Travail’s homage to Solera debuts Friday and we drank all the drinks

When Solera opened on Hennepin Avenue in 2002, it was a BFD in the local restaurant scene. Tim McKee and Josh Thoma were basking in the early critical glow of then-Stillwater-located La Belle Vie, and the tapas they installed next to the Orpheum were a revelation. It was a foundational restaurant for many in the … [ Read more]

PRESS RELEASE: Surly Brewing hires Jorge Guzman as Destination Brewery Executive Chef

As the steel structure continues to rise in the Prospect Park neighborhood, Surly Brewing is already planning for the opening of its $30-plus million Destination Brewery by hiring one of the most talented young chefs in the city, Jorge Guzman, to lead its food and dining experience. Guzman has been executive chef at Solera in … [ Read more]

Lomo de Cerdo with Canary-Style Ropa Vieja and Summit Pilsener

Dinner on the Farm with Chef Jorge Guzman of Solera in Minneapolis In Spanish, ropa vieja translates to “old clothes.” Regardless of the translation it has become an incredibly popular dish in the Caribbean, especially Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, and Cuba. What most people don’t know is that this dish is rooted in Spanish tradition … [ Read more]

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