Heavy Table Offers Fun Foodie Nights Out

Photo of Chris Olson by Becca Dilley, Heavy TablePhoto of Chris Olson by Becca Dilley, Heavy TableI haven't been shy about my love for Heavy Table, an online magazine focused on food in the Midwest. Although the site's not strictly focused on local food, the staff's passion for good food brings them back to local sources on a regular basis.

This month, Heavy Table is venturing into the sexy world of real-life events with a couple of terrific sounding ones. Here's the down-low (or is it the low-down?):

On Tuesday, February 9, a meal they're calling “From Open Flames to Sous Vide: The History of Cooking in Five Courses,” featuring talented Chef Chris Olson (co-creator of Paired and cook at Meritage in St. Paul), takes place at the Bell Museum of Natural History. Tickets cost $50, which includes entrance to Bell Museum exhibits, including the current featured exhibit: Hungry Planet, What the World Eats. Doors open at 6pm for exhibits; dinner and program begin at 7pm. Here's what it says on Heavy Table about the event:

Photo Credit: Katie Cannon, Heavy TablePhoto Credit: Katie Cannon, Heavy Table“The Heavy Table’s goal for this event was to create a union between great food made by a local chef with a thought-provoking theme that would make this more than just an excuse to chow down on five courses,” says Heavy Table editor James Norton. “We’re expecting this to be an equal blend of delicious, civilized, and memorable. And the Bell is an amazing venue for a meal — talk about atmosphere!”

And then, on Wednesday, February 17, Heavy Table is celebrating their own one year anniversary with free food at the Craftsman, including treats from Sweets Bakeshop and beverages from Crispin Cider.

Hard to believe that this time last year, neither Heavy Table nor Simple, Good, and Tasty existed. My, how much has changed! What the heck did we do before that?