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And The Winners for the 2019 Charlies are...

The eighth annual Charlie Awards celebration was held at the Pantages Theatre on Sunday, January 27. The Charlie Awards honor the exceptional contributions of the Twin Cities food and beverage community. Winners in each of 13 categories were presented with the coveted Charlies plate award.

Charlies Week on Twin Cities Live

Five of our Charlies finalists made appearances on Twin Cities Live the week of January 14. The show, which airs on KSTP-ABC from 3 to 4 p.m., on channel 5. In addition to talking about the Charlies with hosts Steve Patterson and Elizabeth Ries, they shared a recipe and how to cook it.

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.

Foodservice News Announces 2019 Charlie Award Finalists

The eighth annual Charlie Awards, which celebrates the exceptional contributions of the Twin Cities food and beverage community, will be held Sunday, Jan. 27, beginning at 3:30 p.m. at the Pantages Theatre in Minneapolis.

MN Restaurant Association Honors 2018 Award Winners

During the awards event at Bunker Hill Golf Club in Coon Rapids, the Minnesota Restaurant Association recognized the recipients of honors such as Restaurant of the Year, and inducted two people into its Hospitality Hall of Fame.

I’ll have what she’s having — no not her, the dog

The dog’s menu at Stanley’s NE Restaurant and Bar started as a fun way to reward dogs who accompanied their masters to happy hour on the patio and ended up on Bite Squad’s delivery route.

Bringing Young Professionals into the Industry

The annual Stars of the Future, where high school culinary students partner with local chefs for a small-plates fundraiser, was held at the W Hotel in early November. Hosted by Hospitality Minnesota Education Foundation's ProStart program, Stars' proceeds go to support student travel and participation fees for ProStart's international competition, which will be held in May 2019 in Washington, D.C.
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