Elotes Woodfired Grill to take over In Bloom space at Keg and Case

The departure last week of Keg and Case anchor tenant In Bloom raised immediate questions about the future of the high-profile St. Paul food hall. But those questions were answered this morning with the announcement by Brian and Sarah Ingram (of Hope Breakfast Bar and the upcoming Gnome Pub in the former Happy Gnome space) … [ Read more]

Order Up! With In Bloom at Keg and Case closing, fine dining takes another hit

Updated July 9, 2020 Order Up! is the Growler’s ongoing weekly account of noteworthy Minnesota restaurant openings, closings, and future openings. Due to the impact of COVID-19, much of this column documents restaurants altering, ceasing, or resuming service based on current pandemic conditions. Please send any tips to [email protected] All dates are approximate based on … [ Read more]

Now Open (Or Damn Close): Clutch Brewing Company

Jordan Standish and Max Boeke have been friends since the sixth grade. They spent their middle school years together, and when high school came, Jordan moved up north. About a year after graduating, he got a job with a local beer distributor and spent his weekends visiting Max with plenty of craft beer in tow. … [ Read more]

Trailblazers 2017: Craig Cohen

When Craig Cohen and his father Jeffrey first emerged as interested buyers of the old Schmidt Brewery in 2007, their partnership was initially unexpected for many in the West Seventh neighborhood. Jeffrey, a well-known real estate developer in the 1980s, was located in Maine, and Craig had returned to Minnesota nine years prior to recover … [ Read more]