Jack Riebel

  • Restaurants

    August 27, 2014

    Libertine brings spark to former Cafeteria space in Uptown

    Tim McKee's freethinking new restaurant has rakish charm

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2014

    What to expect at the upcoming Chipotle Cultivate Festival

    If you're not ready to say goodbye to Twin Cities food and music festivals just yet, say hello to this year's Chipotle Cultivate Festival, coming up on August 23 at Loring Park. The event will be host to six celebrity chefs, including Minnesota's own Jamie Malone and Andrew Zimmern, among others, a ... More >>

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    July 23, 2014
  • Blogs

    April 23, 2014

    Public Kitchen and Bar: More details about the upcoming Lowertown spot

    Carol March has had a passion for the hospitality business ever since her first job in the industry at Ciatti's in the Galleria. While her career later took a turn into the real estate business, she always dreamed of returning to hospitality. When she toured the historic former home of Woods Chocola ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2014

    Josh Thoma and partners to bring back the Lexington with Jack Riebel

    For the past few months, we've noticed increased activity inside the Lexington, the historic restaurant that has stood empty on the corner of Lexington and Grand Avenue in St. Paul. Now we have confirmation that when she springs back to life, it will be under the guidance of some accomplished and ex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2014

    Chipotle to bring food and music festival to Minneapolis this summer

    Heads up, residents of Loring Park: This summer the international burrito chain Chipotle will bring its Cultivate "food, ideas, and music" festival to Minneapolis, and more specifically, to your 'hood. The event, which is slated for August 23, is designed to be a celebration of sustainability i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2014

    Peter Botcher dishes on Butcher & the Boar's future, bagel pizza, and world domination

    Tonight's dinner service will be a busy one for Peter Botcher and his staff, one of many to come for this new executive chef. Now that opening chef and part-owner Jack Riebel has sold his stake and left the business, Botcher has taken over this fan-favorite known for rustic takes on regional Am ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2014

    Jack Riebel and Butcher & the Boar part ways

    Big changes are afoot at Butcher & the Boar. This morning, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine reported that executive chef and part-owner Jack Riebel had left the critically acclaimed, foodie-favorite restaurant. We reached Riebel, who is currently on vacation in Charleston, to discuss what the news means fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2013

    Iron Fork 2013: And the winner is...

    As guests streamed in the entrance to International Market Square, the six competing chefs surveyed the playing field, taking stock of the pantry items, provided by Lund's and Byerly's, considering their ingredients, and sizing each other up. They crossed and uncrossed their arms, picked up knives b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2013

    Get 25% off Iron Fork 2013 tickets

    Here's a Halloween treat for you foodies -- and there's no trick involved: Purchase your Iron Fork 2013 tickets today and get 25 percent off the general admission price.On Thursday, November 7, celebrated local chefs will take over International Market Square for the annual Iron Fork competition. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2013

    Oysterfest: Third time's the charm for Meritage

    At the first Oysterfest in 2011, attendees were either crammed into Meritage or part of the spillover crowd milling about on the sidewalk. Last year, the event was marred by long lines for everything. This year, Meritage's Oysterfest expanded its footprint, brought in a bunch more shuckers, and book ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2013

    Iron Fork 2013 presale begins today

    It's that time of year again: The City Pages Iron Fork competition approaches, and chefs are sharpening their knives with a competitive glint in their eyes. This means it's time for you, our dear Hot Dish fans, to get in early for some sweet ticket deals.See Also:Food Porn: Iron Fork 2012

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2013

    Farm in the City celebrates farm to fork cuisine for the third year

    It's that time of year again, friends. Farm in the City tickets are now on sale, and we recommend getting yours now while the getting's still good. Farm in the City is an annual event -- now in its third year -- that celebrates our unending love of local food culture while raising money for the Yout ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2013

    The Triton: A preview

    It's clear the revamp of the former Joe's Garage isn't quite ready for its close-up. The space has been gutted down to the studs. They're still going to need to dig out a new basement (for a prep kitchen) among myriad other details that have yet to come together. However, it's clear after a brief co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2013

    More Sausage & Bourbon News from Butcher & the Boar

    It's as though the news from the folks over at Butcher & the Boar just won't quit. From major local and national award nominations, bakers going out on their own, extended beer garden hours, or just one of their monthly beer bashes, the people over at B & B know how to keep the party rolling ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2013

    Butcher & the Boar's pastry chef opens Black Walnut, a pop-up bakery

    Though bourbon, big portions, and beer gardens may be the most talked-about attractions at Jack Riebel's Butcher & the Boar, a recent James Beard Award semi-finalist in the Best New Restaurant category, early on we also recognized there's something special going on in the pastry station. Souther ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2013

    La Belle Vie throws fabulous birthday fête

    La Belle Vie, widely recognized as the pinnacle of Minnesota fine-dining threw itself a birthday party to celebrate its 15 years, inviting the well-to-do to mix with the well-known chefs both present and past who have contributed to the success of this storied restaurant.  The Hot Dish was luck ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    Joe's Garage closing. Who's moving in?

