Minnesota Meetings + Events

Radisson Blu's Brain Food Fuels Your Work Day and Keeps You Focused

Radisson Blu Hotels have come up with a solution to that 3 p.m. sugar crash we’ve all experienced in day-long conferences and meetings: Brain Food, which covers a broad range of foods that are low in fat and refined sugars, and improve concentration levels. From fish and whole grains to fruits and vegetables, teams of nutritionists and hotel chefs have worked together to create the flavorful and healthy menu.

Signature Drink: BET Neat

There’s a new premium vodka in the Twin Cities, and it’s distilled entirely from sugar beets. Local founders Jerad Poling and Ben Brueshoff worked with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) to craft the first-of-its-kind BĒT Vodka. “BĒT’s ingredient is not from the deep-red vegetable that grows locally in garden plots; rather, it’s the white-tan sugar beets grown on 430,000 acres throughout Minnesota,” says Poling. “Working with the farm cooperative has given us an appreciation for sugar beet history in Minnesota as the No.

Event Snapshots: MSAE Holiday Hoedown

The Midwest Society of Association Executives (MSAE) celebrated the holidays in Western style with its themed Holiday Hoedown on Dec. 4, 2015 at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center. A silent auction, Wall of Wine benefiting MSAE’s charity of the year, Matter, a Heads or Tails game for cash, holiday photos, and themed food and drinks had guests in good spirits. To make the night even better, Roger Radley made sure the group was in stitches during his comedy set.

New Venue Spotlight: Loring Social

A Minneapolis staple with over 30 years in the culinary industry, D’Amico Catering will be opening a new property this March. Located adjacent to Loring Park, Loring Social features two main rooms for private events. The formal Waverly Room boasts beautiful views of the Basilica of Saint Mary, a refurbished terrazzo marble floor, oversized vintage elevator doors and glass sconces. It can host 165 people for a reception, 90 for a buffet and 110 for a plated dinner.

Best of Minnesota 2015

You voted, we calculated. Now it’s time to rip the envelope open and announce the winners of the 14th annual Best of Minnesota readers’ choice awards.

Trade the Mundane For the Majestic at Lake Superior's North Shore

There's no shortage of beauty at Minnesota’s North Shore. From the deep red and oranges hues as the leaves change in the fall, to the glimmering Lake Superior under a hot summer sun, to countless snow-topped hills in the winter, you won’t need to look far for gorgeous sights. And when you pair its beauty with endless activities and adventure, the North Shore makes for the perfect escape to kick back, relax, meet and celebrate.

Get Outdoors

Head upstairs and outside to some of the finest rooftops and patios in Minnesota

Spectacular rooftop views abound in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. From the very tops of restaurants, hotels and event centers, visitors enjoy sights such as skyline glimpses and picturesque lakes before, during and after private events. With a charming atmosphere on an outdoor patio included for good measure, the following are six local spots with views that take your breath away.

Union Rooftop, Minneapolis

Imagine enjoying a scrumptious dinner with snow falling all around you.

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