It's 2.0 Fever! Rusty Taco opened a second location, this time in Nordeast and with a liquor license. Margaritas ahoy! It's located in the space next to the old Wilde Roast.
And Masu will open this Sunday in the shiny Mall of America. The space feels just like the Nordeast location, still v. cool but smaller. Exec Chef Chris Olson will be manning the operation and dealing with all the mall people.
There's a new pizza-winery just south of St. Peter. Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery is open to the public and its tasting room features Neapolitan pizzas, cured meats, and antipasti along with its locally grown wines.CHANGES/MOVES/COMING SOON
First of all, you heard about the Sopranos-close-Figlio-open didn't you? The world is shifting, but JP Samuelson remains.
Pizza Luce is going into the former Bridgeman's site in Richfield of W. 66th, continuing their world domination. PS ... Luce now delivers pints of Izzy's ice cream, y'all.Food Forward. The show, which airs at 12:30 pm and 6:30pm on channel 2, focuses on real food people (chefs, scientists, farmers, eaters, etc.) who are working hard to create a healthier food system. ***** And why not get farmy this weekend? Join up with the Eat Local Farm Tour and meet the people growing and making the tasty things you love. Head down to Shepherd's Way and check out the cheese, then maybe loop over to L & R Poultry and Produce and walk through the sugar maple grove. Download the guide book to help you on your way. ***** Beer Dabbler will be killing it at Highland Fest this weekend, while the All Points North beer fest in Duluth will likely be a big draw for lovers of the suds. ***** And if you haven't heard, Chef Marcus Samuelson will be in town on Tuesday the 24th for a lot of signing for his new memoir Yes, Chef. The Cook's event is sold out, but I think you can still catch him at Macy's and the American Swedish Institute if you hurry and sign up.