Chef Justin Grecco has suffered a sudden health crisis and has been forced to close his White Bear Lake restaurant Roman Anthony's, his other place, Grecco's on the St. Croix, is still up and running for the time being (although the website is down). As of now, they do not know if RA will re-open.CHANGES
Green Ox Meat Co. is in the middle of massive change. The Facebook message mentions a name change, a search for new space, and the halt of production for the time being. Stay tuned for more info ...
Matty O'Reilly is no longer part of the equation at Aster Cafe. The founding partner has been bought out under friendly terms. He still retains ownership in 318 Cafe and Republic and coyly mentioned that there might be some new stuff in the works.OPENS
Adele's is open for the season!COMING SOONHarriet Brewing's Divine Oculust and salted almond chocolate torte with Boom Island's Hoodoo Dubbel. ***** Angry Catfish is celebrating an anniversary and a new look this Saturday. To herald in the coming biking season, and show off their new sassy pants, ACF is taking 10% off in-store merch, handing out free Baker's Wife donuts, and giving away free pint glasses at the keg tapping at 5pm. ***** Salut is getting piggy with it. Sorry. On March 21st, the Edina location will be the site of a Tour de Cochon. Reserve your spot soon to be one of the 50 people who will pay $150 to dig into a monster mangalitsa pork feast designed by chefs Tim McKee, C.J. Van Proosdy, Anthony Leonhardi, and Adrienne Odom. It will be a 17 dish family-style meal which McKee likens to a "French country picnic" that is just laden with things like bacon, lardon, confit, paté, and rillettes. Damn lucky French. ***** LiftBridge Brewery is throwing a release party for its new Irish Coffee Stout on March 10th. The $10 ticket buys you a glass and first beer, some Irish music, Reuben sliders from Patriot's Tavern, and general ballyhoo. ***** The Modern is introducing Vintage Pour Thursdays (hot on the heels of Whiskey & Meat Wednesdays). They are pulling the dusty bottles (some dating back to 1800) out of the vault and hosting a little boozy history lesson. You'll also want to check out the new late night cocktail hour and menu available after 9 pm: well hello $3 fries and $9 gnocchi.