At the very end of June, we reported that Kaskaid Hospitality Group, owners of the new Figlio, Union, Uptown Urban Eatery, and all the many locations of Crave had their sights set on the former Old Chicago space on Hennepin Avenue. The parent company confirmed purchase of the space just a few weeks later (as well as purchase of the former Trocaderos space in the warehouse district which is going to become a multi-tiered, multi-use event center) and now must go about developing an entirely new concept for the restaurant. But they want your help.
They know they intend to serve contemporary American cuisine (which, really, could be anything) and craft beer in a casual setting. They know they'll have an outdoor patio. They know they want to be open by spring 2014. What they don't know is what they should call the restaurant, and that's why they're holding a contest.
Locals are encouraged to submit their "witty and creative ideas" via Crave Minnesota's Facebook page, Twitter, or the Crave blog between now and July 23. The winning entry will be revealed July 26, and the submitter will get $500 and two VIP passes to the opening of the new restaurant and bar.
To submit your idea:
2841 S. Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN