Mike Phillips on Green Ox, His New Meat Company

Chef Mike Phillips has built a strong local reputation in recent years for his work at the Craftsman, particularly for putting together what many consider the best charcuterie plate in the Upper Midwest, and among the best in the country. Now, he’s leaving the Craftsman and going into business with Kieran Folliard, whose Cara Pubs […]


Café Cuba For Sale

Last winter, residents of South Minneapolis lamented the shuttering of Betsy’s Back Porch Coffee. More recently, they have anticipated the opening of Café Cuba in its place, at 5447 Nicollet Ave. But this week, “For Sale” signs appeared in the windows. Heavy Table spoke with the current lessee of the space, John Walker, for an […]


Late Nights at the Butcher Block

The Butcher Block, operating out of the former Fugaise space at 308 E. Hennepin Ave., starts selling box lunches this coming Monday. The restaurant is slated to open in earnest on June 16. Two interesting things: Their hours are going to be late — 5pm-2am Monday through Thursday, and 5pm-4am Friday through Sunday. And they […]