The nonprofit teaching Minnesotans about ranked choice voting one beer festival at a time

Voting your favorite brewery to best of the fest recognition has long been a standard practice at beer festivals. But for some events, it’s the ballot itself—not the beers on it—that are the focus. Check the ballot at your next event, and chances are it’s powered by FairVote Minnesota, a non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting … [ Read more]

The Mill: Book Club opens in Armatage

Book Club, a West Coast-inspired eatery led by restaurateur Kim Bartmann and chef Asher Miller, is opening today at the former home of Cafe Maude in the Armatage neighborhood of South Minneapolis. Miller, who has worked with chefs like Wolfgang Puck and Andrew Zimmern, is crafting a varied menu with everything from lemon herb chicken … [ Read more]

New day at Nighthawks: Local restauranteur takes over management at the popular late-night spot

Nighthawks Diner, located in the Kingfield neighborhood of South Minneapolis, is officially under the management of Bartmann Group, which also manages hotspots around town like Tiny Diner, Red Stag Supperclub, and Bryant-Lake Bowl & Theatre. The restaurant’s future became uncertain in January when it lost its chef Landon Schoenefeld, though this move signals good things … [ Read more]

Kyatchi will replace Tanpopo in Lowertown St. Paul

The shuttering of Tanpopo left a kimchi nabe-sized hole in Lowertown. But good news on its successor: Kyatchi is expanding to St. Paul. Siblings Sarah and Sam Peterson, along with chef Hide Tozawa, and consultants Kim Bartmann and Anne Saxton, announced today that they will open a second location of their Eat Street sushi house on … [ Read more]

New Fall Menus: Barbette, Tiny Diner, Third Bird (plus a German pop-up!)

Kim Bartmann’s restaurants have transitioned into the fall, with new menus debuting at three locations this week. The highlights: Third Bird The Loring Park eatery recently revamped their menu to more prominently feature their wood-fired grill. Now they’ve tweaked it for the flavors of fall. Hazlenut agnolotti? Yes please. Also, they’re hosting a German pop-up series of … [ Read more]

Interesting vegetables: 8 takes on meatless meals in the Twin Cities

Michael Pollan’s maxim on eating is easy enough to follow. Eat food. We’re on board. Not too much. Not a problem. Mostly plants. Well yeah, but, wait—mostly? We give it an honest try, planning a week of lunch salads and shopping for brunch at the farmers’ market. Then Friday night rolls around, we go out … [ 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]

Tiny Diner Menu Change Celebrating San Francisco Fare—and Anchor Small Beer

Restauranteur Kim Bartmann and her team have been a busy bunch these past few months. It wasn’t long ago we shared a sneak peak of Bartmann’s South Minneapolis farm-to-table restaurant, Tiny Diner. Since Tiny Diner opened in June, Kim and her staff have gone on to revamp the old Cafe Maude on Loring Park into … [ Read more]

Sneak Peek: The Third Bird

“Kim has vision for a space, injects an energy, and puts the right people in the right place like nobody I’ve ever seen before,” claims Lucas Almendinger. He’s the chef at the helm of Kim Bartmann’s newest project, The Third Bird, and the evidence is all around him. During the first soft-open lunch last Wednesday, … [ Read more]

Sneak Peek: Tiny Diner

By John Garland “You guys want to go up to the roof and check out the bees?” Chef T.J. Rawitzer finds a ladder and brings us to the top of Tiny Diner, the new Kim Bartmann restaurant on 38th Street in Powderhorn. From that vantage, we can see a hyper-ambitious project taking shape. Two weeks … [ Read more]

A Blind Tasting beer festival

Taste & Rate 48 Minnesota Oktoberfests

Sept. 20, 2019 | 5:30–9pm
Upper Landing Park
Tickets: GA $40 | DD $20