Travail is building itself a new restaurant in Robbinsdale. Again. What began as a small restaurant with chefs serving as servers with affordable tasting menus led to a record-smashing Kickstarter campaign that allowed them to build a new restaurant from scratch is now on the move again. Travail will move into a newly constructed building across the street Pig Ate My Pizza, which is now in the cozy space that the original Travail will move into the current location and oh - there’s also the long-anticipated barbecue restaurant in Northeast. It’s a lot of moving parts. Here’s how it breaks down:
The newly constructed building will allow for 150-200 restaurant seats and includes a rooftop patio with expansive views. Tickets will continue to be sold for the unique, interactive dining experiences where people might find themselves eating prosciutto off a branch or having popcorn lobbed in their general direction.
Where: 4131 to 4135 West Broadway, Robbinsdale
When: Expected opening March 2019
The gastropub pizza place is adding a brewery into the existing Travail restaurant. Leading that restaurant will be a trio of chefs, Andy Goettsch, Nate Moser and Josh Disher. Goettsch and Moser are avid home brewers and will be bringing the Travailian creative spirit to the beer front. Brews will be available in addition to a full bar and in crowlers to take home.
There will be some re-jiggering of the current space including building out a screened in front porch for an added dose of Minnesota country charm.
Where: 4124 West Broadway, Robbinsdale
When: February of 2019
The one project happening outside of Robbinsdale is the highly anticipated barbecue project from longtime Travail chef and one-time Kansas resident Kale Thome. The 750 square foot space will serve take-out barbecue. And it’s not a re-imagined idea of what barbecue could be, it’s real deal ribs, brisket and the like.
Where: 816 Lowry Avenue, Minneapolis
When: August, 2018
Part of the thrill of the restaurants this collective creates is that they make diners players in the party created at each meal inside the space. Now, people can buy into the business and get a membership at three different levels that gets people fist tastes, free beer, VIP treatment and other perks.
Where: All access to all three restaurants and Travail events.
When: Starting now
Cost: Membership prices start at $300 and go all the way up to $2500