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Red Rabbit and Red Cow Owner Luke Shimp has submitted plans to the City of Minneapolis to construct a new three-story building in Northeast Minneapolis. The project would have a ground floor restaurant and brewery, office space on the second floor and more dining and outdoor space on the third floor.

 

Locally based and family-owned Old Dutch Foods is celebrating its 85th birthday with special limited edition flavors: Creamy Chive & Onion, Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, Sloppy Joe, and Seasoned Salt, along with commemorative 85th anniversary packaging on signature items. To wrap up the party, they’re releasing a surprise birthday cake flavor. 

 

Lynhall is now offering drop-off style catering. The menu features hot and cold breakfast and lunch options, set up in disposable trays and boxes anywhere in the Twin Cities metro area. Lynhall also has a new chef, Annette “Nettie” Colón. After moving to the Twin Cities from Puerto Rico, Colón was chef de cuisine at Lucia’s and owner of Red Hen Gastrolab. She spends summers doing farm dinners in River Falls, Wisconsin, teaching at the Mill City Farmers Market, and holding court as the camp chef for Chef Camp Minnesota.

Vincent Francoual, former owner of Minneapolis’ Vincent: A Restaurant, is taking over for Minikahda Club chef Ferris Shiffer, who is retiring after 25 years of overseeing the dining program at the private country club. Francoual was heading culinary operations for Cara Irish Pubs.

 

Edwards Dessert Kitchen in Minneapolis’ North Loop is celebrating its one-year anniversary with new hours, opening at noon on weekdays (10 a.m. on weekends) and hosting a millennial-pleasing ice cream social every Tuesday through Friday from 3-6 p.m.

The owners behind Schram Vineyards in Waconia and Schram Haus Brewery in Chaska, Aaron and Ashley Schram, have signed a lease in Ned Abdul’s Internet Exchange Building at 411 Washington Avenue, in Minneapolis’ North Loop. Included in the space will be a winery with production facilities, a bar and tasting area, and outdoor patio. The business still doesn’t have a name and is on track to open in 2020. Shea Design has been tapped to design the project and Crystal Barlow Jensen created the logo and packaging.  

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