Order Up! Cheese Holes and Louisiana Food Fare Fun

Updated March 28, 2019 Order Up! is the Growler’s ongoing biweekly account of noteworthy Minnesota restaurant openings, closings, and future openings. Please send any tips to food@growlermag.com. All dates are approximate based on best information available; opening dates, in particular, tend to shift around a lot. THIS WEEK’S GIST: Cook St. Paul has built a reputation … [ Read more]

The Draft Horse begins Sunday brunch service April 2

The Draft Horse begins Sunday brunch service this weekend, April 2nd, from 10am-2pm. The restaurant in Northeast’s Food Building is known for their use of products from just down the hall—at Red Table Meats, Baker’s Field Bread and Flour, and The Lone Grazer (RIP). Those products are, naturally, to be found all over their new brunch menu (below). … [ Read more]

Bakers + Makers Brunch this Sunday at Draft Horse

All of the food artisans in the Food Building in Northeast are teaming up for a special brunch this weekend, The Bakers + Makers Brunch, this Sunday, December 11, from 9am to 1pm at The Draft Horse. All good stuff from under one roof, available for dining in or taking away. A quick look: Grab … [ Read more]

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 … [ Read more]

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 … [ Read more]

The Draft Horse opens December 5 in the Food Building

A new restaurant focusing on locally sourced and organic ingredients will open this Saturday, December 5, in the Food Building at 1401 Marshall Street NE. The Draft Horse is the work of Anne Saxton, the marketing and events coordinator behind the Kim Bartmann restaurant empire, and the menus look to draw from the same locavore … [ Read more]