Announcing North Coast Nosh IX at The Soap Factory


Tickets are now available for the ninth edition of the North Coast Nosh sip and sample, which takes place Saturday, August 17, at The Soap Factory art space in Minneapolis. We can’t wait to welcome our guests and introduce them to our largest lineup of purveyors yet: more than 35 bakers, brewers, cheesemakers, and more from Minnesota and Wisconsin. Summer will still be going full blast, so expect some cool treats including premium ice cream, rare gourmet iced teas, chilled cocktails, street food, and more!

We’ll also be offering a wide variety of local food-themed posters for sale, courtesy of the Chowgirls-Midwest Pantry Local Food Poster Show. (And if you’re sold on the Nosh letterpress poster by Lunalux, pictured above, you can buy it along with your ticket on our Eventbrite page.) Note: We will also sell tickets at the door for $30 – to the Nosh only, not 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.

Our Pre-Nosh purveyors include Peace Coffee (read our interview), Alemar Cheese (read our recent review), Gerhard’s Brats (read our profile), and Badger Hill Brewing.


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 exact mix always varies, but expect artisan cheese, craft beer, lovingly created baked goods and candies, fine charcuterie, and some creative and playful newcomers. A 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.


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 supports our non-profit partner (in this case, The Soap Factory) and The Heavy Table’s mission of documenting food and drink in the Upper Midwest.

We’ll see you at the Nosh!

North Coast Nosh IX at The Soap Factory
Saturday, August 17, 6-9pm, 514 2nd St SE, Minneapolis, MN

Ticket price ($27 or $54 for the Pre-Nosh) includes free samples of food and drink; attendees must be 21 years of age or older and have valid ID. Tickets are available through Eventbrite — they can be printed out or displayed at the door on a smartphone.

What Purveyors Will Be at the Pre-Nosh?

Our Pre-Nosh purveyors will include Alemar Cheese, Peace Coffee, Gerhard’s Brats and one more to be determined.

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

Alemar Cheese
Badger Hill Brewing
Bad Weather Brewing
Boom Island Brewing
B.T. McElrath Chocolatier
Chowgirls Killer Catering
Coco-Amour Macaroons
Dangerous Man Brewing
Dashfire Bitters
Faribault Dairy
Fulton Beer
Gamle Ode Aquavit
Gerhard’s Brats
Golden Fig
Gray Duck Chai
Heather’s Dirty Goodness Spice Mixes
Joia Soda
Kalona Supernatural
Lucid Brewing
Lucille’s Kitchen Garden
Malone’s All-Natural Simple Syrups
Moral Omnivore
Peace Coffee
Petite Sweets Pastries
Poorboy Candy
St. Croix Chocolate Company
Sunrise Creative Gourmet
Sweet Science Ice Cream
Tap Minneapolis
Triple Crown BBQ Sauce
Verdant Tea
Way Better Snacks

*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
Roots to Table: An Indeed Beer Dinner at Red Stag Supperclub
May 12, 2013: North Coast Nosh VIII