On that beautiful afternoon last August when we took my mom down Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis, we decided to take a little walk further. Rob and I hadn’t yet been to The Butcher and the Boar, but we had heard that it had a fantastic patio. We had to wait a bit in a line outside because it wasn’t quite yet open.
As you may guess, Butcher and the Boar is all about the meat! The outdoor patio is huge and meant for a crowd. It’s a little oasis downtown.
And I’m guessing they are dog friendly. 😉 The poster below shows the weekly dog event last summer! I’m not sure if it is going on again this year… But if I lived much closer, I’d probably be there!
Butcher & the Boar is known for their chef-crafted meats. In the Twin Cities, you can find their sausages in some of the local grocery stores! We ran the gamut on our choices that day…
To be quite honest, I don’t remember if that was a sausage or a brat or what, but I’m guessing Rob ordered it! Their menu changes all of the time, so what we ate last August might not be available now anyway.
I’m guessing this is what my mom ordered. She loves a good burger! But I could be wrong, maybe Mom got the sausage and Rob the burger. All I know is that they both loved their meats!
I have no idea why I chose wings. I’m not really a wing person, but they must have sounded good at the time. Though I don’t remember why, I do remember that they were a little disappointing. Carrie, next time get the real meat! I remember also enjoying some local craft beers and ciders and that Bourbon was a big deal here as well.
Looking at these photos has me wanting to get back to the Butcher and the Boar soon. Anyone want to join us?!
What’s your favorite meat of choice?
We’ll join you and Rob! We went for the first time last year and shared the sausage sampler and the Green Chili Dusted Fries. They were fantastic! We went last month (May) and enjoyed the Red Hot Brussels Sprouts, but were really disappointed in the Pulled Pork Potato Skin. The meat was moist and tasty, but the potato and its fixings were bland. Great beers though! I had Surley Cocoa Bender and Linda had her staple, Founders Dirty Bastard – both on tap!