What is the Dine-Around? On Saturday night Conference attendees will have an opportunity to get to know each other better while enjoying dinner at some of the Twin Cities’ most delicious, fun and eclectic restaurants. Singles will sign up for one of the selected restaurants which has arranged for a group of 15-20 to sit together. The dinner arrangements give singles opportunities for conversation with other singles they’ve met at the conference and the chance to meet more new friends. According to a Dine-Around organizer, singles can nourish not only their bodies but their hearts, souls and minds while exploring Minneapolis-St. Paul.
How do I sign up? When you arrive at the conference, you will find sign-up sheets for the Dine-Around near the registration area. It’s not possible to sign up in advance from this website.
When is the latest I can sign up? The Dine-Around sign-up deadline is Saturday at 1 p.m. in order to give Conference volunteers time to confirm reservations with the restaurants.
What restaurants can we choose from? NCSC is reserving tables at 25 local Twin Cities hot spots, including restaurants specializing in Italian, local Minnesotan, Asian, Mexican food and much more! Here are links to their menus to help you decide:
Ciao Bella, Bloomington
Buca di Beppo, St Paul
Q. Cumbers, Edina
Erik the Red: Nordic BBQ, Downtown Minneapolis
Chino Latino, Uptown Minneapolis
Tavern on France, Edina
Lucky’s 13 Pub, Mendota
Ginger Hop, NE Minneapolis
Granite City Brewery, Eagan
Cherokee Tavern, West St Paul
The Cardinal, South Minneapolis
Louis Ristorante & Bar, St Paul
Cedar + Stone at Marriott, Mall of America
Pracna on Main, St Anthony Main, Minneapolis
Psycho Suzi’s, NE Minneapolis
Twin Cities Grill, Mall of America
Cantina Laredo, Mall of America
What is the dinner price range? On average, dinner prices are from $15-$30
Do you have any specific recommendations?
How do we get to the restaurants? For restaurants at the Mall of America, a hotel shuttle will be available. Groups traveling to other restaurants can go in a Conference attendee’s car, or take Uber or Lift. Bring cash to help cover the transportation costs. Here is a map of all the restaurants: Catholic Singles Conference Dining Around Map_50_3RD_Draft
Here’s what a veteran Conference attendee says about the Dine-Around : “It is kind of a go-with-the-flow event, that I find really fun. You sit with people you meet and have great conversation, then head back to the hotel for the dance.”