Formerly called The Workhorse, the bar and deli features products made on site in Northeast Minneapolis.
The Draft Horse, previously dubbed The Workhorse, opens this weekend in Northeast Minneapolis’ Food Building.
The neighborhood restaurant, deli and bar will feature products made in the Food Building, a food startup incubator home to the popular Red Table Meat Co. and The Lone Grazer Creamery. Originally named The Digging, Kieran Folliard, creator of 2 Gingers and Kieran’s Irish Pub, founded the 26,000-square-foot production space in 2013.
The Draft Horse will serve lunch, dinner and grab-and-go options with an emphasis on local and organic ingredients. Curious diners can expect sandwiches with Patisserie 46 bread, charcuterie and cheese plates, comfort foods and more.
The Journal reported earlier this year that the restaurant’s team includes Luke Kyle, co-owner and chef of Anchor Fish & Chips; Katie Kyle, formerly of Spyhouse Coffee Roasters; and Anne Saxton, a co-owner of South Minneapolis sushi restaurant Kyatchi and marketer for Kim Bartmann (Barbette, Red Stag Supperclub, etc.).
The Draft Horse gets its new name from a past tenant, the Dick Veterinary Clinic, which specialized in horse care from 1909 to 1922.
The Draft Horse will be open its doors Saturday, Dec. 5 at 1401 Marshall St. NE in the Sheridan neighborhood. It will be open Sunday and Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m.-11 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m.-1 a.m. The deli counter will be open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. The restaurant will be closed on Mondays, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
The Draft Horse
1401 Marshall St. NE
Opens Saturday, Dec. 5
The menu is available online and pictured below.