I would like one of these Jim Hodges mirrors please (yesterday at the Walker)
We braved the icy streets last night to make it to opening night at Kyatchi, chef Hide Tozawa’s new Kingfield restaurant. With a focus on sustainability, the fresh fish menu (like the space) is smaller than you’ll find at most sushi spots around Minneapolis, but quality definitely makes up for quality here. Pictured above: battera (pressed mackerel), scallops (perfect with just the juices of the slice of lemon touching it) and salmon. I also recommend the amaebi nigiri and the ramen.
Sonora Grill Longfellow lunch menu
(I’m posting this as a public service since Sonora Grill doesn’t seem to have the menu for their sit-down location online anywhere.)
Fulton Batch 300. (at Republic)
Baby, it’s cold outside, so the Maker’s Mark bottles are all dressing up in tiny Christmas sweaters.
The man in the bug costume is Hide Tozawa, former personal chef for Tsuyoshi Nishioka and the future chef at the upcoming Kyatchi, making us great omakase on Halloween. That’s cheek of amberjack, scallop, tuna belly, some random nigiri, shrimp and deep-fried shrimp heads. Not pictured: lots of other sushi. Hide has made us omakase before and he is always brilliant. I can’t wait to belly up to the sushi bar at Kyatchi.
So this is what I saw on my morning ride around Lake Calhoun.Looks like this bus came inches from crashing through the Midtown Greenway. The two large tow trucks did not seem to be making much progress at moving the bus.
I’ve never been inside the Suburban World Theatre though I live just a block from it. Sad to see it is being turned into retail space. It seems like it would make a neat little concert and event venue, a la the Varsity Theatre.
This map of Minneapolis and St. Paul plots tweets from different mobile devices. Red is iPhone; green is Android. As Gruber points out, it shows a contrast in socio-economics. Splotches of red show both downtowns, the airport, Mall of America and Lyndale and Hennepin avenues in Uptown. Green meanwhile dots Nicollet and University avenues, and north Minneapolis.
I broke in the new Uptown Origami location last night with (among other things) this awesome salmon belly and fatty bluefin. It tasted like summer. Now it is snowing outside in May.