Free Happy Hour Event and Panel Discussion – September 13

WHAT: The 2016 Charlie Awards second Hot Topics panel discussion will focus on the topic of “Innovations in the Industry.”

Attendees will enjoy complimentary drinks and appetizers while joining in the conversation with our "Hot Topics" panel of experts.


WHO: The Hot Topics panel is scheduled to include:

·      Moderator Dennis Monroe – Co-Founder and Chair of Monroe Moxness Berg PA

·        Zach Danekas – City Manager of Foodee

·        Ryan Furness – CEO of

·        Susan Moores – Creator of Roots for the Home Team

·        Tim Niver – Owner of Strip Club, Mucci’s Italian, and Saint Dinette

·        Zach Robinson – Executive Director of Spark Y

WHEN: Tuesday, September 13, 2016

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.          Happy Hour

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.          Hot Topics Panel Discussion


WHERE: Rayette Lofts

261 5th Street East in Saint Paul


HOW: This event is FREE and open to the public



MORE: The Charlie Awards celebrate the exceptional contributions made by the Twin Cities restaurant, food and drink industry.

The sixth annual Charlie Awards will be held Sunday, November 13 at the Pantages Theater (710 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis) beginning at 3:30 p.m. followed by an after-party at the IDS Crystal Court and Chefs’ Dinner at Windows on Minnesota.


SPONSORS:      General Mills, U.S. Foods, Land O’Lakes, Monroe, Moxness & Berg, Intermix Beverage Co., Open Table, Bellisio, Minnesota Restaurant Association, Trinchero Family Estates, Kowalski’s, Hockenberg’s, Foodee, Legacy Meats, Diversified Construction, Minneapolis St. Paul Chapter National Association for Catering and Events, Minnesota Monthly, Food Service News, Windows on Minnesota, Marquette Hotel, J.T. Mega, Mise en Place consulting, Minnesota Farmers Union, BET Vodka, and Dynamic Products Midwest.