Food & Drink Stories

Lots of great places to eat in our region! Here are a few Greater Mankato Area food & drink stories to keep you in the know.

The Local Stir - Mankato, MN

The Local Stir — Introductions

The Local Stir is a new blog by the women of Wooden Spoon in Mankato. Here they'll tell stories of their food experiences and help you navigate the local food scene in the Greater Mankato Area.
Some of the offerings at new Mankato restaurant, Shawarmania.

From Palestine to Mankato – New Restaurant, Shawarmania

New Mankato restaurant, Shawarmania, will host its Grand Opening on June 28, 2019 with a goal of a making a really great shawarma!
Springtime Music - Mankato, MN

The Weekend Spin with Stacy K – Sure Signs of Spring

Stacy K lets us in on some sure signs of spring including great music and the opening of The Hub Food Park!
Wine glasses

Stacy K’s Old Town Guide – Friday Night Awesomeness!

Stacy K offers suggestions for an awesome Friday night out in Mankato and North Mankato
Photo Courtesy Michel Haugh - Jello Cookies

Michel Haugh’s Jello Cookies

Michel Haugh of Mankato shares her aunt's recipe for Jello Cookies to brighten up the cookie platter!
Photo by Rick Pepper - Holiday Bourbon Balls

Fond Memories of Treat Day — Holiday Bourbon Balls

Rick Pepper lets us in on a recipe for Holiday Bourbon Balls he finally found after being on his mind for years.
Buffet - Mankato, MN

Memories of Mom and Her Famous Egg Roll Ups

Victoria Vogel of St. Peter shares the recipe for her mother's Famous Egg Roll Ups
Photo by Rick Pepper - 2013 Ribfest in Riverfront Park, Mankato - Ribbers!

Stacy K’s Old Town Guide – It’s a RibFest Weekend!

Stacy K helps us plan our visit to the 2018 Mankato RibFest held at the Vetter Stone Amphitheater in Riverfront Park, August 2nd through 5th.
2018 Ribfest - Mankato, MN

Smokin’! 21st Annual RibFest at Vetter Stone Amphitheater in Riverfront Park

The 21st annual RibFest starts on Thursday, August 2nd thru Sunday, August 5th at Vetter Stone Amphitheater in Riverfront Park, Mankato.
Crazy Days July 2018 - Mankato, MN

Stacy K’s Old Town Guide – Cars, Kings and The Crazy Days of Summer!

Stacy K guides us through all the happenings in Old Town including Crazy Days and a visit from The King!