Special Events

 
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MN BBQ Co. at Party in the Prairie

September 22 | 3-8:30pm | at Richardson Nature Center

Breathe in the fresh air and celebrate the last day of summer at the Party in the Prairie hosted by Richardson Nature Center. Enjoy live music and local flavors including our own Minnesota BBQ Co. serving up the regular meaty, smoked goodness. Pull up a blanket, let the kids explore their wild side, and take part in tons of family friendly activities as the sun sets over the beautiful landscape.

$9 Advance tickets required. Ages 2 and up require a ticket.
$7 discounted tickets are available at The North Face stores in Edina, Minneapolis and St. Paul. Cash only.


Pigtoberfest with Indeed Brewing

september 30 | 4-8pm | at Pig Ate My Pizza

The time of year for lederhosen and dirndls has finally returned, meaning many cheers with Indeed beers and lots of pigging out! Join us for a Sunday tap takeover at Pig Ate My Pizza featuring a special Oktoberfest-inspired lineup from Indeed Brewing. Expect brews like Indeed's Grapefruit Radler, Zwickelbier, Oktoberfest, and a Barrel Aged Whiskey Queen!

Tickets include all you can eat PAMP goodness, all you can drink Indeed brews, plus a special Pigtoberfest commemorative mug. (Tax and service charge added at checkout.) This is a 21+ event.

We'll have games and shenanigans, a raffle for PAMP and Indeed swag and gift cards, and we hope you'll wear your best Oktoberfest inspired costumes if you have them!


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Geilfest!

October 13 | 4-10pm | at travail

Save the date for our second annual Geilfest at Travail where the beer flows more fervently than the Rhine and a massive smorgasbord of German eats will make you loosen those lederhosen. In the traditionally epic Travail style we’ll host special games, raffles, competitions, and live music from Dr. Kielbasa for one of our most spirited parties of the year.

Tickets are $80 per person (+tax and a service fee) which covers all the food you can eat. Drink tickets will be available for $5 each (aka 1 beer or N/A bev), and we’ll have a commemorative beer stein waiting for you at the door. This is a 21+ event.

Travailian Local, Plus, and Prime members get 20% off tickets. (Check your email for promo code.)


Ongoing at Travail

 
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Mediterranean Family Meal

september | travail kitchen

Chef Hope Yang is serving up a new Mediterranean-inspired menu featuring 8-10 courses served family style (shared between your party). His chef team will be serving up pan-seared branzini with Greek lemon potatoes, poached egg in shakshuka, and Konro grilled meats with housemade flatbread and hummus. Each meal consists of multiple courses served family style (or shared by your party). Dinner will be served at the 16 seat diner bar surrounding our second kitchen in the semi-private dining room, giving you that Travailian-style close up view of the chefs’ labor of love.

Also available with your meal is a curated beverage pairing made specifically for the current menu. Pairings may include wine, cocktails, beer, and house made juices. You may add beverage pairing tickets to your meal after selecting your seat quantities.

Seatings are available through the end of September:
6pm on Wednesday and Thursdays
6pm & 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays

Tickets are sold in pairs, starting at $96 plus tax and gratuity for TWO people. (That’s $48 per person, yo!) When browsing available times, be sure to set your quantities in multiples of 2 or else it will show as sold out.


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Family Meal at Benny’s Diner

October | travail kitchen

Cozy in for those familiar down-home flavors with Chef Ben Feltmann's new diner-inspired menu full of comfort classics like chicken fried steak, johnnycakes, or a prime rib dinner. You'll get the best of breakfast, lunch, and supper all in one soulful, curated tasting menu available throughout October at Travail. Each meal consists of multiple courses served family style (or shared by your party). Dinner will be served at the 16 seat diner bar surrounding our second kitchen in the semi-private dining room, giving you that Travailian-style close up view of the chefs’ labor of love.

Also available with your meal is a curated beverage pairing made specifically for the current menu. Pairings may include wine, cocktails, beer, and house made juices. You may add beverage pairing tickets to your meal after selecting your seat quantities.

Seatings are available throughout October:
6pm on Wednesday and Thursdays
6pm & 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays

Tickets are sold in pairs, starting at $106 plus tax and gratuity for TWO people. (That’s $53 per person, yo!) When browsing available times, be sure to set your quantities in multiples of 2 or else it will show as sold out.


5:00 Seating 8:00 Seating
Wednesday $78 $83
Thursday $83 $88
Friday $99 $109
Saturday $109 $119

Travail's 20+ Course Chef's Tasting Menu

Travail serves an ever evolving tasting menu of 20+ courses with plates and ingredients changing by season and product availability. Our team of chefs are also your servers, and everyone takes part in developing the menu. We have an open kitchen, so you'll get a good look at the chefs hard at work plating and preparing each course. We try to make great food in a fun environment, so be prepared to get out of your seat and interact with your food in a whole new way.

To dine at Travail, guests must purchase a ticketed reservation. Also available with your meal is a curated beverage pairing featuring 7-10 drinks. Preview our available seating times and prices in the adjacent chart (prices listed are before gratuity and tax.)


Getting Ticketed Reservations

You must have a ticketed reservation to dine at Travail's Family Meal or 20+ Course Signature Tasting Menu. We have recently switched to the new Tock ticketing system, so if you need help navigating the ticketing screen, please follow the instructions below.

1. Click the link below, then select your guest count with the + or - buttons. If you are purchasing tickets specifically for Family Meal, be sure to set your guest quantity to a multiple of 2, as tickets are sold in pairs. Otherwise it may show as sold out.

2. Select a date or time, or simply click on a date on the calendar.

3. The experiences that are available on the date you selected will show below. Choose your preferred seating time.

4. Add on any beverage pairings or supplements if you wish, then continue with the checkout process.

5. You will receive a confirmation email with additional questions concerning dietary restrictions, etc. Be sure to fill this out if you would like to be accommodated. 

 

A note about gift certificates

Please note that temporarily you will not be able to use your Dojour digital gift certificate at the time of purchase within the new Tock ticketing system for September and October ticketed reservations. We are working on a solution that needs a little extra fine tuning.

If you have a gift certificate purchased/gifted through Dojour please go forward with your purchase of tickets through Tock and then email the code to reservations@travailkitchen.com.  At that point we’ll be able to redeem your certificate by processing a refund in the amount of your gift certificate balance.

As before, if you have an OG gift certificate that is a gray piece of paper, horizontally oriented and without an online code, we would ask that you purchase your tickets at face value and bring the certificate with you when you dine.  At that time we’ll happily reimburse you for the dollar amount indicated on the certificate.