Don't worry if you've lost track of the goings-on at local food halls — you're not alone. Some updates:
Keg and Case (928 W. 7th St., St. Paul, kegandcase.com) has added new vendors to its lineup.
Previously announced Poppin' and Juice Wisely are now open. Poppin' carries flavored popcorn, Bavarian soft pretzels and handmade pizzas, while Juice Wisely features freshly made cold-pressed juices, smoothies and salads.
Nick Robinson and Lance Ramm have taken over the mushroom chamber with their R+R Cultivation. Expect to find a rotating selection of organic and sustainably grown mushrooms, including Blue Oyster, Lion's Mane and Shiitake.
Finally, chef Josh Hedquist will open a second location of Joey Meatballs on June 30. His fast-casual, build-your-own pasta concept — four pastas, five sauces and 15 toppings — was one of the first tenants announced at the yet-to-open Market at Malcolm Yards in Minneapolis.
"We always envisioned Keg and Case as a community hub, offering a fantastic mix of local restaurants, retailers and entertainment," said Gates Lindquist, Keg and Case's executive director. "We're very excited to welcome more incredible local entrepreneurs to the market so our guests can continue to experience new foods, makers and entertainment at a single convenient location."
This month Keg and Case will also feature live music on weekends and movie nights on Thursdays; see the schedule at kegandcase.com.
Meanwhile, the Market at Malcolm Yards (501 30th Av. SE., Mpls., malcolmyards.market) is getting closer to opening — and has filled its tenant list.
The latest: BaGu Sushi and Thai from chef/owner Chue Vang, who aims to give customers the chance to experience the traditional Edomae sushi as well as modern sushi. "I'm also able to introduce my food to people that maybe wouldn't usually come out for it, so I'm able to meet new people at the hall," Vang said in a video on the market's Facebook page. If you can't wait, you can always stop at Vang's other location (4741 Chicago Av. S., Mpls., bagusushi.com).
The news doesn't stop there. The Market also just announced a partnership with Bittercube founder Nick Kosevich and his Drinks Apothecary & Consulting Co. Kosevich will create a line of batch cocktails for the Market's Boxcar Bar (yes, there's a bar — the Market is aiming to please). The bar will also carry drinks inspired by the menus of each of the market's nine food concepts.
To recap, the market's other announced vendors are Joey Meatballs, Advellum Vegetable Eatery, Wrecktangle Pizza, Bebe Zito, Del Sur Empanadas and Abang Yoli. Also listed on the market's website are Momo Dosa, a Nepali and Indian street food restaurant, and Pic Nic, which serves charcuterie, desserts and coffee.
What hasn't been announced? An opening date.