All the Pieces Fit: New St. Paul restaurant Heirloom is neighborhood fine dining done right

A tomato grown from a seed with a history of being passed down through generations becomes an heirloom tomato with an unusual shape and a wonderful taste. Recent visits to the aptly named Heirloom restaurant at Marshall and Cretin avenues in St. Paul showed me what a true heirloom is: something unique, timeless and that […]

Dennis Monroe’s Column on Restaurant Economics Debuts in Foodservice News

In its February issue, Foodservice News has launched an ongoing column by Dennis Monroe which offers a different approach to reviewing Twin Cities restaurants. Rather than focusing on the cuisine — something that is already expertly handled by a number of fine food writers in town — Dennis’s reviews will look at local restaurants from […]

Securities Laws FAQ for Craft Breweries and Taprooms

A private placement of securities, coupled with a commercial bank loan, is becoming an increasingly common method to finance the operations and expansion plans of both startup and existing craft breweries and taprooms. While there is a strong appetite among private investors to become “owners” and not miss out on the “craft boom”, careful planning […]