Order Up! With spike in COVID-19 cases, how will Minnesota’s food halls fare?

Updated July 15, 2020 Order Up! is the Growler’s ongoing weekly account of noteworthy Minnesota restaurant openings, closings, and future openings. Due to the impact of COVID-19, much of this column documents restaurants altering, ceasing, or resuming service based on current pandemic conditions. Please send any tips to [email protected] All dates are approximate based on … [ Read more]

Order Up! With In Bloom at Keg and Case closing, fine dining takes another hit

Updated July 9, 2020 Order Up! is the Growler’s ongoing weekly account of noteworthy Minnesota restaurant openings, closings, and future openings. Due to the impact of COVID-19, much of this column documents restaurants altering, ceasing, or resuming service based on current pandemic conditions. Please send any tips to [email protected] All dates are approximate based on … [ Read more]

Order Up! State of the Minnesota Dining Room – The Latest Restaurant Openings and Closings

Updated June 25, 2020 Order Up! is the Growler’s ongoing weekly account of noteworthy Minnesota restaurant openings, closings, and future openings. Due to the impact of COVID-19, much of this column documents restaurants altering, ceasing, or resuming service based on current pandemic conditions. Please send any tips to [email protected] All dates are approximate based on … [ Read more]

Order Up! New Minneapolis bistro serving up ‘North Dakotan cuisine’

Updated March 5, 2020 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: The opening of Mary Ellen’s Bistro … [ Read more]

Order Up! Minnesota chefs and restaurants fill James Beard Semi-Finalist list

Updated February 27, 2020 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: The Minneapolis–St. Paul scene is resonating … [ Read more]

Order Up! New London’s farm to table restaurant Model Citizen closing at end of March

Updated January 30, 2020 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: Sometimes closures hit close to home, … [ Read more]

Order Up! Blackbird Cafe’s 13-year odyssey comes to an end

Updated January 16, 2020 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: What causes a restaurant to close? … [ Read more]

Order Up! As we enter the New Year, we say goodbye to some long-time favorite restaurants

Updated January 2, 2020 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: New Year’s may mark new beginnings … [ Read more]

Order Up! Birchwood Cafe and the Minnesota Farmers Union look to build on their State Fair success in the Spoonriver space

Updated December 5, 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: The loss of locally-focused Spoonriver felt … [ Read more]

Order Up! The closure of two old-school Italian joints suggest the end of an era

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: There’s probably nothing to the closure, within a couple of … [ Read more]

Order Up! It’s the Great Minnesotan Bake-Off

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: There seems to be no limit to Minnesota’s interest in … [ Read more]

Order Up! Pomp and Flash and Steak at Rosedale’s Baldamar

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]om. All dates are approximate based on best information available; opening dates, in particular, tend to shift around a lot. THIS WEEK’S GIST: Is there life still left in the steakhouse format? The pomp … [ Read more]

Order Up! Is Rosedale Mall’s food hall reboot going to be made of sturdier stuff?

Updated September 25, 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: The upcoming re-opening of the food … [ Read more]

Order Up! Graze Provisions sets the Internet ablaze

Updated September 13, 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 the best information available; opening dates, in particular, tend to shift around a lot. THIS WEEK’S GIST: The opening of Graze Provisions + … [ Read more]

Order Up! Keg and Case 2.0

Updated August 15, 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: The evolution of the Keg and Case food … [ Read more]