The New Travail Collective

Photo courtesy of the Star Tribune

Photo courtesy of the Star Tribune

A reimagined Travail in an epic new two-story building across the street. Pig Ate My Pizza expanding into the current Travail space and adding a chef-driven brew pub. Our highly-anticipated MN BBQ Co. opening soon in NE Mpls. And a revolutionary way for YOU to be a part of it all — first access, super sweet swag, season tickets, special surprises, plus a freshly-minted membership card for flashing your new Travailian status…



Travail Kitchen & Amusements

Yes, we're tearing down the blighted building at 4131-4135 W Broadway (across the street from the current Travail) and creating a new experience-fueled two-story space in the heart of Robbinsdale. Redevelopment plans include a rooftop patio overlooking the city (for one-off events like outdoor movie screenings and chef spotlights), artist collaborations, and a playground for all of our wildest ideas.

We’ll still have four nights of ticketed reservations each week, but at these dinner parties, our new home will be your home. Eat as much as you want, drink as much as you want, laugh as loud as you want, and stay as long as you want. 

Pig Ate My Pizza + Brew Pub

Pig Ate My Pizza needs more space. If only we had a big empty building with kitchens and walk-in coolers and…oh wait, Travail’s moving out of 4124 W Broadway, let’s put Pig there! And with room to spare, we’re putting in a chef-driven brew pub and a real Minnesotan screen porch. We’re reviving the tasting menus, adding seatings for ticketed reservations (to accommodate large parties), beefing up to-go ordering including crowlers, expanding small plate selections, and bringing back some of your favorite throwback ‘zas.

What happens when chefs brew their own beer and pair it with their own culinary creations? A match made in numnum heaven, duh.

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Minnesota BBQ Co.

We know, we know... you've heard rumblings of this for a while now (and maybe you’ve even had a few tastes of Kale’s MN BBQ at breweries and pop-ups) but the time has come for the smoke to reign down in the heart of the NE brewery land. Minnesota BBQ Company is the food baby of Chef Kale Thome, a native of Wichita, KS and an OG Travailian. That is to say, this ain’t his first rodeo! Anyone who’s tried his mac and cheese or brisket sandwich will agree, he has a special way with that smoker.

At this very moment, Kale and crew are wearing their tool belts and finishing up the final renovations on the new space. We’ve built a custom proprietary smoker where all these glorious meats will spend many hours basking in the oak wood smoke. Not only does this damn tasty Q capitalize on some of the greatest barbecue traditions, it is also influenced by Minnesota products and culture.

The new space will be small, but mighty, offering take-out and delivery to the nearby breweries. Come fill your bellies, dirty your fingers, and ease that hanger when we open towards spring 2019.



Although the initial sign-up period is over to become a founding member, you can still sign up to be notified if we host another round of memberships. The loyalty of our Travalian tribe has continually blown us away, and we have been incredible humbled by everyone who become a member already. Head to our info page to learn how you could be first in line, top of the list, and enjoy all the benefits of officially joining the Travail Collective. Learn More