|Sandcastle owners (from left): Amy Greeley, Doug Flicker, and Chele Payer|
|Sandcastle owners (from left): Amy Greeley, Doug Flicker, and Chele Payer|The three co-owners of Northbound Smokehouse: chef Bryce Strickler; manager Amy Johnson, and brewer Jamie Robinson.
It was an ambitious goal. To raise the final amount needed to open a small brewpub in Minneapolis, the owners of Northbound Smokehouse offered investors of $1,000 or more free beer for life. Did it work? Oh, did it ever.
We talked recently with Northbound brewer and part owner of the new south Minneapolis hot spot, Jamie Robinson, who brought us up to speed on how the unique business model is paying off for the six-month-old brewery, and what's coming next.
|Courtesy Beez Kneez|
|Beez Kneez is partnering with Kim Bartmann and ... you!|
In support of the plight of the declining bee population and a continuance of her mission to make her restaurants ever more sustainable, restaurateur Kim Bartmann, who also owns the home of the future Beez Kneez Honey House, is collaborating with the Permaculture Research Institute Cold Climate to expand the reach of the project. Her plan, in conjunction with the Beez Kneez, is to farm the grounds to provide food for the Tiny Diner, her upcoming seventh restaurant, scheduled to open this summer.
|Everest on Grand: Could it be one of the mystery spots on the Dishcrawl?|
Film lovers are in for a gastronomical treat this weekend as the Food & Wine Film Festival kicks off at St. Anthony Main Theatre. Over the next four days, foodie film classics such as Babette's Feast and the family-friendly Ratatouille will be shown alongside newcomers like Dead Sushi and indie flick Trattoria. To complement the gastrocentric films, the festival will present a series of events catered by local restaurants, providing a full-scale food experience.
The film "Lupe el de la Vaca" pays homage to the farmer's way of life in Mexico
We chatted with organizer Jesse Bishop, programming manager at the Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul, about how the festival came to be and why food and film make such a great fit.
Feast for the Eyes: Food & Wine Film Festival begins Thursday
Joy Summers Meat cooked on an Autodoner, not the "barbie."
|Image by beaudry filmworks|
|Just out of frame is a very sharp knife.|
The already bustling community of food tucks is about to receive a new member. And this member is aiming to please the little kid in all of us by serving all things tater, including tater tot nachos, bacon-wrapped tater tots, and something called Mama's Tater Tot Hot Dish. As he readies his truck for an early May opening, the Hot Dish sat down with the owner of Tot Boss, Daniel Docken, to discuss among other things, his transition to the food world and the art of tot making.
Tater Tots are now mobile. But will they become sentient?
|Andrea Cole Photography|
|One of the many inventive farm-fresh ice pops from 10,000 Licks|
After publishing our handy list of gluten-free dishes and treats from some of the most popular local food trucks, we discovered a brand spankin' new truck, Sassy Spoon, that is rolling out for the very first time this season, featuring an entirely gluten-free menu.
Go gluten-free, on the go
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