Peter Botcher

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    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 >>

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    January 2, 2014

    Wall Street Journal names Butcher & the Boar one of the top 20 Great Modern Meateries

    Last week, the Wall Street Journal, in an article called "Say Goodbye to the Same Old Steakhouse", named Minneapolis' Butcher & the Boar one of the top 20 great modern meateries. The article draws distinctions between steakhouses of yore and the newer, modern incarnations that are spro ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    December 18, 2013

    St. Paul's 128 Cafe is now chef-owned and the food shows it

    First of all, die hard fans of 128 Cafe's classic ribs can relax -- that particular menu item is still available, as is the roasted garlic and the classic Caesar salad. That said, new owner and chef Max Thompson has enlivened the rest of the menu with dishes that will change frequently. He's flexing ... More >>

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    November 19, 2013

    Top 10 wildest game dishes in the Twin Cities

    Who got game? We do, apparently.It used to be that bison was about the wildest thing you'd find on a menu in the Twin Cities, but as leaner alternative proteins gain popularity, our local chefs have learned to perfectly prepare everything from pig to pigeon. So now that hunting season is underway, w ... More >>

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    September 13, 2013

    Third Annual Boarfest Promises to Be a Meaty Delight

    Chef Jack Riebel has a twinkle in his eye. He's gearing up for the third annual Butcher and the Boar Boarfest on October 6th. "You're going to come, aren't you? It's gonna be big," says Peter Botcher, Riebel's right hand man and the sausage king of the Twin Cities. "You aren't going to believe the a ... More >>

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    July 12, 2013

    128 Cafe has been sold: Are our favorite ribs lost to the ages?

    It's the end of an era at 128 Cleveland Avenue in St. Paul. This neighborhood gem closed for a brief time before being resurrected by Jill Wilson. A one time server at the cafe. Six years later, the ribs are still exquisite, but it was time for a change. Luckily, the new owner knows a thing or three ... More >>

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    June 17, 2013

    Rock the Garden: Grub Roundup

    Not only did the music rock. Not only did Low launch an epic one-song set. Not only did we endure a torrential downpour, rock the parking ramp and revel in the Husker Du and Sugar-peppered Bob Mould setlist. We also ate very well.See Also:Low's one-song set at Rock the Garden totally ruledMetric at ... More >>

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    May 29, 2013

    Black Walnut Bakery: A first look

    Sarah Botcher has been winning fans with her elegant take on homey desserts at Butcher & the Boar since they opened. She's recently decided to step out and start her own business. Every Thursday she sets up her stand, hangs out her card and shares her talents with downtown Minneapolis farmers ma ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    February 19, 2013

    Signature Dish: Cafe Levain's chef Adam Vickerman

    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 >>

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    June 27, 2012
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    December 12, 2011

    Butcher & the Boar previews food at Gastro Non Grata

    Wild Boar sausages sizzle‚ÄčLast 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 >>

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    October 4, 2011

    Butcher and the Boar hosts block party

    ‚ÄčOver 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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    April 3, 2008

    Musical Chefs

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    A quick roundup of who's landed where.