Fan favorite Twin Cities chef Erick Harcey has a triple-big announcement today, reports Stephanie March at Mpls.St.Paul Magazine. Let's break it down:
1) Harcey is leaving his post as executive chef of Longfellow coffeeshop/restaurant Parka, as well as his overall position as executive chef of Stock & Badge, the group he formed with Dogwood Coffee and Rustica, which is behind the menus at Parka, Dogwood, Rustica, and the upcoming Half Pint at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. He will remain a partner in Stock & Badge, just not part of the day-to-day operations anymore.
2) Harcey is taking over the South Minneapolis space that formerly belonged to In Season and launching a new restaurant called Bent Arrow. He told March that the new restaurant will be like the original Victory 44 (changes are a'coming there) with chef-driven menus on the blackboard.
3) Harcey also told March that he plans to rededicate his time to Victory 44, his original restaurant in North Minneapolis. They'll be reconceiving the restaurant as "more family/casual oriented," revolving around their famous "perfect burger" and also around more whole animal butchery, as well as more emphasis on "exciting vegetable cookery." They will be transitioning away from the tasting menus and will start taking reservations at all times.
· Erick Harcey is OUT at Parka, Changing Victory 44, and Launching Bent Arrow [Foodie File]
· All Coverage of Erick Harcey [Eater MPLS]
· All Coverage of Parka [Eater MPLS]
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