Take a train to Flavortown, because the St Paul Food Truck festival is back at Union Depot! More than 60 vendors wheel out their culinary wares from New Zealand meat pies to deep fried ice cream and Maine lobster rolls. If that’s not enough truckin’ for you, there are also

Gearing up for Smack Shack’s annual Crayfest on August 5th, Indeed Brewing is getting cray cray with a qualifying eating contest! The rules of engagement are threefold: Contestants have three minutes to go through a pound of crayfish and of course there’s no eating the shells. The winner gets two

Top chefs bring their top treats to Taste. WORDS BY CHLOE GALLAGHER KCM Eggrolls Made from family recipes passed down through generations, KCM offers a diverse array of authentic Vietnamese food, from the indulgent to the fresh and healthy. If you’re looking for something refreshing, there’s a rice noodle salad.

Meet the featured restaurants and chefs who’re putting the taste into the Taste of MN WORDS BY ISABELLE WATTENBERG There’s a lot to sample at Taste of Minnesota—music, art, and, of course, the food. In addition to the beautiful cohort of food trucks on hand to feed attendees, five restaurants

Celebrate and share in honoring the past and celebrating the future with food from Chef Lachelle, a commemorative ceremony, story circles, and more. SAT 6/17, 2 PM, Free, All Ages

Just off the west side of the Lake Street bridge and River Road is one of the best and most scenic patios in the neighborhood that bears its name. The Longfellow Grill has a large space for drinks and keeps long hours seven days a week. Perfect for a summer

Old-World (i.e. European) wines get a lot of clout, but let’s face it—France and Italy get most of the spotlight. Yeorg Brewery is here to introduce us to another valuable, lesser-known wine region: Austria. Best known for riesling and don’t-ask-me-to-pronounce-it Grüner Veltliner, the seminar introduces a cacophony of other hidden-gem

Your favorite new ingredient could be growing right in your own backyard! Learn about the edible curiosities that surround us and discover how to search for, identify, and use the berries, nuts, and greens growing in urban environments with Ironwood Foraging Co. founder Tim Clemens. He leads a group through

Author Sarah Kieffer launches her new cookbook 100 Morning Treats tonight at The Lynhall with a conversation with author and TV host Zoe Francois of the Magnolia Network. Tickets to the event include a copy of the book and a chance to sample some of Kieffer’s newest creations. TUES 5/9,