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 July 21, 2017 in Featured Blog Post

Septeto Santiaguero August 9 | 7pm Call 612.332.5299 or Click Here For Tickets The intoxicating Cuban ensemble Septeto Santiaguero gained attention for infusing an adventurous streak into the traditional son music of its native Santiago de Cuba. Before winning the 2015 Latin Grammy Award for Best Traditional Tropical Album and sparking collaborations with salsa stars like José Alberto “El Canario” and Rubén Blades, the seven captivating performers honed their sound…


Posted on July 14, 2017 in Featured Blog Post

Maria Muldaur September 20 | 7pm Call 612.332.5299 or Click Here for Tickets Maria Muldaur spices her music with passion and a voice that’s scintillating, brazen, and lightly burnished. Whether dipping into the songbook of Peggy Lee or wading into the Louisiana bayou, she completely envelops herself in her chosen style. For over 40 years as a performer, she’s literally lived the life of someone steeped in the American roots…

It’s Grits, Baby

Posted on July 10, 2017 in Featured Blog Post

It’s dawn. The sun, just a glowing suggestion in the distance, is yawning from underneath the horizon. The fields are sown, the crops are growing. As you gaze out over your land, sipping coffee and slowly waking up, you envision a delicious means of sating your morning appetite and fueling what will surely be a hard day of work. If there was ever a dish capable of evoking this fantasy…

Bass player Jay Young


Posted on June 29, 2017 in Music

Always a crowd pleaser, Jay Young & the Lyric Factory return to the Dakota Sat. July 1st. Listen to the podcast with Jay. Jay recently stopped by Brave New Radio for an entertaining chat about everything from his early days as a struggling young artist, to his current status as a legendary band leader and educator. The conversation was charming and funny, we think you will dig it! Jay gives…

This Lagunitas Favorite is Something Truly Special

Posted on June 26, 2017 in Featured Blog Post, Food & Drink

Sometimes words fall short. Sometimes, seated at the bar, chatting warmly with a few close friends, we reach for the language to describe our drink but it’s difficult to pin down. There’s some special quality about it, an element of je ne sais quoi, a certain little… Sumpin’ Sumpin’. Lagunitas Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale is a perfect example of this intriguing genre of beverage. With all the trappings of an IPA,…

New Shows on Sale!

Posted on June 23, 2017 in Featured Blog Post

Eliane Elias Trio Thursday, September 7 | 7 & 9pm Call 612.332.5299 or  Click Here for Tickets  Eliane Elias is known for her distinctive and immediately recognizable musical style  which blends her Brazilian roots, her sensuous, alluring voice with her impressive instrumental jazz, classical and compositional skills. With 26 albums to date demonstrating her unique gifts as a pianist, singer, composer, arranger, and producer as well as melding her immense…

Scratch-Made Buttermilk Pie

Posted on June 19, 2017 in Featured Blog Post, Food & Drink

Classic Southern Buttermilk Pie has become an American favorite. In the Southern states, especially, it has become a signature. Chef Derik’s version retains the dish’s simple, Southern traditionalism and elevates it with a delicate and thoroughly sophisticated touch. The result is a silky, creamy custard texture with rich and full flavor. Today, Chef Derik is sharing his recipe so that you can bring his made-from-scratch confection to life in the comfort of…