For the past 10 years, the Heavy Table has been working with local partners to present the North Coast Nosh, a sip-and-sample event that shares the best food and drink of the Upper Midwest with our guests. In 2020, things are a little different: In partnership with the remarkable Food Building of Northeast Minneapolis, we’re doing a distanced North Coast Nosh from noon-6pm on Friday, December 4. Ticketholders drive up to the Food Building, pick up a delicious box of food and beverages from Minnesota makers, and then head home to sample and enjoy a Zoom presentation at 6pm.
All tickets to the original North Coast Nosh sold out within days of telling our newsletter subscribers about the event, but we’re pleased to announce that 11 of our purveyors will be sharing more of their delicious wares to help us make a ticketed Mini-Nosh experience.
Just like the full North Coast Nosh, you’ll pick a box of goodies up at the Food Building on Friday, Dec. 4 and join us for a Zoom event at 6pm that evening. The only difference is the ticket price ($30, rather than $50) and a slightly smaller collection of food and beverages.
Here are the official purveyors of the 2020 North Coast Nosh at the Food Building:
ALEMAR CHEESE COMPANY | Nosh AND Mini-Nosh
About Alemar Cheese: Alemar Cheese is what happens when imagination, research, work and patience converge to create something incredible.
Since its founding in 2008, the Alemar Cheese company has become one of the most out-of-the-park success stories to emerge from Southern Minnesota – small-batch cheeses, originally produced in a small Minnesota town, that made their way up through the artisan cheese circuit and into fine restaurants, cheese shops and stores worldwide.
BAGEL TAÏM | Nosh only
About Bagel Taïm: Bagel Taïm (that’s Hebrew for tasty) began in the kitchen of an upper level duplex in the beginning of the COVID-19 lockdown. We believe in making damn good bagels at a damn good price. Bagel Taïm is The People’s Bagel – proudly made from scratch by and for the working class in the heart of South Minneapolis.
BAKER’S FIELD FLOUR AND BREAD | Nosh AND Mini-Nosh
About Baker’s Field: We are bakers milling flour for bakers. Our region grows an incredible variety of grains, so it just makes sense to mill those grains into flour in our hometown. By connecting the bakers’ demand for quality flours with the farmers’ desire to grow unique breeds of grains Baker’s Field Flour & Bread is linking the key people necessary to make delicious bread: farmers, millers, and bakers. We are helping to create a demand for quality grains that our farmers experiment with to find unique flavors, as well as grains that are resilient and regenerative for the soil in a changing climate.
CRAPOLA GRANOLA | Nosh only
About Crapola Granola: Since our humble beginning almost ten years ago, we have grown our granola product line and our distribution area. We have put the “fun” in “functional” food, and reminded scores of people about the importance of fiber in their diet, in our own signature style. We have had a lot of fun marketing our granola, but we’re serious when it comes to quality.
DRINKS APOTHECARY | Nosh and Mini-Nosh
About Drinks Apothecary: Garden Variety Bloody Mary Mix is produced by Nick Kosevich of Bittercube and is the first product available in a line of high-quality yet affordable cocktail mixers called Drinks Apothecary. Stay tuned for Citrus Grove Sour Mix, Simple Syrup, Olive Brine and Disco Citrus. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
EARL GILES BOTTLING COMPANY | Nosh and Mini-Nosh
About Earl Giles: A Minneapolis based beverage company specializing in small-batch non-alcoholic cocktail mixers including artisanal syrups, elixirs, and ginger beer. Working with fresh produce, applying exotic extracts, and discovering rare spices uphold our commitment of Earl Giles providing an exceptional experience to our community.
HERBIVOROUS BUTCHER | Nosh only
About Herbivorous Butcher: The Herbivorous Butcher is America’s first vegan butcher shop, founded by siblings Aubry and Kale Walch. They make plant-based meats and cheeses in their northeast Minneapolis shop and ship to customers and retail partners nationwide. They also operate a seasonal food truck and have a non-profit farm sanctuary called Herbivorous Acres.
HONEY + RYE BAKEHOUSE | Nosh and Mini-Nosh
About Honey + Rye: Honey & Rye is a local and woman-owned venture, founded by Minnesota native Anne Andrus. Led by her passion for baking, family, and community, she is committed to producing small batch baked goods using locally sourced ingredients. We serve artisan breads, locally-roasted coffee, and pastries that change by the season.
