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We love what we do, and we love talking about it. Read through the posts below to see reviews and press articles written about the Dakota, as well as updates about our community involvement, events, and restaurant menus.

World Party Returns!

Posted on July 30, 2013 in Uncategorized

Since they made international waves with their 1986 hit, “Ship of Fools,” World Party has earned critical acclaim and an admirable following at every turn. The band’s records have been few, but excellent, eliciting comparisons to other bands with few records but little filler on them, like the Velvet Underground and Nick Lowe. World Party frontman Karl Wallinger has a singular reputation for crafting pristine pop songs. Not only has…

Dakota Street Fest

Posted on July 24, 2013 in Uncategorized

Come one, come all! The Dakota Street Fest is BACK! We’re proud to announce that The Dakota is once again bringing back our Dakota Street Fest this year on Saturday, July 27th. Not only is this the only FREE music festival held in Downtown Minneapolis, but we’ve got something for everyone. This event is bike, family AND dog friendly so don’t be afraid to bring the whole gang down. The…

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Wine Lunch With Badi Assad

Posted on July 17, 2013 in Uncategorized

Please join us Tuesday, July 23rd at noon for a one hour Artist Wine Lunch with friends, Nathan Carlson, representing Center of Effort Wines, and the unique and innovative guitarist/vocalist Badi Assad. This will be a relaxed hour when world-renowned wines and cuisine come together in Dakota fashion. The lunch begins with some time to chat with our guests of honor while enjoying your first course of canapés and the…

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Twin Cities Mobile Jazz Project

Posted on May 30, 2013 in Community, Press

At the Dakota, we believe in cultivating jazz appreciation in our community.  With organizations like the Dakota Foundation for Jazz Education and our record label: Dakota Live, we believe it is important to pass on the tradition of jazz for the sake of America’s cultural heritage. Jazz is a uniquely American art form. Having formed from a combination of influences ranging from african to swing, jazz is a melting pot…

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Are Foodies Slowly Killing Rock-n-Roll?

Posted on May 30, 2013 in Uncategorized

Are Foodies Slowly Killing Rock-n-Roll? Why is it the rule breakers in the movies are always music junkies? Washington Post suggest that for generations music has been used by adolescents and 20-somethings to define themselves, their politics, and their social standing. Bands like the Beatles, and artists like Bob Dylan have defined genres for decades. Rebel-rousers, pacifists, and intellectuals all found their niche in the music world. But that may no…

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Our tribute to the Minnesota Twins, the “CrackerJack.”

Posted on May 13, 2013 in Uncategorized

Even with the snow this week, we are looking forward to spring and what’s spring without baseball? Get out the peanuts and Cracker Jacks! Actually, hold the Jacks, we’ve made our own tribute to the Minnesota Twins’ on our spring menu with the “CrackerJack.” Layers of peanut butter and buttered popcorn panna cotta (topped with a thin layer of apricot-lemon gelée to cut the sweetness) the Cracker Jack excites for…