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Twin Cities’ August Food Truck Fundraiser

Twin Cities’ August Food Truck Fundraiser

Twelve food trucks work with nonprofit YouthLink, offering $10 discount cards

YouthLink intern makes food for homeless youth

Throughout August, twelve Twin Cities food trucks will partner with YouthLink for a $10 discount card fundraiser. YouthLink, a nonprofit organization, will use the money raised from the fundraiser to provide resources to homeless youth.

The discount card costs $10 and can be used throughout the entire month of August to get discounts or special deals at select local food trucks. The list include: AZ Canteen, The Anchor Fish and Chips, Bacon Trolley, Gastrotruck, Home Street Home Truck, Hot Indian Foods, House of Hunger, Natedogs, Sassy Spoon, Simply Steve’s, Tiki Tim’s, and Tollefson Family Grill.

AZ Canteen will offer a 10% discount or a free drink with a purchase, and Gastrotruck will hook guests up with a free dessert, drink, or side with the purchase of a sandwich or main course. At Simply Steve’s, any item will cost $5 with the discount card. Several other food trucks will offer free drinks with a purchase.

Cards can be purchased at the YouthLink location, via phone at (612) 252-1280, or online.


Twin Cities’ August Food Truck Fundraiser - Recipes

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222 flavors of artisan cheesecake baked from scratch & made to order using the finest, most natural ingredients available.

We are open! Hours: 10-5 Monday thru Saturday, Sundays 11-3. Address: 3359 Gorham Ave, St Louis Park 55426. Just stop in or call curbside: 763-545-7161!

Our Thursday Food Truck Nights are back! EVERY Thursday from 4-8p in our parking lot, thru October 21st, we will have a food truck here plus Camp Cheesecake will be open! Bring a chair and stay awhile! Live music too! See our line up: here

Weddings: email for more info, tastings and quotes. We have options for socially distanced weddings/events, too!

For slices or whole cheesecakes in stock you can email, call, stop in or curbside. Or order any flavor 4 days in advance.

If you just need a free slice to lift your spirits, stop by for one on me. Stay well, be kind, hold hope and celebrate the little things. Love, Tami

FOLLOW LINK BELOW TO VIEW THIS WEEK'S SLICE FLAVORS. We also have 222 Flavors of 9" cheesecakes available for order (see flavors page) and many whole cheesecakes available for walk-in. We also offer keto, gluten free and vegan in slices and 9" cheesecakes!

Slice flavors today (and National Cheesecake Day Celebration Info): click here.

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May 2021

May Featured Artists: American Pottery Festival Preview

The American Pottery Festival Preview is your ONLY chance to see and buy work by our visiting APF artists in person until APF Opening Night on Friday, September 3. Join us for this special opportunity— while we may not know what autumn will hold for our in-person APF event, we do know that May is your month to visit the gallery and enjoy a sneak peek!

Safari North Wildlife Park in Brainerd

NEW Attractions Debut THIS SPRING at Safari North! Award-Winning Safari North Wildlife Park in Brainerd Unveils Expedition Safari: 10-Acres of Lions, Hyenas, Monkeys, Bison and More! Plus a New Train to Take It All In! WHAT: Safari North Wildlife Park in Brainerd Set to Open May 8, 2021 Award-winning Safari North Wildlife Park is set to open and this year unveils NEW attractions. The park, which features more than 150 species from six continents, will give guests an up-close look&hellip

40th Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival

MSP Film Society presents the 40th Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival May 13-23, 2021. MSPIFF is one of the largest and longest-running film festivals in the US. Showcasing 150+ bold and exciting films representing more than 100 cultures around the globe, MSPIFF40 will be a hybrid festival, with films and panels screening online, plus special in-person outdoor screenings in Minneapolis & St. Paul. Info + Tix: MSPfilm.org

40th Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival

MSP Film Society presents the 40th Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival May 13-23, 2021. MSPIFF is one of the largest and longest-running film festivals in the US. Showcasing 150+ bold and exciting films representing more than 100 cultures around the globe, MSPIFF40 will be a hybrid festival, with films and panels screening online, plus special in-person outdoor screenings in Minneapolis & St. Paul. Info + Tix: MSPfilm.org

