A trip to the Keg and Case Market in St. Paul, Minn. will leave any hungry shopper feeling full and happy. This food hall, located on the historic grounds of the Schmidt Brewery, is filled with a diverse array of gourmet items. Feeling like a microbrew and a slice of pizza? You can find them here. Want to take home some gourmet vinegar and mushrooms grown from an in-house fruiting chamber? Keg and Case is the place for you. Heck, shoppers can even get pickle-flavored cotton candy if they so choose.
Amidst all these fancy foods, one of the most popular stops for any visitor is K’Nack (pronounced with a hard “K”). The concept is pretty simple — it sells sandwiches, snack sticks and other deli products — but the secret to K’Nack’s success is in the quality. These aren’t just any cured meats. These are award-winning meat products that have been recognized in numerous state, national and international competitions. K’Nack is an extension of RJ’s Meats, a renowned meat market in Hudson, Wis., owned and operated by Rick & Anne Reams. It’s a labor of love for Rick and his family.