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 food can you expect to soon enjoy?

The full menu has not yet been posted by the owners, but executive chef Jack Riebel places his cuisine in the category of "American Craft" and, as the restaurant's name suggests, there is a heavy emphasis on meat. The soft opening menu included various types of sausage, smoked long rib, double-cut Berkshire pork chops, and wild boar ham. Some seafood sneaks its way into a couple courses, including a lobster grilled cheese sandwich, Texas red fish, and tequila-cured salmon. The desserts appear to highlight a decidedly Southern perspective with a bourbon pecan tart, smoked s'mores, and a whiskey and Coke float. 

Reservations are recommended, and the restaurant will begin dinner service at 5 tonight. Are you going?

Butcher and the Boar 1121 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis 612.238.8888

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