Please Come to Our Awesome Local Food Event September 21 at Barbette

Truth be told, we're having a little bit of a hard time over here figuring our what we're most excited about.

On the one hand, we're big fans of Barbette, a French-influenced restaurant owned by Kim Bartmann (who also owns the Red Stag Supper Club and Bryant Lake Bowl) that's been serving up delicious local food in Minneapolis' Uptown area for years.

On the other hand, we're also big fans of Fulton Beer, a Minneapolis brewery that's been wowing our taste buds since we were first introduced in 2009.

Lucky for all of us: we don't have to choose.

Simple, Good, and Tasty's September event is a multi-course, locally-sourced meal that pairs Barbette's best dishes with Fulton's best beers. I wouldn't want to miss it, and I hope you don't either.

Here are the details in one handy place:

  • What: Simple, Good, and Tasty's September Local Food Event: Local Food at Barbette with Beer Pairings from Fulton (vegetarian options available if ordered in advance)
  • When: Tuesday, September 21, 6:30 p.m.
  • Where: Barbette, 1600 West Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55408
  • Cost: $50 includes food, beer, and tax. Gratuity not included.
  • RSVP: (as soon as you can); space is limited.

If you still need convincing, here's what it says on the Barbette website:

Named “Best French Restaurant, populist vote” by Mpls St. Paul Magazine, Barbette has also received "best of's" from local press for its late night dining, desserts, wine list, date spot, music, and, of course, those French fries that accompany the steak frites. Chef Kevin Kathman uses local and organic ingredients as often as possible, presenting beautiful food in a casual, eclectic, bistro atmosphere.

Says Star Tribune reviewer Rick Nelson: "I reveled in a meal that tasted far more expensive than the final tab suggested..." and, " a restaurant that can be enjoyed by diners of all ages." Barbette is a member of Heartland Food Network, whose mission is to encourage and facilitate the increased consumption of local foods as a way to build stronger communities, healthier lives and a cleaner environment. Barbette also supports the work of The Land Stewardship Project, and a host of other organizations that focus on sustainable agriculture and supporting local economy.

We hope to see you there on September 21! 


Lee Zukor is the founder of Simple, Good, and Tasty. E-mail him at or follow him on Twitter.