GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. — North Coop is a locally owned, southern inspired full-service restaurant featuring a full bar and scratch kitchen offering the freshest ingredients. 

The 23 seat bar offers local beer on tap, many unique bourbon and whiskey selections, specialty drinks and a great wine list.  

The company describes itself as a great place for meeting friends, watching the game, family brunch or lunch with girls.  

Find more information on their website and enjoy some recipes below!



1 ½  cups        Stone Ground White Grits

8 cups             Whole Milk

2 tbsp              Unsalted Butter

1 ea                 Bay Leaf

¼  cups           Shredded Parmesan Cheese

½ cup              Shredded Smoked Cheddar Cheese

1 tsp                Salt

¼ tsp               Pepper


  1. Heat milk and bay leaf in saucepan on medium heat.  
  2. When this is warm slowly add grits and bring heat to low, whisking every 2 minutes until it becomes a pudding consistency.  
  3. Finally add butter, parmesan cheese, smoked cheddar cheese, salt and pepper.

Coop Poaching Sauce


1 cup               Canola Oil

1 tbsp              Paprika

1 tsp                Dried Rosemary

1 ½ tsp            Oregano

1 tbsp              Fresh Lemon Juice

¼ cup              Original Louisiana Hot Sauce

¼  tsp              Cayenne Pepper


  1. Add all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl and whisk together

Poaching Shrimp


20 ea               U-15 Shrimp, Peeled and deveined

All                    Poaching Sauce


  1. Place a large saute pan or large skillet over medium/low heat and add poaching sauce and heat.  
  2. Add shrimp and baste with sauce for 3 minutes. 
  3. Spoon grits into a large pasta style bowls and place shrimp on top of grits. 
  4. Drizzle approximately 2 tbsp of poaching sauce around inside edge of each bowl and garnish with green onion and shredded parmesan cheese.

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