Justin Sutherland’s Pearl and the Thief Pops-Up at Octo Fishbar

Octo Fishbar’s area will not be silent for extended. Just a week soon after Tim McKee shut the restaurant down, we get excellent information about an additional restaurant coming back to life in the area. 

Pearl and the Thief, Justin Sutherland’s 1st solo restaurant originally opened in Stillwater, will pop-up in the Lowertown restaurant space for a three thirty day period residency. Sutherland shut the seafood and whiskey spot in late 2018, with ideas to go the strategy to Minneapolis. It was supposed to be re-born in the Moxy Hotel remaining developed ways from the US Lender Stadium, but the deal finally fell via. When COVID hit, we assumed it was in all probability never ever coming back. 

Not so! “We are seriously psyched to convey it back. We have the primary team together for the ride, cooks Brandon Randolph and Thomas Haure together with myself. It is really going to be pleasurable to prepare dinner some of the best hits,” Sutherland explained to me above the mobile phone.

SO. From August 28 via Oct 17, they’ll do tasting menu dinners on Friday and Saturday nights. The ticketed dinners will operate about $seventy five for seven courses, and consume pairings will be obtainable. The bar will also be open, and operate by the Octo crew. The thought is to do two seatings a evening (around 5:30 and seven:30) with only about 30-forty folks in the area to adhere to right social distancing regulations. Tickets will go live on Tock in the week. 

He teased a little bit of the menu, stating we must seem ahead to the crawfish bisque, whiskey dry-aged beef, and that smoked crab risotto that Dara named out as Sutherland’s dish that ideal faucets into his special Minnesota id.

“We are carrying out 8 months, and then who is aware of? Who can even say what the planet will seem like in Oct, possibly you will find a probability we can maintain going. We’ll see.”

Provided the simple fact that he’s in the middle of launching The Gnome (open currently, currently jammed with rezzies) and transforming the In Bloom area to be a taco-loving cantina named Elotes, all on the heels of reopening Handsome Hog in a new area, throughout a pandemic … I would say, don’t rely him out. 

Stephanie March

Meals and Dining editor Stephanie March writes and edits Mpls.St.Paul Magazine’s Try to eat + Drink section. She can also be heard Saturdays on her myTalk107.one radio present, Weekly Dish, in which she talks about the Twin Towns foods scene.

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