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FEAST! Local Food Network

  • Civic Center 30 Civic Center Drive Southeast Rochester, MN, 55904 United States (map)


Rochester farm to table eateries come together for Feast! Restaurant Week

Rochester, MN  – Feast! Local Foods Marketplace returns Dec. 1-2, and

leading up to the event, the Feast! Restaurant Week is a week-long celebration, Nov. 27 -

Dec. 2, to increase awareness of the rich bounty of local farms and food businesses.

Many of the area’s restaurants, pubs and food service source local ingredients consistently,

demonstrating their commitment to regional agriculture with this farm-to-table imperative. Feast!

Restaurant Week allows them to highlight specific ingredients from local farms and food

businesses that are exhibiting at the Feast! food show. They’ll feature these ingredients in meal

and drink specials, or for some, an entire “prix fixe” meal. Customers who order those specials

will not only have the satisfaction of supporting a chain of local businesses at once, they’ll also

receive a coupon for either 2-for-1 general admission or $10 off an adult beer/wine/cider

wristband admission to attend the Feast! festival on Saturday, Dec. 2.

Rochester restaurants participating in Feast! Restaurant Week include the following:

● Bleu Duck

● Grand Rounds Brewing Co.

● Half Barrel

● Tonic

● Steam

● Doggery

● Forager

● Brothers

● 4Daughters

● Chesters

● Porch

● Loop

● 5West

● People’s Food Co-op

Feast! Restaurant Week was the brainchild of People’s Food Co-op Public and Member

Relations Manager Brad Smith, who says, “Food co-ops were doing local before local was cool,

and so were restaurants. We wanted to recognize the area’s farm-to-table restaurants for the

commitment they’ve put into working with local farmers, and being an important market for those

farms. The Feast event seeks out and brings together many of the food businesses that have

product at the People’s Food Co-op, who are also working to support farmers by sourcing

ingredients locally when possible. It’s all about recognizing the important role of small to

mid-sized regional farms.”

Feast! Restaurant Week is an opportunity to get involved in the local restaurant scene and

create a greater sense of community,” says Smith. Restaurant Week offerings are available for

a limited time, culminating with the Feast! Local Foods Marketplace event on Saturday, Dec. 2.

Feast! Local Foods Marketplace hosts more than 100 jury-selected exhibitors who show,

sample and sell their artisan food products during the Saturday festival. For more information

visit, follow FEAST Local Food Network on Facebook and @Local_Feast

on Twitter. Tweet your favorites with #localFEAST and #FeastRestaurantWeek.

Earlier Event: November 25
Reduced Holiday Hours
Later Event: December 18
Holiday Meal Pick Ups