Ryan Burnet

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2013

    Burch in Lowry Hill: A first look at Isaac Becker's new restaurant

    A moment of silence for the Cotty Lowry billboard. The delightfully defaced ad is gone, and the building it once clung to has been revitalized. Now, rather than looking for clever captions or dubious mustaches, we can eagerly peek inside the brand, new Burch Steak.See also:Burch announces openi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    Isaac Becker's Burch announces opening date

    The highly anticipated restaurant from James Beard Award-winning Chef Isaac Becker at the corner of Hennepin and Franklin is shockingly close to opening their doors. What's more, it will be not one, but two restaurants and just wait until you hear about all of their menu plans.

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2012

    Isaac Becker and partners to open new steak house

    Celebrated chef Isaac Becker of 112 Eatery and Bar La Grassa fame and two partners--his wife, Nancy St. Pierre, and real estate developer/restaurateur Ryan Burnet (Barrio and Bar La Grassa)--have announced they are opening a new restaurant in south Minneapolis. The new venture will be a steak house ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    Barrio drops Open Table reservation system, switches to Eveve

    Barrio left Open Table for Eveve this week.​Open Table lost another Twin Cities customer Monday. Barrio's three restaurants--in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Cocina del Barrio--switched their online reservation account to local company Eveve, which has been steadily siphoning off the company's b ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    March 2, 2011

    Cocina del Barrio opens in Edina

    A bigger, badder Barrio?

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    Best Holidazzle dining on Nicollet Mall

    Holidazzle: an excuse to eat Scotch eggs!​The [insert name of current corporate sponsor here] Holidazzle parade is a local tradition that everybody gets dragged to at one time or another. And unless you snag one of the coveted skyway spots, you're going to be standing out in the cold or sittin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2010

    Cocina del Barrio will emphasize food before drinks

    At Edina's Cocina del Barrio, it will be guacamole first, tequila second​The last we heard, Cocina del Barrio, the latest venture by the folks behind Barrio Tequila Bar, was aiming for a late summer opening in Edina's 50th and France neighborhood.  Demolition and building permit proc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2010

    Josh Thoma accused of financial mismanagement; out at Barrio, La Grassa

    ​Rick Nelson reports a big scoop on a local restaurateur accused of "cooking the books." Josh Thoma--James Beard Award winner Tim McKee's partner in La Belle Vie, Solera, and Smalley's Caribbean Barbeque, who more recently entered partnerships with the white-hot Barrio (with McKee) and La Gra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2010

    Cocina del Barrio: Coming Soon

    Barrio Tequila Bar is expanding, with a new, more food-driven restaurant coming to Edina this summer, and more locations in the works.

  • Restaurants

    December 9, 2009

    Bar La Grassa: Trendiest table in town

    Isaac Becker brings new pasta bar to North Loop

  • Restaurants

    November 18, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 29, 2009

    Coming Soon: Bar La Grassa

    Exciting news! Isaac Becker and wife, Nancy St. Pierre are partnering with Josh Thoma to open a restaurant in the former home of Babalu. 112 LBV = We Can't Wait!!

  • Restaurants

    November 12, 2008

    Barrio treats tequila with wine-style reverence

    Terrific new bar adds brighter possibility to everyone's tequila story