A Ping Pong Restaurant, a New Nightclub, and an African Paradise

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Photo courtesy of Borough Facebook Page
From the makers of Borough/Parlour, a new nightclub is coming to the Lumber Exchange Building

More from the new and coming soon section.

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The Most Talked About New Restaurants and Where You'll Be Eating This Summer


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Upton 43 and Nighthawks: Two Out-of-the-Box New Restaurants

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E. Katie Holm
Erick Harcey

Along with our ever-maturing local dining scene, we're loving the way chefs are tinkering with the very definition of what the word "restaurant" really means. Sure, it's a place to serve food to the public, but that's where the boundaries end. We can't help but compare Erick Harcey of Victory 44 and the upcoming Upton 43 to Landon Schoenefeld of Haute Dish and the upcoming Nighthawks (and vice versa). They're both guys who are growing up, and with it, so are their ideas of cuisine, concept, and creativity.

A little analysis.

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New Linden Hills Restaurant for Erick Harcey of Victory 44


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The "Dave" in Famous Dave's Is Distancing Himself and Opening a New Restaurant

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Alma Guzman
Dave Anderson is opening a new restaurant, and it ain't a Famous Dave's

Do you ever wonder what it would be like to introduce to the marketplace something great that bears your name, sell it off, and watch it literally crash and burn? Dave Anderson, the "Dave" behind Famous Dave's, knows all about it. He sold off his concept and his name to a public IPO in 1996. Since then, his original outlet in Hayward, Wisconsin burned down, franchisees have been complaining about lack of support, and stock analysts say the company hasn't lived up to its full potential. And now, the Star Tribune reports that a former McDonald's executive has been brought in to try to right the ship.

Smoked meats from a small town in Wisconsin to slick McDonald's-esque rebranding? No wonder Anderson is ready to start afresh.

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Famous Dave's Cottage Grove Location Is Closed

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Chef Sarah Master's New North Woods Restaurant Mr. Roberts Resort

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Sarah Master
Mr. Roberts Resort will serve north woods-influenced dishes with a modern twist

You can take a girl out of the north woods, but you can't take the north woods out of the girl. There's a singular fantasy that tends to haunt those of us who grew up spending summers sailing into a lake on a rope swing, lazing about on a hammock, roasting things on sticks over fires, and snarfing up sunfish. You grow up and sometimes think, "What if that could be grownup life, forever? What if I could make a resort, make a living, and never have to leave the endless summer?

We are pleased to report that chef Sarah Master (formerly of Barbette) is going to be doing just that, so if you've ever wanted to combine the revelry of a north woods cabin experience with some gourmet cookin', you're in luck for this cabin season if you just head up to Master's new venture, Mr. Roberts Resort.

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The Most Talked About New Restaurants and Where You'll Be Eating This Summer

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Hilary Roberts
Jamie Malone will be chef/owner of upcoming Brut, along with partner Erik Anderson

You know where to eat right now, but where are you going to be eating this summer and fall? Here's a list of the hottest up and comers, and what's happening with them, right now.

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Do You Miss El Meson? La Ceiba Is a Love Letter to You

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Do You Miss El Meson? La Ceiba Is a Love Letter to You

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La Ciba will have a Caribbean influence with lots of paella and other rice based dishes

Chef Hector Ruiz, already chef/owner of three restaurants, says he is very busy and doesn't necessarily need another one. But, you see, his clientele is demanding it.

"My customers say they miss El Meson, which was Spanish and Caribbean, and they're always asking, "When are you going to bring back the paella, the mofongo, the arroz con gandules?"

The answer to those customers: in three weeks.

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La Fresca is Grand Avenue's latest star


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Gogi Bros. Korean Fusion Food Truck Opening Brick and Mortar in Eden Prairie

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Will the Gogi Donut Burger grace the new restaurant menu?

Downtown recently got its much-anticipated Korean brick and mortar in the skyway. Vellee Deli had lines twisting down the hallway on opening day with those who had long been waiting for another taste of the famous Korean BBQ burritos.

Well look out, 'burbs -- you're about to get your own Korean Fusion in Gogi Bros. House, at 6407 City W. Parkway in the Shady Oak Retail Center.

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Gogi Brothers Korean BBQ truck hits the streets

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Like Bulldog N.E.? Try Woodbury's Tamarack Tap Room April 7

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Photo of Tamarack Tap Room Facebook Page
Bourbon, beer, and burgers are coming to Woodbury. Good ones!

The relative food desert of Woodbury will get more flush in a couple of weeks with the opening of Tamarack Tap Room. All that stuff you used to have to drive for? Great burgers, beer, and bourbon? They've got it. Not only that, but Bulldog N.E. chef Kevin Kraus has been quietly consulting on the menu, with 15 specialty burgers and a bunch of other cool stuff.

Some more menu sneak peeks:

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Coming Soon to Woodbury: Burgers, Beer, and Bourbon


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Revival Fried Chicken and Southern Restaurant Opens Friday for Lunch

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Photo courtesy of Revival Facebook Page
Col. Sanders ain't got shit on this

Well, cock-a-doodle-doo! The sacred event has finally arrived. Friday at 11 a.m. marks the official opening date of the much-anticipated Thomas Boemer and Nick Rancone (of Corner Table) fried chicken restaurant, Revival, in the old Corner Table space at 4257 Nicollet Ave. S.

But probably, you'll be able to recognize it by the line we imagine will be twisting around the block. Here's a sneak peek of the menu:

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Corner Table chef Thomas Boemer talks fried chicken, Alain Ducasse, and Revival


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Classic Chicago-Style Deep Dish Giordano's Pizza Coming to Uptown in June

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Photo courtesy of Giordano's Facebook Page
Saucy cheesiness is coming to Uptown in June

Do you think deep dish pizza is just so many pools of sauce and cheese coagulating in a bread bowl? Do you think it is the holy nirvana pinnacle of eating and that it deserves a place in the catalog of Real and Good Pizza Tradition? Well, it doesn't matter what you think! Because either way, Giordano's Chicago-style deep dish pizza is coming to Minneapolis, just in time for swimsuit season.

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44: Deep Dish Sausage Pizza at Davanni's


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