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We are elated to announce Brenda Langton and Timothy Kane of Spoonriver have been nominated for Outstanding Restaurateurs of 2019 by the James Beard Foundation. This recognition comes after 42 years of continual excellence at the vanguard of farm-to-table fine dining. We look forward to the announcement of semi-finalists on March 27th and the final award determination in May.



“Outstanding RestaurateurBrenda Langton and Timothy Kane of Spoonriver in Minneapolis. The award honors “a restaurateur who demonstrates creativity in entrepreneurship and integrity in restaurant operations.” Langton and Kane are first-time semifinalists.” – Rick Nelson 





Photo: David Joles

“Very thrilling to see the Twin Cities represented in the Outstanding Restauranteur category, that’s a national category and really recognizes the people who make restaurants that anchor our food scene. So good to see founding foremother of Minneapolis farm-to-table cooking Brenda Langton is nominated for Spoonriver with her husband and business partner Timothy Kane. I am raising spoon dips in your general direction.” – Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl



Join us for a sensual Valentine’s Day dinner!


Special Menu


Grass Fed Ribeye Steak with a Horseradish Sour Cream, Yukon Gold Potatoes, Roasted Root Vegetables & Herbs.


New Orleans Seafood Gumbo with Shrimp, Scallops & Mussels.


Mediterranean Vegetable Stack with Crispy Eggplant, Sweet Potato Skordahlia, Roasted Roma Tomatoes and Grilled Red Onion & Zucchini. Served with a Spinach Salad,



Vegan Charcuterie

May 24, 2018

Announcing our newest addition to one of the cities best vegetarian and vegan friendly menus!

The Sans Viande Charcuterie is a gorgeous plate, great for sharing! It has a vegan Italian brat and vegan dill havarti cheese, both from our friends at The Herbivorous Butcher. We also include our Ginger Glazed Mock Duck, Miso Pate, House made Pickled Vegetable Salad, Apricot & Stone Ground Mustards and Crackers.

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Even though warm days may seem a distant dream, the patio weather will soon be here! Have faith & check back for our new Spring & Summer Menu!


Patio Promo

Blue Doll

March 21, 2018

Blue Doll

Blue Doll


For the upcoming exhibition Artists in the Kitchen at the Textile Center of Minnesota, Brenda Langton arranged this fall harvest in collaboration with local portrait artist Shelly Mosman. Along with a recipe, this photo will be featured in WHISKED: Cooking Up Community; a cookbook featuring local chefs/restauranteurs and artists.  The cookbook will be available at the Textile Center’s exhibition and all proceeds will benefit the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota. Shown pictured with this pieces namesake, the Blue Doll Pumpkin, is our friend and farmer Jeffrey Nistler who provided the pumpkin for the photo.