Edina’s Weekend Happenings
One of the best parts of summer is languishing through lazy days—the ones where time becomes inconsequential and when afternoons roll seamlessly into evening, then night. These are the days when meal-planning goes mostly out the window, and we’re quite alright with that. As summer moves along, we tend to be out of the house and grabbing dinner on the go more and more often, and the clearest manifestation of that sentiment is the food truck—a revolution that rolled across the nation years back and that’s still growing in popularity today.
When you’re on the road, keep your eyes peeled for some of the many food truck setups that dot Edina and our surrounding communities: some have more fixed locations while others tend to roll along with the days. Twitter-tracking your favorites is always a surefire bet to ensure you’re not left in the dust when it comes to chasing down your next meal.
If you haven’t taken the chance to experiment with food truck cuisine yet, you’re in for a tasty surprise. With elevated dishes, innovative twists, and mash-ups that might (at first) seem simply absurd, the food truck revolution is here to stay, so step up to the window and see what all the fuss is about:
- Sal’s Place – Italian staples done right. Their Caprese Sliders and Arancini are fan favorites and the rest of their on the road menu comes equally acclaimed. Catch it at 5250 W 74th St. and surrounding suburbs. Open daily.
- Taqueria Victor Hugo – South of the Border specialties include burritos, tortas, and what’s touted as one of the best tacos in the area. Catch it at 6020 Nicollet Ave. Open daily with extended evening hours Thursday-Saturday.
- Wyn65 – Soul food worth chasing down, the Wyn65 Mobile Food Emporium is an offshoot of Lyn65 Kitchen & Bar. It circles the region serving up signature fried chicken and food that’s good for the … well, soul. Check out Twitter for their current landing spot and maybe stick around for the day’s surrounding action.
This is just a small bite of the many trucks in our area; the Twin Cities host a whole fleet of roving restaurateurs. To track down others, check out Roaming Hunger where you’ll find a full listing and can social media link with your favorites.
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Area Events & Happenings
Beyond meals on wheels, another surefire sign of summer comes when fireworks fill the night sky for Tuesday’s 4th of July holiday. Until then, the air will be filled with sounds of live music and dramatic performance. Get out there and enjoy, Onyx; the summer season is officially in full swing!
- Music on the Deck – 6:00-8:00 PM, Friday, June 30 at Braemar Golf Course Clubhouse
- Shakespeare in the Park – 7:00 PM, Sunday, July 2 at Centennial Lakes Park
- Concert in the Park: Lee Engle – 7:00 PM, Monday, July 3 at Centennial Lakes Park
- City of Edina 4th of July:
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