    They had a rooftop patio with a killer summer view long before everyone was slapping a deck up on a building. Joe's Garage was always a popular spot for people (and even their pooches) to bask in the sun and grab a burger. Today, via its Facebook page and Twitter account, Joe's Garage announced ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2013

    James Beard Award semi-finalists announced

    Today the James Beard Award semi-finalists were announced. The food world's annual answer to the Oscars recognizes the best in the business. Winners carry the proud title throughout their career. Past local honorees include the likes of Isaac Becker, Alex Roberts, and Tim McKee. This year's list inc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2013

    Surly launches Pentagram at Butcher & the Boar this weekend

    In honor of its latest seasonal beer, Pentagram, a dark and malty beer aged in red-wine barrels to enhance its sour cherry and tobacco notes, Surly Brewing is throwing a release party Sunday hosted by downtown meatery Butcher & the Boar.Here's more on the story behind the beer and some of the fo ... More >>

  • 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

    January 11, 2013

    Butcher & the Boar, Prairie Kitchen make best new Midwest restaurants list

    And the good news just keeps on rolling in for Minneapolis restaurants. In their latest bout of regional attention, Midwest magazine named both Butcher & the Boar and the Prairie Kitchen & Bar to its list of best new Midwest attractions, hotels, and restaurants. The list is a  ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2012

    James Beard benefit dinner brings out the star chefs

    Last night, on the bluffs in Mendota Heights, the James Beard Foundation, in conjunction with Le Cordon Bleu and Mpls/St.Paul magazine, hosted a benefit dinner in which eight of the Twin Cities most regarded chefs prepared a multiple-course, roaming tasting menu. Guests could nibble their way from k ... More >>

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    October 12, 2012

    Fish Bites: MN Zoo and top chefs raise awareness for sustainable fish

    Last night the Minnesota Zoo hosted its second annual Fish Bites; an event focused on raising awareness around the issue of sustainable seafood. Over 150 people showed up to the event, which featured nine of the Twin Cities' top chefs. Each chef prepared a dish using sustainable seafood, allowing gu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    Butcher and the Boar hosts first Boarfest on Sunday

    This weekend's forecast calls for chilly temps, but that shouldn't deter any die-hard sausage fan from attending a festival that's bold enough to call itself "Boarfest."The inaugural event takes place this Sunday, October 7, in the beer garden outside Butcher and the Boar, providing the perfect oppo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2012

    Meritage Oysterfest: Long lines & a lot of oysters at second-annual event

    They came, they saw, they slurped, and often, they stood in line. Meritage hosted its second-annual Oysterfest with sold-out crowds. The restaurant was all hands on deck, with everyone taking a shucking station, including chef-owner Russell Klein and the celebrity chefs who came to compete in the sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2012

    Solera's Jorge Guzman talks Farm in the Cities

    See also: Solera hosts second annual Farm in the Cities Jorge Guzman; many of you know him as the man behind Solera's comeback. His new menus have been met with critical kindness, and his dedication to locally sourced, sustainable products is quickly turning him into a community pillar. Perhaps les ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2012

    Solera hosts second annual Farm in the Cities

    A collection of local, sustainable food producers and the area's top chefs will gather Sunday, September 23, at Solera to share food and help raise money for Youth Farms. Guests are invited to attend an early, free meet-and-greet with the farmers, or attend a full-on foodie bash with a seven-course ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2012

    Saffron's Sameh Wadi wins Country Chef Challenge

    This weekend, the Minneapolis Farmers Market hosted the Country Chef Challenge, which featured two local chefs going head to head in a market cook-off. Jack Riebel from Minneapolis's Butcher & the Boar faced off against Saffron's master of Middle Eastern cuisine Sameh Wadi. The two chefs put out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2012

    Augtoberfest: Tilia celebrates with second-annual block party

    On Sunday, the Linden Hills restaurant Tilia hosted it's second-annual Augtoberfest block party. Droves of people came down to celebrate with the restaurant, which catered a variety of food and beverages as well as live music and other goodies. Some of the the sights from the outdoor extravaganza i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    Country Chef Challenge at the Minneapolis Farmers Market: Wadi vs. Riebel

