Jessup Event a success!

Thanks to the Jessup Cellars team, and all of our guests last night- the Old Market was packed for our very first wine event! Chef Matt created a lovely assortment of foods to pair with the fantastic wines that Jessup offers, and everyone seemed to be having a great time. It was a very enjoyable [&hellip

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The Old Market space…

Opening weekend went well! We had lots of visitors and patrons… all who seemed thrilled about the new place. Those of you who weren’t able to make it down, we wanted you to see how the space turned out. This isn’t quite the final product, but close! We were asked over and over throughout the [&hellip

Sneak peak of the Old Market menu…

And may the taste-testing begin! Yesterday was the first official day that our commercial kitchen was ready to use (after much stress, delay, and unexpected cost), so last night, Matt was here into the wee hours beginning trials on his proposed menu. I couldn’t resist staying as well… editing photos, sampling the various delights, and [&hellip

Meet the Old Market manager… Drew Manzer

Drew has years of hospitality experience in Brookings, a fantastic sense of humor, and a great management style. And, looks eerily like Ross from “Friends” when he makes a small facial expression modification. Hometown: “Brookings, SD” Favorite place on earth: “North-shore of Minnesota” Favorite beer: “at the moment- Imperial Double IPA, Mah Horaja” Past-times: “embarrassing [&hellip

Introducing… Old Market’s executive chef, Matt Chapman

Since I met Matt, I have been completely impressed by his knowledge, personality, and take-charge attitude. Matt received his culinary arts degree at le Cordon Blue in Portland, Oregon, working under the industry’s top flight chefs. After working as a line chef and manager at the Portland City Grill, one of Northwest’s premier restaurants, he [&hellip

Taste test, anyone?

Speaking of taste testing, whenever Chef Matt or Miss A, our baker, gives me a call with a menu idea or sample, I am always more than happy to oblige! We had a tasting party last week at Katie’s with our managers, who I will be pleased to introduce you to on the blog this [&hellip