Restaurant Roundup: Oyster beer, 28-inch-pizza eating record, Nick’s Hamburgers returns

Oysters in beer? Dakota Seafood and Remedy Brewing Co. have created The Walrus, an oyster stout. “We literally opened up oysters, about a hundred of them, and threw them in the beer while we were brewing it,” said Kelsey Schroder, the event coordinator at Remedy. Stout beers typically have a malty finish, but this one will be a little more salty, she said. The beer and oysters on the shell will be featured from 6 to 9 p.m Saturday at the 8th & Railroad Center brewery during the Oyster Festival. For $12, customers can try three varieties of oysters on the shell and a pint of The Walrus. Call or stop by Remedy or Dakota Seafood soon to get a ticket. Individual oysters and pints can be purchased at the event too.

How did she do it? Molly Schuyler set a record for eating the Boss Hog at Boss’ Pizza and Chicken on South Minnesota Avenue. She devoured the 28-inch pizza that weighs 11 pounds in 16 minutes and 30 seconds. The challenge allows up to two people to attempt eating the monster pizza in one hour. It has to be a specialty pizza or include at least three toppings, with one being a meat. Schuyler is one of only two people to attempt it solo, owner Jeremy Seefeldt said.

Nick’s Hamburger Shop will have its mobile trailer at Dawley Farm Village on Friday for the final Food Truck Friday of the season. The crew will start serving hamburgers at 11:30 a.m. in the parking lot at First Bank & Trust and Coffea Roasterie. Nick’s made two other appearances at the event this summer, both of which drew hundreds of fans, and sold out before the closing time at 1:30 p.m.

Famous Dave’s will be closed Sept. 4 through at least Sept. 14 while the flooring in the kitchen is replaced.

Gnosh made its debut serving empanadas at Club David with a soft opening Aug. 24. The new restaurant planned to introduce its entire menu tonight but has postponed that until next week. According to a post on its Facebook page, “Gnosh will not be open this weekend as we take time to fully train new staff and perfect our full menu.” Permanent hours of 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday are expected to begin Sept. 5.

The process of getting a building permit for Obscure Brewing Co. took longer than co-owner Don Choate anticipated, so it won’t be opening in the fall as he had hoped. Dirt work started last week on the east-side brewery, which will be in a retail area on the north side of Arrowhead Parkway. “I don’t have an exact timeline, but based on what I was previously told, we should be open very early 2019,” Choate said.

The opening patio party that’s going on tonight for PAve is providing a bird’s-eye view of the scene downtown that was filled with emergency crews earlier today. The new rooftop patio overlooks 10th Street and Phillips Avenue, where firefighters, engineers and construction crews spent the afternoon investigating the shifting facade of the building housing Vishnu Bunny Tattoo & Piercing and Primp and Palmer Lea boutiques.

Restaurant Roundup: Oyster beer, 28-inch-pizza eating record, Nick’s Hamburgers returns

You’ve got to see the photo of the woman who ate a 28-inch pizza at Boss’ in 16 minutes and 30 seconds!

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