Juneteenth Highlights and we all scream for ice cream with Food and Music Critic Ali Elabbady


Twin Cities Food and Music Critic Ali Elabbady highlights some Juneteenth Events not only featuring food, but music and great ways to get involved:

University of Minnesota’s Juneteenth Commemorative March and Block Party with food from Sammy‚Äôs Avenue Eatery, Momma Rose Catering, Nashville Coop, Jambo Africa, and Quiet Cat Bakery on Sat 6/18 12pm to 6pm starting at Willard Park.

The City of Burnsville’s Celebrate Juneteenth featuring Cave Cafe’s Afro Italian Fusion Food Truck along with music from Chadwick “Niles” Phillips starts at 1pm on Sat 6/18 at North River Hills Park.

George Floyd Square Juneteenth Celebration with free food and a number of musical performances but they are encouraging anyone that comes to The Square to bring a donation for The Forward Thinking Foundation, a nonprofit organization getting youth involved in sports and fitness. Top items requested are exercise and fitness equipment, food, clothing and gift cards Sunday 6/19 from 12p to 6p at 38th and Chicago in South Minneapolis.

Juneteenth Roseville featuring food, entertainment and local BIPOC businesses happens Sunday from 4pm to 8pm at Frank Rog Amphitheater.


Plus Ali highlighted great ice cream stops at Milkjam Creamery on Lyndale in Uptown, Bebe Zito’s (where you can grab a burger on the weekends) in Uptown’s Wedge neighborhood, Treats on Grand in St. Paul featuring General Mills Cereal toppings, Grande Ole Creamery which you can find in St. Paul, Potluck in Rosedale Mall and right off of Lake Nokomis, Wonders Ice Cream and Boba on University Avenue West, this is the place with the rolled ice cream, and 2 Scoops Eatery just off of Selby (and if you are searching for those ice cream sandwiches, they’re at Nellie’s on Marshall in St. Paul). Holy. Cow.


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