Food & Drink

Noire Valentine's

Valentine's Day is fast approaching, and the pressure builds daily to buy, buy, buy: the chocolates, the non-existent perfectly worded card, flowers, and perhaps the diamond ring.

Jerry's Foods Woodbury Spooktacular Cake Decorating Challenge

Celebrate the spooky sprit of Halloween with Jerry’s Foods in Woodbury! Join us for our Spooktacular Cake Decorating Challenge. Our amazingly talented cake decorators will be busy creating Spooktacular cakes for the event. Judge what cake you like the best by bringing in a non-perishable food item for donation. While you’re here pick out your own Halloween cookie to be made by one of our designers!

When: Saturday, October 17th from 11:00 to 2:00
Where: Jerry’s Foods in Woodbury

Wine Education at The Cellars

Join The Cellars for a fun mini-seminar on the wine type of the day, with tastings, too. The seminars include brief, informative talks that are designed to expand your wine enjoyment. There will also be delicious food pairing suggestions.
June 4 and 6: Intriguing Whites; June 11 and 13: Looking at The Loire; June 18 and 20: Dad’s Wines; June 25 and 27: Red, White and Rose. Adults 21 and up. Noon and 1 p.m. The Cellars, 1815 Radio Drive; 651.738.8110.

May Day Tea

Invite all the special women and young ladies in your life to a morning of tea. Come in your best dress to begin the morning with tea tasting, followed by delicate and delicious finger foods from Angelina's in the Park. The day won’t end with just tea. Other activities include tea party Bingo and crafts. Don’t forget to bring your camera to take advantage of the photo opportunities, and your own special teacup! Adults must register with their child. $12 per person. 10:30 a.m.

St. Patrick’s Day Party

All lads and lasses of the county are invited to partake in festivities for the centuries-old holiday, St. Patrick’s Day. O’Malley’s Pub is your portal to food, drinks and authentic spirit of the day. Order the holiday classic corned beef and cabbage or gulp down a green beer. All this, plus live music and your favorite Irish beers on tap? We can’t think of many reasons to not be there either.

King of Kings Pancake Dinner

Mardi Gras is a day of celebration and indulgence before heading into the Christian season of Lent. Gather with friends, family and the greater community to celebrate the day with plenty of pancakes. All are welcome. Free. 5–6:30 p.m. King of Kings Lutheran Church, 1583 Radio Drive; 651.738.3110;

Sunday S’mores

We often think of s’mores in the summer, but this delicious treat tastes just as good in the cold winter months. Join Afton Alps in celebrating the winter season with Sunday S’mores, sponsored by Nature Valley. Enjoy the warmth of the fire, and chase after that perfect golden brown mallow with friends and family. All ages. Free. Afton Alps, 6600 Peller Ave. S., Hastings; 651.436.5245;

Farmers' Market

The growing season has officially started. Stop by the Central Park parking lot between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. any Sunday between June 15 and October 26 to stock up on locally-grown meat, vegetables, fruits, flowers and bakery items. Talk to the growers who labor in the fields while the kids play a match-the-vegetable game. As an added plus, the kids get to take home whatever veggies they match and turn them into a yummy recipe suggested by the St. Paul Growers Association. 8 a.m.-1 p.m.


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