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.
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.
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.
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 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.