For lovers of the eats and shops at the fair’s International Bazaar, Midtown Global Market is giving you options with the Great Global Get-Together.
The free event will be a daily happening, and is scheduled to run from Thursday, Aug. 27 through Sunday, Sept. 6 — the same timeframe that the 2020 State Fair would have happened. Fridays and Saturdays will also feature family-friendly entertainment and activities. Outdoor patio will be available Friday 8/28, Saturday 8/29, Friday 9/4, and Saturday 9/5 (11:00am – 7:00pm)
During business hours, restaurants, delis, and vendors will be offering fair-style treats. That includes dishes and drinks from actual State Fair regulars, including the Produce Exchange (grilled peaches!), Manny’s Tortas (a piña colada served in a real pineapple!), and Hot Indian (fried chicken! samosas!).
Other highlights: Andy’s Garage will be frying up Wisconsin cheese curds, corn dogs, and mini burgers; Eastlake Craft Brewery is set to release dill pickle-infused sour beer; and there will be camel burgers, vegan tacos, Hot Indian’s veg samosas (below) and one of the most delicious and underrated fair foods, roasted corn on a stick.
Family friendly activities, music, and outdoor seating available
*All guests are required to wear face masks. The City of Minneapolis and State of Minnesota guidelines for size of groups, social distancing, temperature checks, and hand sanitizing will be in place. Space is limited on a first serve basis.
Foods & Beverages:
Andy’s Garage: Authentic Ellsworth, Wisc. Cheese Curds, Corn Dogs, Mini Burgers, Potato Chips, and Fresh Cut Fries
Eastlake Craft Brewery: NEW Pick-a-Peck Sour Dill Pickle Gose
Grass Roots Gourmet: Minnesota Grown Honey from Ames Farm, Bare Honey, and Beez Kneez
Hot Indian: Kentikka Fried Chicken, Butter Chicken Samosas, Sweet Veggie Samosas (Vegan), and Bhel Puri (Vegan)
InfusedLife Plant Based Eatery: Vegan Walking Tacos
Jakeeno’s Trattoria: Pizza by the Slice
Manny’s Tortas: Non-alcoholic Piña Colada served in a Pineapple, Al Pastor Blue Tacos
Moroccan Flavors: Lamb Shank, Salad Sampler, and Chicken Tangine
Pham’s Rice Bowl: Cranberry Cream Cheese Wontons Drizzled with Chocolate
Produce Exchange: Variations of the Famous Grilled Peaches (Naked, with Yogurt and Pie Crumb, with Herbed Goat Cheese and Honey, or on a platter with both Yogurt and Goat Cheese), NEW Fresh Peaches and Cream (vegan)
Sabbai Cuisine: Mini Donuts
Safari Express: Sambusa, Camel Burgers, Goat Meat
Salsa a la Salsa: Corn-on-a-Stick, Chorizo and Nopales (Cactus) Tacos, and House Margaritas
Products and Services:
Dar Medina: Specials on Moroccan-imported Leather Bags and Blankets
Herbal Alchemy: Bath and Body Gift Pack, $30 value for $20
Midtown Custom Souvenir & Gifts: Specials on T-Shirts, Hats and Face Masks
Sanchez Jewelry: 10% off Silver Jewelry and Watch Batteries