Saturday evening was Heavy Table’s fourth North Coast Nosh event, this one held at the Peace Coffee roastery.
After one of the previous North Coast Nosh events, I complained about Summit only bringing regular bottles of their standard beers, so I definitely want to thank Summit for stepping up and offering someone different than just the beers. Beer floats with Izzy’s Ice Cream was an excellent idea. Kudos.
My only complaint after this one was that the selection of items was mostly sweets, beer, and cheeses. I really missed not having the food trucks (Nate Dogs, Vellee, and World Street Kitchen) that was at the NCN at Peace Coffee Shop back in October. The Gastro Truck sliders were very good, and the meats from Three Sons Meat Co are always excellent, but I would have loved to see more.
Other favorites, the Gorgonzola dipped in honey and coffee was just outstanding, as were the cookies from Cocoa and Fig. Bogart Loves doughnuts were excellent as well, and I can’t wait for the Kingfield Farmers Market to start up again so I can get more.
The cupping class was a very nice touch as well, learned a lot about the process, though it was so loud in that room, that it was very hard to hear. I highly recommend the Mastering Coffee at Home class that Peace Coffee offers at their shop on Minnehaha.
If you haven’t been to a North Coast Nosh event yet, I highly recommend going to the next one.
Excellent article on the original Longfellow Field:
If any park in Minneapolis should be a “memorial” park, perhaps it should be Longfellow Field, because it was bought and built with war profits. It would be hard to explain it any other way. The neighborhood around Longfellow Field is one of the few in the city that didn’t pay assessments to acquire and develop a neighborhood park. That’s because the park board paid for it with profits from WWI.