The Taste of White Bear Lake

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Thank you for of your support!

2021 Taste of White Bear Lake!

Thank you to our guests, vendors, and sponsors for a memorable Taste of White Bear Lake!

We're still tabulating, but our event raised as much as $40,000 for our service projects internationally and in White Bear Lake and surrounding communities.

We appreciate the presence Saturday of VFW Post 1782 to help us mark and remember the day: the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States.

A special congratulations to Daren Close, whose collective restaurants (Mizu, Acqua, Cabin 61 and Admiral D's) won our 'Best of Show' award. Daron has been a fixture at the Taste of White Bear Lake, like so many of the other vendors. We appreciate all of their steady support -- especially in this challenging time.

A special thank you to the Jaocbsens and Pine Tree Apple Orchard as hosts -- we're fortunate to have such a beautiful location to showcase our club and the vendors who participate.

Last, we appreciate those who bought tickets and helped sell-out our event yet again. Your support is important and appreciated! We are hoping to see you next year!

Bob Timmons, Taste of White Bear Lake 2021 Chair

Passport Vendors

Eat at Banning and 5th

Buy a meal and get a beverage and dessert free. Through Dec. 31, 2021

Grandma's Bakery

Buy an ice cream cone or cup and get one free. Through Dec. 31, 2021

Rudy's Red Eye

$5 off a “Ruditini.” Through Dec. 31, 2021

Restaurant - Craft Bear - Brewery

One free pint. Through Dec. 31, 2021

Big Apple Bagles

Buy a specialty or gourmet sandwich meal deal, get a handcrafted JUMBO muffin free. Through Nov. 30, 2021

Quinny’s Sports Pub & Grill

Dine-in only: Buy one dinner, get second of equal or lesser value half-off. Through Oct. 31, 2021

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill

$5 off with $30 purchase. Through Dec. 31, 2021


10% off a Fill your Freezer order. Through Nov. 30, 2021.

Sweet Life Lane

20% off any purchase. Through Dec. 31, 2021.

Tria Restaurant

Complimentary appetizer, priced up to $15, with the purchase of two entrees. Cannot be used with another promotion. Through Oct. 31, 2021

Wild Bean

Buy one breakfast sandwich, get one of equal or less value free. Through Dec. 31, 2021

Brickhouse Food & Drink

Dine-in only: 1/2 off a signature cocktail and appetizer. Through Labor Day.

Pizzeria Pezzo

Dine-in only: Free appetizer dip with purchase of deep dish pizza. Not to be combined with other offers. Through Labor Day.

Key's Cafe White Bear Lake

Buy one meal, get 50% off second of equal or lesser value. Through Dec. 31, 2021

PLNT BSD Smoothie bowls and bites

$1 off a smoothie bowl. Through Dec. 31, 2021

Carbone’s Pizzeria of White Bear Lake

Dine-in only: Free order of wings with large or deep dish pizza. Through Labor Day.

Ban Thai Restaurant

Buy two entrees, and your choice of an order of egg rolls or spring rolls is free. Through Dec. 31, 2021

Valerie's Asian Cuisine

10% off a purchase. Through Dec. 31, 2021

Culver's Vadnais Heights

Vadnais Heights location: Free single dish or frozen custard cone with the purchase of a value basket or dinner. Through Dec. 31, 2021

Pine Tree Apple Orchard

$3 off any purchase of $30 or more. Through Oct. 31, 2021

Admiral D's

Dine-in only: $5 off any food purchase of $35 or more. Through Labor Day.

Cabin 61

Dine-in only: $5 off any food purchase of $35 or more. Through Labor Day.

Acqua Restaurant

Dine-in only: $10 off any food purchase of $100 or more. Through Labor Day.

MIZU Japanese

Dine-in only: $10 off any food purchase of $100 or more. Through Labor Day.

Taste Food Vendors to date for the Sept 11th 2021, at Pine Tree Apple Orchard

Your passport cover is your ticket for the in person event! Also appearing are drink vendors, from breweries to distilleries and on!

Taste Drink Vendors to date for the Sept 11th 2021, at Pine Tree Apple Orchard

Your passport cover is your ticket for the in person event! Also appearing are drink vendors, from breweries to distilleries and on!

Sponsorship Information for 2021

Click HERE!

Premier Sponsor

North Star Bank

Gold Sponsors




Baltzer Painting
Craig & Gloria Drake
Michael & Sylvia Lovett
John & Sue Kenyon
Carol Nelson & Keith Henry
Craig & Betsy McNulty
Marcus & Georgie Hilker
Bob & Vivian Timmons
Pat and Carol McFarlane
Frandsen Bank Rich McNamara

Sandstrom & Associates Chuck Sandstrom

Darrell and Kathy Stone
Solberg Benefits, LLC Had Solberg
Fred and Stella Treiber
Rita Pechmann
Dick Galena
Rust Architects

FAQs for Vendors and Sponsors

What is the 2021 version of Rotary’s Taste of White Bear Lake?

“The Taste” will be an in-person event from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at Pine Tree Apple Orchard. The goals are simple but important: Celebrate the people and businesses of our community, and raise money which Rotary invests in local and international service projects. We anticipate a traditional Taste event, drawing upward of 500-600 people, public-health permitting. We’ll be following the lead of Pine Tree Apple Orchard, which will follow state mandates for the health and safety of all involved. At the moment, we are confident we can hold a live event safely and for everyone’s enjoyment.

Building off of 2020’s campaign, a ticket to the Taste will again include a summer celebration of sorts, offering coupons to restaurants, bakeries, coffee shops and other vendors. Ticket holders will have access to free signature items, coupons, and special promotions, and in using them support the community.

What’s happening this spring?

Teams of Rotarians are connecting with vendors who have participated and possible new participants. Some, too, might prefer to be in the coupon book only. We are also connecting with possible sponsors. From the marketing side, we are updating our website, redesigning this year’s Taste ticket, and considering robust plans to recognize sponsors and vendors in print and online through our social media platforms. Rotarians' commitment has been inspiring, and there will be more ways to volunteer if you are interested in the weeks ahead. Stay tuned.

How can people buy a Taste 2021 ticket?

Club members will be encouraged to sell tickets. More information is forthcoming. In early May, tickets (and the accompanying coupon book) can be ordered online at Tickets are $40 apiece, and admit one person to the event at Pine Tree. Each ticket will be assigned a unique number corresponding to the holder and gets mailed to the requested address.

What are the accompanying coupons?

From May through most of the year, ticket-holders will be able to use their coupon promotions. Each vendor has offered up special promotions (from entrees to appetizers and on) and timetables to redeem those items. What are the benefits for participating food and drink vendors? This past year has presented unprecedented challenges for many community businesses. The Taste is designed to drive traffic into our community businesses, encouraging ticket-holders to use their coupons to sample our vendors’ specialties and promotions this summer and, while there, to generously support participating businesses.

What are the benefits for sponsors?

As a sponsor, more than ever before you will be directly supporting the service and charitable work of our Rotary Club, and also generating tremendous goodwill in our community by supporting our community food and beverage vendors, many of which have suffered significantly as a result of the pandemic. You are investing in optimism and hope.

How are sponsors and vendors recognized?

Sponsors and vendors will be given widespread recognition, including regular social media posts through our club platforms. Print advertisements also are planned about the Taste. Vendors get highlighted on their coupons, too. We also will have flyers in the community, and featured prominently in local businesses, including some participating restaurants and other vendors.

Get in touch

You can get in touch with the Taste of White Bear Lake in a couple of ways:



Rotary Club website: White Bear Rotary Club