Foodie Finds

June is busting out with fun new foods. Check out the salad dressings from Pigtale Twist (847-530-0373, Created by Meg Dhamer, they’re available at select Lunds & Byerly’s, Local D’Lish, and Golden Fig. Summer salads are deliriously good with their garlic–blue cheese dressing. And if you like blue cheese, you’ll love the Big Woods Blue from Shepherd’s Way Farms (, on sale every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mill City Farmers Market (704 Second St., Mpls., 612-341-7580,

Martini lovers: Sample the Blythetini at Mission (77 S. Second St., Mpls., 612-339-1000, Named after local woman-about-town Blythe Brenden, the elegant drink has a surprising chocolate taste, says owner Anoush Ansari.

Here’s a twist on using Community Supported Agriculture for summer produce from Callister Farm (52237 170th Ave., West Concord, 507-527-8521, The farm is offering a Chicken Savings Account, including chicken, whole and ground sausage, or legs and wings from July to December, delivered to Local D’Lish (208 N. First St., Mpls., 612-886-3047, and Seward Co-op (2823 E. Franklin Ave., Mpls., 612-338-2465,

Here’s a hot event to attend on June 24: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum’s benefit, Toast and Taste in the Garden, where you can enjoy samples from 18 local restaurants. Details at

Sue Zelickson is the former host of WCCO Radio’s Food for Thought.

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Sue Zelickson (Sue Z.) is a James Beard Award-winning food media personality, philanthropist, and longtime contributor to Minnesota Monthly and WCCO radio. She has founded the Charlie Awards, the Women Who Really Cook networking organization for women in the local food industry, and the Kids Cafe at Perspectives, Inc., which improves access to nutritious meals for families in need. You can find her buzzing around from event to event throughout the Twin Cities, helping to raise funds for charitable organizations, including some she has had a hand in building.