Eric Dayton

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2014

    Bachelor Farmer to Expand, Open New Cafe Concept in the North Loop

    The folks over at the Bachelor Farmer have more big plans for Minneapolis's bustling North Loop neighborhood. Over six years into their successful restaurant venture, the Dayton brothers have decided it's time for an expansion. Andrew and Eric Dayton will move their clothing store, Askov Finlayson, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2014

    Governor Dayton will not change minimum wage law for tipped employees -- yet

    Gov. Mark Dayton does not support changes to Minnesota's minimum wage law, a spokesperson for the politician said on Monday. The Rochester-Post Bulletin published a story on Monday morning quoting Dayton as saying, "It may be that we have to fine-tune [the minimum wage law]," in regard to restauran ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2013

    The Bachelor Farmer goes totally '80s for Halloween

    Pop that collar baby, we're going back in time. ("Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads!") For one night only the Bachelor Farmer and Marvel Bar will be dipping back into the era of big hair and even bigger phones. The inspiration for the evening comes from two prominent '80s set cinema clas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2012

    Bon Appetit nominates the Bachelor Farmer as one of America's best new restaurants

    Saturday afternoon a warm breeze graced attendees at the Bachelor Farmer's kravfskiva, a Scandinavian crawfish bash. Guests wore their yellow party hats akimbo as the Dayton brothers circulated through the crowd. There was a lot to celebrate. In their first year, their restaurant has been graced wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2012

    The Bachelor Farmer announces first anniversary party

    See also:The Bachelor Farmer adds brunch and Sunday SupperThe Bachelor Farmer: Best Restaurant (Minneapolis)Obama Motorcade goes to The Bachelor FarmerIt's been a year of toasts and stars for the Bachelor Farmer. The Dayton brother's restaurant has racked up accolades and fans in its first year like ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    Paul Berglund of The Bachelor Farmer: A chef in the making, part 3

    Today we're wrapping up our interview with Paul Berglund, executive chef of The Bachelor Farmer. In part 1, we heard about his early experiences with food: his childhood in the Midwest, his Scandinavian roots, and his travels abroad. In part 2, we learned how his cooking career evolved after he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2012

    Paul Berglund of The Bachelor Farmer: A chef in the making, part 1

    Since opening its doors last summer, The Bachelor Farmer has become one of the Twin Cities' it dining spots. Owned by Eric and Andrew Dayton (sons of a certain hockey-loving governor), it's been lauded locally and nationally, and last month it received a James Beard semifinalist nod for Best New Res ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    September 28, 2011

    The Bachelor Farmer celebrates the Nordic palate

    Governor Dayton's sons open first-rate restaurant

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    Dayton sons reveal plans for new Warehouse District restaurant

    Michelle BruchThe 1881 building will feature a garden on the roof and a bar in the basement. ​Bright purple panels are coming off the boarded windows at an old warehouse in downtown Minneapolis. A project to build a new restaurant and bar is now two months into construction. The venture has ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    Eric Dayton to open restaurant in Warehouse District

    Eric Dayton is starting work on his Warehouse District building.​The rumors are true: Eric Dayton, the eldest son of Gov. Mark Dayton, expects to start construction this spring on a restaurant/retail development at the historic Marvel Rack Building at 200 N. 1st St. that he purchased a couple ... More >>