Edit ModuleShow Tags

Get Your Grill On


Published:

Summer is so near, you can almost smell the charcoal heating up. 

Barbecue, brisket, burgers—everything tastes better on the grill, and we’re here to kick off the season with Minnesota Monthly’s first annual GrillFest.

It’s exactly as it sounds: a festival about grilling, and all things related to summer entertaining.

But this is serious business: Learn tips and tricks from some of the best (like Dr. BBQ Ray Lampe, and “Grillologists” Mad Dog and Merrill) via cooking demonstrations; watch six chefs face off  in the GrillFest Pork Competition; collect recipes and purchase spices, rubs, and grilling gadgets to cook at home; and sample from numerous wine, beer, and a steadily growing list of other vendors.

And you know those food trucks you're always hearing about or trying to track down? A whole row will be pulling up to the edge of the festival, to sell smaller portions of their street fare.

Of course there will also be grills. Lots of grills (to peruse and potentially purchase!).

The backdrop to this outdoor festival will be some great local live music. 

GrillFest runs May 19 and 20 from 1-5 p.m. each day. The stages and tents will be set up in downtown Minneapolis, taking up an entire city block, at 5th Avenue South and 6th Street South.

Tickets are $30 in advance online, and $35 at the door. More details can be found at grillfestival.com.

Note: This is a 21+ event. Rain or shine!

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Related Articles

Shopping Eats

Moveable Feast: MnMo editor Rachel Hutton and MPR Classical’s John Birge discuss the best places to dine while you shop

Where Are All The Restaurant Closings?

This year saw another crazy number of restaurants opening. Will the madness end in 2017?

Italian-Style Beef Brisket Recipe

You can’t ask for a more comforting dish as the weather turns crisp—plus the leftovers make for great classic French dip beef sandwiches.
Edit ModuleShow Tags

About This Blog

TC Taste 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 TC Taste bloggers.

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

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Recent TC Taste Posts

Shopping Eats

Moveable Feast: MnMo editor Rachel Hutton and MPR Classical’s John Birge discuss the best places to dine while you shop

Where Are All The Restaurant Closings?

This year saw another crazy number of restaurants opening. Will the madness end in 2017?

Italian-Style Beef Brisket Recipe

You can’t ask for a more comforting dish as the weather turns crisp—plus the leftovers make for great classic French dip beef sandwiches.

Foodie Gifts

Moveable Feast: MnMo editor Rachel Hutton and MPR Classical’s John Birge discuss new local edible gifts and stocking stuffers

Jamie Malone Takes Over the Kitchen at Grand Cafe

It's been two years since Malone left Sea Change with plans to open Brut, but now she's cooking in a resaturant once again
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags