Black Forest Inn, Minneapolis MN


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The Germans go crazy for asparagus (spargel) this time of year. There - as here - asparagus is a sure sign of spring... or, as the Germans say, asparagus is the "Joy of Spring."

In late May, the Black Forest Inn will devote a menu to asparagus! We'll serve fresh, local asparagus in as many delicious ways as we can think of. If you aren't an asparagus lover already, you will be at Spargelfest!

» Take a look at this year's Spargelfest menu specials!

Spargelfest menu cover contest!
» view contest guidelines
» see the previous Spargelfest Menu cover contest winners!

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Enter our Spargelfest drawing for a Small Share from Turnip Rock farm. Enjoy a half-bushel box of farm-fresh produce every week for 18 weeks this summer! Convenient drop sites metro-wide. A $415 value! Drawing entries available at the restaurant. Entries taken through May 29. Winner will be drawn May 31.

For more info about the farm and their CSA program visit:

We are pleased to serve the freshest possible asparagus. Our green asparagus is brought to us fresh off the farms by the Southeast Minnesota Food Network, a collaborative effort to change the way southeast Minnesota purchases and consumes food. The participating farms operate under guiding principles of sustainability, land stewardship and fair prices.

For more info visit:
Southeast Minnesota Food Network

Friday, May 20, 2016
Live Music! Alphorns! The Matterhorn Trio plays from 6:00 – 7:30

Friday, May 27, 2016
Live Music! TBA

Friday, May 27, 2016
On May 27, we will donate 20% of our food sales to Harvest for the Hungry, a program of The Food Group. Our support helps them deliver fresh, local produce to food shelves and meal programs in the Twin Cities. With the money raised, TFG purchases produce from Minnesota and Western Wisconsin farmers, so Harvest for the Hungry supports both local growers and provides fresh produce to hungry families!

For more info visit:

The Black Forest Inn will be closed Monday, May 30, for Memorial Day

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