    This weekend, the knives come out at the Minneapolis Farmers Market. Local chefs Sameh Wadi and Jack Riebel will go head to head in a market cook-off using whatever is in season and available at the market. With both chefs well versed in competition, it should make for a food throw-down not to be mi ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 27, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    Butcher and the Boar patio opens this Saturday

    Just in time for julep season, Jack Riebel's critical darling of a restaurant, Butcher and the Boar will finally be setting out chairs in their backyard. The patio has been beckoning since the opening.  Other than a few smokers huddled around the fireplace, there haven't been many bodies out th ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    April 11, 2012

    Butcher & the Boar makes impressive debut

    Floor covered in pennies, but food is worth much more

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

    Local Chef Challenge crowns a winner

    ​If the Food Network's two top-rated competition shows decided to set down in a nice Midwestern town, their spawn would have been the yearly Local Chef Challenge, which played out this weekend at the Mall of America. Some of the most talented toques were selected to go head to head with a box of s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2012

    Butcher and the Boar: A first look

    ​Since leaving the Dakota last year, Jack Riebel has been working every moment on his latest project, the first restaurant of his own in his 25-year career, the new Butcher and the Boar, which just opened last week.It's hard to pin down what we were most excited about. The unparalleled bourbon pro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2012

    Butcher and the Boar opens tonight

    ​Pull on your most forgiving pants and make your way to the Harmon district tonight. The quick-to-update but slow-to-open Butcher and the Boar is officially ready for public consumption, and the word on the street after its soft opening is that the food is definitely worth the wait. What kind of f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    Butcher & the Boar previews food at Gastro Non Grata

    Wild Boar sausages sizzle​Last night's Gastro Non Grata, held at the Triple Rock Social Club in Minneapolis, was a sausage-fest perfectly suited for a preview of the upcoming Butcher & the Boar restaurant--a celebration of meat and bourbon.  While the bands rocked the room and Clancy's he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2011

    Meritage hosts Oysterfest

    ​An unseasonably warm Sunday afternoon welcomed attendees to the first ever Oysterfest at Meritage restaurant in downtown St. Paul. Saint Peter Street in front of the restaurant was closed in honor of the occasion. Inside they moved out the usual bistro tables and chairs and set up shucking statio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2011

    Butcher and the Boar hosts block party

    ​Over the weekend, chef Jack Riebel shared, for the first time, a small taste of what he plans to serve at his new venture, the Butcher and the Boar, with a party that livened up a sleepy block in downtown Minneapolis.On Sunday afternoon the parking lot next to the once-vacant, marble-front buildi ... More >>

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    October 3, 2011

    Street Eat Awards crowns the best curbside cuisine in the city

    ​The scent of mini donuts that wafted past the gates at the TCF Bank Stadium last Saturday had nothing to do with football. Instead the scent was emanating from the road warriors at the Chef Shack: their signature dessert of fried dough tossed in an alluring mix of spices that include cinnamon, su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    U2 tickets, a ramen contest, and wind-brewed beer this week in food

    Drink Finnegans, win U2 tickets, feel good about yourself​Will eating Minnesota-made ramen help Japan? What does beer brewed via wind power taste like? Will I be attending the U2 concert for free? All of these pressing questions can be answered by delving into this week in food; after all, tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    Eat ramen, help Japan

    Who makes the Twin Cities Top Ramen?​It's never too hot to eat ramen, especially if the soup has been made by a chef vs. ripped out of a plastic package and warmed up in the microwave. So get to the Twin Cities first ever ramen-off on Thursday, July 21 at Create Catering Dining Studio. Vario ... More >>

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    September 22, 2010

    Celebrity Chef Tour Minneapolis: the slideshow

    Tim McKee's grilled lamb ribeye ​A legendary feast took place at Solera last Thursday as a multitude of culinary superpowers combined forces at a benefit for the James Beard Foundation--supporters of all things educational and extraordinary about food. Nine chefs. Nine courses. Here is the team: T ... More >>

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    August 4, 2010
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    June 18, 2010

    Taste of the Nation HOTList has a hot list of chefs

    ​The annual Taste of the Nation HOTList takes place at the Guthrie on June 24 and features the cooking/shaking of 15 favorite Twin Cities chefs and mixologists. The lineup reads like a Who's Who of the local dining scene, so if you have yet to dine at, say, Bar La Grassa, Cafe Maude, or the Strip ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2009

    Best Restaurant (Minneapolis)

    It's tough to choose just one winner. We wanted to give props to few top contenders...

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    January 3, 2007

    Ten Most Wanted

    2006 was a tasty, tasty year. Dara goes through her memory book and anoints the stars.

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    March 26, 2003
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