The staff of The Heavy Table and the crew at Peace Coffee are proud to announce the seventh 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 5:30-8:30pm on Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Peace Coffee roastery 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 3:30pm 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 VII at the Peace Coffee Roastery — #NCN7
Saturday, Feb. 9, 5:30-8:30pm, 2801 21st Ave S # 130 Minneapolis, MN
Pre-Nosh starts at 3:30pm, runs through 5:15pm
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 3:30pm, 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. 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.
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 supports our non-profit partner (in this case, Grow Ahead crowd-funded coffee) and support The Heavy Table’s mission of documenting food and drink in the Upper Midwest.
What Purveyors Will Be at the Pre-Nosh?
We have confirmed Peace Coffee, Summit Brewing, Thousand Hills Cattle Company, and St. Croix Chocolate Company for the pre-Nosh event. Each will share special samples, offer a presentation about the craft that creates their food or drink, and answer questions from small groups of guests.
What Purveyors Will Be at the Nosh’s Main Event*?
2 Gingers Irish Whiskey
Angel Food Bakery
Badger Hill Brewing
Caves of Faribault
Cedar Summit Farm
Chowgirls Killer Catering
Common Roots Catering
Gamle Ode Minnesota Aquavit
Gray Duck Chai
Indeed Brewing Company
Izzy’s Ice Cream
Poor Boy Candy
Singing Hills Goat Dairy
Sunny Road Cheese
St. Croix Chocolate Company
Sweet Science Ice Cream
Thousand Hills Cattle Company
*Final list will feature 25-30 purveyors; actual list may vary slightly from what you see above.
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