Taher keeps growing

Along with its new Nordeast Eatery, (see Now Open on this page) there’s more to report on the ever-expanding Taher Inc. dining empire. The company has purchased St. Paul’s venerable Forepaugh’s (276 S. Exchange St., www.forepaughs.com ) and is planning lots of changes, starting with renovated dining rooms in the grand 1870 Victorian mansion and an all-new menu. “We haven’t talked about the cuisine yet,” said chef Matt Quist, “but it might be contemporary American.”


Quist’s other venture: A rooftop garden at the Wayzata Eatery (1179 E. Wayzata Blvd., Wayzata, www.wayzataeatery.com ), where he plans to grow organic tomatoes, lettuces and herbs, using raised planting beds and reserved rainwater. “Isn’t that cool?” he said with a laugh. “I’m really looking forward to spring.”


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