Twin Cities Auto Show

The Twin Cities Auto Show is taking a road trip, and they want YOU to come along for the ride. This year the auto show is moving to the State Fairgrounds, May 15-23. Tons of cool new cars and trucks on display. You can test drive vehicles right at the show. It’s the perfect place to comparative shop. This year the show has 7 additional neighborhoods to explore. Everything from a military neighborhood to a motorcycle neighborhood, to an outdoor adventure neighborhood and&hellip

Jazz on Tap

Local dance companies Rhythmically Speaking and Keane Sense of Rhythm are thrilled to be collaborating to produce a series of LIVE, OUTDOOR jazz and tap dance shows on May 22 and 23! Held at The Shed @ The Lab Brewery (covered venue), we’re calling it “Jazz on Tap” – get it?! Rhythmically Speaking is presenting "The Cohort 20/21," their show featuring jazz works by local and visiting choreographers rescheduled from August 2020, and Keane Sense is presenting "Mirror and Fission,"&hellip

Steps for Autism in Minnesota

NEW DATE, NEW OUTDOOR LOCATION! Sunday, May 23, 2021 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Como Lakeside Pavilion 1360 Lexington Pkwy. N. Saint Paul, MN 55103 Join AuSM for this hybrid edition of the 21st Annual Steps for Autism in Minnesota, AuSM’s largest fundraiser of the year. At Steps you will find community, resources, and support. With safety in mind and social distancing in place, AuSM will offer participants a walk route, fun activities, an autism resource fair, and opportunities for community connections.&hellip

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5 best things our food writers ate in the Twin Cities this week

Remember when savvy entrepreneurs were remaking tired Burger King, Taco Bell and Perkins outlets into trendy dining destinations? That same welcome phenomenon has now spread to the Starbucks property portfolio.

Witness the incarnation of this plant-based newcomer, the work of Crisp & Green head honcho Steele Smiley. On Thursday morning, in advance of a ribbon-cutting ceremony, a line of curiosity seekers stretched down the block (the generous offer of free opening-day food may have been an additional incentive), with Smiley greeting his guests and talking about the 300 to 400 recipe-testing trials behind the menu's meat- and dairy-free burgers, chicken sandwiches and ice cream.

"The future of food is plants," he said. "I think that what we have made is really special."

Agreed. This well-engineered burger ($11.45) certainly deserves a berth in the "special" category.

There's an admirable attention to detail. The patty, which hugs the bun's perimeter, has the look and texture of grilled beef, and closely mimics the flavor. Sweet-and-tangy fried onions bump up the diner-style burger quotient, the faux American cheese possesses the requisite salty-and-melty qualities (and vivid Caution Sign coloration), the "Fancy Sauce" has a just-right tickle of heat and the bun confidently walks the necessary soft-sturdy balance.

"Welcome to Unit No. 1," Steele told the crowd as the doors opened at his chain-in-the-making. It's hard to imagine that it'll be going solo for long. (Rick Nelson)

740 E. Lake St., Wayzata, 952-222-5499, stalkandspade.com. Open for dine-in and takeout, 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. daily.

Rick Nelson • Star Tribune

Cheeses at LoveTree Farmstead

Invoke "world class" with any frequency, and the accolade's meaning becomes diluted beyond recognition. But when it comes to the output of this farmstead operation, "world class" is entirely suitable. Inevitable, actually.

At their picturesque acreage near Grantsburg, Wis., Dave Falk tends the pasture-raised goats, sheep and cows, and Mary Falk skillfully transforms the animals' prized milk into a dazzling array of extraordinary, full-bodied cheeses, most of them aged in cavelike spaces.

For the past 22 years, the couple's prime retail platform has been a pink-dappled stand at the St. Paul Farmers Market, where Mary proudly sells her one-of-a-kind treasures in fist-sized chunks ($10) wrapped in wax paper.

