Archive for April, 2010

Remembering what Jon taught me.

21 Apr

Jon Radle worked at Corner Table and it was some of the best food I have tasted anywhere.

Jon had applied to Corner Table, and I wondered why someone of his skill level would be applying to my restaurant.  I soon realized that he had so much to teach me, and he was always looking to learn.  We tied short ribs during his interview.  I will never forget that talk.   In the short time that I got to work with Jon, I realized that he was going to be an amazing chef. 

Restaurants in Minneapolis are better because of the food that he made and the skills that he taught others around him.  He will always be a one of the best cooks I know.

In Remembrance 

Date: Monday, April 26, 2010 Time: 7:00pm – 11:00pm

Location: Grand Café Street: 3804 Grand Ave S , Minneapolis, MN 

The Grand Café is deeply saddened to share the news of the unexpected death of our executive chef, Jon Radle. Jon’s unpretentious style and enthusiastic love of food and cooking infused the café with a warm and welcoming air. An award-winning chef, Jon was modest and hardworking. He had no taste for the role of celebrity. His graceful leadership set the tone at the café making it an intimate community working together. Jon was an integral part of this community and family. He will be deeply missed. Grand Café will be closed until Friday, April 23. It will reopen for business with associate chef Ben Pichler at the helm. We are very grateful for the unwavering support of Ben and all of the staff at the Café during this difficult time.

Sincerely, Mary and Dan Hunter

For funeral arrangements see

In addition : In remembrance of Jon there will be a gathering at Grand Cafe, Monday Evening April 26th @ 7:00. InfoContact: Mary Hunter 612-822-8260 (Café) or 612-616-4168 (Cell) GRAND CAFE 3804 Grand Ave. SMinneapolis, MN 55409 612.822.8260

Tour de Farm 2010 Tickets on Sale Now at Corner Table

04 Apr

Saturday April 3rd brought the kickoff of the Tour de Farm 2010 season. We started with an open house where folks could come in eat come food, get more info about the events and buy tickets. (Yes, we sold a lot of them! You might want to get yours soon!) We were lucky enough to be joined by Dave & Flo from Cedar Summit, Scott & Debra from Star Thrower and Greg & Mary from Riverbend joined us for some eats and chatting.

Tickets for the events will be available for purchase exclusively at Corner Table for the next few weeks. (Yes, you still get a FREE beer with purchase!)

Did you get your ticket, yet?

Mm, free beer tastes better…