Shut Up. Shut Up. Shut UP! There is so much amazing news on this Fresh Forkin' Friday, is frazzling! I can't even keep up, I have been scooped by, it seems, everyone. Did you hear about the theater venture that Shefzilla and Lenny will be undertaking? A must see. Can you stand it that Prince drinks yak milk AND loves Dunk-a-roos? That could be the secret to his mad genius, perhaps? I am super psyched that Summit Unchained #7 will be a "suicide" mix (think Burger King beverage station) of many of their beers. But the biggest news may be the opening of Stuffers, the everything-in-a-burger joint that's rocking south Minny right now. Don't miss the Snooki Looki burger stuffed with pizza, cheese, and mangalitsa lard.
Sea Salt Eatery did a sneaky open yesterday, so the fish-in-the-park season has officially begun! Get over there for some clam fries and po'boys before the lines start forming.
American Burger Bar has opened its outpost in the Minny. It's offering big designer burgers plus BYO versions that start with bison, turkey, veggie, or kobe patties.
On Monday, Bull Run Coffee will open in the cute little spot on 34th & Lyndale that used to be Cars R Coffins.
The Lexington has changed hands and been sold to a new generation of owners. It's closing today for a kitchen remodel, but the bar area will remain open with a limited menu.
I guess Porky's is closing. Huh.
It looks like Stabby's Cafe has finally bit the dust. Not too long ago people were wondering why it always seems to close earlier than posted hours.
In the vacated Tillie's Bean/Acadia Cafe space on Eat Street, The Nicollet will debut sometime this month. Looks like it's going to be a coffee/wine bar and have some live music again.
CP mentioned some tasty bits about the Dayton brothers building a restaurant complex out of a warehouse. Here's another step further: It's being called Peer House and the bar/cocktail program is being designed by Pip Hanson. Discuss.
In a way, this might be how a Taste of MN should be done. Savor Minnesota is being held this Saturday at Cantebury and features wine from more than 20 local winemakers, snacks from home-grown producers, and a couple of restaurants thrown in for good measure.
Faces Mears Park is making a play for Monday date night. From 5 p.m. to midnight you and your sweetie can share an app, get your own main course, and share a dessert and bottle of wine (or round of drinks) for $40. It makes a good excuse to earn points and beat the crowds.