Russell and Desta Klein's Brasserie Zentral has an opening date and is now taking reservations

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Chef Klein (right) and Chef Unruh (far right) working on the Brasserie Zentral menu
Downtown Minneapolis will soon be home to a new concept from Russell and Desta Klein, the team behind Meritage in St. Paul. Inside the historic Soo Line building, the couple is working on a restaurant complex -- complete with a brasserie, skyway-level cafe, wine bar, and wine and cheese shop -- and the brasserie, the first piece of the building's mega makeover, is getting ready to open. 

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New restaurant coming from Tim McKee and Parasole

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The skybar at Uptown Cafeteria, will it remain the same?

It was back in 2011 that Tim McKee first joined Parasole as VP of culinary development. In that time, he has worked with them on several restaurants, bringing in chefs from his stable of talent to run the kitchens at Chino Latino and Il Gatto and helping open several other restaurants like Uptown Cafeteria. The neighborhood and the partnership continue to flourish, and McKee is about to open another Parasole restaurant -- except this time one thing will be different.

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Coming soon: Tongue in Cheek in St. Paul

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Chef-driven cuisine coming to the east side
This summer, St. Paul's historic Payne-Phalen neighborhood will welcome a new restaurant dedicated to serving only humanely raised animals. Tongue in Cheek is moving in with an experienced St. Paul restaurant crew and sights set on an early June opening date.

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Coming soon: Digby's in Roseville, a new concept from the owners of Eat Shop

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Locally owned restaurant venturing into a sea of chains

The Flying Swine restaurant group is heading eastward, as the folks behind the Eat Shop Kitchen & Bar in Plymouth have purchased the former California Pizza Kitchen space at Rosedale Mall in Roseville and will very soon be opening a new burger and pizza joint. We spoke with owner Michael Larson about what diners can expect.

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Hot Indian food truck to open stall inside Midtown Global Market

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Indurritos served! Hot Indian parks its business at MGM.
The lights went out at one of the most popular stalls inside the Midtown Global Market when the Left Handed Cook folded into the Rabbit Hole. But Thomas Kim, chef and owner of those restaurants, hinted to us that that the stall wouldn't be dark for long. Now, Hot Indian, the food truck purveyor of those fan-favorite Indurritos, will be going brick-and-mortar at that very address. 

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New mobile pizza bakery to hit the streets this summer [VIDEO]

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This summer, a mobile wood-fired pizza company is coming to the Twin Cities, thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign. WildEarth WoodFired Mobile Pizza Bakery will tie together three Minneapolis favorites -- mobile food, pizza, and locally sourced ingredients.

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Drunken Sake to open in former True Thai space

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Sushi and Thai coming to Seward

It looks as though the lights at 27th Street and Franklin Avenue might not be dark for much longer. Drunken Sake, a new sushi and Thai restaurant, will open soon at that address, the former location of True Thai. We spoke with the co-owner to get the scoop on this new spot.

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Happy Gnome hosts Fire & Ice bar in honor of Red Bull's Crashed Ice

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Happy Gnome to convert patio into Fire & Ice bar for Red Bull Crashed Ice
St. Paul's premier gastropub is getting ready to host one of the hottest and coldest events we've seen so far this winter. Tomorrow, the Happy Gnome will convert its beloved patio into a full-on ice bar to help locals and out-of-towners alike celebrate Red Bull's Crashed Ice. 

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Birchwood Cafe to host a goodbye party and a pop-up

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With days left before they close, Birchwood prepares for a pop-up
This Saturday, February 22, marks the last day of Birchwood Cafe as we've known it. However, fans of this Seward favorite won't be without its local-loving cuisine for too long. As they begin construction on a new, improved, and expanded Birchwood, owner Tracy Singleton and chef Marshall Paulsen will pop up inside the kitchen at Verdant, and we're all invited.

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Updated: Hola Arepa food truck to go brick-and-mortar

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Christina Nguyen and Birk Stefan Grudem have found a new, permanent place to park the truck
Love is in the air and so is the toasty scent of Hola Arepa's delicious corn cakes. In honor of Hola Arepa's birthday and Valentine's Day, Birk Stefan Grudem and Christina Nguyen are sharing the news that they have signed a restaurant lease -- which means very soon, dear eaters, we will be able to enjoy their arepas all year round. That's not all! They will be serving all manner of Latin-inspired entrees, brunch items, cocktails, and more.

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