December 10 Local Food Event: Free Food at the Craftsman!

What a year it's been! Since April, Simple, Good, and Tasty has been asking you to participate in monthly local food events at many of the Twin Cities' best local food spots. In May we brought you to the Birchwood Cafe. In July we met at the Strip Club. In September we invited you to Boom Island Park for the biggest local food pig roast and potluck this town has ever seen. In October we partnered with Lucia's to eat family style with the farmers who produced our food. We've met amazing people, eaten incredible food, and - let's be honest - spent a bunch of money.

December's year-end event is our way to thank you - friends, families, followers, and supporters - for all that you do to help promote local food in our state. We're heading back to the Craftsman Restaurant, the site of first local food event last April, and we're picking up the tab for appetizers. We're currently working with Chef Mike Phillips to figure out exactly what we'll be serving (we'll let you know), but in the meantime, here are the details:

  • What: Free appetizers to thank you for a great year together. (Drinks and dinner are your own problem. :-))
  • Where: The Craftsman Restaurant, 4300 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55406
  • When: Thursday, December 10, from 5:00 - 7:00
  • Who: Everyone's invited. Bring your friends.
  • RSVP: Not required, but helpful. You can do so via our Facebook fan page, by leaving comments below, or by emailing

We've also asked Brett Olson from Renewing the Countryside to come and talk about his organization and their mission - there'll be other fun and surprises too.

Who says nothing's free anymore? We hope to see you all.