The Pond is Open: Pond-to-Plate Returns to Trout Air Tavern at Running Aces Casino & Racetrack on August 8th

Running Aces today announced it will officially open the trout pond that’s been under construction since early July. The unveiling will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 8th at the Twin Cities entertainment destination’s flagship restaurant, Trout Air Tavern.

Trout Air Tavern has been serving guests fresh trout entrees since its May 7th ribbon-cutting ceremony, which drew crowds from all over the state, including Forest Lake mayor Stev Stegner and members of the Preiner family, the owners and developers of the original Trout Air fish farm, which opened in 1964.

“Our goal is to offer Minnesotans and visitors to our great state the unique experience of catching and eating fresh trout. The farm-to-table concept which is so popular these days was something Trout Air established over 50 years ago,” observes Taro Ito, CEO of Running Aces. “The Trout Air experience actually takes it one step further,” he adds, “by reviving the pond-to-plate tradition of the original Trout Air.”

This is an experience patrons will not be able to find anywhere else in the state. For fishermen, outdoorsmen, food enthusiasts and tourists it is just another reason to visit Running Aces — in addition to the gaming, racing and live entertainment already offered. “You catch ‘em, we cook ‘em,” quips Ito.

Trout Air Tavern is one of two dining offerings at Running Aces. The All-In Grill has a variety of food selections made available to patrons 24 hours a day throughout the card room, racetrack, and table game areas of the popular entertainment establishment.

To schedule a reservation at Trout Air Tavern, please contact or call 651.925.4577. 

About Running Aces® Casino & Racetrack

Running Aces is the Twin Cities’ premier card room and entertainment destination, with live harness horse racing in the summer and unbeatable entertainment and cuisine year round, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Running Aces employs over 600 dedicated individuals that have been serving up the best in food, cards and entertainment since 2008. Running Aces is located one exit past the 35E and 35W merge, just 20 minutes north of 694.

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