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The Chop Shop & 1st Ward- Chicago

The Chop Shop 7

|2033 W. North Ave – Chicago IL 60647|

Restaurant & Bar:

Mon – Thurs: 11 am – Midnight
Fri: 11 am – 2 am
Sat: 11 am – 3 am
Sun: 11 am – 10 pm*

You should definitely not judge a book by its cover when it comes to this adaptable space! The Chop Shop & 1st Ward in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago showcases everything from a gourmet butcher shop, restaurant with a seasonal menu, and 6,000 square foot private event space. Read more

The Copper Hen- Minneapolis

The Copper Hen- Minneapolis

2515 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis MN, 55404

Mon -closed | Tues- Friday: 11:00am- 10:00 pm | Sat- Sun: 8:00am – 10:00pm

I must say, out of all of the places I’ve been to, the Twin Cities have really led the restaurant movement in farm to table cuisine. It seems that majority of restaurants I have visited are very aware and proactive on where their ingredients come from and the best way to support the local community. One of these restaurants really making a statement is the The Copper Hen in Minneapolis. Read more

Bachelor Farmer- Minneapolis

Mn-Bachelor Famer

50 North 2nd Avenue | Minneapolis, MN 55401 Mon – Thurs: 5:30 -9:30 pm | Fri – Sat: 5:30 -10:30 pm | Sun: 5 – 9:30 pm

Located in North loop neighborhood of Minneapolis, the Bacherlor Farmer is hard to miss past 5:00pm because of the line of guests out the door. The contrast of the historic brick and timber building against the colorful trendy décor, speaks a very similar language as the menu. The restaurant’s menu changes daily and focuses on the roots of Minnesota and Nordic cuisine, all while experimenting with new fresh flavor arrangements. The Bachelor Farmer, equipped with a rooftop garden overlooking the Minneapolis skyline, also practices whole-animal butchery and the use of traditional techniques to preserve spring and summer produce. Read more

Hog Heaven Nashville

Hog Heaven

 115 27th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37203

If you are looking for the ultimate “hole in the wall” barbeque, Hog Heaven it is! It is located right next to Centennial Park in the heart of Nashville, TN. Walking up to the run down shack surrounded by picnic tables, your mouth is automatically drooling to the bold smell of hickory wood burning on the smoker. Read more

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