Restaurant Week in the Twin Cities – 7/14 to 7/19

It’s time for Restaurant Week in the Twin Cities! From July 14th to 19th, you can enjoy specially priced meals at participating restaurants. This is a great time to try some of the best restaurants in Minneapolis, St. Paul and the surrounding area without having to spend a fortune.

Lunch prices start at $10 and dinner prices start at $15. See the full list of participating restaurants and menus for Minneapolis/St. Paul Restaurant Week.

Blue Plate Restaurant Weekend Specials

Swing by your favorite Blue Plate Restaurant this weekend for some All-American Specials on burgers, ice cream and beer!

  • Friday, July 5th: 1/2 off any burger
  • Saturday, July 6th: FREE scoop of ice cream
  • Sunday, July 7th: buy one freehouse beer, get one FREE

Blue Plate Restaurants include 3 Squares Restaurant (Maple Grove), Edina Grill (Edina), The Freehouse (Minneapolis), Groveland Tap (St. Paul), Highland Grill (St. Paul), Longfellow Grill (Minneapolis), The Lowry (Minneapolis), and Mercury Dining Room and Rail (Minneapolis).

Fiesta Cancun Discounted Gift Card – $19 for $30!

Enjoy a dinner out at Fiesta Cancun Grill & Bar (any of their five locations) and save by purchasing a discounted gift card in advance! Right now you can pay $19 for a $30 gift card to Fiesta Cancun when you order through Deals On Radio. (Sign in to your account, then click “Food & Drink” to see this offer.)

You will receive an actual gift card send to you via USPS Priority Mail, so no worries about having to use it by a certain time.

There are five locations including Hudson, Hugo, Lino Lakes, Maple Grove, and Stillwater. Get your Fiesta Cancun gift card HERE.

Nothing Bundt Cakes: Free Bundtlets Today (4/9) at 3 PM

Nothing Bundt Cakes locations across the country are celebrating the opening of their 300th birthday today by giving out free Confetti Bundtlets nationwide for 300 seconds!

Stop by your local bakery today (Tuesday, 4/9) at 3 pm to celebrate and get your free Bundtlet. There will be a maximum of 300 Bundtlets giving out from 3:00 – 3:05 pm ONLY. Limit 1 Bundtlet per guest.

There are eight Nothing Bundt Cakes locations in Minnesota including Blaine, Eagan, Eden Prairie, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Rochester, St. Paul, and Woodbury.

Dunn Brothers Coffee – 50% Off Spring Beverages

Give the new spring beverages at Dunn Brothers a try and you’ll save 50%! Choose from the Creamy Coconut Nirvana or the Caramel Banana Nirvana. Just present this offer to the barista between 3/25/19 and 3/27/19. Find a Dunn Brothers Coffee near you.

And if you don’t already have the Dunn Brothers Coffee Rewards App, sign up here to get a FREE $2 credit.

Dino’s Customer Appreciation Today!

Do you enjoy going out to eat?  We found a great deal for you at one of our local favorites. Dino’s is offering a Customer Appreciation Deal today, March 25th in recognition of Greek Independence Day!  From 11am-close ALL sandwiches will be $5.

We love Dino’s and they have four locations in the Twin Cities metro area including their flagship location in Falcon Heights, Edina, Coon Rapids and Woodbury.
Dino's Gyros

There’s more to the celebration too! There is a coloring contest and prizes at all locations. Join them at their flagship location (Falcon Heights) for a photo booth, prize wheel, and exclusive coupons.

Dinos Gyros Customer Appreciation

Full Of Goodness, DINO’S Mediterranean Food Strikes A Cord With Healthy Eaters.
Beyond flat bread and your choice of protein, DINO’S adds colorful veggies to our recipes in ways that enhance your dining experience and grant you a healthy dose of balanced nutrition.

Our unique blend of Mediterranean spices, fresh vegetables, Greek style rotisserie meats and other specialties such as falafel are prepared in ways that will amuse your taste buds, while the rest of your body thanks you for eating healthy.

And, if you are more into taste than nutrition, you can choose your own level of satisfaction when it comes to protein versus veggies. Our signature dressings, sauces and dips will elevate your meal to a whole new level of flavor and zesty goodness. DINO’S offers a wide range of options for everyone in the family with a wide variety of authentic Mediterranean delicacies.

If you are looking to enhance your quick-and-easy lifestyle, DINO’S provides a comfortable, clean dining environment where you can sit down, enjoy a meal and leave the dishes to us. Looking for a quick meal on the go? We package tasty meals to-go for carry out orders. If you are planning an event or party, we cater to all kinds of events including luncheons, community gatherings and family celebrations. To learn more about our to-go and catering options contact your nearest DINO’S store.

