Skip to Main Content

Valleyfair

Skip to Next Section

Depot to Feature Monthly Residencies in 2019

Kelsey Bailey

Kelsey joined the Valleyfair team in 2017 as PR and Communications Manager. She enjoys eating endless funnel cakes, riding Renegade multiple times a day, and telling all the wonderful stories about the inner workings of Valleyfair. 

One of Valleyfair's most popular dining locations will host a variety of local chefs, including Justin Sutherland, for the 2019 season. 

"Valleyfair is Minnesota tradition and we want to focus on our connection to Minnesota's food culture this season," Matt Anderson, Valleyfair's Food and Beverage Director, said. Depot Refreshments will feature new menus developed by local chefs with a new restaurant taking over each month. 

Iron Chef Champion, Justin Sutherland

Starting in June, Depot will serve a menu specifically designed for Valleyfair by Iron Chef Champion, Justin Sutherland. Sutherland is an Apple Valley native who attended Le Cordon Bleu in Atlanta. He was a sous chef at Meritage and Brasserie Zentral before opening Handsome Hog in 2016. Sutherland became an Iron Chef Champion when he defeated Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli. He has also competed on Top Chef. 

Valleyfair will feature a variety of Handsome Hog menu items including Shrimp Po Boy, Brisket Sandwich, Buttermilk & Dry Rub Wings, and Carolina Pulled Pork. Sides will include Mac N Cheese, Wedges, Slaw, and Hushpuppies. 

Menu items will be available on the All Season Dining Plan, All Day Dining Plan, and Single-Meal Deal

Carolina Pulled Pork with Mac N Cheese

"I am honored to invite these local chefs to Valleyfair," David Whitmer, Valleyfair's Executive Chef, said, "We are excited for our associates to learn from their expertise." 

Depot will also feature a variety of beer and cocktail selections for guests 21 years of age and older. Guests can enjoy Tattersall's Valleyfair Rum Punch, Summit Slugfest, and other domestic selections. 

 

The Depot 2019 Residencies

June - Handsome Hog

We call our food contemporary Southern and it’s very pig-centric. We use all the parts of the hog, from the snout to the tail—you’ve got to try our Crispy Pig Tails & Whole Roasted Hog Jowls. Of course, we’ve got all your Southern staples too, like Chicken N Waffles, Smothered Tomahawk Pork Chops, and Pickle Brined Roasted Chicken, not to mention P.O.D. (Pig of the Day).

handsomehog.com

July - Blue Plate Restaurant Co. - Groveland Tap
A neighborhood beer and burger joint, the Groveland Tap is your home away from home! Order over a pound of Wings, a Cajun Lucy, or some Golden Fried Cheese curds and you'll understand why our family-friendly dining room is always packed.

grovelandtap.com

August - Pajarito
Think great neighborhood hangout with superb Mexican food. We are pushing the envelope on traditional Mexican fare with modern touches and fresh, vibrant flavors. We're putting thought and effort into every aspect, from the selection of the meats and vegetables, to how they’re prepared, creating dishes that feel familiar but new. 

pajaritostp.com

Share This

Kelsey Bailey

Kelsey joined the Valleyfair team in 2017 as PR and Communications Manager. She enjoys eating endless funnel cakes, riding Renegade multiple times a day, and telling all the wonderful stories about the inner workings of Valleyfair. 

Post a Comment

Skip to Next Section

American Red Cross Week at Valleyfair

Enjoy rides and save lives this season with Valleyfair and the American Red Cross.
Read More

How to Get the Perfect Peanuts Celebration Picture

Peanuts Celebration is an all-new, exciting and photo-worthy event! You can’t visit Valleyfair during the celebration and not snap a picture for the memories. But, you may be worried you won’t be able to capture the awesomeness of Peanuts Celebration with your own photo-taking skills. You’ve seen it done before, where someone manages to capture the PERFECT Instagram shot.
Read More

An In-Depth Guide to All Things Peanuts Celebration

Peanuts Celebration is officially underway, and we had a great debut weekend! We are looking forward to the next three weekends of Peanuts Celebration, and we want to highlight all that the celebration has to offer. You won’t miss a thing with this all-inclusive guide.
Read More

Behind the Scenes of Peanut Celebration

Peanuts Celebration is an event, unlike anything Valleyfair has ever done before! Uniquely dedicated to celebrating the beloved Peanuts characters, we invite guests to step inside the pages of a Charles M. Schulz comic strip as the characters take over the theme park for the very first time. Every weekend in June, we will have extra special events, games, shows, and activities for you to enjoy. 
Read More

Season Passholders Guide to Peanuts Celebration

Attention Season Passholders: We want to give you the inside scoop on events that will be taking place every weekend beginning June 8-30. You are NOT going to want to miss what we have in store for you at our first ever Peanuts Celebration!
Read More

What’s New in Soak City Waterpark?

Soak City Waterpark is open! We want to give you the inside scoop of what is new in the waterpark this season. From a new stage to new drinks to new food locations, Soak City will cause an even bigger splash in 2019!
Read More

Handsome Hog takes over Depot Refreshments for June

As you may know, Depot Refreshments is being taken over by Minnesota-based chefs throughout the season! The Depot will have a rotating menu designed specifically for park goers. During the month of June, the Handsome Hog will be taking over the Depot! The Handsome Hog will serve a menu specifically designed for Valleyfair by Iron Chef Champion, Justin Sutherland.
Read More

ICYMI: Valleyfair has Awesome New Food this Season

We know you’ve been waiting all year to get your hands on our delectable fair food, so you’re in luck! The wait is finally over. Get ready to eat, devour and savor at Valleyfair this season! We have so many new food and drink items debuting at locations all over the park.
Read More

Memorial Weekend at Valleyfair

Looking for something to do this Memorial Day Weekend? Valleyfair has awesome events, delicious foods, and ticket deals that are fun for the whole family! Whether you want to take a whitewater ride down Raging Rapids river or devour your favorite BBQ foods prepared by the best, you won't run out of things to do at Valleyfair this weekend.
Read More

Awesome New Dining Plan Options

Fueling your adventurous spirit takes a lot of food! Lucky for you, we have dining plan options that will keep you full all day, every day.
Read More