What we're about

If you are a nice person and enjoy dining out, food events, cooking classes, and good nice conversation please give us a try. We are respectful of the others in our group and respectful of those who serve us. We are adventuresome, traditional, a bit crazy with a good sense of humor. We are on time and keep our commitment. We welcome all and are not snobs. If you are an ordinary Joe or Jill and just want good food and good conversation and a little adventure, please join us.

Upcoming events (5+)

Early Happy Hour at the U of M Campus Club

Campus Club of the University of Minnesota

Summer Happy Hour Non-Members Welcome! Weekdays 4 - 7 pm May 20th - August 30th Go to the bar first to place your order, then find a table in the bar or on the terrace. Seating is first come, first serve. I will get there at 4 to get us a good table. We have been here for the last 3 years. It is a good venue to sit and visit and enjoy the view. The food is good. Come when you can, it is okay to come late. We will be on the terrace if the weather is good. Parking is not easy here and there is some walking. The light rail and buses run close and are a good choice. The view is wonderful. https://campusclubumn.org/web/pages/home

IE Italian Eatery

ie - Italian eatery

ie is a neighborhood eatery at heart. Conveniently located on the Minnehaha Parkway nestled between the lakes of south Minneapolis. It is inspired by the dining traditions of the Italian family; community, laughter, and conversation. We welcome you to join us for a meal at our table.

Andiamo Insieme (Let's get together) @ Buona Sera Ristorante

Buona Sera Ristorante

https://youtu.be/v7AFcAo4Za8 Cozy Italian restaurant with an old-world vibe serving classic pasta & meat dishes, plus wine. http://buonaserawinebar.com/menu/

It's my birthday and so it's Hot Dog time!

Chicago's Taste Authority - Mpls

I love hot dogs. Good ones. Come and enjoy some laughs, a gentle summer evening and some good food. They serve pizza, sandwiches and burgers, too. http://menuat.com/chrisandrob In 2004, the Dubnecay brothers purchased their first restaurant. They built a successful business on 42nd and Hiawatha in South Minneapolis, bringing their hometown favorites to the Twin Cities. Originally named “Chris and Rob’s Chicago’s Taste Authority” they started with Chicago-Style Hot Dogs, Italian Beef Sandwiches as well as the must-have Maxwell Street Polish. Customers, both Chicago transplants and Minnesota locals, responded with the power of The Windy City and the business grew from there. They expanded into St. Paul and business continues to boom, with a fresh remodel of the Minneapolis location to include local craft beers. In 2016, the restaurants were rebranded simply as “Chicago’s Taste Authority” because you can’t get more authentic Chicago food anywhere in the Twin Cities. Rob Dubnecay claims to have the only "authentic Chicago style food in the area.” The proof is in the fact they serve only true 100% all beef hot dogs, polish sausage and Italian beef. Made fresh exclusively for Chicago’s Taste Authority by a fourth-generation family meat merchant. No nitrates, No preservative. Never frozen. Your Chicago favorites are shipped directly from Chicago to Minnesota. As a result, Chicago transplants consistently drive from all over the Twin Cities to eat the food with which they grew up. Some drive over 20 miles weekly to taste a real poppy seed bun and glowing green relish, they refer to as "Nuclear Relish". The extensive menu includes hometown Chicago originals, from traditional thin crust pizza to tamales. Chicago’s Taste Authority is the largest Chicago 100% beef hot dog buyer in Minnesota. They sell 1,500 hot dogs per week, 2,000 pickles, 8 gallons of Nuclear Relish, and 1,200 pounds of Italian Beef for their Cheesy Beef sandwiches per month. Their food is frequently featured in local newspapers, on radio, and on television. Jason DeRusha, of WCCO-TV’s program, “DeRusha Eats”, declared the Italian Beef as his favorite in the Twin Cities. Chicago’s Taste Authority hopes you feel welcome among friends savoring the authentic Chicago-style food they grew up eating. Come visit us to enjoy taking a bite out of Chicago!

Past events (783)

Dinner at Bar Brigade

Bar Brigade

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