WELCOME TO THE CLUB!

Fancy Dinner Club began in 2013, as an excuse for longtime friends to keep in touch and discover the great food in the Twin Cities. Once a month we gather, we laugh, and we eat. As the years have gone by and our lives have changed with marriages, kids, new careers, and cross-country moves, so has FDC. Not only do we want to continue enjoying the food and friendship that has sustained us so far, we’re creating content of all kinds to support this fantastic local food scene. Food should be fun, which is why our archive is filled with gifs, puns, and a healthy dose of Taco Bell. If you want in on the action, or just want to show us some love, shoot us an email or slide into our DMs. We’d love to hear from you!

PICTURES OF OUR FOOD

SECOND HELPINGS

FDCDC #20: Emilie’s

Imagine you're on the Harry Potter train. Carts zooming around serving you tasty treats and magic all around. Except take away the train and the random girl embarrassingly pointing out...

FDCDC #19: Pineapple and Pearls

There are certain meals you have in your life that deserve to be commemorated. We at FDC like to take the tongue-in-cheek approach to eatin' fancy. It's always been more...

Dish of the Week: Wood Fired Mushrooms at Fig + Farro

If you would've told me when we started FDC that a plate of Mushrooms would be the best thing I ate this week, I would've burned you alive. Mainly because...

Dish of the Week: Jerk Beef Torta at WSK

Remember when it was mid-thirties and rainy on Wednesday? I needed something warm and reminiscent of better times, so I went to World Street Kitchen fully intending on getting a...

Dish of the Week: Falafel Bowl at Naf Naf Grill

Back in 2011 I spent five months in Israel, where I ate falafel approximately once a meal. There was a falafel stand down the street from my apartment and I...

Dish O’ The Week: Corned Beef Hash at Northern Coffeeworks

I've said it before and I'll say it again. The recipe for the best breakfast: throw a bunch of shit in a pan, mix it together and dump it on...

Dish of the Week: Spaghetti Fra Diavolo at Martina

I don't know where I first encountered fra diavolo sauce, but it's my favorite thing. First, it's fun to say: frah dee-AH-volo. (Please don't @ me if that's wrong. Ugh....

FDCDC #18: Himitsu

It had truly been a minute since I have had a fancy meal at a new place in DC, and I have my girlfriend, Kate, to thank for changing that....

Dish of the Week: Sushi Bowl at Sushi Takatsu

Tucked into a sad, sterilized hallway in downtown Minneapolis, is a gem of a skyway lunch spot. This is a place that, 23 hours a day, you don't find unless...

Dish of the Week: Salmon Smörgås at FIKA

In what should surprise nobody, I love the Great British Baking Show. (I'd watch the Great British Bake Off, but Pillsbury owns the American copyright to "Bake Off" somehow, so we...

Dish of the Week: Boludo Churro Donuts

OMG. These are soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo good. ... A haiku.

Dish of the Week: Con Uovo

"You love eggs on pizza," Matt said after I casually suggested we order the Con Uovo at Pizza Nea. Yeah, ok. Oh no, you got me! I was also a...