Event Tickets My Account Advertise About Us Contact Us Archive RSS Newsletters
Edit Module Edit Module
Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Feeding a Hungry Zombie

Feeding a Hungry Zombie


Can zombies find some tasty BRAINS in the Twin Cities? Of corpse they can!

Are you one of the living dead who’s planning to invade our fair cities this weekend? If you’re prepping your makeup collection for a night of gnarly nastiness, you’re probably one of the many who will be attending the Twin Cities’ annual Zombie Pub Crawl this weekend. And, dear zombies, as an experienced resident, I wanted to assure you that you can eat BRAINS in the Twin Cities—and they don’t have to be my brains.

Chef Sameh Wadi (a “Rising Star Chef of the Year" James Beard Award winner) serves lamb brain at Saffron as a mezze/tapas/snack dish. The lightly fried, mildly flavored lamb brain is served with tomatoes stewed in olive oil and it’s flavored with garlic and parsley. For $6, zombies new to the scene can be a bit adventurous with this small plate, while old world zombies can satisfy their craving.

Though perhaps you’re the kind of zombie who wants some meat with your brains. Rest assured, there’s a spot for you, too. For $18, the Sample Room serves a “Half Pigs Head Smorgasboard” with pickled egg, pickles, and Dijon mustard. They prepare a Fischer Family Farms half pig’s head with olive oil, salt, and beer, and slowly bake it for 12 hours until it’s tender on the inside and crispy on the outside. The half head comes with a tiny pig’s brain, but even a brain-eating zombie shouldn’t pass over the succulent jowls.

Note: Neither Saffron or Sample Room are official Zombie Pub Crawl participants, so don't go storming their doors on Saturday. I'm just trying to help a zombie out with some pre- or post-event sustenance!

But August Schell Brewing Company is officially sponsoring, and they've created a specialty Brain Belt beer this year. (Especially appropriate for those zombies that, horror of horrors, don't literally eat brains.) Local poster artist David Witt designed the specialty can, which is complete with hungry zombies clutching cans of beer. Zombies can get limited-edition cans of Grain Belt, a.k.a. “Brain Belt,” at bars participating in the Zombie Pub Crawl. It’ll probably sell quickly, but Brain Belt will be sold at stores and bars around the Twin Cities, too, including:


  • River Liquor
  • Mcdonalds Liquor and Wine
  • Sentryz
  • Mourados
  • B & G Wine & Liquor
  • Central Avenue Liquors - Update: Sold Out
  • South Lyndale Liquors
  • Zipp's
  • Dinkytown Wine and Spirits
  • Lake Wine & Cheese
  • Hennepin Lake Liquors
  • East Lake Liquor Store - Update: Sold Out
  • Minnehaha Liquor
  • MGM Liquor Warehouse
  • Fridley Liquor Warehouse
  • St. Anthony Village Wine and Spirits


  • The Nomad
  • Whiskey Junction
  • Maxwell's
  • Corner bar
  • The Republic
  • Acadia
  • Red Sea Bar
  • 400 Bar
  • Palmers
  • Triple Rock
  • Tiffany Sports Lounge
  • O'Gara's Bar and Grill


Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 in Permalink

Comments may be edited for length, clarity, or appropriateness.

Add your comment:
Edit Module

About This Blog

TC Taste answers your restaurant and dining questions, dishes on latest discoveries, reflects on breaking news, and generally bring the plate to the page with a skilled crew of experts: Minnesota Monthly Senior Editor Rachel Hutton, Sustainable Food Correspondent Marie Flanagan, Chef Jason Ross, Food Writer Joy Summers, and Drinks & Real Food Senior Editor Mary Subialka. Learn more about the TC Taste bloggers.

Have a food-related question? Email rhutton@mnmo.com

Sign up for our monthly dining e-blast:

MNMO Dish Sign-up

The Latest in MNMO

Best New Restaurants Mosaic
Icehouse Cool Primebar
Haute Hot Dogs Technique
Culinary Cloning Fika
Birdhouse Takes Flight Corner Table
Best Bars Left Handed Cook
Creative Cocktailing A Lotta Burrata

* Access all reviews here. 

restaurants Blogs - BlogCatalog Blog Directory

Edit Module
Edit Module