from The Curious Goat Facebook page
>> Bistro La Roux, the restaurant version of Cajun 2 Geaux food truck, has quietly opened up in Circle Pines. The lunch and dinner spot is serving po' boys, etouffee, jambalaya, catfish 'n' grits, and something called boo fries. I don't know, I think good beignets and a worthy bananas Foster might be worth a drive north.
>> Insight Brewing isn't really open yet, but they are having an open house tonight. Head over and check out the digs, sample the beers, perhaps join the brewing club, get your I-sipped-it-first beer cred. Jump it off.
>> Launching this weekend at Sociable Cider Werks is Ian Gray's new food truck, The Curious Goat. It will be there all weekend long, during tap room hours, and if there be cheese curds and a pint in your future, count yourself #blessed.
>> Stuff at the MIA is changing, as Stock & Badge is changing. Looks like the closing of Parka was just the beginning, and now the team wants to get out of the restaurant game overall. Agra Culture will be taking over the food service at the museum, meaning that all those interesting on the outset concepts (Half Pint, Grain Stack) are going away.
>> Do you think at all that you might partake in a little game watching on Sunday? It could be pro football, it could be kid soccer (raises hand), all I know is that what makes it better is a little BBQ. Guess who's your daddy? Pig Ate My Pizza is your daddy by offering on Sundays during football season a mess of good thing for you to come over, pick up, and take out from 11am -4pm. Yes, slow smoked pork, beef brisket, whole dry-rubbed chicken wings, baked beans, and more. Call ahead to order, head in, feel free to stay and watch the game there too.
>> Also, did you know that The Rookery is doing brunch on Saturdays? The kids are putting up 10 courses of Rookery morning madness for $40 (which includes tax and gratuity). Grab a ticket for your seat, you'll be able to buy bevvies on the spot and also select from the wheeling pastry cart for extras.
>> Whippersnapper hard cider is being released this weekend at Sweetland Orchard. The young and sweet cider is only available at the orchard, so get down, get sipping, get a tour of the cidery.
>> If your lederhosen are still at the cleaners, and the thought of a corn maze jammed with kiddos makes you have a coronary, you should get your self a Ramen Burger at Ramen Massive Attack on Sunday.
>> Don't miss your chance to get back to the land, get a little dirt under your fingernails and do some of the farm work that makes your kale life possible. The Crop Mob at Riverbend Farm on Saturday is a family friendly event, during which you can roll up your sleeves, lend a helping hand, learn about a real working farm, and have a little lunch courtesy of Birchwood. Fair trade, indeed.
>> Next Thursday you can pay homage to those fish that may lack a bit of self-esteem. The Fringe Fish Dinner is part of the MN Zoo's Fish Smart and Sea to Table programs and will feature five courses of fish you may not know, including striped mullet and spiny dogfish. The chefs working with these fringey fish are Scott Pampuch, Thomas Boemer, Matt Bickford, Robert Wohlfiel, and Ryan Cook.