Second act for Old Log Theatre

MINNEAPOLIS -- Cast & Cru is a new restaurant located at the Old Log Theater that was part of a $2 million renovation and is a destination within a destination where people can enjoy fine dining at a Minnesota historic landmark. Cast & Cru will offer both bar and fine dining to both the public and Old Log Theater patrons.

The new restaurant will feature a modern, American menu with fresh sustainable ingredients and specialty ingredients grown from local farmers and their very own two-acre garden featuring a variety of unique plants and fruit trees. The restaurant will include a 60 seat fine dining area, a seated bar area, and private dining for weddings and private functions and will also cater the dining and banquet area for the theater guests

The Old Log Theater opened in 1940 and was owned by Don Stolz and his family for 74 years. Greg and Marissa Frankenfield bought the Old Log Theater in spring of 2013. The theater is the Twin Cities oldest theater and is celebrating its 75th season this year offering children, musical and holiday shows. The Old Log's new production, Life Could Be A Dream, runs through January 3, 2015.

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Udon Carbonara Recipe

4 slices of pork belly cut in cubes

1 egg
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 brick udon
1/4 cup flat leaf parsley
1/4 cup parmesan
sliced green onions & sesame seeds for garnish
1 bag udon noodles

Put a pot of water on the stove for your udon. While it's coming to a boil, cut the pork belly into 1/2-inch pieces and pan fry on medium heat until crispy.
While the pork belly is cooking, whisk the egg, and pepper, Parmesan cheese & parsley together in a bowl and set it aside.
When the pork belly looks like it's about half-way done, put your udon in the boiling water and cook according to the instructions. When the udon is cooked, drain well and add the hot pasta and bacon to the egg mixture and toss. Sprinkle on some green onions, sesame seeds and enjoy!


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