I don’t know if you already know about the Movies in the Park program that is happening this summer, but I couldn’t be more excited about it. Hello, take-out picnic! I think I might just highlight your options every week! This Fresh Forkin’ Friday night you can catch a showing of Grease and sing out to "Summer Loving" at Folwell Park. The best news is that you could pop into nearby Papa’s Deli for picnic nosh, might I recommend a little standard setting Philly cheesesteak or the east coast tomato pie? And if you prefer to dine post-flick, Victory 44 is calling your name. Good, right? Side note, if you’re seaworthy, tonight’s the big Big Island Boat-In theater on Lake Minnetonka.
John Occhiato just started his new job as Chef at Cosmos in the Graves. He’s still working with Jeff Pierce on the gourmet import company they started when he left D’Amico Kitchen, but he’s happy to be at Cosmos and have a restaurant menu to play with again. After he gets his knives all situated, he'll be releasing a new menu.
Looks like Voldy was right about the Oceanaire move. I have to say that I’ve had lunch at some of the other Oceanaire locations and hopefully it’ll keep in step. I remember some great crab cake sliders, a dirty salmon Caesar salad, and a nummy crab melt.
It’s PRIDE weekend in town and it should be a spectacular spectacular for sure in defiance of the recent legislative beat down. But where to eat? Wondrous is throwing a Memoirs of a GAYsha party for dim sum brunch before the big parade on Sunday. Seven and Crave will face off with fabulous rooftop parties that may just be the best vantage point for the parade.
If you are at all interested in the funky fermented and mysterious world of kombucha, you should know that the Mill City market this weekend is hosting a home-bucha class at 10am this Saturday.
Win points with anyone who loves bubbly by reserving your spot at the Barbette Duval-LeRoy Champagne dinner on July 7th. It’s limited to 50 people, and the $75 price will get you a four course tasting menu by Kevin Kathman, bubbling beauties presented by winemaker Arthur Silvente, and a good shot at later canoodling.