Former Butcher & The Boar space to become The Butcher's Tale

Jess Fleming, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn.
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Apr. 8—The space that housed Butcher & The Boar is about to be filled with a restaurant very similar to the one that closed.

Kaskaid Hospitality, the company behind Crave restaurants, Union rooftop and others, will open The Butcher's Tale in May.

And Peter Botcher, the butcher that opened the award-winning restaurant back in 2012, will return as the restaurant's head chef.

The menu will include Botcher's famous sausages as well as other meaty dishes like a slow-fired long rib, double-cut pork chop and house-made charcuterie, but also a selection of fresh seafood dishes.

Former Butcher & The Boar general manager Chad Waldon, who has worked in Minneapolis restaurants, including Manny's, for 25 years, will return to run the front of the house.

And of course there will be bourbon. Before it closed during the pandemic, Butcher & The Boar had been the world's No. 1 seller of Knob Creek single barrel. The Butcher's Tale will carry a wide array of brown liquors, including Knob Creek, but also will feature a full craft cocktail program.

This venture is not to be confused with the revival of the actual brand Butcher & The Boar, which was purchased by Jester Concepts. They're still looking for a space to open with the original recipes and branding behind the restaurant.

The Butcher's Tale: 1121 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis; 612-236-4075;