Food & Drink

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;

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;

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.  


Girls Night Out at Schram Vineyards

If you love wine, shoes and fashion, then this is the ultimate girls night out! Grab a girlfriend/mom/sister and come to 
Schram Vineyards for some wine sipping and shopping. If a Shoe Fits will be here again with hundreds of 

The Taste of Chaska

Join community restaurateurs and local food and beverage business owners in downtown Chaska for the 30th annual night of sampling, exhibits and live music. There will also be a Kid Zone for the younger foodies, making it a family-friendly event. 952.474.3233.

Taste of Eden Prairie

Join 1,000 other attendees and volunteers at this year’s Taste of Eden Prairie, the signature annual fundraiser held by the Foundation for Eden Prairie Schools. More than 25 local restaurants will be in attendance to give you a taste of Eden Prairie’s culinary scene, and there will also be a live band, activities and games, a silent auction, and more. Funds raised at the event will go to help the Foundation continue to support Eden Prairie public schools. 952.975.7205.


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