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Are Non-traditional Locations the New Restaurant Trend?

Some journalists call out trends far too prematurely, but two recent interviews have me wondering if non-traditional restaurant locations (stadiums, airports, universities, etc.) are a new trend heating up the industry.

About Town: A Toast To Sameh & His Saffron Dinner

The new Sameh Wadi cookbook was presented in a masterful way at Saffron Restaurant last month when chef/owner and now cookbook author Wadi prepared a 10-dish meal fit for a king with recipes from “The New Mediterranean Table."

Les Dames d’Escoffier Gets Sociable With Cider

There was more curiosity in the parking lot of Sociable Cider Werks than just The Curious Goat food truck when the local chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier toured the taproom and brewery on Fillmore Street in Northeast Minneapolis Thursday, June 4.

Restaurant Owners Want Tipped Employee Proposal in Jobs Bill

As part of a final push to get the tipped employee tier to the minimum wage included in the omnibus jobs and energy bill, restaurant operators and the Minnesota Restaurant Association appealed to legislators June 3, citing potential harm to their businesses if the hourly wage goes up without recognizing tips.

Third Bird Chef to Lead New Seward Co-op Cafe

Lucas Almendinger will join the Seward Co-op team June 1 as executive chef of the Co-op Creamery café, leaving Kim Bartmann’s Third Bird restaurant, which he helped open last August in the Loring Park neighborhood of Minneapolis.

Food Industry Group WWRC Awards Culinary Grants

Twin Cities-based food networking group Women Who Really Cook hosted its annual scholarship gala May 18, awarding funds to a selected few college students pursuing careers in the culinary and hospitality industry.

Restaurants Support No Kid Hungry with Flavor Tasting Event

Flavor, presented by the Minnesota Restaurant Association, will return to the Muse Event Center (107 3rd Ave. No., Minneapolis) Thursday, May 14 from 5:30-8 p.m. The event will offer menu tastings from some of Minnesota’s favorite restaurants.

Legacy Concepts Brings Dunkin’ Donuts Back to Twin Cities

Legacy Concepts answered Dunkin’ Donuts call to re-introduce the coffee-and-donuts brand to the Twin Cities in Minnesota, a state it abandoned when it closed its last store in 2005.

Ryan Burnet to Open New Restaurant Eastside

The owner of Barrio, Bar La Grassa and Burch Steak and Pizza is adding another Minneapolis restaurant to his resume.

About Town: Year-Round Escape at Danny's Bar & Grill

"Danny's Bar and Grill at StoneRidge Golf Club is an upscale casual dining experience like no other.” That's what the website says—and with the talented Executive Chef Ron Bohnert in the kitchen, they could be right.

Chef Sarah Master Plans Resort Restaurant

The former Barbette executive chef will open Mr. Roberts Resort on Swan Lake in Pengilly, Minnesota, this summer.

Restaurateurs and Craft Brewers: Cannon Falls Wants You

Aiming to attract a restaurant or craft brewery to its downtown, the group behind Grow Cannon Falls will host an informational event Thursday, April 16, at Cannon River Winery.
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