Paul Berglund

  • 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

    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 >>

  • 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

    March 20, 2014

    Local chefs celebrate their James Beard Award nominations

    On Tuesday the news broke that several local chefs were nominated for James Beard Awards. We reached out to everyone to see what exactly one does to toast this honorable recognition. The most common answer? Working. Typical. Here's what they had to say.See also:Twin Cities' chefs among the James Bea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2014

    Twin Cities chefs among the James Beard Award finalists

    They are the biggest awards for the food business. The James Beard Award finalists were announced this morning and we were thrilled to see some of our local food leaders and friends make the list.See also:Amy Thielen brings rustic fare to Food NetworkChef Chat: Salty Tart's Michelle Gayer

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2014

    James Beard Award semifinalists announced; Twin Cities chefs and restaurants make the list

    They call them the Oscars of the food world, a chance to recognize the finest in the culinary industry. The 2014 James Beard Award semifinalists were announced this morning, and several local chefs and restaurants were recognized.See also:Best new restaurants in the Twin Cities 2013Best Service 2013 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2013

    Gather announces next chefs-in-residence

    First Thursdays at the Walker Art Center are always an excellent excuse to soak in some stunning works of art and experience the culinary expertise of not one, but two talented chefs. Admission to the museum is free from 5 to 9 p.m. and Gather by D'Amico, that giant robot-head-looking restaurant a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2013

    The Bachelor Farmer to host Hank Shaw dinner

    It used to be that you needed to be invited to a special event to catch a glimpse of the private dining area upstairs. They are now beginning to open up the room for exclusive dinners like an upcoming event featuring Hank Shaw in honor of his new book, Duck, Duck, Goose.See Also:2013 Best Restaurant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2013

    The Bachelor Farmer celebrates its second anniversary with a traditional Kräftskiva festival

    The Bachelor Farmer takes its Nordic heritage super seriously. Maybe you already knew that; perhaps you've experienced the delightful pyttipanna (like a Swedish version of breakfast hash, but without the hash) offered at brunch or the delectable, ever-rotating "toast" options on the dinner menu. But ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    Food & Wine opens voting for the People's Best New Chef

    Today Food and Wine magazine put out the call for the people to choose their best new chef. In the Midwest region there is a strong Minneapolis showing, with several familiar names.

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2013

    Super Bowl Snacks: Local takeout options for game day

    Last week we have a run-down of some of the best wings around town, but if you're looking for something other than sauce-slathered chicken (okay, there's some more of that on this list too) to serve at your game-day party, plenty of restaurants are offering their catering services over the busy week ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2012

    Bachelor Farmer makes Bon Appetit's 10 Best New Restaurants in America

    Last week we told you that first-year Minneapolis restaurant the Bachelor Farmer, had made it onto Bon Appetit magazine's top 100 restaurants in America list, but now Minneapolis's favorite Scandinavian-themed restaurant has been upgraded. The Bachelor Farmer has made it onto Bon Appetit's Hot 10 li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2012

    Minnesota Cooks events at the State Fair: Celebrating 10 years

    See also:Minnesota Cooks brings something rare to the fair - gourmet cookingMinnesota State Fair's newest foods: Camel burgers and lamb testiclesFor the last 10 years Minnesota Cooks, a local organization affiliated with the Minnesota Farmers Union, has held cooking demonstrations, discussions, and ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    July 25, 2012

    New Nordic food movement

    How to eat like a Scandinavian

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2012

    The Bachelor Farmer adds Sunday supper and brunch

    The hits keep on coming for Eric and Andrew Dayton's wildly successful restaurant, the Bachelor Farmer. From raving reviews to a recent meal spent with the President of the United States (to whom they served such local, sustainable favorites as greens from Laughing Loon and Dragsmith farms. The Firs ... 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 16, 2012

    Best of Hot Dish: March 12-March 16, 2012

    ​The longer days and warm rays of sunshine means things are looking quite fine here in the Twin Cities. A perfect time to enjoy food and drink that is equally as lovely. Since we love keeping you informed of all the Cities' lastest food news, we now bring you the week's top stories:~We learned a l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    Paul Berglund of The Bachelor Farmer: A chef in the making, part 2

    This week, we're profiling Paul Berglund, executive chef of The Bachelor Farmer. In part 1 of the series, we learned about his childhood in St. Louis, his introduction to the exciting flavors of Spain, and his career in the U.S. Navy. When it came time for him to leave the military, he began consi ... 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

    August 8, 2011

    The Bachelor Farmer, a first look

    Photos courtesy of The Bachelor Farmer​Footfalls on wooden planks led to the front door of The Bachelor Farmer, a new restaurant that softly opened last week.  It was before business hours and a knock on a locked door is answered by two immaculately dressed young men, "Hello, I'm Eric," he ex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    Dayton restaurant now has name, chef, liquor license

    Michelle BruchMore news from 200 North 1st St...​The Warehouse District restaurant backed by Eric and Andrew Dayton, sons of Gov. Mark Dayton, is making more progress towards its projected summer opening. It now has a name, a chef, and, as of this week, liquor license approval from the City. ... More >>