Funded in part by an epic Kickstarter campaign that raised more than $250,000, the relocated/reimagined Travail opened to the public on Tuesday along with its space-sharing, cocktail-shaking partner The Rookery. On one side of the restaurant, Travail will be serving a tasting menu only, while, on the other side of the restaurant, The Rookery dishes up a variety of "micro plates," as well as craft cocktails.
In the usual Travail style, the space features lots of exposed beams and pipes, chalkboard menus (plus a chalkboard with the names of Kickstarter backers), and almost all communal tables.
Eater Minneapolis sent photographer Katie Cannon to shoot the new space. Take a tour.