North Coast Nosh

Sarah McGee / Becca Dilley

Sarah McGee / Becca Dilley

The staff of the Heavy Table and the crew at Peace Coffee are proud to announce the 2014 schedule for The North Coast Nosh. This local food sip-and-sample gathering features purveyors such as brewers, cheesemakers, coffee roasters, and more sharing tastes of their products with our food-loving guests.

Nosh XI will take place Saturday, May 3 at the Soap Factory (5-8pm with Pre-Nosh from 3:30-5pm). Tickets now available!

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Nosh XII will take place Friday, Aug. 15 at Open Arms (time TBD).

Featuring the Pre-Nosh

We’re also throwing a special party before each Nosh for guests who want to dive deeply into the world of local food and drink. Four of our vendors will be offering some in-depth Q&A, storytelling, and special tastes to our early attendees. Please arrive promptly so we can start the show on time, and get ready to meet (in series) four of the most interesting creators of food or drink in the Upper Midwest.

Becca Dilley / Heavy Table

Becca Dilley / Heavy Table

Ticket price includes all applicable taxes and processing fees, as well as free samples of food and drink; attendees must be 21 years of age or older and have valid ID. Tickets will be sold through Eventbrite, and will be issued and taken electronically — tickets will not be mailed. Barring a sellout, we will also sell tickets at the door for $30 – to the Nosh only, not the pre-Nosh.

Tickets for the pre-Nosh special event include additional sampling, special presentations from a select group of purveyors, and full admission to North Coast Nosh.

The Soap Factory

The Soap Factory

What Makes the North Coast Nosh Different?

The secret behind the Nosh is simple: We fight to ensure that guests and purveyors have a great experience. That means we limit the number of tickets sold and we hand select the purveyors to feature the best of creative, local food. Guests can sample freely and comfortably, and purveyors can actually meet our guests and talk about their food and drink. The North Coast Nosh was named “Best Foodie Event” in 2012 by Minnesota Monthly, which praised the event as a “cozier” alternative to big food fests, with “small, local, upstart” vendors.

Katie Cannon / Heavy Table

Katie Cannon / Heavy Table

What Kind of Food and Drink Will Be Sampled?

The exact mix always varies, but expect artisan cheese, craft beer, lovingly created baked goods and candies, fine charcuterie, and some creative and playful newcomers. Full list of participants will be listed on our site. By the time you’ve left the event, you will have enjoyed an edible snapshot of the best the Upper Midwest has to offer.

Becca Dilley / Heavy Table

Becca Dilley / Heavy Table

Are There Hidden Charges for Guests or Purveyors?

No. Your ticket allows you access to sample all of the food and drink on site, generally one bite-sized morsel at a time. Purveyors pay no fee to participate. Money raised from ticket sales support our non-profit partner (in this case, the Soap Factory) and support the Heavy Table’s mission of documenting food and drink in the Upper Midwest.

What Purveyors Will Be at the Pre-Nosh?

Our Pre-Nosh purveyors include Fulton Beer (read our recent beer / cheese pairing), Phillips Distilling (read our profile), Meadowlands Chocolate Company (read our profile), and Prairie Dogs (read our review).

What Purveyors Will Be at the Nosh’s Main Event*?

Confirmed vendors for North Coast Nosh XI (out of 30+ expected)*:

Alemar Cheese
Badger Hill Brewing
Birchwood
Chowgirls Killer Catering
Fulton Beer
Gerhard’s Brats
Gray Duck Chai
Just Add Beer Bread
Kalona Supernatural
Kyatchi
Meadowlands Chocolate Company
Patisserie 46
Peace Coffee
Petite Sweets Pastries
Philia Foods
Phillips Distilling Company
Prairie Dogs
Red Stag Supper Club
Schell’s Brewery
Shepherd’s Way Farms
Sociable Cider Werks
Sweet Jules Caramels
Sweet Science Ice Cream
Triple Crown BBQ Sauce
Verdant Tea

*Final lineup is usually close to expected lineup, but vendors may be added or deleted as circumstances dictate.

Past Heavy Table Events

February 9, 2010: From Open Flames to Sous Vide: A Dinner
February 17, 2010: Heavy Table First Anniversary Party
June 10, 2011: North Coast Nosh
September 30, 2011: North Coast Nosh II
January 20, 2012: North Coast Nosh III
April 14, 2012: North Coast Nosh IV
August 17, 2012: North Coast Nosh V
October 13, 2012: North Coast Nosh VI
Feb. 9, 2013: North Coast Nosh VII
May 12, 2013: North Coast Nosh VIII
Aug. 17, 2013: North Coast Nosh IX