Pig & Fiddle by Muddy Pig to open in former Pearson's

Categories: Coming Soon

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Pearson's Family Restaurant
A pub plans to move in next to 50th Street Cafe.
When the former Pearson's Family Restaurant at 50th and France in Edina was sold, the new owner, John McMCarty, divided the space in two. On one side he opened the 50th Street Cafe (a breakfast-lunch spot similar to his other restaurants, including the Uptown Diner and the Louisiana Cafe); the other side he's leasing to a longtime St. Paul tenants Mark van Wie and Paul Schatz, owners of the Muddy Pig, according to the Pioneer Press.

The new pub will be called Pig & Fiddle and will place more emphasis on food, described as "peasant fare from around the globe." The owners hope to have it open for business in late July.

**Also, anyone else find the Pi Press's survey of downtown St. Paul restaurateurs for their suggestions about what to put in the city-owned Lawson Commons space a little depressing? Here's to hoping that Jarret Oulman, owner of the 331 Club (and former owner of the defunct 501Club) in Minneapolis, is able to negotiate a lease in lieu of "Applebees," "Hooters," or a "gentlemen's club." Sheesh!

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I live 8 blocks from 50th & France and I had no idea Pig & Fiddle was even a restaurant.  Not sure what I thought it was... I haven't heard anything about it either.

Top 3 50th & France Restaurants1. Salut2. Arezzo3. Edina Grill- Honorable Mention - Barrio

50th & France Restaurant To Avoid*** Mozza Mia


love the st paul spot- m planning on heading over there tonight!alan and carole


Gotta love a restaurant whose name can be mistaken for the "Things to Pick Up" list for a hoedown.

Besides, it's a hell of a lot better than "Fig and Piddle", which evokes some less-than-appetizing images.

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