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 will see the biggest awards in the local food scene. The Charlie Awards not only honor the best chef and best restaurateur in the Twin Cities, but they also honor the best dishes in certain neighborhoods. In this week’s DeRusha Eats, Jason DeRusha checked out Charlie’s Potato Salad, and scouted some of the ten finalists.
It’s not your grandmother’s Pillsbury Bake-Off anymore.
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.