My first visit to the farm, 19 years ago, made a lasting impression. Mary escorted me inside the cramped cave, which was little more than a bermed cellar elbowed into an embankment (it was subsequently replaced with a roomier facility), and recounted an illuminating story, one that underscores the Falks' pivotal role in advancing the Midwest's artisanal food movement.

A few years earlier, a by-the-book trio of Wisconsin dairy regulators had taken the same tour, and when they entered the dank, musty space, they went ballistic. The old-world setup was light years away from the gleaming, industrial-strength Colby and Cheddar production facilities they were accustomed to inspecting.

"So they ask me, 'How are you going to get rid of this?' she said, gesturing to her hand-ladled, natural rind cheeses, which were aging on cedar boughs and blanketed in mold. "And I say, 'By charging more.' " (R.N.)

Find LoveTree Farmstead on Saturday (7 a.m.-1 p.m.) at the St. Paul Farmers Market, 290 E. 5th St., St. Paul, stpaulfarmersmarket.com. LoveTree (lovetreefarmstead.com) also makes regularly scheduled appearances at Kingfield Farmers Market (neighborhoodrootsmn.org), Fulton Farmers Market (neighborhoodrootsmn.org) and Northeast Minneapolis Farmers Market (northeastfarmersmarket.com).

Nicole Hvidsten • Star Tribune

Croissants from Edelweiss Bakery

Choosing a pastry from this sunny corner bakery is like picking a favorite child. You love them all, and although one might rise to the top today, you know tomorrow might be different.

I didn't get past the top row of the bakery case, which was filled to the brim with croissants. I've been married into Norwegian heritage long enough to know that anything with almonds is a must, so I started with the almond croissant ($3.15). Crispy and flaky on the outside, the classic croissant is filled with almond frangipane cream and finished with a splash of almonds and powdered sugar. Divine. Ditto the chocolate croissant ($3.15), which is rolled around a ribbon of chocolate, with a drizzle of chocolate on top for good measure.

I went back a second day (don't judge) because I passed on the ham and cheese croissant ($3.95) the first time. A win for breakfast eaters who don't like their morning meal too sweet, the croissant is wrapped around ham and Swiss cheese — and I think I detected a hint of mustard — for a deliciously portable option.

If croissants aren't your thing, there's a wide selection of pastries, from danishes and cereal-topped doughnuts to classic cake and raised doughnuts and long johns. Move over to the second bakery case and you'll find a beautiful assortment of desserts, such as churro cupcakes, bars, éclairs, tortes — the list goes on — including several gluten-free options.

The Prior Lake bakery is owned by Laurie and Joe Lin, the force behind Cocoa & Fig. (Prior Lake happens to be Laurie's hometown.) Edelweiss also serves hot breakfasts, think sandwiches and quiches, and a respectable list of sandwiches — more croissant opportunities! — and salads for lunch. Time your visit for a Saturday morning and you can catch Skillet Joe's food truck, also owned by the Lins, and, starting May 8, the Prior Lake Farmers Market. (Nicole Hvidsten)

16186 Main Av. SE., Prior Lake, 952-440-2773, edelweissbakery.net. Open Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-2 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 7 a.m.-1 p.m.

Rick Nelson • Star Tribune

Star Bars at Estelle

Chef de cuisine Nathel Anderson was test-driving a new chocolate dessert, and it uncharacteristically flopped, big time. Looking for an alternative, she surveyed chef/owner Jason Hansen and their colleagues, asking what they liked to eat, chocolate-wise.

Their overwhelming response? "Candy bars."

"I'd never made one, but I have lots of confections experience from John and Josh," said Anderson, referring to her former bosses, Patisserie 46 chef/owner John Kraus and chocolatier Josh Werner. "It was a few days before Halloween and I thought, 'Let's make this happen.' "

Did she ever. Inside the bar, toasted peanuts are laced with caramel, and more crunch comes from a coffee-almond flour streusel. The nougat ("Shout out to Milky Way," said Anderson) is composed of whipped egg whites, sugar, maple syrup and pops of milk chocolate. Given the kitchen's lack of an enrober machine, all of that meticulously composed goodness gets dipped — carefully — in dark chocolate.

"I have to MacGyver my way here," Anderson said with a laugh.

