Posts Categorized: Press Release

Taste 50: Women rule Minnesota food scene

Where would the state’s thriving food scene be without women? Nowhere, that’s where. For the 10th anniversary of the Taste 50, we’re taking a look at the visionary chefs, restaurateurs, bartenders, bakers, writers and entrepreneurs who are making Minnesota a food-lover’s haven. Where do restaurant industry types hang out for after-work food and drink? Nightingale,… Read more »

MN Monthly Drink of the Month: Aviation

Ever since Nightingale first opened their doors in an elegantly converted bodega in Minneapolis’ Whittier neighborhood, we knew we could count on them for small plates, late night eats, and gorgeously crafted cocktails. Since those early days in the fall of 2012, the restaurant has evolved into a part of the fabric of the neighborhood…. Read more »

1 of the 27 Women Shaping the MN Food Scene

Carrie McCabe Johnston studied art history in college but unexpectedly found herself a mother at age 19. “I had to cook for a family,” she said. “I started reading cookbooks and getting more and more interested in food and ingredients and less and less interested in my studies in college.” McCabe Johnston had been working… Read more »

Star Tribune: Best Burgers In Minneapolis

Thanks to the cooking smarts of chef/co-owner Carrie McCabe-Johnston, the classic California cheeseburger ($12, with fries) lives a very good life at Nightingale. Brimming with a big, bold beefy bite, the quarter-pound patty is a half-and-half mix of chuck and a fat-laced brisket. The patties are fried, caramelizing in their own juices. A gutsy four-year-old… Read more »

Star Tribune: Burger Friday

The burger: The classic California cheeseburger lives a very good life at Nightingale, ramped up by the cooking smarts of chef/co-owner Carrie McCabe-Johnston. Let’s break it down, shall we? The patty – which weights in just over the 1/4-lb. – could not be more tantalizing. It’s a half-and-half mix of chuck roast and fatty brisket,… Read more »

CityPages: Nightingale Lures Twin Cities Night Owls

I had been working in restaurants since I was a teenager, so it was important to us to give people in the industry somewhere to go when their shift is over that serves the whole menu, not just a limited late-night thing.” Limited it’s not, but the spread isn’t overwhelming either. Divided into snacks, bruschettas,… Read more »

Food Service News: Nightingale Takes Flight

Carrie McCabe Johnston and her husband Jasha Johnston dreamt of a little place of their own for over a decade. But as these things go, they had to wait for the right place at the right time. Imbibing at the CC Club one night, the couple said they kept glancing over at the gutted convenience… Read more »

Star Tribune Restaurant Review: Nightingale Sings Sweet Melody

That mentality kicks off with the kinds of nibbles that naturally pair up with the bar’s libations: addictive olives, well-appointed cheese and charcuterie plates, a few fresh oysters and creamy, dill-flecked deviled eggs garnished with a luxurious caviar finish. They’re all fine; terrific, even. But then the real fun starts. The spectacular meatballs could be… Read more »