First Looks

Lake & Irving

Chefs and brothers Andrew and Chris Ikeda moved back home to the Twin Cities to open their first restaurant.

lake and irving
Photo By Katherine Harris

Brothers Andrew and Chris Ikeda left their home state for the warmer climes of Hawaii and Napa. Cooking in big hotels for big kahunas has left a mark on the chefs, one that is evident on their menu at Lake & Irving, the restaurant they’ve come home to open. In the former Blue Sky Creamery, which has been overhauled into a red-oak-tinged tavern, there’s a playful mash of international, Asian-influenced, and Midwest-modern dishes that seems an exciting development from these old newcomers, these prodigal sons. 1513 W. Lake St., Mpls., 612-354-2453,