North Coast Nosh
The staff of the Heavy Table and the crew at Peace Coffee are proud to announce the eighth edition of 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.
The Nosh will take place 6-9pm on Saturday, May 11 at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis.
Introducing the Pre-Nosh
We’re also throwing a special party before the party 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. Your Pre-Nosh ticket helps support these local food heroes. Please arrive promptly at 4:30pm 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.
North Coast Nosh VIII at the American Swedish Institute — #NCN8
Saturday, May 11, 6-9pm, 2600 Park Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN
Pre-Nosh starts at 4:30pm, runs through 6pm
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.
Tickets for the pre-Nosh special event, which starts promptly at 4:30pm, include additional sampling, special presentations from a select group of purveyors, and full admission to North Coast Nosh.
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.
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.
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, American Swedish Institute) and support the Heavy Table’s mission of documenting food and drink in the Upper Midwest.
What Purveyors Will Be at the Pre-Nosh?
What Purveyors Will Be at the Nosh’s Main Event*?
45th Parallel Spirits
Alemar Cheese Company
Angie’s Artisan Treats
Badger Hill Brewing Company
Bad Weather Brewing
Boom Island Brewing Company
Bread Star Rising
Caves of Faribault
Cocoa and Fig
Fika at the American Swedish Institute
Fika Coffee of Grand Marais
Gamle Ode Dill Aquavit
Petite Sweets Pastries
Saint John’s Abbey
Sassy Nanny Farmestead Cheese
Sweet Science Ice Cream
Triple Crown BBQ Sauce
Wild Run Salmon
*Final list will feature 30-35 purveyors; actual list may vary slightly from what you see here.
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