Selma’s Opens for the Spring/Summer Season

Selma's Ice Cream Afton, Minnesota

We love to venture out to all the different Ice Cream shops in Minnesota.  Lucky for us we have so many to choose from.  Not all are open year-round but it gives us something to look forward to when they do open for the season.  If you’ve never heard of Selma’s, put it on your list for a day trip.  Located in the cute town of Afton, it has a long history going back to 1913.

Selma’s opens for the 2019 Spring/Summer Season on March 29rd. Offering over 30 different flavors, there’s sure to be something for you to enjoy!

A little bit more about Selma’s:

Selma’s Ice Cream Parlour is your small-town, old-fashion ice cream shop that takes you back to a simpler time. Tucked away in historic downtown Afton, Selma’s is Minnesota’s oldest ice cream shop, dishing out ice cream since the early 1900s when the shop was established in a building used for ammunition storage during the Civil War. Much has changed over the years, but the tradition of Selma’s remains the same.

Meat of the North Pork Passport

What’s your favorite meat?  I have to admit, I will drive out of the way for a good BBQ place or a place that smokes their meat.  We love to explore small local non-chain places when we are wandering, so I was excited to learn about the Meat of the North Pork Passport program.  It’s a passport program that highlights 11 different premier pork restaurants throughout MN.

Here’s how the passport works:

Visit at least SEVEN of Minnesota’s premier pork restaurants within 24 MONTHS:
2. Enjoy a tasty pork meal
3. Stamp your Pork Passport each time
4. Send completed form and passport to Minnesota Pork Board and receive a FREE Meat of the North T-Shirt.
 

Meat of the North Pork Passport

Explore the great state of Minnesota with your map to delicious pork!

Minnesota’s pig farmers are committed to raising healthy pigs and providing delicious pork for you, your family, and all Minnesotans. The tasty pork you will find at each of these eleven locations is provided by the amazing chefs who embrace the Meat of the North: Pork.

Rita’s First Day of Spring – Free Italian Ice

The first day of spring is Wednesday, March 20th and Rita’s is celebrating by giving away FREE Italian Ice! There are four Rita’s locations in MN (Apple Valley, Eagan, and Stillwater). Normal operating hours are 12 – 9 pm.

Start Spring Off Right—with FREE Italian Ice!

Every year we celebrate the first day of spring by giving away free Italian Ice. That’s right, for over 20 years we’ve treated each and every guest to a free Italian Ice. It’s a Rita’s tradition. Just our way of kicking off the season—and spreading a little happiness.

Last year, our guests showed their spring spirit—and their love of Rita’s Italian Ice in a big way. We gave away almost 1 million cups of Italian Ice in just a nine-hour period! Pretty cool, huh?

Minnesota Seasonal Ice Cream Shops Opening

Minnesota Ice Cream Shops

Do you eat ice cream all year around or is it more of a seasonal food? One of our daughters seems to think that ice cream just might be one of the food groups.

Unfortunately, some of our favorite ice cream shoppes aren’t open year round. It’s a bit of a bummer, but it does make us excited when they do finally open for the season.

I’m going to mention just three seasonal ice cream places. I’m sure there are many more hidden gems around the state, if you share them we can add them to the list.

Scoops Ice Cream Shop Minnesota

Photo from Scoops FB page

Scoops Ice Cream & More

This first one is located in Bloomington. When we discovered it several years ago, it was a bit difficult to locate any information about it.  Could not even find a phone number, thankfully they now have a FB page. They even count down the days until they open for the season on their page.  It’s called Scoops Ice Cream & More, pretty self explanatory and a great place.  Located on the west side of Bloomington.  They open for the season on March 15th.

Chill Ice Cream Studio Farmington MN

Photo from COW interrupted! Ice Cream Studio FB page

Chill Ice Cream Studio

The next spot is also located in the south metro.  It’s going to be under new ownership this summer but thankful it will be open again.  It was called Cow interrupted and will now be Chill ice Cream studio. Located in downtown Farmington.  My Dad, a retired dairy farmer, really got a kick out of this place, not just the name, but some of the pictures as well. Even if the cow theme isn’t there, I’m keeping it on the list, I know we’ll be checking it out for sure.  I don’t see an opening date yet but their FB page mentions 4 weeks away, which puts it into April, check their FB page. for more specifics

Nelson's Ice Cream Stillwater, MN

Photo from Nelson’s Website.

Nelson’s Ice Cream

The third spot, many of you may have discovered as it is a little more well known.  Yes… Nelson’s Ice Cream in Stillwater, and a second location in St. Paul.  Probably the largest ice cream portion sizes ever! Maybe bigger than your head or very close to it. The portion sizes make for an interesting treat on a hot summer day. Nelson’s usually opens the first part of April.  Check out their FB page for an exact date.

If you love ice cream, frequently wander and enjoy having adventures, put these on your list for a treat.  I wish they were open all year round but that just means we have something to look forward to.