Readers may remember eight-year-old Dylan Spoering from the piano recital he held in his south Minneapolis front porch on a rainy day in July. Musician Tommy Rehbein (Farewell Continental, International Karate, Party House) caught wind of his young neighbor's event and sent out a Facebook invite, attracting hundreds of residents and members of the local media who stood beneath umbrellas, cheering on young Spoering.
On Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. until 6:30 p.m., Spoering made his triumphant return to the DIY scene with his "Pirate Restaurant." He recruited kids from around his neighborhood to be servers, cashiers, and food runners. Spoering's own name tag read "Dylan the boss."More »