Construction snags have held up the opening of Nick Rancone and chef Thomas Boemer’s new fine dining restaurant In Bloom, that’s set to anchor the new Keg & Case food hall. However, the second, more casual restaurant from the duo, Revival Smoked Meats is set to open tomorrow around 4 pm.
Rancone and Boemer are also the owners of the Corner Table off 46th and Nicollet in Minneapolis and two Revival locations, one in Minneapolis at another in St. Paul. Revival launched a fried chicken revolution in the Twin Cities with hungry fans willing to wait sometimes hours for a chance to eat the birds. At the second Revival on Selby Avenue in Cathedral Hill, chef Boemer began to dabble in more barbecue. It was a surprise when it was announced that third Revival would not serve any fried chicken. Boemer describes the Keg & Case spot as the barbecue restaurant he’s been dreaming of opening.
On the menu will be smoked everything, from whitefish to oysters to brisket and beyond. Expect sandwiches, beer, and a few batched cocktails.
In Bloom will have an amphitheater style seating and all cooking will be done entirely in the wood-fueled hearth that’s over 20 feet long. As of right now, the restaurant is on track to open for a limited seating dinner on Monday September 24. The restaurant will anchor the large food hall Keg & Case that opened last Friday with other eateries and retail shops on St. Paul’s West 7th Street, as a part of the historic Schmidt Brewery.