Surly closing Brewer’s Table, Chef Jorge Guzman to stay in MSP

Rick Nelson at the Star Tribune is reporting that Surly Brewing plans to close its fine dining concept, Brewer’s Table, on August 5. The restaurant won several plaudits in its two years, including a spot among Food & Wine Magazine’s 10 Best New Restaurants in the country for 2016. Surly’s owner, Omar Ansari, cited financial … [ 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]

Paul Berglund wins James Beard Award for Best Chef Midwest

Paul Berglund, chef at The Bachelor Farmer in the North Loop of Minneapolis, was honored last night with the James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef: Midwest. Berglund (pictured, left, attending our recent brisket dinner) is the first Minneapolis chef to bring home the award with Isaac Becker (112 Eatery) in 2011. It was the … [ Read more]

Minnesota’s 12 James Beard semifinalists

Twelve Twin Cities chefs, bakers, restaurateurs, restaurants, and importers have been named semifinalists for the 30th-annual James Beard Foundation awards, reports the Star Tribune. The so-called “Oscars of the food world” recognize and celebrate excellence in 21 categories.The category with the most local names is Best Chef: Midwest. The Midwest region includes Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, … [ Read more]