Food & Drink

A Longfellow mash-up of Victory 44, Dogwood Coffee, and Rustica Bakery

You can stop arguing about what super trio would win in a street-fight, The Three Amigos or the Three Tenors, because the answer is Parka, an epicurean threesome from folks behind Victory 44, Dogwood Coffee, and Rustica Bakery

Just one little wall separates them from Forage Modern Workshop, whose artisanal mod aesthetic they mirror, starting with neon trim hand-bent by Nordeast's Skyline Neon, aka the flying Chrysler of the extremely budget future

The decor's local wherever possible, like these shelves from Mpls-craftsman SquareD, and that Inuit family (wearing parkas) from St. Paul's Bear Fox Chalk

The kitchen rethinks Midwestern comfort food, which means this "beer can chicken" with popcorn grits, and also braised beef goulash, a meatloaf sammie with bacon-tomato relish, or Ham & Pickle Tots with truffle, dill, and chive "cream cheese whiz"

Oh that? That's just some of the daily-delivered Rustica goodness, which includes breads, cookies, and pastries like croissants, cinnamon buns, and eclairs

Wash it down with suds from a trio of Indeed taps, the full Dogwood Coffee lineup, homemade rootbeer, or even a locally sourced three-milk flight, which those Three Amigos will have to drink through a straw once Parka gets done trouncing them.