Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

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mattaudio
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Re: Downtown Restaurant News

Postby mattaudio » November 25th, 2013, 1:46 pm

Looks like DiNokos is already open at the foot of the Haaf ramp. Probably a better location for their business, but those of us in far South Mpls will sure miss them. At least we still have Parkway and Fat's.

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Re: Downtown Restaurant News

Postby David Greene » November 25th, 2013, 2:32 pm

spearson wrote:When I talked to Andrea of Andrea's Pizza
You know his name's Mario, right? Andrea is his wife.

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Re: Downtown Restaurant News

Postby twincitizen » January 7th, 2014, 4:14 pm

A new restaurant called Hen House Eatery is planned to take the place of Peter's Grill, which closed is June after nearly 100 years in the Baker Center.
http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/n ... eters.html

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Re: Downtown Restaurant News

Postby twinkess » January 7th, 2014, 4:33 pm

It appears that the skyway location (Baker Center) of Sawatdee has closed. Sign is down and plastic over the windows.

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Re: Downtown Restaurant News

Postby bubzki2 » January 7th, 2014, 4:35 pm

twinkess wrote:It appears that the skyway location (Baker Center) of Sawatdee has closed. Sign is down and plastic over the windows.
I can confirm this. However, I saw a crew working in there today as well. This prime corner location is sure to open for business again soon.

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Re: Downtown Restaurant News

Postby Viktor Vaughn » January 7th, 2014, 4:42 pm

Agggghhh. I saw that last week. Now where am I supposed to get my weekly dose of Thai red/green curry?

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Re: Downtown Restaurant News

Postby MplsSteve » January 7th, 2014, 10:15 pm

twincitizen wrote:A new restaurant called Hen House Eatery is planned to take the place of Peter's Grill, which closed is June after nearly 100 years in the Baker Center.
That's good news! That was a really big, visible empty space. I hope they try to keep some of the old Peter's decor.

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Re: Downtown Restaurant News

Postby seanrichardryan » January 8th, 2014, 12:51 am

Oh no, it was all for sale on Craigslist, currently be dismantled by Architectural Antiques. It was your choice of a booth or a horseshoe counter with stools for $1000. Expect to pay $3000+ at AA in a few months.

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Re: Downtown Restaurant News

Postby spearson » January 8th, 2014, 8:54 am

David Greene wrote:
spearson wrote:When I talked to Andrea of Andrea's Pizza
You know his name's Mario, right? Andrea is his wife.
Damn it, I did not. It's really Mario?

Edit, It appears that Andrea is the name of Mario's brother, according to the website and a google search of the pizza joint. I'm pretty sure it's still Andrea who works at the highland court pizza spot.

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Re: Downtown Restaurant News

Postby David Greene » January 13th, 2014, 10:56 pm

spearson wrote:Edit, It appears that Andrea is the name of Mario's brother, according to the website and a google search of the pizza joint. I'm pretty sure it's still Andrea who works at the highland court pizza spot.
Huh. I swear I read somewhere the place was named after Mario's wife. Thanks for the correction!

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Re: Downtown Restaurant News

Postby Matt » January 14th, 2014, 4:38 pm

MaisonDarras is moving into the old Sawatdee in the Baker Building. There was a sign on the window today and their Facebook page has some pictures of the inside: https://www.facebook.com/maisondarras

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Re: Downtown Restaurant News

Postby VAStationDude » January 14th, 2014, 4:49 pm

Are they closing up shop in Saint Paul?

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Re: Downtown Restaurant News

Postby twinkess » January 22nd, 2014, 4:05 pm

Couple of notes:

MaisonDarras now has their sign up at the old Sawatdee space

Down the hall from Sawatdee the sushi place (Sushi Do if I remember correctly) run by a cute tiny Japanese man has closed. Possibly competition from the new sushi place in IDS?

The salad bar in City Center has opened this week. Passed its skyway outpost today during lunch and there was a line about 4-8 people deep.

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Re: Downtown Restaurant News

Postby Wedgeguy » January 22nd, 2014, 6:58 pm

I take it D Brians does not fit into the Plaza VII skyway anymore with the Blu on the way!

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Re: Downtown Restaurant News

Postby andrewjamesritchie » January 22nd, 2014, 7:13 pm

Downtown Diner has closed for remodeling, and the (long-shuttered) convenience store next door is being decimated inside. I think they're gonna re-emerge as one. Also, the Facebook page (under the new "Sal's" brand):

https://www.facebook.com/Salsonfifth

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Re: Downtown Restaurant News

Postby seanrichardryan » January 22nd, 2014, 7:36 pm

So one shitty storefront gobbled up another shitty storefront to become one mega shitty storefront. Will they leave the charming plywood walls?
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Re: Downtown Restaurant News

Postby mamundsen » January 22nd, 2014, 8:43 pm

If they remodel both spaces this could be great. Even just a little effort could go a long way. I like it!

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Re: Downtown Restaurant News

Postby Avian » January 22nd, 2014, 10:36 pm

What ever happened to the major overhaul this building was to get? Wasn't there some modernist facade planned for the entire corner? I'm pretty sure this was a topic (with pix) on Minnescraper IIRC.

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Re: Downtown Restaurant News

Postby jet777 » January 23rd, 2014, 7:56 am

I'd be amazed if you could sell any worse substance and call it pizza a mere two blocks from Luce. Guess it demonstrates the will of drunk people to immediately eat something greasy that is not normally edible when sober.

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Re: Downtown Restaurant News

Postby twincitizen » February 26th, 2014, 8:08 pm

Day Block looks pretty intriguing. They have an all day happy hour on Sunday that looks worth the trip.

http://www.citypages.com/2014-02-26/res ... wpub-cool/
https://www.dayblockbrewing.com/happyhour

Next UrbanMSP/streets.mn happy hour in Downtown East? Day Block or Di Noko's would be great.


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