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Charlies Season Kicks Off with Nomination Party Sept. 17

Monday, September 17 is the first day the Twin Cities food and beverage community can nominate their peers for the 2019 Charlie Awards at the official Charlies kickoff at the Big Thrill Factory in Minnetonka from 4 to 6 p.m.

Let the Coronation Begin…

Join us to kick-off the Charlie Awards season Sept. 17 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Big Thrill Factory, 17585 MN-7, Minnetonka. Come for the food, the alcoholic beverages and to nominate the 2019 Award finalists-but stay for the bowling. We promise to make the drive worth your time.

Chef David Fhima Charms at Cooking with the Stars Fundraiser

“I’m the anti-boil chef,” the charismatic David Fhima told the hungry donors gathered in Perspectives’ Kids Café’s kitchen Monday night (June 27) to watch and learn as he prepared a seafood/rice dish. He’s also anti-olive oil for sautéing and anti-frozen peeled shrimp (the machines they use to de-shell them tend to scrape off a layer that leads to less flavorful shrimp) and also anti-salting food prematurely.

High School Students Receive Scholarships from Hospitality MN

The Hospitality Minnesota Education Foundation held its annual scholarship luncheon May 23 at the White Bear Country Inn in White Bear Lake.

Case Study: Class Action Lawsuit Regarding Tip Pooling

Foodservice News covered the Surly case back in March, but as part of our library of resources for restaurant owners, we wanted to post this thoughtful look at the case by attorney Ansis Viksnins of Monroe Moxness Berg in Minneapolis.

Shea Design Celebrates 40 Years in Style

With a little help from its friends, Shea Design celebrated 40 years with heavy hors d’oeuvres and heavy-weight clients.

Who Went Home With Charlie?

Here's a quick At a Glance version of who went home with Charlie. For the full story, see the March issue.

Mourners Say Goodbye to Landmark Arby’s Sign

"Oh Arby’s sign, the meats, the meats are calling..."

Curl Up at the Royal Lexington Ice Bar

The Lexington rooftop that is typically a tropical paradise during St. Paul's summer months is now beset with light-up ice sculptures created by Minnesota Ice Sculptures. Of course there is a bar, too, a 1,200-pound behemoth decked out by sponsor partners Kettle One, Red Bull and Crown Royal.

Area Chefs Create a Hog Heaven at Taste of Elegance

As the kickoff to the Minnesota Pork Congress January 16-17, the Taste of Elegance gives the hog center stage as competing chefs are tasked with creating an original pork dish.

And the Finalists for The Charlies Are...

Moving the date from September to February 25 isn’t the only thing that’s new and exciting about the 2018 Charlie Awards: This time around when we all gather at the Pantages theater in downtown Minneapolis to celebrate our culinary community, the three finalists for each category will know who they are in advance, and the winner will be announced from the stage.

FSN Takes to the Airwaves to Plug The Charlies

FSN joins Radio Host Laurie Fisk on 950 AM to talk about the upcoming Charlie Awards, foodservice's answer to the Academy Awards, and some of the highlights of the December issue.
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