OMC Cookbook (pre-order)


OMC Book + Lift Lincoln Park!

$50 USD

Our forthcoming OMC Cookbook will feature your favorite recipes, lush photography, and fun behind the scenes stories. We promise to finish it by September! But RIGHT NOW, you’ll get: A $15 gift card to your favorite Lincoln Park business, $10 to help neighbors in need, PLUS our top five recipes in advance.

Included Items

  • OMC Cookbook (pre-order, ships in September)
  • $15 Main Street Lincoln Park Gift Card (Good at Any Participating Lincoln Park Businesses)
  • $10 To Lifting Lincoln Park
  • Five Favorite OMC Recipes PDF

Just The OMC Cookbook

$25 USD

Our forthcoming OMC Cookbook will feature your favorite recipes, lush photography, and fun behind the scenes stories. We got the band back together from the Duluth Grill Cookbook (same writer/photographer/designer) so it should be good. We promise to finish it by September!

Included Items

  • OMC Cookbook (pre-order, ships in September)


Lincoln Park In Recovery

The Lincoln Park Craft District was a neighborhood on the move.  But March 2020 changed everything. The coronavirus pandemic shuttered dozens of small businesses and put hundreds out of work. It also put many Lincoln Park residents into a financial squeeze.

As the owners of the OMC Smokehouse, Duluth Grill, Corktown Deli, and Noble Pour, we had to lay off 200 people when the governor ordered us to shut down.

At that point, we only had two choices: Give up and quit or do something big.

So we decided to do something big.

We’re asking for your help with three things:

  • Pre-purchase a copy of our OMC Cookbook to help get people back to work.
  • Buy gift cards to support other small businesses with cash to get them back on their feet.
  • Support Lifting Lincoln Park to give direct help to neighbors in need.

This isn’t a handout, it’s an investment in the future. We–the small businesses, makers, and creatives of Lincoln Park–will be crafting something great again as the pandemic begins to lift. But we need you to help.

What We Need & What You Get

This crisis has uniquely and disproportionately affected restaurants, taprooms, cideries, and ice cream shops: aka a HUGE part of Lincoln Park. So our project has three goals.

  • We want to crowdsource our new OMC Cookbook. As an institution, the OMC supports not just our hourly workers in the front and back of the house, but also dozens of other businesses: the farmers, butchers, and growers we buy our ingredients from, the local breweries we buy beer from, the creatives working on the book, the tradespeople working on our building, etc. The book will come out in September 2020!
  • Secondly, we want to fund other local businesses. By buying a gift card to one of our neighboring restaurants or other craft businesses, you’re funding them during a downtime so they can prosper when business is back. Each of these businesses is also part of a web of other businesses. Collectively hundreds if not thousands of people are employed because of these businesses.
  • The third piece is direct impact giving. Lifting Lincoln Park is a “charity of charities” and funnels money to neighborhood relief projects.

More About The Book

Suddenly, we find ourselves with plenty of time to sit and write the book we’ve always wanted. We’re going to have it to you by September 2020! We’re bringing back the author and designer from the Duluth Grill Cookbook and the Duluth Grill Cookbook II (“The Duluth Grill Strikes Back”), with some assistance from the photographer too! It should be pretty good, is what we’re saying. Here’s a sneak preview:


  • What does BBQ mean? Community-family-fire-food low and slow
  • History and why OMC- Joe Slack, learning in TX, lucky trip to set it up
  • What’s in a name? OMC
  • What makes good smoking wood? Soft, hard, sweet hard smoke
  • What makes a smoker? Types out there? What works at home?
  • Slow and low- what makes it taste so good? Why?


  • Classic Honey BBQ
  • Alabama White
  • Chipotle Cilantro
  • 14 ESB Mustard Sauce
  • Malt Vinegar Aioli
  • Ranch
  • Blue Cheese
  • Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Carolina Gold
  • Nashville Hot Sauce
  • Jalapeño Business
  • Korean BBQ
  • Country Gravy
  • Soba Noodle Dressing
  • Hot Brown Gravy
  • Tomato Jam
  • Cran Rhubarb Jam
  • Cheese Sauce


  • Catfish
  • Pork
  • Brisket
  • Chicken
  • Hot Chicken


  • Candied Sweet Potato
  • Mac and Cheese
  • Bacon Blue Cheese potato Salad
  • Cheese Jalapeño Grits
  • Classic coleslaw
  • Peas and pancetta
  • Collard greens
  • Elotes
  • OMC Beans
  • Jalapeno Lime Slaw


  • Catfish
  • Brisket
  • Pork belly
  • Pulled pork
  • Ribs
  • Burgers
  • Chicken
  • Chicken tenders
  • Salmon
  • Veggie Sloppy Joe
  • Chicken Wings
  • Turkey


  • Toffee Bund Cake
  • Hummingbird Cake
  • Whoopie Pies
  • Corn bread
  • Carmel Beer Sauce


  • OMC Old Fashioned
  • Kentucky Gold Rush
  • Margarita
  • Vodka Lemonade
  • N/A Lemonade
  • Bloody Marie

Sandwiches- left overs

  • Bama Brisket Wrap
  • Smoked Salmon Wrap
  • Northern Pride
  • Zip a dee do da
  • Korean BBQ pork belly sandwich
  • Haystack Brisket
  • Brisket and cheddar
  • Nashville hot chicken
  • Henny Penny
  • Georgia Gold
  • Turkey Stacker

Composed dishes from menu

  • OMC Tacos
  • Pork n Grits
  • Loaded Mac and cheese
  • Kentucky Hot brown
  • Biscuits and gravy
  • Burrito Bowl


  • Pork belly lettuce wraps
  • Jalapeño brisket bombs
  • Quesadilla
  • Super nachos
  • Smoked salmon pimento dip


  • Jalepeños
  • Onions
  • Corn Bacon Relish


We know it’s a tough time and every dollar counts. So we pledge to be fully transparent where your money is going. You already know $25 is going to the OMC Cookbook, $15 is going to a Lincoln Park business of your choice, and $10 is going to Lifting Lincoln Park. But we’ll keep you updated on the details:

  • How much was raised for Lincoln Park businesses and how many cards to each business were issued.
  • How much was raised for the Lifting Lincoln Park fund managed by our nonprofit partner Ecolibrium 3 and the Main Street Lincoln Park program.
  • How the funds were used to support the Lincoln Park neighborhood.

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