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How Are The Charlies Recipients Chosen?

The Charlie Awards is the only foodservice award that is a peer-to-peer nomination process. And as someone once said, "Success is not a villa in Tuscany or a brand-new fire-engine red sports car. It's the approval of your peers."

Spotlight on Charlies' Rising Stars

Shannel Winkel proved why she’s a finalist for the Charlie Awards’ Rising Star during her interview with Kare 11 reporter, Laura Betker in late December. She masterfully cooked, while giving the scoop on the upcoming Charlie Awards on January 27 at the Pantages Theater in Minneapolis.

To Your Health! Cheers to the Hot Toddy

What exactly is a “hot toddy”? It can take many forms, but it’s a combination of liquor (take your pick: brandy, Scotch, Irish whiskey), water, a sweetener such as honey or sugar, as well as herbs and/or spices. It’s served hot and is especially welcome during the winter months or cold, damp weather as a comfort measure.

Entertainment Line-up for Charlies 2019 Announced

The Charlies is so much more than awards—although don’t get us wrong, that’s the reason we’re all gathering at the Pantages Theater on January 27.Known as the local version of the Academy Awards for the greater Twin Cities food and beverage community, the Charlie Awards also serves as an entertaining show, and this year we’ve kicked it up another notch

Open Arms of MN Throws First-ever Drag Brunch Fundraiser

The true test of any real diva is getting her eyelashes on straight before 10 a.m. And the women of Flip Phone Drag Brunch are just the kind of real divas to show up for an early Sunday Brunch, to entertain and help raise money and awareness for a worthy cause.

Best-selling Author Rick Steves on Why We Should All Travel

Best-selling author of travel guides, Rick Steves, shared with an audience of restaurant operators why he thinks travel is for more than just entertainment.

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Top Chefs

Casablanca: Worldly food with a fresh twist

Casablanca’s moment of silence started as a way for Chef Youness Bojji to catch his breath. There were 42 people in his original restaurant’s tiny dining room and he was the only one in the kitchen.

Martha’s Daughter: Food advocate with a female focus

Although Nyanyika Banda’s Duluth restaurant is just nearing its first birthday, the concept itself has been a lifetime in the making.

Ingredients Café, Burger Bar: The anti-diva chef

Fourteen years ago, a 26-year-old Ben Pratt was fresh off a cooking stint at the fancy Cosmos restaurant in downtown Minneapolis, and ready for his opening night as chef/owner at Ingredients Cafe in White Bear Lake.

Main Street Farmer Eatery: Table to Farm

Thirty-five minutes northwest of Minneapolis along I-94, Minnesota’s food culture comes into focus as corporate campuses and strip centers give way to the fields of farm country.

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