Pie & Mighty, a small pie shop near the corner of 36th Street and Chicago Street, is closed. Mattison owners Karen “Ratchett” and chef Rachel Swan announced Monday that his last day of business is July 3.
The couple Pie & Mighty started as a way to make and spread joy through pie. Despite having no experience in the pastry arts, Swan was determined to do so. I studied with other pie makers and combed through cookbooks, testing and retesting what would become their signature crust: a mixture of butter and lard with a pinch of salt that was light and flaky and strong enough to hold the juiciest August peaches.
It started out as a distinct feature for newsletter subscribers that moved through a few iterations before landing on Chicago Street. The bright shop is decorated with a slow-rolling pie case, smiling faces, and hand-painted signs promising pie and joy. They were ready to open on March 14, 2020 – Pi Day. Then a pandemic struck, forcing them to keep their pie operations outside. Months later, George Floyd was killed just blocks away.
A little pie shop that could continue to do its best, but Swan has always been upfront with customers, with their weekly Pie Loop newsletter, that it’s been a struggle. On July 4th, we announced the closure of the shop.
“Our resilience is low in the face of the pandemic, our supply chain, rising costs, equipment and facility surprises, and the ongoing choices we must make every week just to keep operations stable,” the announcement read, in part.
However, in typical Pie & Mighty style, it will still be fun. Subscribers will soon be notified about “FUNeral”, another opportunity for pie and for a small purchase in the store. Or large pieces – mixers and other equipment will be sold. very.
canton restaurant, A mainstay in Burnsville for more than 40 years, it quietly closed last month. “Sorry I didn’t post about the shutdown earlier, but we’re just a mom and Bob’s operation… and we don’t want to get confused,” read a message on their Facebook page. “It happened anyway, we were overwhelmed with requests for food (and love) like we’ve never seen before.” The restaurant (12111 12th Av. S.) has been in the Wong family since 1983, when Harold Wong bought it for his family to run. Arthur and Lai Wong took office in 1995.
Another beloved brand has announced a closure, this one from Banese Bar & Grill -No, not the 80’s St. Louis Park Foundation, but its Northeast Minneapolis counterpart, which opened at Keg House (34 13th Street Northeast) in 2016. “After 5 and a half years we decided to close our doors permanently, effective immediately,” The owners wrote on Facebook. “We loved being part of the Northeast community and want to thank everyone for their patronage! Please come visit us at the St. Louis Park site, which is only 8 miles away!”
Change of courses Bar Brava
The brava bar (1914 Washington Av. N., Mpls.) You know and love to switch gears, as she announces on social media that her last day of full service is July 8. . The Natural Wine Bar will offer wines and snacks on weekdays and pop-up events with guest chefs on weekends. Follow them on Instagram (@barbravamn) for updates.
There is a new tenant in the North Loop Galley food court. Kauaiwhich serves ramen and maze without broth and rice bowls, and is run by U graduate Tuan Hwang, who studied as a trainee chef under Kenji Sakamoto, one of Japan’s top chefs. The kiosk opened Tuesday at 729 Washington Street. n.
Get a sneak peek at Slice Pizzas Second location at Midtown Global Market (910 E. Lake St. The duo’s first location (519 E. Hennepin Av., Mpls.) opened last summer, specializing in New York-style pizza. All slices are $5 or less, but Whole pancakes are also available.
everyday, a cafe based in South Korea, brings French and Asian-inspired pastries to Minnesota, specifically a shopping mall in Richfield (6601 Nicollet Av. S.). The state’s first store joins more than 70 stores in the United States. The bakery offers bread, pasta, sandwiches, smoothies, and more. Look for an opening date of late 2022 or early 2023.