Eat Your Way Through Summer
What to grill, where to drink, how to cook farmers' market finds, and more!
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The jockeying has not gone unnoticed by the restaurants up in the skyway. Fearing the trucks may be eating their lunch, the eateries banded together as the Downtown Food Committee, helmed by Doug Sams, the owner of D.Brian’s Deli, who compares the 9 a.m. swarm to “an Oklahoma land rush.” The trucks countered by forming the Minnesota Food Truck Association, and a Marquette lunch war was on.
Allen, for one, is retreating, hoping to stake out new territory a block away on Second Avenue. “Hopefully we can get a few trucks to come with,” he says. “It’s best to move in packs.” Carlson, too, hopes to get off Marquette. “I’d like to gather a few of the scratch-food trucks,” she says, meaning Chef Shack’s fellow purveyors of fresh, local ingredients. They’d move around the corner. Is the heat from the skyway making her sweat? “No,” she says. “It’s sunnier over there.” –Chuck Terhark
Get out and eat!
All Pints North Brew Fest
The Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild’s newest festival, at Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth. July 13, mncraftbrew.org
Dinner on the Farm
Red Stag Supperclub chef Christopher Gerster cooks at Cedar Summit Farm in New Prague. These dinners book fast. July 21, dinneronthefarm.com
Toast & Taste in the Gardens
Cuisine from Twin Cities restaurants, plus local wine and beer, served al fresco at the Arboretum in Chanhassen. July 25, arboretum.umn.edu
Out Standing in the Field
Gray House chef Ian Gray cooks at Singing Hills Goat Dairy in Nerstrand. July 30, outstandinginthefield.com
Send us your pic—and win!
Tweet a pic to us @mnmomag of you getting out and enjoying summer food and drinks in Minnesota and be sure to include the hashtag #mnmosummereats. On July 1, we’ll pick two winners at random to enjoy a great Twin Cities restaurant.