Esker Burger Battle w/ Able Seedhouse + Brewery

Eat some burgers, drink some beer, and exercise your right to vote! Help determine the burger that will be on our brunch and lunch menus for the rest of year. Join us on the patio as we grill out a little friendly competition between our current cheeseburger and a challenger burger paired with Able Seedhouse … [ Read more]

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 … [ Read more]

Craft Cocktail: Contemporary Gin Fizz at Esker Grove

Wait, they’re putting garbanzo bean water in my drink? I hadn’t noticed at first, as I had become transfixed by the look of Esker Grove—the new restaurant in the Walker Art Center. The clean lines, the stately back bar, the false perspective of the floor-to-ceiling windows that make it look like the restaurant extends into … [ Read more]