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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.

THE WHOLE BRANZINO: A NEW CHEF CUT FROM OUR WINTER MENU

Posted on November 21, 2017 in Featured Blog Post

Enough of the small stuff: give me the Whole Branzino. The newest addition to our Chef Cuts menu is a generous portion of fish. Cooked on the bone, this cut boasts a rich flavor while maintaining the lightness one comes to expect from seafood fare. At the core of the dish is an entire European sea bass, a saltwater fish whose flaky and light texture will likely remind the typical…

SOMETHING FOR YOU AND SOMETHING FOR THE COMMUNITY

Posted on November 17, 2017 in Featured Blog Post

As we enter the holiday season, it’s apparent that this time of the year, traditionally characterized by warmth and togetherness, is also marked by growing feelings of resentment, division, and fear. Now more than ever, it is important to commit a part of ourselves toward strengthening community and caring for each other in whatever way we can. This year, we’re doing something a little different. On Black Friday, we will be donating $10…

SIX NEW SHOWS ON SALE

Posted on November 17, 2017 in Featured Blog Post

The Peterson Family: ‘Twas the Jam Before Christmas December 18 | 7pm Call 612.332.5299 or Click Here For Tickets Minnesota’s First Family of Music, The Peterson Family, has been performing locally, nationally, and internationally for many years. The family consists of Linda, Billy, Patty, Ricky and Paul as well as third generation, Jason Peterson DeLaire. The Accidentals February 9 | 7pm Call 612.332.5299 or Click Here For Tickets Named among…

FLOUR POWER: THE PATH TO BETTER BREAD

Posted on November 13, 2017 in Featured Blog Post

Yeast. Flour. Salt. Water. The essential ingredients necessary for baking bread don’t exactly flood the mind with an endless array of possibilities. And yet making bread from scratch yields enormously diverse results, offers satisfying results, and presents a galaxy of challenges and obstacles. Various grains react to heat and yeast exposure differently. The tiniest, most negligible errors in ratio can spell the difference between a masterful loaf and a disappointment.…

SEVEN NEW SHOWS ON SALE!

Posted on November 10, 2017 in Featured Blog Post

Erik Berry of Trampled by Turtles & Turtles & Teague Alexy December 15 | 7pm Call 612.332.5299 or Click Here For Tickets Mandolinist Erik Berry has called Trampled by Turtles his musical home for over a decade. Now, this man of many hats explores another love of his: Irish music. Hear Erik’s fierce and fluid playing on original instrumentals, traditional Celtic fare, and bluegrass. Teague Alexy is an award-winning Duluth-based…

DUCK BREAST AND PIT BEANS

Posted on November 7, 2017 in Featured Blog Post

If you are in the market for indulging your carnivorous impulses without getting weighed down, look no further than our Duck Breast. This dish is the perfect option for those looking for something that balances lightness and substance with expert care and local ingredients. We source our duck from Wild Acres Farm in Pequot Lakes, Minnesota. Second-generation owner Pat Ebnet and his family are committed to hatching and raising the…

SEVEN NEW SHOWS ON SALE!

Posted on November 3, 2017 in Featured Blog Post

Peter Asher: A Musical Memoir of the 60’s and Beyond December 12 & 13 | 7pm Call 612.332.5299 or Click Here For Tickets We first came to know him through the global smash “World Without Love” as one half of the British Invasion duo Peter & Gordon. He returns in “Peter Asher: A Musical Memoir of the 60s and Beyond” which brings a multimedia experience to the stage, hosted by…