Order Up! The Rise and Fall of Minneapolis’ Restaurant Empires

Updated July 18, 2019 Order Up! is the Growler’s ongoing biweekly account of noteworthy Minnesota restaurant openings, closings, and future openings. Please send any tips to [email protected] All dates are approximate based on best information available; opening dates, in particular, tend to shift around a lot. THIS WEEK’S GIST: Empires rise, and empires fall—size, pedigree, and/or … [ Read more]

Order Up! Cheese Holes and Louisiana Food Fare Fun

Updated March 28, 2019 Order Up! is the Growler’s ongoing biweekly account of noteworthy Minnesota restaurant openings, closings, and future openings. Please send any tips to [email protected] All dates are approximate based on best information available; opening dates, in particular, tend to shift around a lot. THIS WEEK’S GIST: Cook St. Paul has built a reputation … [ Read more]

First Look: Pearl & the Thief brings Southern comfort to Stillwater

Executive chef Justin Sutherland and general manager Joseph Pirri of St. Paul’s Handsome Hog are opening their new Southern-inspired restaurant, Pearl & the Thief, in downtown Stillwater on Tuesday, May 29. Between the comfort food dishes and its striking design, Pearl & the Thief progresses the food and drink scene in the historic river town. … [ Read more]

Going whole hog with chef Justin Sutherland

Handsome Hog Chef Justin Sutherland talks heritage pork, whole-animal cuisine, and ramping up for Cochon555 Handsome Hog makes no bones about its commitment to whole-animal prep and decidedly pig-centric cuisine. So it makes sense that the Hog’s chef Justin Sutherland should make the list of standout Twin Cities-area chefs invited to compete in the Cochon555 … [ Read more]

Handsome Hog brings ‘Bourbon and Smoke’ to Lowertown

This gem is opening next week! Come for the ???? short rib and stay for the ????cocktails. @handsome_hog #mysaintpaul pic.twitter.com/9CJfv0bG5W — Magdalene Nitschke (@HelloMagdalene) March 17, 2016 The tagline for Handsome Hog is “Bourbon and Smoke”, and the new eatery by Carol March (Public Kitchen + Bar) in the former Bin Wine Bar space features plenty … [ Read more]