Food Blogger Event, The Local

by kara on April 21, 2011

I ate a lot of  “Irish Meat” last night.  I attended a MN Food Bloggers event that was held at The Local in downtown Minneapolis. I had the pleasure to meet many talented foodie writers; not to mention two of the owners of The Local, Kieran Folliard and Peter Killen.  Chef Mike Phillips from Green Ox Meats and The Local kitchen prepared the feast.   And it certainly was a feast.

We all started the evening off with a small glass of Two Gingers Whiskey served over ice.

We heard a short presentation given by the owners and chefs.  The Local is the world’s largest restaurant distributor of Jameson Whiskey.  Fifty percent of the sales are from food. They offer employees health, dental, and 401K benefits.  Impressive.

And then we moved on to the food from Green Ox Meats . . .charcuterie, pigs feet, sausage with mashed potato, whiskey glazed chicken shot, and more.  I missed out on the fish and chips.  The veggie burger on top of a cucumber was nice and light after eating heavier proteins.

I tasted the best hot dog I’ve ever eaten.  This one met my criteria for grass-fed beef and then some.  A pretzel bun.  Incredible.

And carrot cake with a whip cream frosting and brittle to sweeten the evening.

Such a lovely evening meeting new people, enjoying good food and spirits!

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Dane April 21, 2011 at 11:13 pm

Are the meats sold in grocery or just at restaurants? Where can I buy the hot dogs?

kara April 22, 2011 at 10:19 am

hi Dane! We’ve gotten the hot dogs from Clanceys Meat Market. I think the specific Green Ox Meats are through the restaurant. Check out their Fb page:)

Bob April 24, 2011 at 9:38 am

Actually the dog and bun were both made in house…

kara April 25, 2011 at 7:15 pm

Hi Bob!
Thanks for clarifying where hot dogs came from. . .I thought I heard Chef Phillips say they were from Thousand Hills Farm. I stand corrected. Again, they were by far my favorite hot dogs ever!

Keane April 26, 2011 at 12:39 pm

Nice overview of the night! I’ve been collecting peoples recap’s of the evening and linking to them from my site. I have done that with yours as well!

kara April 26, 2011 at 12:49 pm

Thanks Keane!

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