Red Cow to bring its burgers and beer to the North Loop

Red Cow to bring its burgers and beer to the North Loop
E. Katie Holm

The burger-centric tavern Red Cow has announced plans for a third location, set to open in February of next year. Owner Luke Shimp signed a lease for a 5,700-square foot space in the upcoming Velo development in the North Loop. The location will also have an 850-square foot patio space.

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Red Cow opened its first location in early 2013 on West 50th Street. Owner Luke Shimp left the Blue Plate Restaurant Co. after spending more than a decade as co-owner and chief financial officer to open the burger, beer, and wine bar. Now its second location is slated to open on June 17 in the space that once housed Costello's on Cathedral Hill in St. Paul.

"This is an exciting day for us, finalizing the opening date for our second Red Cow location and inking our third in the North Loop," Luke Shimp says. "Velo in North Loop was a natural choice for our third Red Cow with its central location, vibrant restaurant scene, and proximity to Minneapolis's core offerings."

Red Cow serves a wide variety of specialty burgers, from bison and beef to chicken and tuna. They even have an elk Wellington, a patty of elk meat and brie served inside a puff pastry. Burger fans can look forward to those offerings as well as Red Cow's extensive beer and wine lists at the two new locations.

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