from Pearson's Candy Facebook page
Today is the last day to get lunch at The Dakota. They'll close down for the midday meal for the chillier months, and reopen when we can lounge on that patio again. Something to look forward to.
The Loop bar, which has been holding court in the North Loop longer than most, will open a second location in the West End in the former Figlio space, which will close for good on Halloween.
Wild Earth Woodfired Pizza, which kickstarted their mobile pizza oven operation this year, will be tossing a little end-of-season party this Saturday. The Wild Earth Doughout happens at 6:30 p.m. when fans gather for unlimited pizzas, all you can drink beverages, live bands, and DJ action. It's $25 ahead, $30 at the door, and there's talk of ukeleles.
There are only a few spots left for Wednesday's James Beard benefit dinner, so you probably want to get on that, if only to see the awesome Forum space in action again. Of course there's always the all-star food line-up and the fact that your dining dollar benefits AZ's Second Chances Scholarship.
Those in the know will be at the Pearson's Candy factory (they of Nut Goodies, Salted Nut Rolls, Bit O Honey) on Tuesday, October 28 at 4 p.m. pronto for the annual Sweet-and-Spooktacular celebration, which includes TRICK-OR-TREATING FOR FULL-SIZED CANDY BARS AT THE CANDY FACTORY! I'm sorry, did I scream that? Because there's also going to be games and magicians and bouncy houses and pumpkins! And for every $1 that parents spend on bulk candy, Pearson's will donate $2 to Ronald McDonald House charities. Nut Goodies = Do Goodies!
Dana Cowin, the editor-in-chief of Food & Wine Magazine and sometime Top Chef judge, will be in town on October 30 to talk at the Minneapolis Library about her new book, Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen (which sounds like a good plan before Thanksgiving). The FREE talk is first come, first served. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. for the 7 p.m. talk, so don't dilly dally.
Monday, November 3 is big for pop-ups. First, there's the inaugural #PowerPieMonday from Salty Tart at Hola Arepa. Then there's the Brats & Brew pop-up by Geoff Hausmann at Travail. For $55 you get a German-style night of fun with six kinds of brats and sausage, sides, toppings, and dessert, plus four beers paired "for maximum radness." A select number of higher priced tix are available for the kitchen table, which gets you more sass, more food, and more radness.