Participating Restaurants

Congrats to our 2015 winners!

Best Sweet: Taste of Love Bakery

Best Savory: Gastrotruck & Wise Acre Eatery

Best Overall: Breaking Bread Cafe & Libertine

People's Choice: Rabbit Hole & French Meadow Bakery and Cafe


Participating Breweries

Congrats to our 2015 winners!

Crisp & Clean: Lucid Brewing

Hoppy & Bitter: Lift Bridge Co.

Malty & Sweet: Shell's Brewing, Mankato Brewing

Roasty & Rich: Left Hand Brewing Co.

Fruity & Spicy: Door County Brewing Co.


The Judging Panel

 

A number of renowned culinary professionals, tastemakers and craft beer enthusiasts judged the suds and grub throughout the stadium. From best sweet use of bacon to weirdest twist on a craft brew, our judges tried everything and awarded the best!

 
Sean Cooke Sean is a Certified Cicerone®, chef and restaurateur as well as a craft beer enthusiast and advocate for supporting our local breweries. He has an expansive knowledge of beer styles, history, and pairings.

Sean Cooke

Sean is a Certified Cicerone®, chef and restaurateur as well as a craft beer enthusiast and advocate for supporting our local breweries. He has an expansive knowledge of beer styles, history, and pairings.

Andrew Schmitt Andrew Schmitt is the Director of Minnesota Beer Activists and Co-host of the Minnesota BeerCast. Andrew is a tireless consumer advocate and lobbyist. When he isn't writing and promoting the Minnesota beer scene or pushing for modern liquor laws Andrew provides media relations and communications strategy for beverage producers and restaurants.

Andrew Schmitt

Andrew Schmitt is the Director of Minnesota Beer Activists and Co-host of the Minnesota BeerCast. Andrew is a tireless consumer advocate and lobbyist. When he isn't writing and promoting the Minnesota beer scene or pushing for modern liquor laws Andrew provides media relations and communications strategy for beverage producers and restaurants.

Michael Agnew Michael Agnew is a Certified Cicerone®. He conducts beer tastings, trainings, and beer dinners with his company A Perfect Pint. Michael writes a beer column for the Minneapolis Star Tribune and has published articles in several national beer magazines. His two books, Craft Beer for the Homebrewer and A Perfect Pint’s Beer Guide to the Heartland are available wherever books are sold.

Michael Agnew

Michael Agnew is a Certified Cicerone®. He conducts beer tastings, trainings, and beer dinners with his company A Perfect Pint. Michael writes a beer column for the Minneapolis Star Tribune and has published articles in several national beer magazines. His two books, Craft Beer for the Homebrewer and A Perfect Pint’s Beer Guide to the Heartland are available wherever books are sold.

Jessica Fleming Jess Fleming covers food, beer and restaurants for the St. Paul Pioneer Press. In addition to eating out a crazy amount, she cooks for her family of five and regularly publishes recipes. She's been in the newspaper business for 17 years.

Jessica Fleming

Jess Fleming covers food, beer and restaurants for the St. Paul Pioneer Press. In addition to eating out a crazy amount, she cooks for her family of five and regularly publishes recipes. She's been in the newspaper business for 17 years.

Joy Summers Joy Summers is an award winning columnist and editor of Eater Minneapolis. Covering the dining and cocktail scene in the Twin Cities for the past ten years she has found that most meals are best eaten with fingers and shared with friends. She hails from northern Minnesota and currently resides in exotic Saint Paul. Follow her @JoyEstelle on Twitter.

Joy Summers

Joy Summers is an award winning columnist and editor of Eater Minneapolis. Covering the dining and cocktail scene in the Twin Cities for the past ten years she has found that most meals are best eaten with fingers and shared with friends. She hails from northern Minnesota and currently resides in exotic Saint Paul. Follow her @JoyEstelle on Twitter.

Keane Amdahl Armed with a ferocious appetite and an insatiable thirst for all things food, Minneapolis based blogger Keane Amdahl has set his sights on learning about everything that makes the Twin Cities one of the most up and coming culinary destinations in the country. Having written hundreds of published articles, blog posts, and videos for Thrillist, City Pages, Lavender, Eater, and the Twin Cities Food Finds restaurant guide, Amdahl continues to hone both his pallet and technical knowledge.

Keane Amdahl

Armed with a ferocious appetite and an insatiable thirst for all things food, Minneapolis based blogger Keane Amdahl has set his sights on learning about everything that makes the Twin Cities one of the most up and coming culinary destinations in the country. Having written hundreds of published articles, blog posts, and videos for Thrillist, City Pages, Lavender, Eater, and the Twin Cities Food Finds restaurant guide, Amdahl continues to hone both his pallet and technical knowledge.

Mecca Bos Mecca Bos is food blogger and dining critic for City Pages. Previously, she had a six-year tenure as Food Editor for Metro Magazine, was a columnist for Food Service News, a contributor to VitaMN, Eater Minneapolis and MPR and wrote the content for Urban Daddy’s Mpls./St. Paul iphone app. Mecca has a dual career as a professional chef, caterer and cheesemonger for the past 15 years. She has worked in top kitchens, including The Birchwood, Lucia’s, Grand Café, Seward Coop, and Surdyk’s.

Mecca Bos

Mecca Bos is food blogger and dining critic for City Pages. Previously, she had a six-year tenure as Food Editor for Metro Magazine, was a columnist for Food Service News, a contributor to VitaMN, Eater Minneapolis and MPR and wrote the content for Urban Daddy’s Mpls./St. Paul iphone app. Mecca has a dual career as a professional chef, caterer and cheesemonger for the past 15 years. She has worked in top kitchens, including The Birchwood, Lucia’s, Grand Café, Seward Coop, and Surdyk’s.