Butcher & The Boar - 1121 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Rating- 12 out of 10 (yes it's that good)
Caramelized Broccoli Taleggio Pancetta Mac & Cheese
Berkshire Pork Spare Ribs Bourbon Flight
Butcher & the Boar is a James Beard Award Semi-Finalist so you know they are doing something (everything) right. Not only is the food incredible but the service is top notch. Last night I sat on my napkin when I came back from the restroom and was looking around for it, within 20 seconds my server was there asking if he could help me find something. I told him that I think I must have sat on my napkin and he went and got me another one so I didn't have to stand up! WHAT?! That's just stupid good service.
As the name suggests Butcher & the Boar is not for the vegetarian minded, this place is for the unabashed meat lover. And remember that 12 out of 10 rating I gave this place? Well, you are going to pay for it, this place is not cheap (although there are more inexpensive options, it's just, we're celebrating over here okay?).
I have tried many menu items over a few visits, and I have never been disappointed in anything but these are my "must try" items if you are only going once. These are the menu items that were so good, I kind of wanted to cry a little bit.
Taleggio Pancetta Mac & Cheese
Smoked Beef Long Rib- Tabasco-molasses BBQ
Red Hot Brussels Sprouts
This meal easily feeds two, in fact I bet you and your dining partner will have leftovers. Lucky!
Berkshire Pork Spare Ribs
Smoked Beef Long Rib
If you want to try the deliciousness but not spend a ton of money, check out their more casual Beer Garden Menu served outside year round in a cozy heated tent. I haven't been to that side yet, but if it's even half as good as their main menu, it'll be twice as good as most places. GO NOW!