Welcome to the Friday Hot Dish!!
Some delicious tidbits for Friday, August 27th. Enjoy, but don’t fill up before the weekend!
1. Yes, the State Fair just keeps on going. This week, hit up the Minnesota State Fair for all of your perennial fair favorites. On Tuesday, the annual Minnesota Cooks event takes place, pairing local farms and ingredients with local chefs to create some amazing dishes. Check out the details on that event here: MN Cooks and more state fair info here: MN State Fair.
Bonus: A favorite Flyover band is playing tonight!!
2. Stumbled across this article combining two of my favorite things: eating and movies. This awesome list from Saveur talks about some of the most memorable food scenes from movies: 21 Great Film Recipes. Suddenly ratatouille sounds better than buttered popcorn. Hmmm….maybe an idea for my next list?!?
3. Have you ever dreamed of opening your own restaurant/bakery/bar? Do you already have a name picked out for it? This Chicago Tribune article discusses the importance of naming your restaurant. Even better is this 2nd article pointing out the worst restaurant names in the country. I’ll admit it: I thought it was called “Ruth’s Crisp Steakhouse” for a long time. I mean, that makes more sense, right!? Worst Restaurant Names
4. Speaking of weird restaurant names, this weekend is the grand opening of European Restaurant Accordion in Des Moines. No, that whole thing is its name: “European Restaurant Accordion”. Nothing like slapping a couple words together and serving up dinner. Although it comes with an UNFORESEEN BONUS: if you are of European descent, you get a free beer! European Restaurant Accordion
My super German name now = free drinks! Wunderbar!
Also, I just learned how to spell “accordion”.
5. A quick observation: 1/2 a billion eggs are being recalled nationwide. And there have been articles about the rising cost of bacon. YET– this week’s ad for our local grocery store featured a dozen eggs for .99 and bacon at 2/$5.00.
That’s what happens when you live in Flyover Country…good food all around you!!