• Dalton & Wade Whiskey Commons Offers a Wide Selection of Drinks and Down-Home Food

     
    POSTED January 9, 2018
     

The name of Minneapolis’ new whiskey commons, Dalton & Wade, comes from characters in the classic Western movie “Road House.” 

“The premise for the whole restaurant was to create a place where these two very different characters would want to go if they got together to have a drink,” says Paul Abdo, a founding partner of Dalton & Wade. The building where the commons are housed is the only wood building built recently in Minneapolis and stands out in the warehouse district. 

Inside the warm and comfortable space, guests will find a selection of whiskeys that numbers in the 200s. First-rate bartenders can create customized menus for events, or supply whiskey or tequila tasting menus with food pairings. “The food is the kind that’s served outside of cities—once you’ve passed the city limits by about 25 miles,” says Abdo. “We have a protein-heavy menu: ribs, brisket, chicken and pork chops served with fresh vegetables.” Areas like the bar, private dining room, lounge and restaurant can be rented out for groups of up to 140.

Chef Adam Vero joined Hearth & Dram in Denver as executive chef last year and recruited Jeff Hickman as his chef de cuisine. Both previously worked for TAG Restaurant Group, also located in Denver. The duo has created inventive new menus at Hearth & Dram and reimagined the “Whole Beast Feast,” a group dining event for 10-12 participants that is designed to showcase the eatery’s nose-to-tail philosophy. Five to seven courses are prepared on a sevenfoot, wood-fired grill and served family style to highlight the team’s culinary abilities and no-waste philosophy.

 

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