• Zen Box Izakaya and Lowry Hill Meats partner in Butcher x Ramen Popup

     
    POSTED November 1, 2019
     
  • Zen Box Izakaya and Lowry Hill Meats partner in Butcher x Ramen Popup

     
    POSTED November 1, 2019
     
  • Zen Box Izakaya and Lowry Hill Meats partner in Butcher x Ramen Popup

     
    POSTED November 1, 2019
     
  • Zen Box Izakaya and Lowry Hill Meats partner in Butcher x Ramen Popup

     
    POSTED November 1, 2019
     
  • Zen Box Izakaya and Lowry Hill Meats partner in Butcher x Ramen Popup

     
    POSTED November 1, 2019
     
  • Zen Box Izakaya and Lowry Hill Meats partner in Butcher x Ramen Popup

     
    POSTED November 1, 2019
     

On Monday, Nov. 4, Zen Box Izakaya and Lowry Hill Meats are partnering for a Butcher x Ramen Popup from 5-9 p.m. at Lowry Hill Meats. Featuring Japanese comfort food like barnyard ramen and fiery bird ramen, as well as fine cuts of meat like smoked pork brisket and smoked chicken leg, the Butcher x Ramen Popup will offer the best of these Minneapolis food scene icons.

"Chef John Ng of Zen Box and Chef Erik Sather of Lowry Hill Meats are friends who share the same culinary passions. Both are well respected for their deep understanding and knowledge of their respective specialties – the ramen chef and the butcher," says Lina Goh, general manager and coowner of Zen Box Izakaya. "We’ve talked about collaborating and felt that the autumn weather was the perfect opportunity to create warm and comforting ramen dishes with Lowry Hill’s smoked meats. It is our aim, by collaborating, to create a unique combination of Eastern and Western flavors, infused with heart and soul."

This is the first time Zen Box Izakaya and Lowry Hill Meats are partnering, so the goal of this first-of-its-kind event is to collaborate and celebrate the dynamic of different cultural ingredients and flavors. 

"Both operations are regarded for their passion in artisanal craft. Chef Sather is a master butcher and a highly skilled chef with an elite culinary background, who works closely with many local vendors and farms. Sather relies on regionally sourced, ethically raised, clean, quality meats. Receiving whole animals allows Lowry Hill to prepare custom cuts, utilizing dry aging, and bone-in cuts that Minneapolites won’t find in their local grocery stores. Lowry Hill Meats takes pride in each deeply flavorful cut, from case to culinary creation," Goh says.

Like the expertise seen at Lowry Hill Meats, Zen Box Izakaya offers a diverse menu of modern Japanese cuisine and craft ramen. Chef Ng is often referred to as teh "Ramen Guru" of the Twin Cities and has an in-depth knowledge and passion for Japanese cuisine.

"Along with an established Japanese culinary pedigree, Chef Ng’s Chinese heritage provides a greater understanding and knowledge of a wide variety of Asian ingredients and cooking styles. With a passion for cooking that transcends culture, his unique approach, utilizing and adapting fresh, local ingredients has developed to create a style of ramen unique to the region," Goh says.

The Butcher x Ramen popup is open to the public, and people can arrive any time from 5-9 p.m. or until sold out.

Due to COVID-19, non-essential travel was, or has been, banned for months. Long anticipated trips and in-person gatherings were canceled and people have adjusted to the new normal: staying at home and meeting over Zoom. However, states have been slowly lifting restrictions, and non-essential travel will soon be happening across the country again. However, some may not be as comfortable with the thought of traveling as they were before the pandemic.  

 

Although several cities are opening up again, many offices are still enforcing work from home policies. As they did when Stay at Home first began, plenty of organizations are still offering webinars with insights on how to tackle the new normal. Gaining new knowledge is a great way to use extra time that might have been spent on a commute. 

Here at M+E, we’ll keep the following list updated, as some webinars are live and some are pre-recorded. Please email lauren.pahmeier@tigeroak.com to add more applicable webinars to the list.

 

As the spread of the novel coronavirus continues to put immense pressure on the U.S. health care system and the people who keep it running, the American Hotel and Lodging Association is working to connect hotels with health workers who are struggling to find housing.