Stuart Tracy Featured as Best Chef
KFYR TV, May 24, 2013
A new book, Best Chefs America, highlights the best of the best. It includes Pirogue Grille's Chef/Owner, Stuart Tracy, who grew up in a kitchen. His dad was a mess sergeant in Korea, and from him, Tracy gained a passion for food. Now he's been cooking professionally for more than three decades.
Pirogue Grille notches perfect inspection record
Matt Bunk, October 29, 2012
It’s easy to see why Pirogue Grille has a perfect record when it comes to food-safety inspections....
“Top 25 burgers”
Midwest Living, June 2012
It’s the best kept secret in town. You have to sit in the bar at North Dakota’s finest restaurant to order the $9 Minted Lamb Burger,made with locally raised meat and served on homemade focaccia topped with hummus and feta. One bite, and you’ll become a believer.
Best restaurant in the Rocky Mountain Region
Think Tasty, July 2010
Think Tasty readers had the opportunity to choose the best restaurant in the Rocky Mountain region. With ten excellent restaurants from which to choose, it was a challenging decision. Until the last moment, patrons provided their votes and left comments praising their restaurants. When voting ended, the restaurant that earned the most votes was Pirogue Grille in Bismarck, North Dakota. Follow this link for the complete interview.
Gourmet Magazine Highlight - Meat Rules
Gourmet Magazine, 2007
North Dakotans don’t much cotton to trends, crazes, or other such nonsense. So when chef Stuart Tracy opened Pirogue Grille in Bismarck in 2005, it was something of a referendum on whether local foods could succeed in the fad-phobic heartland. The answer? A resounding yes: Locals and power players from the state capital have made this elegant spot their first choice for meals springing from the High Plains. You can’t go wrong when you choose red meat here—the sausage is made from locally raised venison, the bison medallions are tender but bursting with flavor, and, of course, there’s the steak. It’s grass-pastured and offers the unmistakable spring-meadow fragrance of our vast northern prairie. 121 N. 4th St., Bismarck, ND (701-223-3770)