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Minneapolis Taste of the Nation Hotlist

June 22, 2017

VIP Admission: $125
6:00pm - 10:00pm

General Admission: $75
7:00pm - 10:00pm

Nicollet Island Pavilion

40 Power St
Minneapolis, Minnesota


Minneapolis' Taste of the Nation Hotlist for No Kid Hungry 

Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Nicollet Island Pavillion 


 VIP Admisison: $125 | 6:00pm

General Admission: $75 | 7:00pm 

Ensure that no kid goes hungry, whether in Minneapolis or across the nation, by joining the city’s finest chefs and mixologists on Thursday, June 22, 2017 for Minneapolis' Taste of the Nation Hotlist for No Kid Hungry, a remarkable night of dining in support of No Kid Hungry’s work to end childhood hunger in America.

Guests will mix, mingle, and enjoy food and drink prepared by more than 30 top chefs and bartenders.

Share your photos and videos from the event using hashtags #NoKidHungry and #MPLSHotlist


      2016 Minneapolis' Taste of the Nation Hotlist

Legal Services Advocacy Project For 100 years, Legal Aid has worked in pursuit of helping Minnesota’s most vulnerable citizens gain access to their basic rights for safety, shelter, food, health care and education. And with the support of hundreds of Minnesotans, they’ve had the privilege to change lives along the way.

University of Minnesota Co-op Extension Extension researchers and educators engage individuals and organizations in asking the challenging questions to discover science-based answers that make a difference. Together, they create a better world for today and tomorrow by: keeping our food safe and affordable, preparing today's youth to thrive in a complex world, ensuring Minnesota communities are strong, improving our environment, and helping families make better decisions. 

Second Harvest Heartland Second Harvest Heartland is one of the nation’s largest, most efficient and most innovative food banks. In 2014, they delivered more than 74 million meals to over 1,000 food shelves, pantries and other agency partner programs serving 59 counties in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Additionally, they are a member of Feeding America, a network of more than 200 food banks serving every state in the United States. 

Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches, FoodShare The Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign brings together hundreds of companies, civic groups, schools and congregations to help keep 300 food shelves statewide stocked throughout the year. This grassroots campaign is their most enduring program. 

Thank you to our Taste of the Nation Hotlist 2017 sponsors!

National Presenting Sponsors



National Sponsors

Food Network

Open Table


Local Sponsors


Voss Water


2017 Participating Restaurants

 Bar Brigade • Bogart's Doughnut Co. Borough Brasa 

D'Amico Restaurants & Catering • Dakota Jazz Club • Foxy Falafel •

• Grand Cafe • Heyday Hola Arepa • Masu Mercy • Meritage • 

• Monello • Mucci's  Pajarito • Popol Vuh  The Rabbit Hole 

• Red Rabbit  Red Stag Supper Club • Rival House  

• Surly Brewers Table Union Kitchen  Upton 43 • 

• Wesley Andrews • Xavi  Zen Box Izakaya • 


2017 Participating Mixologists and Breweries

 612 Brew  

 Tattersall Distilling  

    Thank you to our Taste of the Nation Hotlist 2017 sponsors!

    New to Minneapolis' Taste of the Nation Hotlist is the Makers' Corner, featuring samples from local Minnesota food and beverage companies. Please see below for a full list of participants and don't forget to stop by during the event!

     Bare Honey  

     Five Vodka  

     K'ul Chocolate  

     Maddy & Maize Popcorn  

     Mama Stoen's Gluten-Free Treats  

     Midwest Elderberry Association  

     Triple Crown Organic BBQ Sauce  

     Velvet Bees Gourmet Honey Butter  

    National Presenting Sponsors

    National Sponsors

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