South Minneapolis residents still toasting the news that Venn Brewing Company is opening a neighborhood taproom on the corner of 46th and Hiawatha have even more to celebrate today. James Beard-nominated chef and owner of Victory 44, The Dirty Bird, and Upton 43, Erick Harcey, is planning on opening a new, yet-to-be-named restaurant in The CAPP building, a … [ Read more]
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.
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]
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]
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]
“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]
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]
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]