Announcing North Coast Nosh VIII at the American Swedish Institute

Kate NG Sommers / Kate NG Sommers /Becca Dilley / Heavy Table

Tickets are now available for the eighth edition of the North Coast Nosh sip and sample, which takes place Saturday, May 11 at the American Swedish Institute’s new Nelson Cultural Center. We can’t wait to welcome our guests and introduce them to our largest lineup of purveyors yet: more than 30 bakers, brewers, cheesemakers, and more from Minnesota and Wisconsin.


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 Sweet Science Ice Cream (read our profile), Verdant Tea (read our profile), Saint John’s Abbey, and the Caves of Faribault (view our mini-doc).


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 American Swedish Institute) 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 VIII at the American Swedish Institute’s Nelson Cultural Center
Saturday, May 11, 6-9pm, 2600 Park Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

Ticket price ($26.90 or $53.80 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.

Confirmed Vendors for North Coast Nosh VI (out of 30+ expected)*:
45th Parallel Spirits
10,000 Licks
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
Corner Table
Crapola Granola
Fika at the American Swedish Institute
Fika Coffee of Grand Marais
Fresh Bar
Fulton Beer
Gamle Ode Dill Aquavit
Gerhard’s Brats
Golden Fig
Joia Soda
Kalona SuperNatural
Kaveli Foods
Lucid Brewing
Modern Cafe
Patisserie 46
Peace Coffee
Petite Sweets Pastries
Saint John’s Abbey
Sassy Nanny Farmestead Cheese
Sweet Science Ice Cream
Thousand Hills
Triple Crown BBQ Sauce
Verdant Tea
Wild Run Salmon

*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

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