Glistening flakes of Maldon sea salt provide an ideal finishing flourish. Kudos on the approachable price ($5).

"It's a candy bar, so I'm not going to charge more than that," said Anderson. "I like to have desserts that people can afford and enjoy. And I like desserts that don't look complicated but turn out to be a lot more complicated than they look." (R.N.)

1806 St. Clair Av., St. Paul, 651-330-9648, estellestp.com. Open for dine-in 5-9 p.m. Tues.-Thu. (with drinks to 10 p.m.), 5-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. (with drinks to 11 p.m.), 5-9 p.m. Sun. Open for takeout 5-8 p.m. Tues-Sun.

Nicole Hvidsten • Star Tribune

Crabcake sandwich at Sea Salt

If it's possible for summer to have a taste, I'm pretty sure it's on the menu at Sea Salt. Take the eatery's lively seafood selection, a sunny day and a backdrop of Minnehaha Falls, and you have a day that is hard to beat.

While you can't go wrong with anything on the menu, I never turn down crabcakes, so the crabcake basket ($12.95) it was. A plump, housemade ¼-pound crabcake is lightly drizzled with a sauce that tasted like a cross between tartar and rémoulade, and served on a grilled bun garnished with lettuce and tomato. (The online menu shows it served with a fresh corn salsa, which would be a welcome addition.) Accompanied by coleslaw and cantaloupe, it made for a top-notch lunch.

A close second was the shrimp po' boy ($13.95), and go ahead and treat yourself to a basket of tender calamari ($11.95) to celebrate making it through the world's longest winter. There are plenty of other options, from fish or scallop tacos and an admirable selection of sandwiches and dinners — enough to have a rotating cast of favorites over many summer visits.

Sea Salt has COVID safety measures down pat. Currently it's patio dining only, and signs direct traffic flow through the restaurant and onto the patio. (Don't worry, the beer truck is back in the pavilion, too.) If the weather isn't cooperating but you're craving fish tacos, watch their Facebook page — online ordering has been available during inclement weather.

Owners Chris Weglinski and Jon Blood opened the falls-area favorite in 2005 after working together at Coastal Seafood. Clearly they know seafood well. (N.H.)

4801 Minnehaha Av. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-8990, seasaltmpls.com, open daily 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Rick Nelson joined the staff of the Star Tribune in 1998 and is the newspaper's restaurant critic. He is a Twin Cities native, a University of Minnesota graduate and a James Beard Award winner.

Nicole Ploumen Hvidsten is the Star Tribune's Taste editor and senior editor of Star Tribune Magazine. In past journalistic lives she was a reporter, copy editor and designer — sometimes all at once — and has yet to find a cookbook she doesn't like.


Make Room for Ducklings

Let's talk duck. I am not in the least bit biased, and I will fight you to the death defending the simple fact that we have the best duck in the country. Why? Because we have all the lakes. When you think of a duck, you think of a lake, right? Right. That's us. Now, when a duck on a lake senses winter is coming, it starts to put on fat, fat, and more fat.

Minnesota ducks are the Kobe beef of duck. Our ducks go to 11. Chef Steven Brown, at the magical little restaurant Tilia, is especially gifted with them. He can sear a duck breast till it's as red as a strawberry, as winey and fragrant as a northern Syrah, as tender as a firm custard.

Ask me to name the best duck dish I've had in the Twin Cities and I'd be at a loss. I would, however, mention the smoked duck hearts at specialty butcher Clancey's the confit duck legs in the cassoulet at Heartland that seared duck breast at Tilia the roasted duck breast at St. Paul's Meritage (totally different from the seared duck breast at Tilia, don't be ridiculous, it's meatier, a ribeye to Tilia's filet mignon) and the duck-fat fries from the food truck Neato's.

Another thing about Minnesota ducks: We are also home to America's best foie gras producer, Au Bon Canard, the country's only free-ranging, all-outdoors traditional foie farm, run by a Frenchman who realized that Minnesota was God's country for ducks. Every chef in the cities wants ABC's creamier-than-cream foie, and to get it, you have to serve the duck, too that's only right. If you put a gun to my head and made me pick the best foie in the cities, it would be the terrine at Meritage. Chef Russell Klein has impeccable French credentials—he worked for several years at New York City icon La Caravelle—and his use of God's-duck-country duck in French ways is spectacular.


