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March 17, 2018

The Easter Brunch and Egg Hunts

Café Lurcat

Celebrate Easter with Cafe and Bar Lurcat on April 1, 2018 9:00am-3:00pm, Easter Bunny and Kids craft table, $35 per adult and $12 per child (12 and under). Featuring a 3-course family style brunch. Credit card required for reservations. Firm confirmation due 3/29 5:00pm.

Dalton and Wade

Easter will be here before you know it everyone! Come on down to Dalton & Wade and celebrate with us! We will have a delicious Easter Sunday Brunch buffet so call and make your reservations today! Adults $24.95 / Children ages 6-12 $12.95 / Children 6 and under are free!

4 Bells

Join us on Easter Sunday for a special brunch featuring a family style prix fixe menu featuring our famous FRIED CHICKEN and Waffles, Smoked Fish Benedict and more. $25 for adults, $15 for kids, $10 BOTTOMLESS MIMOSAS!

Cosmos Loews

Join us as our Chef’s prepare a tantalizing display for Easter Brunch, including all of your breakfast favorites, carved ham and turkey , waffle station and a glass of bubbly!
Open from 10am – 3pm
$38 per adult, $19 for kids 6-12, and $9 for kids under $5

CRAVE

Entrees, French Toast & Waffle Bar, Carving Station, Sushi Station, Salad Bar, Pastry Station, Kid’s Buffet, Grand Dessert Table – Includes Coffee, Orange Juice or Mimosa! Our Easter brunch buffet will run from 9am – 3pm -$34.95 Adults – $14.95 Kids

Afton House Inn

Hop on over to the Historic Afton House Inn for our annual Easter Brunch Buffet from 9am-5pm. Celebrate with your entire family. Reservations required. Let us do the dishes this year and make your day memorable.

 

Egg Hunts

Chanhassen Easter Egg Candy Hunt Saturday 9am

City Center Park at 9 am. Over 400 children along with their friends and families attend this annual event. The program includes prize giveaways, a coloring contest, the candy hunt, and an appearance from the Easter Bunny!

http://www.ci.chanhassen.mn.us/271/Easter-Egg-Candy-Hunt

City of Maple Grove

  • Best EggHunt Ever, April 1 at two locations, 8:30 a.m., 10:15 a.m. and noon in Fridley (Passion Church Fridley location,7651 Hwy 65 NE) and 9:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. in Maple Grove (Maple Grove Senior High, 9800 Fernbrook Lane North), FREE, for kids through 5th grade.  Passion Church hosts the Twin Cities largest Easter egg hunt with 100,000 colorful, candy-filled plastic eggs.  For security reasons, parents will not be permitted in the Kids’ area, but may join in for the Easter Worship experience.

http://www.bestegghunt.com/register.html

 

and Brunch,,,

Bunny Brunch and Big Egg Hunt at Sibley Park, March 31, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., all ages, Activities are FREE, the brunch is $7/adults and $5/kids.  Activities include egg coloring, arts and crafts, egg hunt, face painting and magic show. Brunch tickets are sold at the front desk at the day of the event. The egg hunt will follow breakfast at approximately 11:45 a.m.

https://www.minneapolisparks.org/events/events_calendar_month_view/

and the traditional egg roll

  • Victorian Easter Egg Roll: Celebrate with the family at The Landing – Minnesota River Heritage Park, formerly Historic Murphy’s Landing on March 31, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m..  Participate in an egg and spoon race, bunny hop relay and authentic egg roll. Play with old-fashioned toys and games and explore the banks of the Minnesota River Valley.  $8/adults, $5/ages 2-17, and 65+, under 2 FREE.  Last admittance at 3 p.m.

 

The Rules (From City Pages writer Sean McPherson: )

Easter comes but once a year, and it should be circled with three markers on the calendar of any aspiring buffet buff. If done right, Easter is a unique opportunity to eat your weight in ham, fettuccine, seafood, and desserts. If done wrong, you’ll end up at the kids table of an Old Country Buffet playing with Sweet’N Low packets. Check out these recommendations and do your Easter right.

Get there early.

No matter what buffet you go to, the quality of buffet food is only getting worse as the day goes on. Did the stone sober family in matching embroidered polos spill Hollandaise all over the chocolate cake at 9:30am? No, your drunk high school buddies did at about 12:41pm. So, grab some coffee and beat the crowds. And be sure to make a reservation, as walk-ins generally get turned away on Easter for brunch service.

Get the lay of the land before you dig in.

Easter is not a day to joke around with a buffet. Too many times we’ve seen our fellow diners fill up to the brim without even seeing the dessert room next door. Scope out all the buffet stations, find out if there is anything you can order from your server, and ask what beverages are complimentary.

Pace yourself.

You paid for your table, take some time between trips; strike up a conversation, enjoy a fruit plate. There is no need to rush through what will likely be one of the most indulgent meals of your year.

Choose wisely.

This one should be obvious, but it bears repeating: Go to a buffet that suits the makeup of your dining party. Don’t go to an expensive place where everyone will be in their Sunday best if you woke up in an AC/DC shirt and snow pants.