The new hotel on Washington Avenue North is named after the process of hewing, working wood until it's smooth. Inside the ground level restaurant Tullibee, chef Grae Nonnas and his team are steadily and smoothly working on a Nordic influenced menu that includes dishes familiar to Minnesotans, like the lefse (called potato flatbread here, but ask grandma. It's lefse.) Plus, several innovative bites can be found inside including new preparations on season vegetables. There are also meats that are butchered in house and a selection that will change frequently, hanging above the roaring open fire. Snacks at the bar include some seriously addictive French fries that pair beautifully, with the Bittercube crafted cocktails. The pastry menu created by chef Steven Cak who also came to town from Austin toys with expectations and delivers handily on stunning flavors.
A First Look Inside Tullibee at the Hewing Hotel
Grae Nonnas' brings his take on Nordic to the North Loop.
- Roaring fireplace near the entrance.
- Lounge area.
- Billards table set for a game.
- Locally grown and internationally known cocktail creators Bittercube set up the bar and wrote the cocktail list.
- Being that it's in a hotel, the restaurant is open all day, every day.
- Even the glass cozies are locally made.
- A view into the open kitchen from the dining room.
- This fire sees a lot of action and it's a good thing.
- Reservations have been tough to get since opening night.
- Order one of everything.
- Private dining space is available for special occassions.
- Obsessed with the kitchen towel napkins.
- From the carefully laid tile, to the wood crafted splendor, this room is a beauty.