Where does time go when you’re having fun? Summer memories bring back reflections of the annual Toast and Taste at Minnesota Landscape Arboretum held in July. They dub this fundraiser the “best outdoor party of summer,” and it just might be true.
“Ein Prosit der Gemütlichkeit!” Meaning “A toast to you in friendship,” these words greet those of us gathered to tour August Schell Brewing in New Ulm, and by the time we’ve made our way to the taproom at the end we’re eager to do just that—while sampling the beers, of course.
The ability to move 600 people through a restaurant in one night is no small feat. It’s a challenge the staff at Dakota Jazz Club and Restaurant regularly confronts, when two-set nights give them just 20 minutes to reset some 300 covers before the next act takes the stage—and another wave of guests arrive.
The atmosphere at the St. Paul RiverCentre was most hospitable Tuesday, September 16, as nearly 200 booths filled the exhibit hall for the inaugural Minnesota Hospitality Expo.
When Paul Dzubnar thinks about his business strategy as a restaurant owner, it comes down to diversification. “I think about it like investing in the stock market,” says Dzubnar. “You don’t want to put all your eggs in one basket.”