If you like to eat, go to a show or check out new window art, there’s one driving force behind it all in downtown Minneapolis. We’re talking the Ivey Awards, Charlie Awards and the Made Here initiative. His name is Scott Mayer. He also has his own company to represent profit and not for profit businesses.
Many of us like to consider ourselves foodies, but for one pint-sized almost 80-year-old, the term means charity events, cookbooks and developing new organizations. Sue Zelickson might be one of the Twin Cities’ notable “ladies who lunch,” but she gets up around 5 a.m. to plead with others to help the community.
Chances are you’ve got an award-winning restaurant or dish right outside your back door, and many of them were honored Sunday night. The third annual Charlie Awards were held at the Pantages Theater in Minneapolis.
This weekend marks the biggest awards event for the local food scene, and DeRusha Eats takes you to the Charlie Awards. It’s an event for foodies that honors the best chef and restauranteur in the Twin Cities and also the best dishes in certain neighborhoods.
Foodies will celebrate the Twin Cities restaurant, food and drink industry at the second annual Charlie Awards this weekend.
It’s Thursday, and that means it’s time to start planning some fun. This weekend’s events are all about food, so grab your fork, knife and appetite.
There is no shortage of ways the best of the Twin Cities restaurant industry earns recognition. So while the new Charlie Awards ceremony joins a long list, it also promises something different.