Erick Harcey

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2014

    Parka to Close and Become Dogwood Coffee Bar

    In less than surprising news, it was announced yesterday that Parka in south Minneapolis will close up shop. It was also announced that while Parka might be going dark, the company behind the restaurant intends to keep the space alive in the form of a new Dogwood Coffee bar. Parka's last night of s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2014

    Ready for Iron Fork 2014? Pre-sale Ends Tonight

    It's time again for our annual Iron Fork competition, in which we pit some of the top Twin Cities chefs against one another in a battle of quick wits and even quicker whisks. If you want to get in on the action -- cocktails, loads of food samples, and a front row seat to the cooking competition -- w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2014

    Red Wagon Pizza finds new home in the former In Season location in south Minneapolis

    It's practically a truism that you can never have too much pizza, (seriously, you can never have too much pizza) and with that, comes the announcement that Minneapolis's favorite mobile pizzeria has finally found a brick and mortar location to call home. Last week, Red Wagon patriarch, "Pizza" Pete ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2014

    Parka 2.0 hopes to win back fans with a revamped menu and a simpler focus

    If there were any restaurant in the Twin Cities we most expected to flourish, Parka was it. Yet since opening last year, the south Minneapolis coffee shop/bakery/nouvelle-bistro has had more than its fair share of ups and downs. Once a collaboration between Victory 44's chef Eric Harcey, Dogwood Cof ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2014

    First Look: Grain Stack settles into MIA

    As kids, we remember taking field trips to the art museum. History, culture, capturing the human experience, sure. But what really stuck with us was the feeling of unpacking a sad sack lunch while the museum cafe sat tantalizingly out of reach. We requited that childhood injustice this week with a t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2014

    Erick Harcey bows out at Parka and planned MIA restaurant

    Remember those plans we mentioned involving Erick Harcey and the Stock and Badge team and the several restaurants they were slated to open at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts? Well, those have changed, and soon, so will some aspects of Victory 44, Harcey's home base restaurant in northern Minneapol ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    December 11, 2013

    Soups to get you through the winter

    Twin Cities slurpers that will chase away the cold

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    Best of Hot Dish: May 20-24, 2013

    It's been yet another amazing week of food and drink news at Hot Dish. Here are a few of the week's top stories. ~Our "50 favorite dishes" countdown reaches the top 5 with picks from Harriet Brasserie and  La Belle Vie.~It's time to enjoy one of the most lovely patios in the Citi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2013

    Signature Dish: Victory 44's Chef Erick Harcey

    In the search for the Twin Cities' best culinary creations, we often come across dishes that stop us mid-bite and force us to reflect on the level of thought and artistry chefs put into their work. The efforts of the chefs are often laborious, and the end results are regularly consumed before the fu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2013

    Cakewalk brings out top chefs to benefit Share Our Strength

    It was an evening of elegance and pastries. Share Our Strength, whose goal is to end childhood hunger, gathered many of the finest chefs in the cities to put on their annual benefit. The gala was presented by Michelle Gayer, James Beard Award nominee and owner of the acclaimed Salty Tart Bakery, in ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    February 27, 2013

    Parka's fare thrives with a Northwoods flair

    The Longfellow restaurant brings everyday diners and accomplished chefs together for hearty treats

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2013

    Share Our Strength's Cakewalk brings out the star chefs

    Late on the Valentine's gift? Suddenly realizing that Russell Stover chocolate might be a bit of a raspberry creme let down? Trust us, if your V-Day present involves any item that could be picked up at the local Super America, it's time to double down. The moment is here, and this event is a one-sto ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2012

    Parka coming soon to Longfellow

    A new coffee place and all-day restaurant is in development and set to open in the shared space available at Forage Modern Workshop on the corner of East Lake Street and 41st Avenue South. The proposed eatery is going to be called Parka, and some very promising partners are behind the project.Here a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    Chef's Night Off: Cook with the area's top chefs

    Learn from the masters at Kitchen in the Market​Kitchen in the Market, the commercial kitchen and class space, is giving you a chance to cook alongside some of the Twin Cities' best-known chefs. The market has announced it is pairing with some of the area's top chefs and local food celebrities for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    Farm in the City snags top chefs to benefit Second Harvest Heartland

    The charity event includes a FREE tasting open to the public​On Sunday, October 30, many of the best-known chefs in the Twin Cities are partnering with Dragsmith Farms at Solera to host a dinner celebrating the local harvest to benefit those who have a hard time putting food on the table.  We ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2011

    Zimmern, local chefs talk sustainability at James Beard Foundation salon

    Mitchell Davis and Ashley Kosiak from JBF​Thursday morning, a small but impressive group including Andrew Zimmern, Lenny Russo, Lucia Watson, Tracy Singleton, and Erick Harcey, as well as representatives from several nonprofits, a cookbook author, and a few other notables, gathered at Restaurant A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    Heidi's and Victory 44 video introductions

    www.heidismpls.comIntroduce yourself to 2.0.​While working on my forthcoming review of Heidi's, I stumbled on a very cool video introduction to the restaurant produced by Bolster Creative, which has also created a similar video about Victory 44. To whet your appetite, check both of them out: ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    September 23, 2009

    Restaurant Cru, the Kitchen serve the suburbs fresh gourmet

    Both restaurants offer distinct takes on sophistication

  • Restaurants

    July 15, 2009

    Victory 44 wins as North Side's own gastropub

    Bonus: Bar has one of the best burgers in town

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2009

    Now Open: The Kitchen

    Opening Tonight: the biggest thing to happen to Stillwater since Smalley's--and guess who's in the kitchen?

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2009

    Coming Soon: Gas-tro-nome

    Nicollet Island Inn's chef and a former g.m. have partnered to launch a Nordeast gastropub.