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.

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!
North Mankato Farmers' Market 2018

North Mankato Farmers’ Market Grand Opening June 18th

North Mankato Farmers' Market vendors braved a soggy soft opening. Official Grand Opening has been rescheduled for June 18th.
Mankato Cookout 2018

2018 Kiwanis Mankato Cookout Promises Smokey Goodness!

2018 Mankato Cookout barbecue competition is being held at Land of Memories Park Saturday and Sunday, June 9th and 10th.
The Hub Food Park - Mankato, MN

Weekend Warriors Battle Memorial Day Weekend!

Stacy K, MankatoLIFE contributor, and her Weekend Warrior pals battle their way through Memorial Day weekend.
Photo by Don Lipps - The 507 Food Truck, Mankato, MN

The 507 Food Truck, Lobster Rolls, And A Park Dedicated To Food!

The 507 Food Truck will be serving Lobster Rolls and other treats at the seasonal opening of The Hub Food Park in Old Town Mankato.