Blog & PressNoteworthy Food & Music

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.


Posted on September 29, 2017 in Featured Blog Post

A Night Of Classic Soul for Southdale YMCA feat. Jarrod Lawson, Jesse Larson and St Paul Peterson November 6 | 7pm Call 612.332.5299 or Click Here For Tickets Three renowned blue-eyed soul singers join musical forces to raise money for the Southdale YMCA. A fundraiser benefiting Youth Leadership at the Southdale YMCA.  The Y is a starting point for many youth to learn a culture of service, civic engagement and…


Posted on September 27, 2017 in Featured Blog Post

Can you feel it? The air is getting a bit damp as it gets colder. Unable to hold on to their moorings, changing leaves can be found scattered in your path, ranging in color from bright crimson to a sodden, muddy sort of brown. Scarves appear. It’s inevitable. It’s Fall. Whether you’re a Fall fan or you’re bittern over summer’s end, the Dakota’s newly unveiled Fall menu will add an element…


Posted on September 22, 2017 in Featured Blog Post

The Badfinger’s Straight Up starring Joey Molland October 23 & 24 | 7pm Call 612.332.5299 or Click Here For Tickets It’s the 45th anniversary of the greatest album by Badfinger, 1972’s Straight Up, and the band’s legendary guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist Joey Molland –along with his dynamic band–brings the album to the stage in a bracing live show. Featuring 5 tracks written by Joey, Q magazine described Straight Up as…

First Taste of Our Fall Menu

Posted on September 19, 2017 in Featured Blog Post

Well, it’s official: summer’s over. On Monday, September 25th, we at the Dakota are packing up our beach hats and short shorts and rolling out our Fall menu. We’re keeping the specifics of the Fall revisions under wraps for just a bit longer, but fear not: the majority of your favorites aren’t going anywhere. (HOWEVER, if you’re looking to have one last bite of our peach salad, gazpacho, salmon bacon…


Posted on September 15, 2017 in Featured Blog Post

Davina and the Vagabonds October 21 & 22 | 7pm Call 612.332.5299 or Click Here For Tickets Since exploding onto the scene in 2005, Davina and the Vagabonds have grown from a down-and-dirty blues band into one of the most exciting acoustic ensembles on the international stage. This high-energy quintet has established itself with a stellar live show, a professional look, and good old-fashioned hard work. With influences ranging from…

Hurricane Irma Meal Pack With Landau Eugene Murphy Jr.

Posted on September 12, 2017 in Featured Blog Post

In the wake of Hurricane Irma, co-owners Richard Erickson and Lowell Picket have organized a meal pack in order to contribute to the wider effort providing relief to those whose lives have been shaken by this natural disaster. On Thursday September 14th, Dakota will be hosting a meal pack in partnership with Harvest Pack. We invite anyone who wants to join us to volunteer starting at noon, packing 15,000 meals…

A Sweet Heat: Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Posted on September 11, 2017 in Featured Blog Post

Brussels sprouts can be a divisive issue. For those of us who grew up in the Midwest, this cousin of the cabbage either sets off an automatic, craving salivary response or conjures memories of stubbornly long family meals ground to a halt by mandatory vegetables and parental exasperation. But the sprout makes for a surprisingly versatile, substantial centerpiece capable of swaying even the most skeptical among us. So for those…