Announcing North Coast Nosh XI at The Soap Factory


The Soap Factory
The Soap Factory

Tickets are now available for the eleventh edition of the North Coast Nosh sip and sample, which takes place Saturday, May 3, at The Soap Factory art space in Minneapolis. We can’t wait to welcome our guests and introduce them to some amazing local purveyors: more than 30 bakers, brewers, cheesemakers, and more from Minnesota and Wisconsin. First-time vendors include Prairie Dogs, Kyatchi, Schell’s, Phillips Distilling, and more!


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.

Our Pre-Nosh purveyors include Fulton Beer (read our recent beer / cheese pairing), Phillips Distilling (read our profile), Meadowlands Chocolate Company (read our profile), and Prairie Dogs (read our review).


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.

Natalie Champa Jennings / Heavy Table
Natalie Champa Jennings / Heavy Table


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!

Natalie Champa Jennings / Heavy Table
Natalie Champa Jennings / Heavy Table

North Coast Nosh XI at The Soap Factory
Saturday, May 3, 5-8pm, 514 2nd St SE, Minneapolis, MN — Pre-Nosh from 3:30-5pm

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 Nosh’s Main Event*?

Alemar Cheese
Badger Hill Brewing
Chowgirls Killer Catering
Fulton Beer
Gerhard’s Brats
Gray Duck Chai
Just Add Beer Bread
Kalona Supernatural
Meadowlands Chocolate Company
Patisserie 46
Peace Coffee
Petite Sweets Pastries
Philia Foods
Phillips Distilling Company
Prairie Dogs
Red Stag Supper Club
Schell’s Brewery
Shepherd’s Way Farms
Sociable Cider Werks
Sweet Jules Caramels
Sweet Science Ice Cream
Triple Crown BBQ Sauce
Verdant Tea

*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
August 17, 2013: North Coast Nosh IX
February 23, 2014: North Coast Nosh X