North Coast Nosh

Becca Dilley / Heavy Table

Becca Dilley / Heavy Table


The staff of the Heavy Table and the crew at Peace Coffee are proud to announce 2015’s edition of the North Coast Nosh, curated by Sean Sherman, The Sioux Chef (above). This local food sip-and-sample gathering will celebrate native foods at the History Center in St. Paul, and features appearances by Sherman, author Heid Erdrich (Original Local), and more including more than fifteen purveyors of food with a truly local flavor.

This event celebrates the History Center’s “Modern Spirit” exhibit which features work by Ojibwe artist George Morrison, and will feature a variety of indigenous flavors including maple candy, wild rice pasta, buffalo bars, wild teas, and much more.

The Nosh will take place Thursday, Feb. 19 from 7-10pm at the Minnesota History Center. Tickets are now available!

This event is made possible by underwriting support from the Hungry Turtle Institute and Mississippi Market.


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.

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.

superiortastes2wildriceWhat Kind of Food and Drink Will Be Sampled?

The exact mix always varies, but we offer a full list of participants 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 History Center) and support the Heavy Table’s mission of documenting food and drink in the Upper Midwest.

What Purveyors Will Be at the Nosh?

Becca Dilley / Heavy Table

Becca Dilley / Heavy Table

Here’s the lineup*:

Birchwood Cafe
Bon Appetit Management Company
Common Roots
Dinner on the Farm
Dream of Wild Health
Fabulous Catering
Farm Table Restaurant
Harriet Brasserie
Heid Erdrich
Hungry Turtle Institute
Kalona SuperNatural
Little Earth Tribal Gardens
Native Harvest
Red Lake Nation Fishery
Red Thunderbird Endeavors
Sioux Chef, The
Tanka Bar
Third Bird, The
University of Minnesota-Minneapolis Department of American Indian Studies
Wozupi Tribal Gardens

*This list is partial and will be added to. 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
February 9, 2013: North Coast Nosh VII
May 12, 2013: North Coast Nosh VIII
August 17, 2013: North Coast Nosh IX
February 23, 2014: North Coast Nosh X
May 3, 2014: North Coast Nosh XI
August 15, 2014: North Coast Nosh XII