Watch the MN Original segment on Upton 43 Chef Erick Harcey

On Sunday night, Twin Cities Public Television’s MN Original profiled their first-ever chef, Upton 43’s Erick Harcey, whose food is rooted in his family history and rural Minnesota upbringing. Watch the segment below to get to know one of the the Twin Cities’ most well-renowned culinary craftsmen.

MN Original digs in to the art of food with Chef Erick Harcey

Since their debut in 2009, Twin Cities Public Television’s MN Original has highlighted thousands of the artists and arts organizations that make Minnesota a vibrant and beautiful place to live. Now the award-winning series will be dishing up an episode focused on the culinary craft. In a new episode airing on TPT this Sunday at 6pm and 10pm, MN … [ 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]

Upton 43 nominated among best new restaurants in the nation by USA TODAY

USA TODAY’s 10Best editors, in tandem with a panel of food and travel experts, have searched (and tasted) the country high and low for the best new restaurants that have opened within the past year-and-a-half. And one Minneapolis eatery is on the leaderboard: Upton 43. Opened in December 2015, chef Erick Harcey is at the culinary … [ Read more]

Tickets still available: Sisyphus Comedy and Taste Of The Nation

Two events happening this weekend for your consideration: Ahmed Bharoocha at Sisyphus Brewing (Friday-Saturday) If you’ve never seen a comedy show at Sisyphus Brewing, then you’ve been missing out. The stage half of the Downtown West taproom has become one of the best comedy venues in town, and this weekend’s headliner should prove that without … [ Read more]

All the pretty plates

“So, I’ve actually never had gravlax before?” It spills out like a question, a test. I thought I’d tip-toe into revealing my ignorance of Nordic cuisine, but chef John Krattenmaker, of the American Swedish Institute’s Fika, meets me with such warmth and enthusiasm that I spill it right away. A few minutes after my confession, … [ Read more]

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Minnesota Spoon: Smørrebrød with Erick Harcey of Upton 43

Things on toast have special place in my heart. I honestly can’t think of a better vehicle for getting food into my mouth than buttered, toasted bread. There are no rules and it fits into any meal of the day. Chef Erick Harcey of Upton 43 shares my enthusiasm, and he’s upping the ante with … [ Read more]

Upton 43 opens suddenly in Linden Hills

One of 2015’s most anticipated restaurant openings dropped without much ado. Upton 43 opened suddenly for dinner yesterday in Linden Hills, after nearly a year of planning and construction. The restaurant is chef Erick Harcey’s (Victory 44) French-infused nod to his grandmother’s Swedish cooking. Among the few details to emerge so far, the hours will … [ Read more]