brewfest

Sample craft beer from Twin Cities micro-breweries while enjoying the view of Purgatory Creek Park from the top of the SouthWest Station in Eden Prairie. Food and entertainment will round out the event organized by the Eden Prairie Community Foundation. $40. 3-6 p.m. SouthWest Station, 13500 Technology Drive, Eden Prairie; epcommunityfoundation.org

Craft Beer Mondays at Tavern 4&5

Join in on Mondays when local craft brewers takeover taps and offer free samples and varieties of beer for purchase. On select Mondays (July 21st, August 4th and August 18th) don’t miss dinner events with culinary creations from Tavern 4&5 Chef Zac Leeman. Each course is paired with craft beer selections from the evening’s featured brewery. Tap takeovers begin at 5:00 p.m. and dinners begin at 7:00 p.m. 

The summer schedule includes:

Grand Opening Travel Speaker Night

See the world through the eyes of fascinating speakers from around the world.  Explore new destinations.  Revel in stories of local culture.  Admire photography from lands near and far.  RSVP today. Complimentary tickets are limited.  

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