Photo by Caitlin Abrams
>> Domo Gastro is open in Northeast, just across from LUSH on Central. It's bright green, you can't miss it. It has a fun looking menu that kicks it all over Asia: kimchi fries, Hmong sausage bahn mi, ramen (try it Boss-style), and Korean twice fried chicken. Of note, in lieu of tipping, there's a service charge added to each check which is shared with all hourlies (looks like there is still an opportunity to add more tip if you'd like). Watching the future arrive, folks.
>> i.e. Italian Eatery is open in South Minny, in a former Carbone's by Nokomis. Chef Stephanie Cornelius is seriously buzzing as I've heard talk about her wild boar meatballs, kale caesar, and grilled octopus, not to mention fresh pastas and short ribs. Former GM of Zelo, Eric Carrera is owner with his wife Vanessa.
>> If you haven't heard, Glockenspiel German restaurant in St. Paul has been forced to close due to lease issues. Sad day for schnitzle.
>> The big news that came out last week, AFTER the Feed, was that burger empire Shake Shack would be opening its first MN outpost at the MOA.
>> Pip is a righteous big deal! The founder of Marvel Bar, Pip Hanson, moved to London last year to further his cocktail skillz, and has just been named the lead barman at Artesian. The London bar has been named four times as the top bar in the world. No pressure. GOOD LUCK PIP!
>> If half of your fam wants to hit the mall today, and you're in the other half that wants to sit at a bar, boy howdy are you in luck. Bent Brewstillery has a shuttle to Rosedale. They shuttle, you sip, they shop, you win.
>> Here's a good thing for you to do today, and likely where you'll bump into me: Head out the Arboretum and check out thier Holiday tree exhibit, then scoot your boot into Excelsior for the Christkindlmarkt. There's reindeer, hot toddy's, a brewery with music, and plenty of cheer.
>> You guys. Holidazzle is in Loring Park this year. Tonight is opening night: Fireworks and Elf! the movie, you cottonheaded ninnymuggins!
>> Escape the leftover game (or just your fam) by heading to Cook St. Paul tonight for another Eddie Wu Korean Street Food Spectacular Spectacular! We're talking fish cakes, spam & tofu, dumplings and more! Watch this awesome little video done by Lee Egbert about the goods.