Saguaro will serve Southwestern-inspired fare in south Minneapolis

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Saguaro
The Abdo family, the group behind My Burger, Nicollet Island Inn, and Minnesota State Fair contributors Gopher State Ice and Big Fat Bacon, is bringing a bit of Southwestern flair to south Minneapolis.

Saguaro, inspired by Southwestern and northern Mexican cuisine, will be a distinct departure from the Abdos' previous ventures. The new restaurant is slated to open at the end of August, serving a dinner-only menu before venturing into the wide world of brunch.

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Farm-to-fork Locavore Eatery coming soon to south Minneapolis

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Tammy Kimbler
Owners Kacey White and Charles Stotts

"Local" is the dining buzzword, and the forthcoming Locavore Eatery is trading on the trend. The farm-to-fork restaurant will soon begin construction on a space at the ground level of the Oaks Station Place building on 46th Street near the Blue Line in south Minneapolis.

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Simpls grab-and-go organic food is headed to the skyway

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Courtesy of Ryan Parr
Skyway locavores, your lives are about to get simpler. A new convenience store emphasizing local and organic grab-and-go grub is set to open in the Six Quebec building on Marquette Avenue during the last week of August.

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Dunkin' Donuts makes its way to northern Minnesota

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Photo by Qfamily via Flickr
Well, Minnesota, it's finally happening: Dunkin' Donuts is giving us another chance. The chain's first Minnesota location opened in Rochester's Kahler Grand Hotel on June 30, and five additional Rochester locations will open in the coming months. On Monday, Dunkin' announced plans to open seven locations in northern Minnesota by spring 2015 -- which means America's top coffee and doughnut chain is inching closer to the Twin Cities by the day.

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Kim Bartmann on her new Loring Park endeavor, the Third Bird

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The former Cafe Maude
Kim Bartmann, the unstoppable restaurateur who brought us Red Stag, Pat's Tap, Bryant-Lake Bowl, Barbette, and most recently Tiny Diner, is at it again with the Third Bird, a Loring Park joint set to open the third week of August.

The Third Bird was an unexpected endeavor for Bartmann, inspired by the recent closure of Cafe Maude's Loring Park location.


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Are server-free restaurants the future of the food industry?

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Photo via Diggity Drive Up's Facebook
Diggity Drive Up, the new fast-casual concept by the folks who brought you Tavern and Atlas Grill, is out to revolutionize the way we order food. Their method? They're eliminating waitstaff altogether.

Instead of impatiently waiting for your server to return, only to change your mind over what kind of dressing you want with your side salad three times, all food orders will be placed using touch screens, iPhones, or personal tablets.

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Town Talk Diner is reopening with a Gallic accent

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Town Talk Diner, known for its excellent cocktail program, is getting a second lease on life

It's ALIVE! The much loved and revered Town Talk Diner will be reincarnated in the coming months. In a major announcement yesterday, a new owner finally stepped up to the plate -- only this time, it's a French plate. The Town Talk Diner will be revitalized as a Frenchier incarnation called Le Town Talk Diner. Yes, you read that right: Le Town Talk.

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Ky Guse gives us the gist of GYST, an upcoming fermentation bar on Eat Street [VIDEO]

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Photography by Katie Wamsley, courtesy Gyst Fermentation Bar

Miso. Kimchi. Kombucha.

These are all fermented foods that were unrecognizable to the average diner a decade ago, but have since worked their way into our regular diets. Yes, they might smell a little strange and taste a little strong, but these pungent items are probiotic powerhouses, doing more good work in the gut than a week's worth of Activia while also providing crunch, texture, and acidic balance.

With such a long of list of pros, we wondered why some savvy food entrepreneurs hadn't opened up a restaurant entirely dedicated to all things fermented. Little did we know, sisters Mel and Ky Guse and their business partner Jill Mott already had something, ahem, brewing.

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Sushi Fix expanding to add sake bar and private dining

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Sushi Fix has big changes in store
Since opening last spring, Wayzata's Sushi Fix has vaulted to the top of our list for fresh, raw fish. Now the restaurant is ready to expand its location, opening up more seating and introducing additional menu items, a sake bar, and a private dining room where guests can be served cuts of their favorite fish by their very own private sushi chef.

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Prairie Dogs will host its first 10-day-long hot dog pop-up next week

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Emily Weiss
The Sonora Dog from Prairie Dogs

Prairie Dogs is best known for one-night-only stints at places like First Course Bistro, where they transform a restaurant into their very own sausage sanctuary for a day. This time, they're extending their stay.

Starting June 16, pop-up pros Craig Johnson and Tobie Nidetz from Prairie Dogs will host their very first 10-day event at Sawatdee Thai restaurant in Eden Prairie.

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