I simply must tell you that I have the strongest desire to walk around popping off with a fake British accent. I want to call you all "gits" and force feed you black pudding or bubble and squeak this morning. I have a brekkie meeting and I plan to order everything with the word Royal in front of it: May I have a Royal latte? Does that egg sandwich come with Royal ham? No? Then be off with it. I know what you're thinking, that I've been noshing on jammie dodgers and quaffing Pimm's Cups since 4 am, yeah? Well, that's none of your Royal business, you right chuffer. Indeed.
The Bullfrog opened the doors last night on Hennepin. It looks like there will be plenty of beer on tap and low country cookin' in the kitchen of this Cajun bar. Sounds like po' boys and maybe, finally, some crawdads in the city! Hoooo boy.
Wuollet Bakery opened in the skyway.
The cute little Green Spoon is having their Grand Opening today! This mod cafe on University near East Bank is high on my list of gottacheckitout. It's an American/Korean story they're telling, like pulled pork sammie with kimchi and pickles. After 6pm today they'll be passing out some free nosh, go say hi.
Chilly Billy's is open in Dinkytown. It's a frozen yogurt shop in which you pay by weight, some measly little .45 an ounce. Of course you're going to get excited by all 10 yogurt flavors, not to mention the over 40 kinds of doodads like fruit and candy that you can add, so don't even think of going in for a "light snack".
Did I forget to mention The Forum closed? It did.
Republic takes over the Seven Corners Preston's space this weekend.
Tour de Farm has officially kicked off ticket sales for the seasonal farm dinners. This year, there are some different styles of meals, including a big ticket meal at Axdahl Farms courtesy of Team Woodman, and a breakfast picnic at Riverbend with what might be called a Serious Pastry Lady Collective. Keep watching the site for more dates and events to be released.
Do you sometimes find yourself perusing the food blogs and, while licking the screen, wondering if the stuff they post tastes as good as it looks? Well, a number of them are willing to put a little proof pudding on the table at Kitchen in the Market's Great American Bake Sale on May 14th, benefitting Share our Strength. Over 30 of our local bloggers will pony up the goods from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Midtown Global Market.
If you are friend of all things porcine, you'll want to check out Il Gatto's Festa Mangalitsa on Tuesday May 17th. It'll be a serious pig feast, featuring the so-hot-right-now mangalitsa breed of pig that yeilds some darn luscious and tasty meat. McKee and Christiansen intend to cook the whole animal, snout to tail, in a multi course meal for $112. Call to reserve.