North Coast Nosh IV: The Recap
Peace Coffee’s South Minneapolis roastery played host this Saturday evening to more than 300 guests and 22 local purveyors of food and drink at the fourth edition of the North Coast Nosh sip-and-sample. Music and a lively crowd fed a warehouse-party vibe, and fine eats from Minnesota and Wisconsin fed the guests. (Tickets are now on sale for North Coast Nosh V at Open Arms on Aug. 17; for more on Peace Coffee, check out our profile, our cinemagraphs, and photographer Becca Dilley’s making-of post.)
Staffers from Peace Coffee hosted three 15-person cupping classes (above top and bottom right) and made pour-over coffee for all the evening’s guests.
Above, from top down and left to right: Cookie Cart (teamed up with Cedar Summit Farm milk), Chowgirls grits paired up with Sadia’s Gourmet Sauce, Gastrotruck sliders being made, Sadia Abdi from Sadia’s Gourmet Sauce, the sliders (ready to eat!), Harriet Brewing, Bliss Granola samples with yogurt, and the granola displayed in bags.
Above: HeathGlen’s Blueberry Lavender Merlot Jam, Gai Gai Thai hot sauce paired with Patisserie 46 pastry, Summit Stout floats with Peace Coffee-flavored Izzy’s Ice Cream, Lucid Brewing, charcuterie from Three Sons Meat Co. (formerly Green Ox), Bogart Loves doughnuts, chocolates from Patisserie 46, Cocoa and Fig oatmeal peanut butter sandwich cookies, Four Daughters wines, pretzels from Common Roots, the mascot for Cakedy Candy Bars, Alemar Bent River Camembert on bread, and Caves of Faribault blue cheese.
James Norton is editor and co-founder of the Heavy Table. He is also the co-author of a book about Minnesota sandwiches and the people who eat them, the co-author of a book about Wisconsin’s master cheesemakers, and a daily video blogger for CHOW. His latest book is a guide to the food and restaurants of Minneapolis and St. Paul called the Food Lovers’ Guide to the Twin Cities. Norton has written about food for Culture: The Word on Cheese, Salon, Gastronomica, Popular Science, Saveur.com, Minnesota Monthly, and City Pages (as a weekly restaurant reviewer).