Welcome to Uptown!

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At the intersection of West Lake Street and Hennepin Avenue lies a vibrant and diverse urban community that is a destination like no other in the Twin Cities. Throughout the year, business activities and events such as the City of Lakes Loppet in the wintertime to the Uptown Food Truck Festival, Bastille Day and the Uptown Art Fair in the summer enhance the energy of the Uptown community

Speaking of festivals, The Uptown Art Fair, produced by the Uptown Association, is a juried fine arts festival with a reputation as one of the most exceptional art fairs in the United States. Through a rich history and constant innovation, the Uptown Art Fair showcases a variety of quality art for everyone’s budget. Click here to learn more about this exciting event set in the urban landscape of Uptown each summer during the first full weekend of August.


The Great Food Truck Race Hits the Road for Season 4 with New Teams, Trucks and Cities

The Great Food Truck Race, hosted by Tyler Florence, kicks off Season 4 on August 18 at 9pm/8c with new teams who are hitting the road for the longest route in the history of the series, 4,181 miles to be exact. Much like last year, these competitors are not seasoned food truck operators instead the teams are made up of talented cooks who have dreamed up unique food concepts and want to turn their dreams into a reality, which is to operate a food truck business.

Eight teams of three are provided with a truck for the cross-country race. Each episode will test the teams' resilience in a series of challenges and the team that has made the least in sales will be sent home packing. In the end, only one team will win the grand prize of $50,000 and the keys to their truck.

Click the play button above to watch the preview.

This season's teams bring unique food perspectives from across the nation. Get to know the teams here (also see the Season 4 Food Truck Teams gallery):

Aloha Plate (Los Angeles, Maui and Oahu, Hawaii): Brothers Lanai and Adam, along with their friend Shawn, are making it their goal to bring the cuisine of Hawaii to the mainland. With classic dishes such as loco moco and poke, the guys think they will make island fans out of everyone who tries their food.

Boardwalk Breakfast Empire (Sea Bright, N.J.): After losing her Jersey Shore restaurant of 37 years to the effects of Hurricane Sandy, Joanne is ready to get back to business and open her very first food truck with her two best friends by her side, Ilene and Tim, cooking up an over-the-top breakfast menu.

Bowled and Beautiful (Los Angeles): Single moms Liza, Jessica and Heather find themselves at a fork in the road, ready to take on new challenges. They believe a food truck featuring fusion California cuisine served in a bowl will be the answer to making better lives for themselves and their kids.

The Frankfoota Truck (New York): Mirlinda, Dana and Victoria are three best friends who have previously worked in restaurants, but they're tired of taking orders from bosses. They want to open a food truck featuring their childhood favorite: hot dogs with a twist, such as unique toppings.

Murphy’s Spud Truck (Los Angeles): After recovering from a health problem, Nicole decided to follow her dream and attend culinary school. With mom Suellen and brother James behind her, she wants to open an Irish-inspired food truck, featuring potatoes stuffed with all kinds of ingredients — there's even a dessert potato.

Philly’s Finest Sambonis (Philadelphia): After a car accident, former electrician Erik wants to follow his dream and cook with his best friends, Joe and Chris. The guys believe they have perfected the cheese steak and want to take their sandwiches, which they call sambonis, on the road.

The Slide Show (Los Angeles): After closing his restaurant, which left him in deep debt, Chef Das turned to teaching culinary school and made it a mission to eventually get back into business. With the help of his chef friends Ahren and Maurice, he wants to open up a food truck offering unique sliders everyone will crave.

Tikka Tikka Taco (St. Louis): Ready for a new path in life after the Army and working odd restaurant jobs, Shaun wants to go into business with his older brother Michael and their uncle Sam. Since food has always been at the center of their Indian family, a food truck offering Indian tacos seems to be the perfect idea.

