What’s new at Meals on Heels this year?

The fancy shoes, the beautiful setting on the Mississippi River on St. Paul’s Harriet Island, a raffle packed with great prizes, fun with a photo booth and screen printing – all of those are back at Meals on Heels, our big annual summer party on Aug. 3. Your ticket (which you can buy here!) gets you access to great food and drink from a bunch of excellent local restaurants and breweries, entry into the Swank Soles Competition for best shoes and an evening full of entertainment among fellow Meals on Wheels supporters.

And for those who have been to Meals on Heels before, we’re excited to announce a few new festivities at Meals on Heels this year.

Brand new sound system and music by Tim Mahoney

We’re excited to announce a major upgrade to the entertainment experience at Meals on Heels! We’ll have a new speaker system on hand to make sure the music experience is top notch and announcements of raffle winners and the Swank Soles champions will ring loud and clear. And who better to break in our new sound system than Tim Mahoney?

Tim’s beloved on the local scene for cranking out catchy pop rock songs and putting his own spin on your favorite songs by artists from Prince to Paul Westerberg – and always putting on a high-energy show. You may also recognize him as a contestant on the very first season of The Voice.

And who could forget about our hosts? Falen from the Dave Ryan Show on KDWB is back once again to emcee, and she’ll be joined by KARE11’s Melissa Colorado!

Lots of exciting new restaurants

El Burrito Mercado, Common Roots Catering, Nothing Bundt Cakes, French Meadow, Rustica Bread and the Steakhouse at Mystic Lake are all coming to Meals on Heels for the first time! Even better, Meals on Heels standbys St. Paul Grill, Simply Steve’s (what would Meals on Heels be without those black bean-quinoa burgers?) and Pizza Luce are back too! See the full Meals on Heels menu.

More beverage options

We’re thrilled to welcome Fulton Brewing, Big Wood Brewery and Summit Brewing to ply our beautiful guests with vast array of local microbrews. Lest you think Meals on Heels is an event strictly for the beer lovers, we’ll have a bar fully stocked with all types of fine wines too. Cheers!

On top of all these exciting additions, Meals on Heels’ namesake event is of course back again. The Swank Soles contest awards one man and woman with a prize valued at $250 for their out-of-this world choice in shoes. Our raffle is as stocked as ever with great donated items, including awesome prizes like 2 round trip tickets courtesy of Southwest Airlines, a suite for 12 at a Minnesota Twins game, and a fishing trip with Ron Schara.

You can also up your support for local seniors with a VIP ticket. With this you will receive a tote bag with goodies inside and will be greeted with a champagne welcome!

All these things, new and old, will make for an unforgettable night! Get your tickets now!