So swept up in all this A-Rod drama that you've found it hard to focus on anything else, least of all the new restos and breweries opening in MSP lately? No worries! We've rounded up five of MSP's newest purveyors so that while A-Roid's busy bulking down, you can get busy bulking up on tastiness, be it in the form of Hudson's newest suds, taco-like waffles, or sushi and sake bombs.
Actually not a place that'll harbor you in their complex system of underground tunnels if you're on the lam, The HideOut's a super-low-key all-day breakfast and sammie shop with a massive dog-friendly backyard. Whether you're housing a locally sourced breakfast burrito or sammiches ranging from a banana PB&J to a turkey bacon melt, you'll leave happy. Find out about their CSA partnerships and scope the full menu
Kitty Corner Cafe
Everyone on campus has thought at one time or another, "Damn, if only there was a joint that served Istanbul-style waffles and tasty panini sandwiches." The cats behind Kitty Corner Cafe totally thought the same thing, so they opened a place with gigantic waffles perfectly fillable with decadent eats (the Strawberry Field's got white chocolate/strawberries/peanuts/caramel sauce) or savory ish like in the Chipotle Chili Beef Panini. Pistachio Peanut Waffle, Banana Nut Waffle… you've gotta see this menu
Pitchfork Brewing Co
A brewery that'll be sued by a certain music criticism website in 3, 2, 1... Pitchfork Brewing's the brainchild of a home-brewer of 20yrs, and launches with an arsenal that includes the APA Pitchfork Pale, the four-malted witbier Outwitted, and a citra-hopped IPA, American Gothic. Get the skinny on their taproom hours and ever-changing selection of firkins
One Two Three Sushi
DT Mpls's to-go sushi spot from the cats behind Masu Sushi y Robata's getting a sushi-on-the-cheap brother in Dinkytown, where they'll have all the same sushi offerings as the DT spot, plus nigiri, short rib ramen, rice bowls, beer, and sake. The prices are pretty much insane, with sake bombs going for $1.99
Rojo Mexican Grill
The crew behind Rojo Mexican in the West End just opened locale numero dos (see what we did there?) in the Southdale Center… and totally went crazy with the new name. Aside from approximately six miles of Hwy 100, the main thing separating Rojo and Rojo is that the Grill's rocking a twice-as-extensive tequila bar. Set your peepers upon that tequila list
An all-day breakfast/sandwich shop in Northeast, The HideOut uses super-local ingredients and relies on partnerships with local farmers and CSAs.
An Istanbul-style waffle/panini shop with goods like a Pistachio Peanut Waffle and a Chipotle Chili Beef Panini.
The guy behind Pitchfork has been home-brewing for 20yrs, and now he's got his own digs, with a tap room and a constantly changing selection of firkins.
From the team behind Masu Sushi y Robata's, One Two Three's got ridiculous cheap sushi, including a build-your-own section of the menu. Choose rice, seafood (from yellowfin tuna to poached lobster tail), two fillings, and then top it off with options like roe or tempura flakes. If you're on a, ahem, roll, just swing by the grab and go section for three to five choices of classic pre-made rolls.