|Steak from sister restaurant Bar La Grassa: a little peek into Becker's new Burch|
The highly anticipated restaurant from James Beard Award-winning Chef Isaac Becker at the corner of Hennepin and Franklin is shockingly close to opening their doors. What's more, it will be not one, but two restaurants and just wait until you hear about all of their menu plans.
Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl reports over on the Mpls St. Paul Magazine blog
that the upstairs steakhouse will seat 150 people. In addition to all sorts of different grades and types of steak (Prime, Choice, grass-fed, corn- fed) there will be a raw bar and a wide selection of dumplings. Just as his other restaurant Bar La Grassa (which is also run with business partner Ryan Burnet) celebrates pasta in all its shapes and glory, Burch will serve dumplings for days: pretzel dumplings, spaetzle, Georgian stuffed dumplings and more.
Downstairs will be the Burch Pizza Bar with a central oven turning out the ooey gooey cheesy goodness. They will also be serving salads, cold appetizers, beer, wine and cocktails.
Right now, the cooks are in training and soon Nancy St. Pierre, Becker's wife and the front-of-house maven, will arrive and begin to run her staff through the paces. They'll have to move quickly as the projected opening date is less than two weeks out! If everything goes smoothly, the doors will swing open on February 19th.
Burch Steakhouse and Pizza Bar
1942 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis