Monday, June 24, 2013

Woolley's & Craft Catering - Your Premiere Event Resource

Woolley's is proud to announce the launch of Craft Catering, the Twin Cities' premiere event resource. Craft Catering is the new off-site catering division of Woolley's parent company, Tri-City Restaurant Management. With over 100 years of combined experience on the ownership team, Craft Catering delivers on everything our clients demand in a caterer.

Now, when you have off-site catering needs, Craft Catering is able to meet those needs with all of the same creativity and quality that you've come to expect from Woolley's. Craft food, craft beer, and craft cocktails, all served with the utmost attention to service, quality, and details.


Combine one of the Twin Cities best-loved independent restaurateurs with the area’s premier caterers and you have Craft Catering – the ideal solution for your next event.

The newest division of Tri-City Restaurant Management, Craft Catering s fresh and vibrant cuisine was born from our clients’ desire for a sustainable, high quality, and ultimately unique catering alternative.

Think of Craft Catering as a restaurant without walls, fulfilling catering needs for those who deserve the very best. Whether your gathering is large or small, formal or informal, our chef’s passion lies in creating exciting, visually-driven cuisine using only the best in fresh, seasonal, and local fare.

Our professional event specialists guide not only menu planning, but offer full event services by coordinating your occasion down to the last detail. Craft Catering ensures that the expectations of a quality crafted and expertly catered event are exceeded for each and every client.


Craft Catering fulfills the catering needs of Corporate Clients who expect the very best. We approach each event with our individually focused attention. Our goal remains handling all of the details, so you may fully enjoy the occasion as well. From the quick drop off lunch to a large awards banquet or annual year-end celebration, Craft Catering delivers on more than just food, providing the best possible catering experience each and every time.


Craft Catering provides everything you need for the perfect picnic or BBQ down to the checkered tablecloths. Select from our Classic Picnic Menu for all your summer favorites, such as Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Ribs, and more, or kick it up a notch with Smoked Beef Brisket, Roasted Chicken, Corn on the Cob, or even a whole Pig Roast! Then, the perfect ending to a perfect day – A S’mores Station over an open fire.


More than a typical food truck, Craft Mobile Kitchen is travelling culinary experience. Stick with our specialty, Gourmet Burgers, or we can even create a customized menu just for your occasion. From weddings and graduation parties to reunions, company picnics, and more, take your event to the next level with Craft Mobile Kitchen.


Today's wedding reception is defined by options. Couples desire to customize every aspect to make their big day completely unique, and the food and drinks are no exception. Craft Catering offers a variety of signature appetizers, entrees, and cocktails that are easily customized to achieve your vision of the perfect day. Trust your reception and rehearsal dinner to Craft Catering to roll the theme and style of your wedding into two wonderfully entertaining events for both you and your guests.

Craft, when only the best will do! For more information, please 'Like' Craft Catering on Facebook, or call us at (612) 300-3001 today.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Press Release - Craft Mobile Kitchen's Grand Opening

Contact: Ben Berry
Phone: 612-309-3801
*Images, Menus, and Interviews available upon request.

JUNE 27–30, 2013

Craft Mobile Kitchen offers Selby-Dale neighborhood a whole new culinary experience: Unique Food, Craft Beer, and Custom Cocktails outdoors on the beautiful Chocolate Garden patio

ST. PAUL – June 19, 2013 We are thrilled to announce the much-anticipated Grand Opening of Craft Mobile Kitchen on June 27 – 30, 2013. Tri-City Restaurant Management’s newest culinary venture, Craft Mobile Kitchen, proves that you can have your cake and eat it too when it comes to the food truck model. Available for corporate clients, events, and soon the downtown lunch bunch, Craft Mobile Kitchen parks every Thursday through Sunday in the Chocolate Garden of Dr. Chocolate’s Chocolate Chateau at 579 Selby Ave. in St. Paul.

“Partnering with someone as committed to providing such unique, quality offerings as Dr. Chocolate was just a natural fit for Tri-City and the Craft brand,” said Bob Kinsella, key member of the Craft Mobile Kitchen ownership team. “We’re excited to serve an expanded menu of craft food and beverages in the Chocolate Garden that perfectly complement Dr. Chocolate’s offerings in the Chocolate Chateau. And besides you couldn’t ask for a more beautiful place to spend the summer.” 

