Food trucks!

June 7, 2011

It’s food truck season!  Last week for lunch we visited the Food Truck Court in St. Paul at Kellogg and Wabasha. It is a summer MUST!

We got in line at our pals Kari and Amy’s Fork in the Road food truck and tried to figure out what to eat… with so many yummy things on the menu, it was hard to pick! 

They offer delicious lunch options such as Roasted Red Pepper & Mozzarella Rolls, Molten Meatball Sliders, Shrimp & Orzo Pasta Salad, and their famous BBQ Pulled Pork Grilled Cheese with Carmelized Onions. Yum! We both decided to have the grilled cheese. It was beyond delish!  Talk about melt-in-your-mouth grilled cheese and pulled pork- having one of those sandwiches is also a summer must!

You’ll be able to spot Fork in the Road a mile away with their happy bright, orange truck. Be sure to order their special Strawberry Lemonade too… it tastes especially good on these hot summer days. They scoot around from location to location throughout the year, so to be sure you know where they are (and where you can find the best lunch in town) ‘friend’ them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter since they post their whereabouts daily.

The food truck court is held every Wednesday from 11:30 – 1pm at the same location every week. Each week you can (and should) try a different food truck; as all of their menus change daily.

What a great way to spend your lunch hour… outside and enjoying amazing food! Try it next week!

 

Also.. a fun sidenote…Fork in the Road will be at Music in Mears Park 2011!   Thursdays from 6-9pm June 9th to August 25th in Mears Park, enjoy music, good food, and time with family and friends. For a complete list of dates and the line up check it out here:  http://www.musicinmears.com/index.html

fall ‘fun-tivities’

September 23, 2010

Happy First Day of Fall, hauthaus friends! Here are 10 of our favorite fall activites, restaurants, and points of interest:

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Stop in to see the fall colors, visit the Applehouse, and check out the outdoor art installations. Don’t forget to drive the ‘Three Mile Drive” for the ultimate fall experience!  They have something for everyone! http://www.arboretum.umn.edu/default.aspx 

St. Croix Vineyards. They have fun events almost every weekend; including wine tours and tastings in September, a “Halloween Wine-O-ween” in October, and a “Cheese  and Chocolate Weekend” in November. Stop back again and again! I recently visited and gave it two thumbs up! http://www.scvwines.com/scv/Home.html

Apple Jack Orchards.  This is the place for fun for the whole family. Visit the orchard for pony rides, berry and apple picking, and a corn maze adventure! They also offer lunch and bakery specials daily. http://www.applejackorchards.com/

Bistro 11. Visit the new casual dining restaurant in Loretto. Owned by one of Holly’s high school classmates, this is the new hot spot west of the cities! Enjoy the menu, made of fresh and local ingredients. http://www.bistro-11.com/Bistro-11.com/Welcome.html

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Art Attack. You can’t miss the ‘Midwest’s premiere open art studio event’! Mark it on your calendars for November 5-7. http://www.northrupkingbuilding.com/artattack

A Maze’n Farmyard. This is a MUST for your kids! They will love every minute they spend at the A Maze’n Farmyard. Kids can pet, feed, and hold the farm animals. There are lots of fun activites out there, so be sure to make a day of it! Holly’s kids love it here! http://amazenfarmyard.com/

Roma di Luna w/ Caroline Smith and the Goodnight Sleeps. Two of our favorite bands at one concert!  It’s going to be fantasic; the folk/gospel/bluegrass music will literally be ‘music to your ears’! Roma di Luna is celebrating their CD release October 2nd at First Avenue, while Caroline Smith opens along with Dark, Dark, Dark. Tickets are $10.  http://www.first-avenue.com/event/2010/10/893-current-presents-roma-di-luna-and-dark-dark-dark-dual-cd-release-show

  Restaurant Week. Participating restaurants around town offer specially priced meals that range from $10-$30. Mark your calendars for the week of October 3-8 and plan a date night! Check out MSP Mag’s website for details, menus, and reservations. http://www.mspmag.com/promotions/wherewe’llbe/166300.asp

Fork in the Road. Stop by the Fork in the Road food truck this fall for AMAZING food and a whole new food truck experience. These gals know how to make a mean sandwich… they’re on Twitter if you need to know where they are going to be next, or check out their Facebook page for more info: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Minneapolis-MN/Fork-In-The-Road-Truck/378800518755?v=wall

Alec Soth exhibit at the Walker. The Walker is presenting over 100 photographs from this talented local artist Sept. 12- Jan 2. You CANNOT miss this! His photos capture people and places from all over the US in such a raw a real way.  He is one of our favorites! http://calendar.walkerart.org/canopy.wac?id=4673

We hope you get a chance to enjoy one or all of our suggestions! If you know of something special we missed, we’d love to hear about it and pass it along!

Happy Fall!