If the Travail Collective throws a Halloween Party you’d better be ready for some strange and wonderful things to happen. The team that runs Travail, Pig Ate My Pizza and the Rookery organized what they called a “Creep and Crawl” and since their locations are only a block apart in Robbinsdale it made for the world’s shortest bar crawl.
While there were the obligatory eyballs – albeit in 3 distinct flavors, the chefs showed their seriously dark side of humor in many dishes. Pumpkin Puke as a dessert, Beef Tartare flowing out of a severed leg, a burnt baby in a bacon diaper Meatloaf and burnt Human Hkin (Pork Rinds with shrimp)
Some serious thought went into many of the chefs’ costumes
Many of the guest gave their hosts a serious run for their money in creativity
Pig ate my Pizza focused on bar games but at Travail there was a relay race for a serious price: Dinner for 8 at Copper Table which features a 30 course menu. The relay stages were eating a donut off a finishing pole (no hands), Brussel sprouts off the stem, a classic pie eating contest, bobbing for apples (pick the green apple in a sea of red ones) and finally a beer boot to be finished by the whole team. Competition was fierce.