The Dayton brothers expanded their famed restaurant, The Bachelor Farmer, by opening a café earlier this month. The café is located in the same building as their restaurant, occupying the space that was formerly their retail store, Askov Finlayson. The café is set to remain unnamed, with only four icons marking it: an x, a circle, a heart and a coffee mug.
Meet & Eat
Meet & Eat
Happy hours have long been a great tool to build comradery and promote teambuilding outside of the office. By stepping away from their cubicles, coworkers have the opportunity to get to know each other on a personal level…and adding alcohol into the mix generally helps the bonding process. After work happy hours, however, can get monotonous and it’s not always easy to find a new and exciting spot to sample discounted drinks. That’s where The Lowry comes in.
If food service at meetings and events was anything like the social hierarchy of a high school cafeteria, then food trucks would definitely be the cool kids’ table. While the humble box lunch or the ho-hum plated meal stand by on the sidelines, food trucks have been soaking up plenty of attention—and lots of positive buzz. Increasingly, this urban-hipster meal choice is making an appearance at meetings and events of every shape and size, right here in the North Star State.
You can't beat the convenience of a hotel gathering. Aside from the obvious perks of combining event space with overnight accommodations, food is now one of the best parts of booking a stay. Hotel restaurants have evolved, embracing a locavore attitude in the menus. While each of the following hotel restaurants offers private dining space, you don’t have to limit your number of attendees thanks to the proximity of boardrooms and ballrooms on the properties.
One would think that after tasting 15 dishes in only two hours, I would be stuffed and ready to never look at food again, but that was not the case. CRAVE’s new menu, created by Chef Stewart Woodman, is delightful and I plan to return until I taste every last item on the menu.
Nothing wakes a meeting up quite like a steady supply of coffee. More and more cafés around the metro are making it easier to combine business with drinkable pleasure by offering meeting spaces. These five venues not only accommodate your co-workers, they also offer Wi-Fi, full beverage menus and reasonable rental fees. Pick a location, add pastries, and soon the ideas will be flowing like fair trade java.
Photos courtesy of Po Le Cucina
I’m feeling a bit of Pennsylvania pride at the moment. It might be the well-deserved summer after that really long winter, or it might be the fun things I’ve done in PA the last few weeks, but I think it really has more to do with Pennsylvania earning top marks for its food by Open Table.
Last week the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills hosted a poolside cooking demonstration to celebrate the launch of some new additions to the Cabana Restaurant menu. As waiters circulated with samples on silver serving trays the press in attendance (myself included) swarmed for every bite. Here’s what makes this surprising: those nibbles didn’t include the usual high-end fare of caviar or glistening slices of sashimi. There were no Kobe beef sliders or lobster wontons.
Whether you're looking for a wine- or beer-focused event, these two new Minneapolis restaurants make fantastic options for venues to hold your next private party.
Day Block Brewing Company
"Beer, if drunk in moderation, softens the temper, cheers the spirit and promotes health." - Thomas Jefferson
BRUNCH, IN OUR OPINION, is the best (and most important) meal of the day. Not only is it a treat, as it happens only so often, but there’s something for everyone. Be it pancakes for those craving something sweet or eggs Benedict for those fancying something a bit more savory, brunch caters to every person’s desires. Host your next event amidst syrup, coffee and bacon at one of these mouthwatering Twin Cities restaurants, and guests surely won’t be disappointed. Especially when mimosas are involved.