January 23, 2021

Give Me The Mike

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The 5 best meat raffles in Minnesota

Buy a ticket and spin a wheel. Go home with a slab of bacon or some chops. But not all meat raffles are made equal. Here are the top 5.

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In Minnesota, meat raffles are a way of life.

It’s a simple concept — think of it as ‘bingo for people with short attention spans.’

For a $1, you purchase a ticket. The ticket has a number on it. Then there’s a big wheel. If they land on your number, you win meat. Maybe chops. Maybe bacon. Maybe filet.

Now, that’s where the similarities between various meat raffles end. Not all of them are created equal. So I went on a search for the best meat raffles around Minnesota and presented my findings on KSTP’s Twin Cities Live.

The 5 best meat raffles in Minnesota

Crystal VFW Post 494, Crystal

  • Fridays at 4:00 p.m. and Saturdays at 2:00 pm
  • $1 per ticket, each ticket has four numbers
  • Meat from Hackenmueller’s in Robbinsdale and Fedor’s in Mounds View
  • $5 raffles will have a $110 grand prize
  • Also includes electronic races

Rosetown American Legion, Roseville

  • Sundays at 3:00 pm
  • $1 per ticket
  • Meat from Angus Meat Market in Maplewood
  • Each winner receives $25 worth of meat, you can also select at $25 gift card

The Narrows Saloon, Navarre

  • Saturdays at 11:30 am and Sundays at 10:30 am
  • $1 per ticket
  • They will come to your table to sell tickets
  • Meat from Jubilee in Mound

Bull’s Horn Food and Drink, Minneapolis

  • Mondays at 6:00 pm
  • $1 per ticket
  • Supports Minneapolis Youth Hockey
  • Meat from Everett’s Meats in Minneapolis

Vegas Lounge, Minneapolis

  • Thursdays at 6:00 pm
  • Karaoke 7 nights at week too!

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