Wood-fired feasting: Lessons from Chef Camp

In the opening of his book “The Magic of Fire,” William Rubel writes that “firelight infuses everything cooked on the hearth with a touch of magic.” This may be doubly true for the campfire, the outdoor hearth that has been bringing people together at dinnertime since before the dawn of history. It was a love … [ 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]

DWITT Pop-Up Shop at The Ale Jail, December 18th

Let the beer lover in your life know you care this holiday season by surprising him or her with something truly original. Local artist, DWITT, will be showcasing his art at The Ale Jail just in time for the holidays. You may recognize DWITT’s work from The Growler Magazine, as well as The Heavy Table … [ Read more]

Food Meets Beer: The Sample Room

By John Garland Photos by Daniel Murphy Eleven years ago, The Sample Room began serving a “small plates” menu before it was trendy. Now, a former sous chef returns to make his mark on the ever-evolving Northeast barroom. A century ago, the Gluek Brewery occupied three acres of riverfront land in Northeast Minneapolis. The north … [ Read more]

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Braised Beef Carbonnade with Tilburg’s Dutch Brown Ale at Pig & Fiddle

Food Meets Beer Goes Whole Hog at Pig & Fiddle By Jason Walker, The Heavy Table Photos by Jamie Schumacher Known as one of the pioneering craft beer bars in the Twin Cities, Saint Paul’s Muddy Pig has devoted fans from all over the metro who keep coming back for its array of tap beers, Belgian … [ Read more]