Stopping by Al-Amir Bakery

Peer through the wide windows at Al-Amir Bakery, on the corner of Central and 26th Avenues in Northeast Minneapolis. You’ll see a handful of tables, a pastry case filled with baklava and an assortment of beverages, and huge United States and Iraqi flags displayed on opposite walls. Go inside and meet Amir, the owner and head […]

Baker’s Field debuts single-origin whole grain flours, baked goods

Steve Horton’s production space in the Food Building in Northeast Minneapolis is stocked with literal tons of Minnesota-grown spring wheat. It’s from Cokato, Cottonwood, and Moorhead. It’s loaded into a mill, crushed between Vermont granite stones, and sifted to separate the bran and middlings from the fine flour. It’s a brand new mill for the Mill […]

Embracing limitation at The Draft Horse

“We’re not trying to reinvent the wheel,” says Geoff King. “We’re just trying to showcase these ingredients.” The Draft Horse opened in the Food Building in Northeast Minneapolis two months ago with a straightforward mandate—show off the meat and cheese. Located down the hallway from Red Table Meats and The Lone Grazer Creamery, the café […]

First Look: Tattersall Distillery

Photos by Aaron Davidson During WWII, the Thorp Building on Central Avenue in Northeast Minneapolis housed the General Mills Mechanical Division. This highly secretive facility produced torpedo navigation systems and the first “black box” flight recorders. In their stead, a pocket of quintessential Northeast is now coming together, including the requisite bike shop (Greg LeMond’s) and a distillery. […]

Indeed Update: Tallboys, Sours and More

The good folks at Indeed Brewing have been busy as of late. A few news items from the Northeast brewers: Sweet Yamma Jamma – The sweet potato ale is back, and headed for the Thanksgiving table. Four restaurants in the Kim Bartmann empire: Tiny Diner, Bryant Lake Bowl, Pat’s Tap, and Red Stag Supper Club will […]

Wander North Distillery Opens, Vodka Released This Weekend

Wander North is located in what’s becoming a new destination district for the city’s alcohol makers – just down Broadway from Norseman Distillery, and in the same building as Northgate Brewing’s upcoming taproom and production facility. Their first spirit, Outpost Vodka, is made from 100% Minnesota-grown corn sourced from Fluegel Elevator in Rosemount. It’s milled into […]

NE Brewers’ Block Party at Sociable, July 27th

By John Garland In food meets beer meets music news, Sociable Cider Werks announced yesterday a Northeast Brewers’ Block Party to be held outside their cidery at 1500 Fillmore St. NE. The free event will happen Sunday, July 27th from 2pm-9pm, and will feature entertainment by Enemy Planes, Whiskey Jeff and The Beer Back Band, […]