By Jess Fleming | TwinCities.com
Potter’s Pasties, the food truck that turns out delicious little hand pies in the warmer months, is the latest mobile food operation to announce it will open a bricks-and-mortar restaurant.
But like a true pasty shop in England, it will have no seats, according to owner Alec Duncan. Potter’s is taking over the old Broadway Pizza counter in Joe’s Market on Como Avenue in Minneapolis, near the University of Minnesota.
Because Duncan just needs to add a few ovens and Potter’s signage to the spot, he anticipates being able to open by March 1.
He’ll also offer par-baked pasties that will be cheaper and come with cooking instructions.
The fully cooked menu will be similar to that of the food truck, but Duncan will add a cheaper “poor boy” version of his signature pasties, similar in size and made of a puff pastry to appeal to the student pocketbook. There also will be a “gluten-free” pasty — just the filling, no dough.
The food truck will continue to operate in the spring, summer and fall. Potter’s also will offer delivery from the Joe’s Market location from 5 to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and until midnight on the weekends. The delivery area is yet to be determined, Duncan said, but he hopes to include parts of St. Paul.