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 August 25, 2017 in Featured Blog Post

Wee Willie Walker September 3 | 7pm Call 612.332.5299 or Click Here For Tickets One of the great soul and blues singers in the Twin Cities, Willie Walker has lent his sweet tenor voice to a number of high-profile projects, yet still remains one of the region’s best kept secrets. Walker’s music comes from a different time, a different place and a different point of view. He’s one of the…

Peach Salad: Southern, Seasonal, Surprising

Posted on August 21, 2017 in Featured Blog Post

The guiding question behind Dakota’s culinary philosophy is pretty simple: how do we incorporate the finest local ingredients into a menu informed both by classic Southern comforts and modern bistro technique? Perhaps no dish on our menu better embodies this dual spirit than our Peach Salad. Southern, seasonal, and surprising, it’s what the Dakota is all about. Not unlike the wide range of music that has made us a local…


Posted on August 18, 2017 in Featured Blog Post

Teneia & Sarah White August 31 | 7pm Call 612.332.5299 or Click Here For Tickets Teneia is the product of Mississippi native Teneia Sanders-Eichelberger and her husband, Ben Eichelberger. In 2015, the duo decided to take their music on the road full-time to spread a message of love and equality through their songs. After completing a successful crowd-funding campaign, the two took a huge leap of faith: they sold most…

Debbie Duncan


Posted on August 18, 2017 in Featured Blog Post, Music

Debbie Duncan, the Twin Cities First Lady of Song, is an internationally known local legend. Ever since she first came to Minneapolis to sing in the house band at Rupert’s Nightclub, she has consistently captivated us with her instrument’s beauty and elegance. We are blessed to have her world class talent right in our own backyard, where we can enjoy and appreciate it whenever we are lucky enough to catch…

Txakolina: a Mouthful to Say and a Pleasure to Taste

Posted on August 14, 2017 in Featured Blog Post

  Gorgeous seaside views stretch out from the terraced vineyards of the Basque region. A briny Atlantic breeze chases the Spanish heat away and rustles the vines, keeping the fruit at an even temperature. A craving for fruits of the sea paired with fruits of the vine is easy to acquire here – and even easier to satiate.  This is Txakolina country. Txakolina (choc-o-lina) is the white wine of choice in the Basque and…


Posted on August 11, 2017 in Featured Blog Post

Catherine Russell November 12 | 7pm Call 612.332.5299 or Click Here For Tickets Russell is a native New Yorker, born into musical royalty. Her father, the late Luis Russell, was a legendary pianist/composer/bandleader and Louis Armstrong’s long-time musical director. Her mother, Carline Ray, was a pioneering vocalist/guitarist/bassist who performed with International Sweethearts of Rhythm, Mary Lou Williams, and Sy Oliver. With her sixth album, 2016’s Harlem On My Mind, vocalist…

Keep Cool With Our Signature Gazpacho

Posted on August 7, 2017 in Featured Blog Post, Food & Drink

Are you feeling the heat? This humid summer weather has a tendency to dull our experience of the world. We need something to reinvigorate the senses, some form of cool relief from the thick air, the hot pavement, the sweaty walks home. At the end of the day, perhaps it’s our nature. We’re Minnesotans; we crave the cold. Enter Chef Derik’s Gazpacho. Though chilled, this traditional Spanish soup is sure to…