Revival St. Paul opening December 26

Christmas is coming a day late this year for St. Paulites, as Revival St. Paul will officially be opening on December 26. Revival St. Paul is located in the old Cheeky Monkey space at 525 Selby Avenue. Revival owners Thomas Boemer and Nick Rancone, who were included into The Growler’s 2016 Trailblazers, opened the original Revival location in […]

Trailblazers 2016

What’s the value of a brewery’s stance on mining? Why be concerned with obscure English apples? What’s so important about a chicken sandwich at a stadium? Why does it matter if a basketball team weighs in on current events? The answer to all those questions is the same: it makes a difference. There are people […]

Trailblazers 2016: Thomas Boemer and Nick Rancone of Revival and Corner Table

When Nick Rancone and Thomas Boemer transformed Corner Table in 2013, they connected with a zeitgeist. High-end diners and food adventurers still craved sustainability, but with a little less bang-you-on-the-head zealotry. Instead, they angled for seasonally-focused, casual elegance with a side of soul—think coq au vin next to maple-roasted jowl. That modus operandi carried them […]

Restauranteurs breathe life into the Schmidt Brewery Keg House

For nearly a decade after 2004, the Schmidt Brewery sat empty on St. Paul’s West Seventh Street—a fossil of Minnesota’s golden age of brewing. In 2013, the historic “castle” brewery and bottling house were once again filled with the bustle of people as residents filled the the newly developed Schmidt Artist Lofts. But still, a piece of the […]

Bauhaus and Revival announce collaboration beer

Bauhaus Brew Labs is announcing a Southern-inspired collaboration with Revival. Slawhammer, a “pre-Prohibition Kentucky Common Style Ale,” will make its debut at Revival’s new US Bank Stadium location as well as their brick-and-mortar restaurants in the near future. Slawhammer is brewed specifically to temper the heat of Revival’s fiery Tennessee hot chicken. They describe it as “a […]

Wine pros set to battle in Somm Slam at Monello, Tuesday June 7

On Tuesday, June 7, eight well-known sommeliers will compete at Monello to be crowned the winner of Somm Slam 2016. Each guest sommelier will pair one wine with a food course and guests will vote for which wine and food pairing they prefer. Attendees will enjoy four courses, created by Chef Michael DeCamp, each paired […]

Minnesota Spoon: Smoked brisket recipe from Thomas Boemer of Revival and Corner Table

The brisket hit the smoker at 8am. The whiskey was open by 11am. An early start is important. It’s well established that good barbecue should begin around dawn. It needs the better part of a day to drip, blacken, and break down into tender perfection. That’s why Thomas Boemer, chef at Revival and Corner Table, […]

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Revival announces Cathedral Hill location

Glorious news for St. Paul—Revival’s fried chicken is making the climb up Cathedral Hill. Nick Rancone signed a lease for the former Cheeky Monkey spot on Selby Avenue, next to Solo Vino, with plans to open Revival #2 sometime in the early summer. Two changes from the original location are in the works: a full […]