Edit ModuleShow Tags

Three Things to Eat This Week: June 20-26


Five Watt Coffee
Five Watt Coffee's Busy Beaver. Photo by Joy Summers.

I am brunching the bejesus out of this week and I could not be happier about it. The June issue was all things early morning eating and I’ve been having a blast tasting my way through all of the dishes including my favorites and the new discovery suggestions of my MNMO colleagues. (Check out our segment on WCCO for more goodies.) Anyway, here’s what I’m eating this week.

Five Watt Coffee Busy Beaver
Rain or shine, hot or freezing, this is the drink that draws me over to this South Minneapolis coffee shop. Milk and espresso are all dressed up with a little maple, a grind of black pepper, and a drizzle topper of molasses for a deeply satisfying way to add a little bounce to your morning. It’s productivity in a glass, and over ice, it’s heaven. fivewattcoffee.com

Pimento Jamaican Kitchen
When it’s hot outside, I want it hot inside my mouth. (Do not over think that sentence.) The char-kissed chicken inside this still sort of new Eat Street restaurant gets even better when you douse it in the Kill Dem Wid It sauce. The dark and salty, habanero, and lime-kicked sauce packs enough delicious heat that I swear it made my eyebrows sweat. pimentokitchen.com

All the things at the Taste of the Nation Hotlist
My favorite food fundraising event of the year is this Thursday! This year the benefit for No Kid Hungry will take place at the Nicollet Island Pavillion. I’m not sure what sounds more delicious—the food or the cocktail line up. Cocktails from Tattersall, Norseman, Bittercube, and more will be poured, and restaurants such as Rose Street Patisserie, Hola Arepa, Marin, The Rabbit Hole, and Glam Doll Donuts will be sharing samples. Tickets are still available for purchase, but I have two general admission tickets that I’d like to give away. Here’s how you win, just tweet me @JoyEstelle the last food or drink picture that’s on your phone. At 9 a.m. on Wednesday June 22, I’ll choose a winner at random. ce.strength.org

Edit ModuleShow Tags

About This Blog

Minnesota Monthly's Taste Blog answers your restaurant and dining questions, dishes on latest discoveries, reflects on breaking news, and generally brings the plate to the page with a skilled crew of experts: Learn more about the Taste bloggers.

Have a food-related question? Email rfischer@mnmo.com

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

More »Taste Blog

Latest Minnesota-Born-and-Bred Apple Variety Debuts

The University of Minnesota apple breeders release First Kiss, an early ripening cross from the ever-popular Honeycrisp apple
August 2018

First Taste: El Burrito Minneapolis

The popular St. Paul Mexican restaurant opens in south Minneapolis
August 2018

A True Farm-to-Table Dinner: Cedar + Stone Celebrates Farmers

Farmers get a special "thank you" dinner at JW Marriott's Cedar + Stone, Urban Table restaurant at Mall of America
August 2018

Minnesota Wine Country: What’s New at the Minnesota State Fair

Enjoy local wines, hard cider, wine slushies, free food and wine demos and more at the Great Minnesota Get-Together
August 2018

The Best (and Worst) Food Delivery Services

Twin Cities restaurant-to-your-door services, ranked
August 2018

Gamertainment Go-Tos

Check out eight Twin Cities eateries to get your game on
August 2018

New Specialty Brews and Beverages at the 2018 Minnesota State Fair

Quench your thirst with 40 specialty brews and beverages—here is a complete list of the 27 new and 13 returning beverages found only at this year’s Great Minnesota Get-Together
August 2018

New Hotel, Great Restaurants: Stillwater Is Blowing Up

Lora Hotel, Feller Restaurant, Pearl and the Thief—what's going on in Stillwater!?
August 2018

North Loop Destination: Fairgrounds Coffee & Tea

Espressos, teas, cold brews, and elixirs mean there’s something for everyone at North Loop’s new coffee and tea café
July 2018
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags