The Rustic Pig Restaurant

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The Rustic Pig Restaurant

at MN Discovery Center

We will be temporarily closing the Rustic Pig as of October 27th until future notice. This change will not affect MDC food service for venue rental and events. MDC has new and exciting opportunities on the horizon so please stay tuned.

 And now, a word from our outgoing Chef Quaid Fetkenheuer.

“Friends of MDC, it has been my distinct privilege to serve MDC in the role of Executive Chef. Respectfully, I have decided to exit the food service industry all together to pursue a different career path and spend time with family. Over my 15 years in this industry I have grown a great passion for food. Having some of the extra free time will allow me pursue some of my other passions . What does this mean for The Rustic Pig?  I never wanted the Rustic Pig to be viewed as just a restaurant but more as a place for creativity, enjoying good company with friends and family, and learning. I don’t intend for The Rustic Pig to be taken away from MDC in my departure but more to bring new opportunity and creativity to the space.”

-Quaid Andrew Fetkenheuer

*FOR.THE.PIG*

 

All the staff at MDC thank you for your continued support and patience as we make this transition.

  

The Rustic Pig restaurant will be open until October 27th:

Fridays from 4:00pm - 9:00pm

* Bands will perform Fridays from 6:00 - 8:00pm *

Saturdays from 8:00am - 9:00pm

* Our Featured Entree of the Night will be Served on Saturdays *

 

FALL MENUS:

October 4th - December 21st 

FRIDAY SMALL PLATES MENU

BREAKFAST MENU

LUNCH MENU

DINNER MENU

 

Bands for the Fall Menu:

October 18th - Jesse Munter

October 25th - Mel Annala

 

FAQs:

What are The Rustic Pig hours?

The Rustic Pig will be open Friday, October 18th & 25th from 4:00pm -9:00pm and Saturday, October 19th & 26th 8:00am - 9:00am. 

On Saturdays, Breakfast will be served from 8:00am - 11:00am, Lunch will be served from 11:00am - 4:00pm, and Dinner will be served from 4:00pm - 9:00pm.

  

Do you have any vegetarian or gluten free items on your menu?

Vegetarian:

On the Friday Menu:

Fig and Goat Cheese Crostini (Without the Prosciutto)

Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese (Without the Bacon)

Gouda Fondue (Without the Pork Belly Chicharrons and Substituting Bacon Batter Bread for Ciabatta)

Kale, Cranberry, and Root Vegetable Salad 

All Desserts

On the Breakfast Menu:

Blueberry Buttermilk Breakfast Cake

On the Lunch Menu:

Ale Braised Cauliflower Tacos 

All Desserts

On the Dinner Menu:

Ale Braised Cauliflower Tacos

Roasted Pumpkin Soup

Butternut Squash Ravioli 

All Desserts

Gluten Free:

On the Friday Menu: 

Surf and Turf

Kale, Cranberry, and Root Vegetable Salad

Sushi: Dynamite Roll

Sushi: The Roll Du Jour - Ask Server 

On the Lunch Menu:

Surf and Turf

Bison Rueben (With Gluten Free Bread)

Smoked Chicken Salad (With Gluten Free Bread)

Triple Decker Grilled Cheese (With Gluten Free Bread)

Kale, Cranberry, and Root Vegetable Salad

Dessert: Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

On the Dinner Menu:

Surf and Turf

Bison Rueben (With Gluten Free Bread)

Smoked Chicken Salad (With Gluten Free Bread)

Dessert: Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

 

Do I have to pay to get into the museum if I just want to go to the restaurant?

Nope!  

 

Do I need to make a reservation?

Nope, but we do recommend it- especially if you have a large group, it's always a safe bet to make a reservation in advance.  You can call us at 218-254-7959 if you would like to make a big or small reservation.

 

How can I provide feedback?

We always want to hear about our guests' experiences, whether it's a compliment, a suggestion, or feedback about something we could have done better.  Please send us your thoughts by clicking here.