Month in Review: Open, Closed, Coming Soon May '11

Categories: Month in Review

Forum goes to the grave, but Rachel's *finally* opens...
Morgan's New World Tavern
(14201 Nicollet Ave. S., Burnsville)
The Nicollet
(1931 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis)
Glory Days Bar & Grill
(500 Fifth Ave NW, New Brighton)
Modern Times
(3200 Chicago Ave. S., Minneapolis)
Sugar Pop
(MSP airport)
(222 E. Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis)
Green Spoon
(2600 University Ave. SE, Minneapolis)
Current Restaurant
(3291 St. Croix Trail S., Afton)
Teppanyaki Grill and Supreme Buffet
(2216 E. Lake St., Minneapolis)
Goda Cafe
(3400 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis)
Masu Sushi & Robata
(330 E. Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis)
Sky Deck Sports Grille & Lanes
(Mall of America)
Soul Daddy
(Mall of America)

If you're missing the Block E Pancheros, head to the Bloomington (5200 West 84th St.) or Golden Valley (7746 Olson Memorial Hwy.) locations after you watch this hilarious ad made with the crew from Minnesota's own Nate on Drums.

Pancheros Block E, Minneapolis
Forum, Minneapolis
Bread, Coffee, Cake, St. Paul

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This list of things is fun and interesting but it is obvious that the food scene in MN is lacking. It's the same owners, same chefs, doing the same old. Crave, downtown - really? More "chain" restaurants. If wanted to eat at Crave I would have gone to the other locations. Can we please have something different.

East Coast Doug
East Coast Doug

I predict a resturant bubble. How many joints can 20 somethings support?


If "Brasa Viva Brazil" manages to open with that name, it means the owners of the real Brasa dropped the ball. That's a textbook trademark issue--in fact your own earlier confusion about who owned it is slamdunk evidence that the name is causing brand confusion among consumers (which is what courts look for). I wish that new restaurant the best, but they need to change that name.

Fun fact: while a name that literally decribes something has little trademark strength (e.g. only calling a BBQ joint "Barbecue Restaurant") if you use the same word in a foreign language it totally trademarkable. That's how Starbucks holds onto things like "Venti".

I love these monthly lists, BTW.

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