Noah Miwa and Dave Ostlund met, fittingly, over a drink and a bite at a local food event with the Fortify food blogger group. Together with other like-minded gents, they created the MN Food Dudes which has planned quarterly restaurant crawls in the Twin Cities for the past 5 years.
Taking their experience from the MN Food Dudes and their mutual love of food and the local craft beer and cocktail scene, they developed Belly Up! the Twin Cities only craft beer and cocktail club. Drawing on Dave’s expertise in the restaurant and food marketing industry and Noah’s background in startups, advertising and design, they created a program they’re proud to bring to the local Twin Cities community.
Dave is lifetime Minnesotan, grew up in Willmar and currently resides in Edina with his wife, Megan, and their three young children. Dave also owns other marketing ventures including culinary tours in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Noah now lives in Portland, OR with his wife Dania and two daughters. He has recently rediscovered his love for rock climbing and when he’s not designing something, he can be found whipping up something delicious in the kitchen.