Photo by Caitlin Abrams
First order of business is a fat turkey sandwich on lightly griddled sourdough bread spread with an obscene amount of mayonnaise and a cushion of stuffing. Salted. Second order of business is getting out to continue the fun, sans family or with them in tow. You can probably stick some mashed po in a container and keep it in your pocket for emergencies.
European Holiday Market in St. Paul kicks off for three days only, November 28-30. Get over there for a little cheer and Great Waters Brewery special Yuletide Ale. Also, brats, kielbasa, goulash, marzipan, achtung!
Black Friday shoppers, or spouses of Black Friday shoppers, should be aware the Bent Brewstillery is providing a shuttle between its taproom and Rosedale Mall. This means, one partner can stay at the brewstillery while the other heads into the abyss. Plus, $1 off every $5 beer purchase, that’s some real easy math.
Also concerning Black Friday and beer, do make a plan to shop at The Beer Dabbler on West 7th for deals like buy four general admission Winter Carnival Beer Dabbler tix and get a $25 gift certificate for the store! Also buy a $100 gift cert, get a $25 gift certificate for yourself!
Hell’s Kitchen is providing FREE live music during brunch, plus extended brunch hours: Friday till 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday till 3 p.m. AND there’s the whole new Jacked Up Bloody Bar with some 257 hot sauces, artisanal rim salts, specialty olives, cheeses, bacon, uh chicken wings, jerky, and more.
On Saturday, look to the West for a grand day at the Landscape Arboretum. Besides the gorgeously decorated trees, which make stellar family photo ops, The Excelsior Winter Farmers Market will be there with lots of tasty goods and chef Scott Pampuch cooking up samples.
Or ditch the fam and head to the bar on Saturday for Marvel Bar’s cocktail class: Punch. For $60 you get to hang out with punchmaster Peder Schweigert and get some hands-on instruction and mouths-on tastings, and a bona fide reason to not see your family. But space is limited to 14, so sign up!
Linden Hills Farmers' Market on Sunday is all indoors at Sunnyside Gardens. There’ll be wine, beer, hard cider, and cocktails available, which makes all markets better.
Look ahead to next Tuesday, December 2 for the Muddy Paws Annual Cheesecake Sampling, Toy & Food Drive. This is definitely an event to get you in the holiday spirit, what with all the cheesecake, local artisans, good feelings, and cheesecake.