The Red Cow Takes a Walk in Rochester – Post Bulletin

ROCHESTER — An order of gourmet burgers is on the menu at Med City’s Saint Marys Hospital campus on Second Street Southwest.

Building permits filed this week show plans for a Red Cow Tavern in

The Berkman Apartment Complex and Hotel at 217 14th Ave. SW begin to heat up.

The latest permits estimate the value of the construction project for a 6,000 square foot space at street level at $1.4 million.

With four locations in the Twin Cities, it will be the first Red Cow restaurant outside the metropolitan area. The award-winning Red Cow restaurant is known for its gourmet burgers, craft beers and cocktails.

When the project was first announced in July, the goal was to open in February.

The Berkman Restaurant will have 130 seats inside and 50 seats on a patio.

It is the first commercial tenant announced for Berkman’s 21,000 square feet of retail space, which has been empty since the 14-story Alatus Tower opened in 2020.

In recent years, the Red Cow has become a hot spot for Minnesotans to enjoy a cocktail or a glass of wine with a fancy burger.

Minnesota Monthly Magazine named Red Cow’s burgers as the most innovative in the Twin Cities. The magazine cited the Barcelona Burger topped with piquillo pepper, Manchego cheese and prosciutto and its Manhattan cocktail-inspired burger with bacon.

This new name in the Rochester market will face strong local and regional competition.

The Red Cow will compete with a host of local beer and brewing suppliers, including the Purple Goat Kitchen and Bar, by Newt, The tap house, wild woods, smoke, Tap House West End, hot chip, The workshop, Tavern 22, Fat Willy and Rooster.

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