Bread & Pickle's battle for beer
Lake Harriet's Bread & Pickle is in debates with the city over its proposed beer and wine license
Bread & Pickle vs. the city; which area works best for you?
The debate is over Bread & Pickle's ability to control the movement of alcohol once it's been served. The city wants to make sure people can't wander over to the nearby bandshell or other off-limits areas with their frosty summertime beverages. Both Lake Calhoun's Tin Fish and Minnehaha Falls' Sea Salt have large service areas that exceed the size of Bartmann's proposal.
According to a report by the Southwest Journal, Grant Wilson, a business licensing manager for the city, says of Bartmann's proposal, "This one just doesn't fit very well, because I don't believe we have another on-sale beverage alcohol place that the public can intermingle with people where she wouldn't have control over what they do."
Bartmann was recently nominated for a James Beard Award for Outstanding Restaurateur of the Year. She also owns several other well-known establishments around town, including Barbette, Bryant-Lake Bowl, the Red Stag, and Gigi's.
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