Get to know the Minnesota chefs & restaurants up for 2017 James Beard Awards

The James Beard Foundation announced its list of semifinalists for 2017 chef and restaurant categories today, and Minnesota was well-represented with 13 chefs and two restaurants making the cut. The Best Chef: Midwest category, which last year was awarded to The Bachelor Farmer’s Paul Berglund, includes Thomas Boemer of Corner Table, Mike Brown, Bob Gerken, and James […]

Upton 43 nominated among best new restaurants in the nation by USA TODAY

USA TODAY’s 10Best editors, in tandem with a panel of food and travel experts, have searched (and tasted) the country high and low for the best new restaurants that have opened within the past year-and-a-half. And one Minneapolis eatery is on the leaderboard: Upton 43. Opened in December 2015, chef Erick Harcey is at the culinary […]

Upton 43 opens suddenly in Linden Hills

One of 2015’s most anticipated restaurant openings dropped without much ado. Upton 43 opened suddenly for dinner yesterday in Linden Hills, after nearly a year of planning and construction. The restaurant is chef Erick Harcey’s (Victory 44) French-infused nod to his grandmother’s Swedish cooking. Among the few details to emerge so far, the hours will […]