George & The Dragon opened this past Monday. It looks like a pubby affair, so sharpen up your best fake British accent so you can pop in and order some bangers & mash, a cheese toastie, or the nightly curry as you talk on your mobile while standing on line.
Angel Food Bakery & Coffee bar is in soft-opening this week. It's light and bright and brimming with bready smells. (PS ... check out this Gordon Ramsey message to our own Hell's Kitchen for the 10th anniversary!)
The Harriet Brasserie is also open for biz. The former Cafe Twenty-Eight (NOT 128 Cafe, which I seem to keep messing up!!) in Linden Hills is open for breakfast and lunch while it waits for full liquor license approval. There's some interesting Latin-American influence to the menu, can't wait to see how it all fleshes out.
The beer garden at Butcher & The Boar opens up officially this Saturday.
Solera has officially relaunched Rooftop Movie Night for the summer! See you at The Goonies!COMING SOON
El Burrito Mercado is coming to Minneapolis!! Teams are working right now on a new location in the corner of the Midtown Global Market. You can expect the same great salsas, a cafe, market, and shop nicely located on this side of the river.
Burch's Pharmacy will soon become Burch ... a meat-centric restaurant from the Isaac Becker-Nancy St. Pierre team behind 112 Eatery and Bar La Grassa.***** I have no problem with bourbon and tacos which is why the North Star Bartenders Guild next party, Kentucky Derby Fiesta, is all good in my book. Saturday is the date of this perfect mash-up in which you may enjoy margaritas or mint juleps while watching a horse race and wearing a sombrero (if you wish). God forbid someone pull out a pinata. ***** But if you're thinking a little more authentically, check out the annual Cinco de Mayo bash in St. Paul. There are new organizers this year but you'll still find plenty of low-riders, great live music, and more elote than you can shake a taco at. ***** P.S. Minneapolis Music and Movies in the Park has announced their line-up. Movies begin June 9th and I'll do my best to give you good take-out tips for the maximum fun. ***** North Loop's Public House has a new menu and a new idea! Let's have Bacon & Beer Tuesdays with $5 baskets of specially seasoned bacon, and $1 off tap beer. There is also a new Wednesday night Date Night special of app, 2 entrees, dessert, and bottle of wine for $45. Worth a lookee?