Month: May 2016

Featured Food Purveyors

WeTBYG’re thrilled to announce The Backyard Grocery will be one of our local purveyors.

Located on a beautiful farm outside River Falls, Wisconsin, The Wilder Scratch Kitchen is excited to offer fresh dishes prepared with their heirloom varieties of vegetables. The Backyard Grocery uses no synthetic chemical for pest control or fertilization and employs only responsible cultivation methods. Their desire to provide the freshest produce, employing the best farming practices fits The Wilder’s vision of scratch cooking to a “T”.

The Gentleman Forager, one more tasty addition at The Wilder.

There’s nothing that matches the fresh dishes that can be prepared using wild mushrooms and other delicacies from woods and waters. The Gentleman Forager is our newest partner. Our diners will be enjoying items from them that are all sustainably harvested or certified organically grown foods. Look for delicious additions to the menu this season.



Soup from The Wilder Scratch Kitchen.

Local Chef Opening a New Restaurant in Bayport

Just down the way from Stillwater, the much quieter hamlet of Bayport is seeing a resurgence as locals and metro types alike find new dining options right off its main street.

Among the newest is The Wilder Scratch Kitchen opening soon by Chef-owner Jeffrey Lundmark and his wife Kathy. Formerly head chef at Domancin Wine Bar and Restaurant in Stillwater for eight years, Lundmark’s vision for the new restaurant rests in the concept of scratch cooking. “Think of modern comfort food that uses real ingredients with just the right amount of creative technique,” said Lundmark when describing his menu.

The Wilder is opening in a building formerly occupied by a Mexican restaurant. The remodel included gutting and reconfiguring the space. The result is a historic setting with just enough industrial touches. Exposed brick plays nicely with a new oak and carrera marble topped bar, and crafted industrial hardware that appears throughout the restaurant. The original storefront windows bring in just enough light to brighten the space without disturbing the intimate interior or the quaint exterior.

The Wilder is planning a soft opening soon and a full opening mid-June.