Wednesday, August 20, 2014

1601 University Ave W, St Paul MN
Sunday, Sept 14 Doors at 6, Show at 7

Hey everybody, are you as excited to see the new and improved Turf Club as we are? I sure hope so because this one is going to be a doozie. Since the newly remodeled Turf has a working kitchen again we’re going to be featuring the food of the in house chef Karl Lichtfuss.

We needed a good St Paul brew to pair with Karl’s food so we went out and got Summit Brewing Co. The powerhouse of St Paul brewing. They’ll be unchaining some samples for you to keep your whistles wet.

On the music end we’re more than pleased to announce Sherwin Linton, the man who’s been elected to 11 different states Country Music Hall of Fames on top of being one of the hardest working Midwestern country artists out there. From 1956 to Today, Sherwin is still singing the songs of Elvis, Marty Robbins, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly and Johnny Cash. He also performs his own hits and originals plus the classic country, Folk and Cowboys standards we all know and love.

Local Country & Western revivalists, Whiskey Jeff & the Beer Back Band are back to regale you with songs of whiskey, heartbreak and hangovers. Nathan Miller will start the night off with some rootsy deep blues.

As always the Dead Meat Door Prize is brought to you by Clancey’s Meat & Fish

Tickets Available at all First Avenue outlets and online thru

Gastro Non Grata is a labor of love brought to you by Craig Drehmel and Jeff Mitchell

Learn all about Classical Spanish Cuisine in a spooky voice here

Friday, May 30, 2014

Spring is in full swing, and the Bell Social is back!

Join us for a lively evening of art, science and music
at Minnesota's natural history museum.

Friday, May 30, 7 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

This edition of our popular evening series, Bell Social, is presented withGastro Non Grata, and includes:

• the debut of works by Spring 2014 McKnight funded Bell Museum Artist in Residence, Andy DuCett (

• culinary creations from Tilia Mpls

• live music from The Dead Pigeons

• dessert and cash bar by Common Roots Catering Common Roots Catering

• special screenings of Bell Museum ExploraDome planetarium programs

• mini CafĂ© Scientifique program

• after-hours access to all exhibits including Audubon and the Art of Birds

Meet Artist in Residence, Andy Ducett:

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

GASTRO NON GRATA: Leveret Demeter 

Feb 16 +Triple Rock Social Club  $10 adv / $15 door

$10 ADV / $15 WALK UP 

Well folks, we’re planning for another Red Letter Day for the annual GNG post-valentine celebration.  

We’re excited to have the folks from The Rabbit Hole in the Midtown Global Market on hand to put tasty things in your belly and reps from Northeast’s Indeed Brewing will be pouring samples of their fine brews to keep your thirst sated. Our pals from Cool Jerk beef jerky will be hanging around giving you sweet and savory cow parts to chew on.

For music, our focus is on butt shaking. DJs Shannon Blowtorch and Mike 2600 will be on the wheels of steel all night with extended sets, making your muscles spontaneously convulse to the beat and keeping your head in a constant nod.

Joe Lyon, Magician of the Living Dead will be lurking the floor creepily and helping out with the Dead Meat Door Prize.

Mary Allen & the Percolaters will also be performing midway thru the evening. If you haven’t seen them before, be ashamed. Their high energy, northern soul R & B sound is a powerhouse that draws you in and never lets go.

As always, you will be given a ticket upon entrance, which entitles you the possibility of winning our Dead Meat Door Prize. One of many delectable, frozen, dead animal flesh pieces from Clancey’s Meats

Tix available here, buy early and save yourself $5

Gastro Non Grata is a labor of love brought to you by Craig Drehmel & Jeff Mitchell

Thursday, October 31, 2013


Before you get ready for the belly strain of the Turkey Massacree, come on down to the Triple Rock to stretch your mental and sensory faculties. Surly Brewing Company will be on hand with mind bending brews and Burch Steak House and Pizza Bar will be on hand presenting morsels of animal tissue wrought from the recesses of unsuspecting cattle.

Music disclaimer: This show is going to start out fast and proceed to get heavier. There will be no chance to lift a pinky or think about tender feelings. It’s going to be cacophonous and we’re gonna hit the ground running with the pulsating garage psyche sounds of Narco States.  Followed by the ever bouncing, energetic exhibitions of Green Bay punk stalwarts Rev Norb and the Onions. To end the night we bring you in various state of disrobe, the MPLS Motorhead, Dumpster Juice.

DJ Shannon Blowtorch will be administering a steady diet of head bobbing and hip movement from the 1s and 2s in the back of the house between sets.

As always we’d like to thank our sponsor, Clancey’s Meat & Fish who provide for you frozen animal parts available to you within our Dead Meat Door Prize.

Save $3 and pre-order your tickets now -

Gastro Non Grata is a labor of love brought to you by Craig Drehmel and Jeff Mitchell

Now learn the ins and outs of classical Spanish cuisine from our friend Vincent Price