KIERAN’S KITCHEN | Nosh and Mini-Nosh
About Kieran’s Kitchen: Kieran’s Kitchen Northeast is a restaurant, market & bar located in the historic Food Building in Northeast Minneapolis. We share the work of artisans and makers who create incredible products right here in the Food Building, including Red Table Meat Company, Baker’s Field Flour & Bread, and Alemar Cheese Company. The result is a “dig in and consider the source” philosophy that delivers transparency from the makers to our executive chef’s mindful creations to the neighborhood we love.
NORDIC WARE | Nosh only
About Nordic Ware: An inspirational American success story, Nordic Ware was founded in 1946 by a determined wife, Dotty, and her resourceful husband Dave, newly back from the Second World War. With only $500 in their pockets, a humble kitchenware company was launched from the basement of their home in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Undoubtedly, Nordic Ware’s most famous item is the Bundt® pan, which can be found in over 73 million households around the world. Now approaching its 75th anniversary, Nordic Ware is still proudly manufacturing the vast majority of its products in Minneapolis.
PEACE COFFEE | Nosh only
About Peace Coffee: Since 1996, Peace Coffee has been In It For Good. The socially conscious coffee roasting company is a Certified B Corp, bringing transparency to the coffee industry while delivering expertly roasted, small batch organic and fair-trade coffee (often via bicycle in the Minneapolis and St. Paul area) to its many fans. The beans for its blends, which include customer favorites like Tree Hugger, Twin Cities, and Birchwood, come from farmer-owned cooperatives in Guatemala, Honduras, Peru, Nicaragua, Ethiopia, Colombia, Sumatra and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
REDHEAD CREAMERY | Nosh and Mini-Nosh
About Redhead Creamery: Redhead Creamery made our first batch of cheese in 2013 and by the end of 2014 we had built and opened up our own cheese making facility right here on our family farm, Jer-Lindy Farms. But the ridiculously good cheese you taste today in our cheese shop is the culmination of years of study, trips to artisan cheese plants, funding campaigns, testing, waiting, sampling and starting over.
RED TABLE MEAT COMPANY | Nosh and Mini-Nosh
About Red Table: Mike Phillips has been working on forming Red Table Meat Co. for perhaps his whole life. Growing up in a small, rural farming community, he worked for farmers, went to school with farmers, heck, he dated the Clay County Pork Queen! He saw their struggles and their tireless work. That powerful sense of community never left him. And now, Red Table Meat Co. couples those values with well-made, thoughtfully crafted products.
RUSTICA | Nosh and Mini-Nosh
About Rustica: Since 2004, Rustica bakers couple old world techniques that have been perfected over time, along with the best local ingredients. We’re proud to serve such a large variety of this great community’s beloved baked goods, meals and drinks.
ST. CROIX CHOCOLATE COMPANY | Nosh only
About St. Croix Chocolate Company: St. Croix Chocolate Company makes fine, fresh and beautiful artisan chocolates and caramel sauces. Gift boxes are available, as are a wide variety of seasonal specialties exclusive to St. Croix Chocolate Company. Recent winner of International Chocolate Salon Truffle Artistry gold award and Scovie Award winner for non-alcoholic beverage.
TREE FORT SODA | Nosh and Mini-Nosh
About Tree Fort: Minnesota Local – Classically Inspired Naturally Brewed Soda. We founded Tree Fort with the idea that soda should be a treat. That’s why we only use real juice, real cane sugar, real honey, and all natural extracts and essential oils. Recipes revived from old school brews from before the days of artificial flavoring create our all-natural, classic soda for the ages.
UNION HMONG KITCHEN | Nosh and Mini-Nosh
About Union Hmong Kitchen: Union Hmong Kitchen is a pop up restaurant experience that features Hmong culture, stories, rituals, foods and flavors. We marry local traditions with those from back home in South and Eastern Asia to bring Hmong flavors to American palates.
VERDANT TEA | Nosh only
About Verdant Tea: Minnesota-based Verdant Tea is founded on over a decade of relationship-building with farmers across China. That’s why our tea partners are some of our oldest friends. To us, transparency isn’t a buzz-word –it is a code of conduct. The He Family, tea farmers in Laoshan, co-founded and co-own Verdant Tea China. We believe real partnerships, collaboration, and advocacy are the future of our industry. Our teas are available for fast Minnesota delivery. Our new blends project Chroma is available for local courier delivery alongside Tree Fort Soda and Prohibition Kombucha on a new shared site chromatea.co
Chroma Tea Website: http://chromatea.co