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Twin Cities Offer Double the Fun

Why visit 1 great city when you can visit 2? And the Mall of America is almost like adding a third. Visitors who actually want to see the sky will find lots to do on the Mississippi River and some of the state’s “10,000 lakes,” or they can explore 2 unique downtown areas filled with exciting museums and restaurants.

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Lepre-Con
Lepre-Con

Lepre-Con

Lepre-Con – Hoboken, New Jersey
Santa-con is so last December. Ditch your red furry Santa suit in favor of something a little more green, and celebrate all things Irish while dressed in full leprechaun garb.
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I Love the 90's Pub Crawl

I Love the 90's Pub Crawl

I Love the 90’s Pub Crawl – Orlando, Florida
Celebrate your love for the Fresh Prince, Baywatch and snap bracelets by dancing the night away to your favorite 90s hits on this nostalgic pub crawl.
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Harry Potter Pub Crawl

Harry Potter Pub Crawl

Harry Potter Pub Crawl – Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania
Calling all muggles! Your chance to prove that you really ARE a wizard is finally here. This pub crawl is just one event of an entire Harry Potter weekend – complete with a quidditch tournament, costume contests and a total Hogsmeade-themed town makeover.
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Santa Claus Pub Crawl

Santa Claus Pub Crawl

Santa Claus Pub Crawl – Various Cities
Because what could possibly be more holly or jolly than dressing up like good ‘ole Saint Nick and having a drink (or a few) with thousands of similarly decked-out strangers? Santa Claus pub crawls take place all around the world (this one’s in London) but the annual event in Wollongong, Australia is one of the oldest.
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Superhero Crawl

Superhero Crawl

Superhero Crawl – Reno, Nevada
Pull up your tights, grab your cape and get ready to “save the world, one drink at a time.” You’ll need the stamina of a superhero to survive this pub crawl, which continues until the bars close. Don’t forget your mask-- you’ll want to keep your identity concealed as you stagger home.
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The Subcrawl

The Subcrawl

The Subcrawl – Glasgow, UK
Glasgow’s circular subway line has inspired a rather unique challenge: buy an all-day pass and get off at each of the 15 stops for a drink at the closest bar. You deserve a serious pat on the back (and probably a cab home) if you make it all the way around. Just to keep things interesting, subcrawlers are required to ride the train without sitting down or holding on, a practice known as “subsurfing.”
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Pirate Pub Crawl

Pirate Pub Crawl

Pirate Pub Crawl – Florida
Ahoy matey! Why wait for International Talk Like a Pirate Day (September 19th — in case you didn’t already know) to talk like a pirate? In fact, why not combine talking like a pirate, dressing like a pirate AND drinking like one, too! This guided pub crawl in Dunedin, FL, even includes a history lesson about the most notorious pirates in Tampa Bay history. Yo ho ho … and a bottle of rum.
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Tacky Christmas Sweater

Tacky Christmas Sweater

Tacky Christmas Sweater Bar Crawl – Washington, DC
Let’s face it – that Christmas sweater that Granny got you is way too embarrassing to wear to anything BUT a theme party, so here’s your chance! Helpful hint: the more 3-dimensional, the better, and sweater vests tend to increase the tackiness.
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Zombie Pub Crawl

Zombie Pub Crawl

Zombie Pub Crawl – Minneapolis & St. Paul, Minnesota
No, this is not a scene out of “Dawn of the Dead,” (admittedly, the makeup was a bit better in the movie). It’s just a zombie pub crawl! Head to Minneapolis/ St. Paul to party like it’s your last day on earth or like you’re already dead.
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Pug Crawl

Pug Crawl

Pug Crawl – Portland, Oregon
Support the Oregon Humane Society at this annual event that features a pug costume contest and a pug kissing booth. More than 600 pugs are expected to attend this year, along with their humans … who are also allowed to come.
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Monopoly Pub Crawl

Monopoly Pub Crawl

Monopoly Pub Crawl – London
Work your way around the London monopoly board on this ambitious pub crawl, with 26 stops at 26 pubs for each of the 26 streets featured in the game. Unfortunately, none of the pubs offer “Get Out of Jail Free” cards – so be sure to stick to half pints.
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Pajamas and Nighties

Pajamas and Nighties

Pajamas and Nighties – Portland, Oregon
Crawlers are required to wear slippers , bring a pillow and carry a stuffed animal to this comfy-cozy evening, which includes a game of Twister played on a mattress and a pillow fight.
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Snuggie Pub Crawl

Snuggie Pub Crawl

Snuggie Pub Crawl – Various Cities
Because let’s face it -- when else will you ever have an excuse to wear a snuggie in public?
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Silent Disco Pub Crawl

Silent Disco Pub Crawl

Silent Disco Pub Crawl – Various Cities
Participants wear headsets and dance from bar to bar listening to an MP3 player on this seriously wacky pub crawl. You may have Top 40 tracks blasting in your ears, but the rest of the world has no idea -- so prepare to get a few questioning looks. Plan your own silent pub crawl with the help of Silent Storm, a company that specializes in “silencing” events.
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Wacky Pub Crawls  14 Photos

Italian Beef Sandwich
Italian Beef Sandwich

Italian Beef Sandwich

Did You Know? Meatless Italian bread soaked in the juice of Italian beef served with peppers or giardiniera is known in some places as "Soakers" or "Juice-ons".

Dish 1: Italian Beef Sandwich
Where: Al's Beef, 1079 W. Taylor St., Chicago, IL
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The Salt Lick BBQ

The Salt Lick BBQ

Did You Know? In the 16th century, Native Americans showed Spanish settlers how to slow-smoke meat to a state of tender, juicy deliciousness.

Dish 2: Hill Country Texas BBQ
Where: The Salt Lick BBQ, 18300 FM 1826, Driftwood, TX 78619
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Fried Chicken

Fried Chicken

Did You Know? People have fried their food since Roman times. But the southern fried chicken we know and love didn’t become popular until the 1700’s, when Scottish immigrants brought the cooking technique to America.

Dish 3: Fried Chicken
Where: Yoder's, 3434 Bahia Vista St, Sarasota, FL 34239
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Crawfish Feast

Crawfish Feast

Did You Know? Each year, Louisiana fisherman haul in 80 million pounds of crawfish for local boils.

Dish 4: Crawfish Feast
Where: Hot 'n Juicy Crawfish, 4810 Spring Mountain Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89102
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Juicy Lucy at Matt's

Juicy Lucy at Matt's

Did You Know? Juicy Lucy is a cheeseburger that has the cheese inside the meat patty rather than on top.

Dish 5: Juicy Lucy
Where: Matt's Bar, 3500 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55417-2648
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Juicy Lucy at 5-8 Club

Juicy Lucy at 5-8 Club

Did You Know? While Matt's and 5-8 battle over who invented the Juicy Lucy, other restaurants have gone on to create Lucys with a variety of fillings.

Dish 6: Juicy Lucy
Where: 5-8 Club, 5800 Cedar Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55417-2648
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Juicy Bites  6 Photos

Andrew Zimmern holds pea and watercress puree
Andrew Zimmern holds pea and watercress puree

Andrew Zimmern holds pea and watercress puree

Andrew shows off a pea and watercress puree, which is part of his Offal hotdish. 960 1280

  

Offal Hotdish

Offal Hotdish

Check out Andrew's Offal hotdish creation, served as a special at Haute Dish in Minneapolis, MN. This hotdish is made with stewed liver, pig uterus, and pig intestines as the bottom layer. Pureed watercress and English peas is the second layer, topped with a few tater tots. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern prepares to fish with a bow and arrow

Andrew Zimmern prepares to fish with a bow and arrow

Andrew prepares to go bow fishing for carp at Big Marine Lake, located in Marine on St. Croix, MN. 960 1280

  

Showing off big carp after bow fishing at Big Marine Lake

Showing off big carp after bow fishing at Big Marine Lake

Andrew hangs out with bow fishermen Patrick Kirschbaum and Carl Sassen, who show off their big catch. 960 1280

  

Kidney terrine, smoked raisin puree and sour cream

Kidney terrine, smoked raisin puree and sour cream

Take a look at this dish made with kidney terrine, smoked raisin puree and sour cream. 960 1280

  

Smoked Carp

Smoked Carp

After bow fishing on Big Marine Lake, Andrew, with help from local fishermen, prepares smoked carp. 960 1280

  

Shrimp with spring peas, spicy scampi sauce and grilled scallion

Shrimp with spring peas, spicy scampi sauce and grilled scallion

This is Andrew's favorite dish at Tilia, a rest in Minneapolis. It’s shrimp with spring peas, spicy scampi sauce and grilled scallion. 960 1280

  

Beet Salad at Tilia restaurant

Beet Salad at Tilia restaurant

Take a look another dish from Tilia. It’s a delicious beet salad with baby totsoi, pickled carrots, red onion, toasted sesame and yuzu vinaigrette. 960 1280

  

BLT hot dog at Tilia

BLT hot dog at Tilia

Looking for a hot dog with a twist? Andrew tastes a BLT dog at Tilia. 960 1280

  

Southeast Asian produce at the Hmongtown Market in St. Paul, MN

Southeast Asian produce at the Hmongtown Market in St. Paul, MN

Andrew takes a tour of the Hmongtown Market in St. Paul, MN to sample food including some of this Southeast Asian produce. 960 1280

  

Ying Xiong, General Manager of Hmongtown Market

Ying Xiong, General Manager of Hmongtown Market

Ying Xiong, the General Manager of Hmongtown Market, poses for a photo. 960 1280

  

crispy pork intestines with black rice

crispy pork intestines with black rice

Pick up some crispy pork intestines with black rice at St. Paul’s Hmongtown Market. 960 1280

  

Grilled Goat Kidney

Grilled Goat Kidney

At Haute Dish restaurant, Andrew samples this amuse-bouche course, grilled goat kidney served with salad of mushroom, lemon, olive oil and celery. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern eating hotdish-on-a-stick

Andrew Zimmern eating hotdish-on-a-stick

Andrew tries hotdish-on-a-stick at a Hotdish Cook-Off and Jell-O Salad Contest, held at the Ballentine VFW in Minneapolis. 960 1280

  

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