For the third year running, Woolley's is participating in the Charlie Awards, "an annual event that celebrates the exceptional contributions of the Twin Cities area restaurant, food and beverage industry." The way it works is that the Charlie Awards set categories and allow individual food service businesses to nominate themselves for award(s) in the categories for which they fit.
Then, once the voting period ends and the winners are announced, the Charlie Awards culminate in an annual award show. "The centerpiece for the third annual Charlie Awards will be on Sunday, November 17th at the Pantages Theatre in downtown Minneapolis. After the entertainment-packed show, we will continue the celebration at the IDS Center Crystal Court. Immediately following the after-party, a four-course VIP dinner hosted by last year’s honorees will be held at the Walker Art Center." More information and tickets for the event are available on their website.
For Woolley's, we were in the Twin Cities South Metro category with some other great local competition. Our famous Short Rib Ravioli was up for voting this year -- Woolley's Housemade Ravioli stuffed with Braised Short Rib, Goat Cheese, and Sage finished with a Brown Butter Sauce and topped with our Petite Mirepoix.
|Short Rib Ravioli|
So keep your fingers crossed as we wait for all of the votes to be tabulated, and stop in to try the Short Rib Ravioli when you join us for Dinner. It's one of the new pasta features on our Fall Dinner Menu.
No matter the outcome, we're just happy to participate in a event that celebrates all of the great contributions to the independent Twin Cities' dining scene, and we'll raise our forks to that!