Easy Pheasant Hunting

Restaurant Alma proves you don’t need a hunting license to enjoy the best pheasant of the season

Pheasant: the meal of kings, the prize of hunters worldwide. Of course, hunting for pheasant is no way to stock a restaurant, so the James Beard–nominated chef Alex Roberts gets his from Wild Acres, a Pequot Lakes family business that specializes in raising pheasants, chukar partridge, ducks, and chickens in large outdoor pens filled with natural cover like millet and sorghum. Roberts’s pan-roasted pheasant with roast carrots, braised radishes, and pheasant jus showcases all the joys of the hunt, without that pesky birdshot. Restaurant Alma, 528 University Ave. SE, Minneapolis, 612-379-4909, restaurantalma.com