Edit ModuleShow Tags

Minnesota Monthly's GrillFest Heats Up May 18-19


Published:

Now that winter's last snowfall has melted off our grills, it's time to start making plans for your Summer of Barbecue. Ground zero for all things flame-cooked is the second annual Minnesota Monthly GrillFest, which takes place in a little more than a week, on Saturday, May 18th and Sunday, May 19th at the Depot. From 1-5 p.m. each day, exhibitors will display their rubs, sauces, and grills, as well as offer food, beer, and wine samples along with recipes and tips. Several favorite local restaurants will be represented, including chefs from Butcher & the Boar who will be serving their own line of sausages that's debuting on retail grocery shelves, and chefs from the Dakota who will be doing cooking demos. The Dakota and the Current will also be bringing in bands, including Sarah Morris and the Bad Bad Hats.

GrillFest exhibitors will be pairing summer foods and beverages (at last year's event, I discovered a Beaujolais-Villages that went perfectly with a burger). And you can discover how many small local food purveyors are in the seasoning and saucing business, making everything from Tequila Lime bbq sauce, to porketta seasoning, to Bloody Mary spice blend.

And if you're thinking of buying a new grill or accessories, all those items will be priced with discounts at the show. Buy GrillFest tickets, $30 in advance/$35 at the door.

 

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Related Articles

Vietnamese Marinated and Caramel Glazed Back Ribs Recipe

Bring the sweet and tangy taste of Asian cooking to your backyard grill

Bourbon, French fries, Pride, and Fried Chicken

Three must-eat dishes for this week

Maybe the city's most underrated restaurant, Heyday tries to figure out tipping

A 15-percent service fee supposedly takes care of tipping—but does it go to the server?
Edit ModuleShow Tags

About This Blog

TC Taste answers your restaurant and dining questions, dishes on latest discoveries, reflects on breaking news, and generally brings the plate to the page with a skilled crew of experts: Learn more about the TC Taste bloggers.

Have a food-related question? Email rhutton@mnmo.com

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

More »Recent TC Taste Posts

Vietnamese Marinated and Caramel Glazed Back Ribs Recipe

Bring the sweet and tangy taste of Asian cooking to your backyard grill

Bourbon, French fries, Pride, and Fried Chicken

Three must-eat dishes for this week

Maybe the city's most underrated restaurant, Heyday tries to figure out tipping

A 15-percent service fee supposedly takes care of tipping—but does it go to the server?

French fries, chocolate chip cookies, and a new twist on the iced latte

Three Twin Cities treats from the Lynhall, Sandcastle, and Meritage

Linguine in Creamy Basil-Avocado Sauce with Seared Scallops Recipe

The creamy richness of avocados makes for a perfect pasta sauce in this homemade restaurant-quality meal

Bites that guarantee that old summer feeling

Ice cream, coffee, and brandy—just because they make us happy
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Angel Food Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

Driscoll's Angel Food Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

Napa and Kale Salad with Creamy Cashew Dressing and Sriracha Cashews Recipe

Whether you want to fit back into last summer’s shorts or are looking for a healthy salad idea, toss up this easy recipe that mixes in filling nuts with antioxidant-rich kale and a kick of spice

The Near-Death Experience of the Owner of Jake O'Connor's and McKinney Roe

From trouble golfing in Ireland to emergency heart surgery, Dermot Cowley is alive and recovering—but plans for a new restaurant are now on hold

Rum and Molasses Marinated Beef Kebabs with Grilled Cantaloupe Recipe

Get fired up for a taste of the tropics in sizzling grilled kebabs

4 Restaurants, Nearly $850,000 in Park Board Money

How much do Sea Salt, Sandcastle, Tin Fish, and Bread & Pickle make for the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board?

Consider the Humble Raspberry

Consider the Humble Raspberry
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Fancy Fresh: 3 Things to Eat This Week

A morel tasting menu, a trendy foie gras egg creation, a worthy cinnamon roll—for your long-weekend staycation

Fried Avocado Tacos with Shredded Vegetables and Crema Recipe

Never thought of frying avocados? Once you try it, you might want to eat them all the time.

The Minnesota Connection to the Mondavi Wine Family

MNMO food critic Jason DeRusha sits down with Carlo Mondavi to talk wine and the (Italian by way of Minnesota) family legacy
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags