|Part coffee shop, part bakery, and part neighborhood bistro: Parka is open for business|
Chef Erick Harcey has been working double time the past few months. He's been running his successful, pert'-near suburban Victory 44 restaurant, filming a bit with Andrew Zimmern for his Appetite for Life web series, and working feverishly to open his newest venture, Parka, in the Longfellow neighborhood. The space is a collaboration between Harcey, Dogwood Coffee, and Rustica Bakery that has finally come to fruition.
Parka occupies a shared space with the new Forage Modern Workshop at 40th Avenue and East Lake Street. You'll find some of their funky serving pieces on sale next door.
It will function as an all-day neighborhood hangout, with the killer brews from Dogwood and herbage from the lovely Tea Source folks, as well as tap beers from Indeed Brewing and wine.
Parka opens at 7 a.m. daily with Dogwood coffee and espresso drinks paired with the divine pastries from Rustica Bakery. At 11 a.m. the menu switches to lunch, with a creative mix of small bites of comfort food turned tastefully sideways. Tater tots are made with ham and pickles, served with a cream cheese "whiz" -- the sort of food fans of Harcey will recognize. Dinner service begins at 5 p.m. and runs until 10.
4021 E. Lake St., Minneapolis