Edit ModuleShow Tags

GrillFest Will Be Hottest Ticket in Town May 16-18


Published:

Photo by Erica Loeks

Close your eyes and picture this: the warm sun on your face, a cold drink in your hand, and the sizzling sounds and smells of barbeque cooking on the grill. GrillFest is all about celebrating the very best parts of the summer season, and really, who doesn't love a good party?

The GrillFest kickoff event is Friday, May 16 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the hottest patio in town, Butcher and the Boar. The theme? Pig and Pinot. The menu? Pinot from around the world and rib tips with B&B pickles, a Butcher brat, fennel and paprika smoked ham, stuffed jalapenos, and bacon shortbread. Tickets are $50. If you've never been to Butcher and the Boar on Hennepin avenue (one of the "it" restaurants in town), now is the perfect opportunity to try a variety of food while checking out their expansive beer garden patio. Tickets can be purchased here.

GrillFest will be held indoors and outdoors at the Depot in downtown Minneapolis (225 South 3rd Ave.)—from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18. Walk around the venue (which is pretty cool in and of itself) and sample grilled food, summer wines, and specialty beers. Learn about the hottest grilling trends, gather recipes, and pick up tips on how to barbecue like a pro. Ask questions (you know you want to learn more about the Big Green Egg). The experts love to talk about grilling. It's their passion!

And if mouth-watering beef, Jamaican street food, a "pig wing eating contest," beer and wine, and an amazing historic venue aren't reason enough to join in the fun, there will also be bands performing on the outdoor stage, sponsored by 89.3 The Current.

For more information, visit the GrillFest website.

 

Edit ModuleShow Tags

About This Blog

Whether you are a seasoned Twin Cities traveler or planning your first trip to Minnesota, this blog will introduce you to many new adventures to add to your itinerary. From day trips and scenic discoveries to luxurious girls weekends, travel tips, and insider scoops, our editors will give you all the information you need to enjoy your stay Up North.

Learn about the contributing writers.

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Travel Blog

What to Do for Twin Cities Pride, June 22-24

Mark your calendars for the best events of Twin Cities Pride

First Look: Lora Hotel Opens in Stillwater

Stillwater gets an update with a boutique hotel offering river and downtown views

Summer Nanny Bucket List

Unleash your inner child at these fun Twin Cities locations

Brews and Bonfires

Who doesn't love craft suds and yard games on a summer night?

6 Paddle Board Rentals in Minnesota

Lake Waconia, Bde Maka Ska and Lake Itasca are just a few of the rental destinations that make for an easy afternoon of paddle boarding

Duluth in Three Days

Duluth has a lot to offer the weekend warriors

6 Foods to Pack for the Cabin

Don't head north to the cabin without these delicious necessities

Seeing a Casino as a Campus

Mystic Lake Center, which opened at the beginning of the year, is just one of the features that make Mystic Lake more than a casino

Stone Arch Bridge Festival

A party that's as beloved as the bridge itself

Minnesota Drive-In Movie Theaters

No matter what your age is, drive-in movie theaters make for a fun retro outing

Summer Events for Food Lovers

From quirky small town get-togethers to “The Great Minnesota Get-Together,” make sure not to miss these summer events celebrating delicious food.

Find New Adventures In Minnesota With These Engaging Experiences

Minnesota—where you can drive bulldozers for fun

3 Last-Minute Camping Options

Plan a camping trip on the fly—Minnesota's good for it

Chalkfest at Arbor Lakes

Enjoy a two-day free street festival dedicated to the art of chalk, June 9-10
Edit ModuleEdit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags