Love our Beef Brisket? Learn how to make it!

Learn from our Machine Shed Urbandale Chef, Brian Pomerenk, how to make our Beef Brisket!


Calling all Wisconsin Farmers!

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Kids Cooking Classes!

IMG_5693Our Kids Cooking Classes are always a blast- and last week at the Urbandale Machine Shed was no exception! Chef Brian taught the thirty-four kids how to make Wild Berry Shortcake with Fresh Whipped Cream with Mint Leaves from our Shed Garden. The kids not only got to learn to cook, but got to visit our garden and learn all about Farm to Table at The Shed!

Interested in attending one of our classes? Call or stop in to sign up!

Come see the remodeled Pewaukee Shed!

IMG_3404If you are in the Pewaukee, Wisconsin area you HAVE to check out the completed remodel at The Shed! The bar has a fresh new look, there is a brand new salad bar and a newly organized gift shop. Don’t worry, the menu hasn’t changed – come check it out and enjoy your favorite menu item.

Tips from the Machine Shed Garden!

Planting tomatoes in your garden this summer? Check out some tips from Jeff Grunder at the Davenport Machine Shed, and learn more about  his garden at the restaurant. 

Farmers Market Giveaway!

Have you seen our Farmers Market eBook yet? If not, you can download it here. To celebrate our eBook, we are giving away some of our favorite farmers market inspired items from the Machine Shed Gift Shop! To enter, tell us your favorite thing about going to the farmers market in the comments section. We will pick one lucky winner on Monday June 20th.

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Urbandale Machine Shed Celebrate 25 Years!

shed urbandaleThis week, the Urbandale Machine Shed celebrates 25 years. Since opening in 1991, our Urbandale location has been proud to serve award-winning, made from scratch meals to local residents, travelers, celebrities and politicians. From pop artists like Jessica Simpson and Pink, to comedian Pauly Shore and celebrity chef Curtis Stone. Politicians such as Vice President Joe Biden, Vice Presidnet Al Gore, Mitt Romney, Marco Rubio and Iowa Governor Terry Branstad. Hosting live television broadcasts on Good Morning America, being featured on the Travel Channel and Discovery Channel – The Urbandale Machine Shed has seen it all!

In 2014 the Urbandale Machine Shed underwent a renovation to reflect a new era of modern farming. The Machine Shed continues to be Chris Christie“Dedicated to the American Farmer”, with a modern twist! Our 99 Counties project continues, collecting  photos of Iowa Farm families and displaying them in our Shed. Our look may have change, but our farm-fresh fare has remained the same!

Our most treasured memory, however, is serving our loyal patrons. Those who live in our Urbandale community, and those who travel to see us each year – we wouldn’t have made it to 25 without your support!

Cheers to 25 years Machine Shed Urbandale, and here’s to 25 more! Come celebrate with us in Urbandale and try our special menu of throwback items – view the menu here.


Father’s Day at the Shed!

Father’s Day in on June 19th – treat Dad to a delicious meal at The Machine Shed! Each of our Machine Shed’s are serving up a special buffet in Dad’s honor. Even better- sign up for our Father’s Day giveaway while you are there!

Click on the link to your Shed to check out the menu!



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Farm to Fork- Our new eBook is here!

As a restaurant dedicated to the American farmer, promoting Farm to Fork is essential for us at the Machine Shed. Our new eBook contains everything you need to know about how the Machine Shed gets involved with locally sourced produce, recipes, information on local farmers markets and even a video on how to create our very own Machine Shed Pickles!


The Perfect Pie!

Here is some great advice from our friends at Mason Cash on how to make the perfect pie!



Stop by the Machine Shed Gift Shop to check out the Mason Cash line – great for baking and roasting, sweet and savory!

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