June 27 – 30, Craft Mobile Kitchen will kick off the patio season in Dr. Chocolate’s Chocolate Garden with specials on food and drinks, live music, FREE wine tastings, and more! Enjoy 50% off burgers all weekend, plus the following:

Thursday, June 27, open 3pm – 11pm:
Summit SAGA Firkin Tapping 
5pm – Majestic Wines Tasting 
6pm – Live Music from Dan Turpening 
Friday, June 28, open 3pm – 11pm:
5pm – Majestic Wines Tasting 
6pm – Live Music from Corey Lawson of Munqs
Saturday, June 29, open 11am – 11pm:
$1 – Pints ALL Day of Summit Summer Ale 
5pm – Wirtz Wine Tasting 
6pm – Live Music from Ryan Bergeron of Snowbank
Sunday, June 30, open 11am – 11pm:
$1 – 16oz. Pabst {PBR} Cans ALL Day
6pm – Live Music from Garrison Grouse of Breakfast Anytime

“Driving Away Hunger,” Craft Mobile Kitchen donates a meal to Feed My Starving Children for every meal purchased. From burgers that incorporate a special blend of chuck and short ribs, freshly ground, hand pattied, and seasoned with Plump Chef spices, to sandwiches that are as unique and fresh as the neighborhood in which they’re being served. How about a Duck Bacon Melt Burger, infused with duck bacon and wild mushrooms before being topped with cheddar cheese, or a Shrimp Po Boy on grilled ciabatta with all the fixins’? Craft Mobile Kitchen also serves a selection of small plate Samplings, such as a Kimchee and Short Rib Quesadilla, Gourmet Salads, and Desserts. They even have a Kids’ Menu for the smallest food truck enthusiasts.

For additional information on Craft Mobile Kitchen and current events and happenings, you are invited to check out their Facebook page at

“Definitely not your typical food truck food,” Craft Mobile Kitchen chefs, Peter and Duke, exclaim. “We can’t wait to see everyone at the grand opening!”


Monday, June 10, 2013

Best Happy Hour in Bloomington

We pride ourselves on having the best Happy Hour in town. With 30 wines by the glass, a huge scotch and cognac selection, lots of local and craft beers, and inventive cocktails and martinis from our Beverage Director, you'll see why Woolley's Happy Hour just can't be beat.

Join us every Monday through Friday from 4 to 6pm in The Corner Bar for the best Happy Hour in Bloomington.

Woolley's Happy Hour Specials
$2.25 - Domestic Tap & Bottle Beers
$2.75 - Craft Tap & Bottle Beers
$3.25 - House Wine
$3 – $3.5 - Call Cocktails
$3.75 – $4.5 - Martinis and Specialty Drinks
50% OFF all Appetizers

Sweet-n-Spicy Nuts - House blend of spicy marcona almonds, 
cashews, peanuts and candied walnuts 
Calamari - Marinated in buttermilk, lightly breaded and fried to a 
golden brown, served with spicy marinara and lemon aioli
Walleye Fingers - Crispy beer battered walleye, fresh lemon and 
house zesty tartar sauce
Short Rib Kimchee Quesadilla - Slow braised short ribs, kimchee and melted cheese in a soft flour tortilla, 
served with seasoned sour cream
Chicken Quesadilla - Chicken folded in a flour tortilla with tomatoes, scallions, cheddar and pepper jack cheese, served with sour cream and pico de gallo
Shrimp Cocktail - Poached jumbo shrimp chilled 
and served with zesty cocktail sauce for dipping
Chicken Wings - Buffalo, Diablo, Teriyaki, BBQ, or Jerk, 
served with celery sticks and ranch or bleu cheese dressing

Ready to get happy? We'll see you soon and then later on tomorrow, and the next day, and....well, you get the point! 

Monday, June 3, 2013

Tour de TCO - July 25, 2013

Even though it hasn't necessarily felt like it, we're rapidly approaching summer in the cities. With that comes one of our favorite summertime traditions, the Taste of the TCO. This year, Woolley's along with our friends at the Twin Cities Originals are doing things a bit differently. For 2013, we are excited to announce the Tour de TCO!

Tour de TCO - 2013
Thursday, July 25, 6:00-9:00pm
TCF Bank Stadium - Dairy Queen Club Room
2009 Southeast University Avenue
Minneapolis MN, 55414

For the eighth year running, the independent local restaurants that make up the Twin Cities Originals will come together with area breweries for a great night in support of a great cause. Proceeds from this year's event will benefit Memorial Blood Centers.

Throughout the evening, experience amazing flavors with wine and beer pairings from the best local and independent restaurants in the Twin Cities. This year's event will be hosted by Emil Campbell, II from "The R Factor" with live music provided by the McCool Quartet.

Also during the event, one lucky attendee will win an all inclusive trip to San Francisco, CA! This great prize package includes hotel stay, airfare for two, and three dinners at a local independent restaurant. (All attendees will be registered to win the trip at the event that evening at no extra charge. However, opportunities to purchase additional chances will be also available).

**Special for Twin Cities Originals Rewards Card Holders and Facebook Fans: From now until June 12, tickets are just $40.00 per person! After June 12, tickets will be $50.00 per person.

Click here to purchase your tickets today, and we'll see you at the Tour de TCO on July 25!