This season will celebrate the country's national landmarks, starting at the Hollywood sign and ending in front of the nation's Capitol building. The trucks will start their seven-city adventure in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and San Francisco, Calif., then move on to Portland, Ore., Pocatello, Idaho, Rapid City, S. D., Minneapolis/St. Paul and Chicago before completing the competition in the Washington, D.C. area.

Watch the season premiere on August 18 at 9pm/8c when the teams get their brand-new food trucks and begin the race. The first challenge will test the teams' ability to sell upscale versions of their signature dishes at upmarket prices.

For more on The Great Food Truck Race, keep coming back to FN Dish for exclusive behind-the-scenes content and interviews and visit the Food Trucks home for photo galleries and episode highlights.


7 Mouthwatering Summer Food Festivals

Minnesota summers may be short, but we never take a sunny day for granted. We jam-pack June-September with events celebrating the food, drink, art and music that make Minnesota an amazing place to live.

You might already know that my favorite food festival on earth is the Minnesota State Fair. But there are several other culinary celebrations around the state that are worth checking out.​

  1. Uptown Food Truck Festival, Minneapolis

The "Indurrito" from Hot Indian is a Indian burrito wrapped with house-made roti / @amyfoodadventures

Over 60 food trucks combine forces at this festival, showcasing all styles of food from green papaya salad to mini doughnuts. This free event not only features your favorite food trucks and craft beer, but also has two stages for live music and games and giveaways to top it off. Discover the craze that these portable food heroes are all about while taking in the ambiance of the artful Uptown neighborhood.

Pro tip: Go with a group—that way, you can try a bite of something from tons of vendors without stuffing yourself.

Old world, and yet so of the times (probiotics!), I adore sauerkraut. There’s no better place to celebrate this fermented food than at Henderson’s Sauerkraut Days. It’s got that small-town festival charm—a parade, kraut royalty, tractor rides—but with a few unexpected extras, like wiener dog races and a kraut-eating contest

Minnesota—the Land of 10,000 Lakes, loons, Paul Bunyan and, of course, wild rice. Deer River hosts the world’s biggest wild rice celebration that’s been going strong for over 70 years! There’s a pow-wow presented by the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, carnival rides, and a wild rice dinner hosted at the local Methodist church. It doesn’t get more Minnesotan than that.

While wild rice takes center stage, you’d be remiss to skip the annual turtle feed, hosted by the local Sportsman’s Club. No, you don’t feed turtles. They feed you. Snapping turtle stew. Really.

All Pints North is Duluth's hugely popular summer beer festival on the shore of Lake Superior / Minnesota Brewers Guild

With its stunning Lake Superior views, amazing hiking and laid-back culture, you barely need an excuse to head up to Duluth. But in case you’re looking for one, check out All Pints North, the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild’s hugely popular summer beer festival. Unlimited craft beer samples, local food vendors and live music are all conveniently located at Bayfront Festival Park.

Garlic evangelists flock to Hutchinson every August to indulge in their favorite stinky ingredient. Sample garlic-infused cuisine from big names in Twin Cities dining, like Tilia, Birchwood Cafe, Alma and Common Roots.

The best part? This is a zero-waste event, meaning if you can’t take it home, it’s recycled, reused or composted.

A zany mix of fun events, tasty food and an overall ode to the potato. Start with a potato favorite and enjoy Norwegian lefse, potato sausage, potato dumplings and, of course, French fries. Then, take part in the festivities by entering the potato-peeling contest, watching a mashed potato wrestling match, or cheering on the contestants in a competitive sew and sack competition. Can you say "spud"-riffic?

Nothing says "summer" like a heaping cone of fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies from Sweet Martha's Cookie Jar at the Minnesota State Fair. / @hazel_starlene

My favorite Minnesota food celebration, hands down. I adore the Minnesota State Fair so much that I try to go all 12 days. Every year there’s a list of new food booths, but I dig on the classics. Sweet Martha’s Cookies, Speedy’s About a Foot Long Hot Dog, the Gizmo (an Italian torpedo sandwich), Original Cheese Curds, Kiwanis malts, frozen cider pops in the horticulture building and deep fried pickles … you simply cannot go wrong.


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