Sue Z.: Thr3 Jack, Great Taste, and More

Ways to give back while digging in—plus Sue Z.’s finds for eating out

Lunch for Learning

WHAT: Kate Dunwoody Society Luncheon
WHEN: Wednesday, October 23, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
WHERE: Dunwoody College, 818 Dunwoody Blvd., Minneapolis

Celebrate women pursuing technical careers and raise scholarship dollars for female students at Dunwoody College.

Great Taste, Good Cause

WHAT: The Great Taste
WHEN: Thursday, October 24, 5 p.m.
WHERE: Minnetonka Community Center

ICA Wine and Dine presents a tasty reception to raise funds for ICA’s food and employment assistance as well as its homelessness prevention for more than 5,400 people each year.

Don’t Crack

WHAT: Iron Fork Under Pressure
WHEN: Thursday, October 24, 7-10 p.m.
WHERE:  The Machine Shop, 300 Second St. SE, Minneapolis

Sip some cocktails at this culinary competition to raise funds for Second Harvest Heartland, this year at a new venue, with local chefs using pressure cookers to make the food and with top bartenders competing for Top Mixologist.

Sue Z.’s Edible Hot Tips

With snow on the way, playing golf outside is narrowing in availability—unless you play with bright-colored golf balls. And now, there’s another way: a year-round field inside the new Thr3 Jack restaurant, with six large simulators paired up with local chef Robert Wohlfeil’s delectable menu, served in the dining room as well as in the comfortable play areas. The Thr3 Jack Burger, the Caesar salad, the brick chicken, and the NY Strip Steak—with brand creamed spinach and mustard caviar—are all hole-in-one successes. But do leave room for the griddled strawberry shortcake. The bar choices make it a must-stop after work for late-night sips of the autumn Cosmo or the sapphire mule for sure. Locally owned by Lucy Robb and her brother Bo Massopost, it’s all happening at 729 N. Washington Ave., in Minneapolis, with a brand new parking ramp behind the restaurant.


Sue Zelickson 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 at-risk and homeless children. 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. Send ideas for her monthly Check-In series to etormoen@greenspring.com

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