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.
Chef Justin Sutherland was born to cook! 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 also has starred and competed on Top Chef.
The Handsome Hog is located in Lowertown Saint Paul identifies its food as contemporary Southern and ‘pig-centric’! They use all the parts of the hog, from the snout to the tail— try their Crispy Pig Tails & Whole Roasted Hog Jowls. Of course, they’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).
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!
Make sure to stop in during the month of June to experience the savory goodness of the Handsome Hog, you won’t want to miss it!
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.
Menu items will be available on the All Season Dining Plan, All Day Dining Plan, and Single-Meal Deal.