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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.

No Limit: The LTD Chocolate Cream Ale

Posted on January 4, 2018 in Featured Blog Post

LTD Brewing is not the microbrewery of choice for those who fear change. Friends Jem and Blake founded the brewery together in 2003. After meeting at the University of Minnesota and bonding over a mutual desire to (legally) obtain relatively inexpensive beer, the two students decided: why not brew our own? Since its inception, this spirit of exploratory ingenuity has fueled Jem and Blake’s pursuit of microbrews that is more…

THREE NEW SHOWS ON SALE!

Posted on December 29, 2017 in Featured Blog Post

Davina & The Vagabonds January 25 & 26 | 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…

SHOULD OLD ACQUAINTANCE BE FORGOT: ELLE’S IRISH CREAM

Posted on December 26, 2017 in Featured Blog Post

‘Tis the season – for what, exactly? As the temperature drops from cold to extremely cold, it’s only natural for the mind to wander toward different methods of warming up, either literally or in a more figurative, cuddly-and-cozy sense. At the Dakota, we can offer you both types of warmth in the form of Elle’s Irish Cream, a delicious and popular item on our bar and dessert menus. Though it…

SIX NEW SHOWS ON SALE!

Posted on December 22, 2017 in Featured Blog Post

Davell Crawford January 29 & 30 | 7pm Call 612.332.5299 or Click Here For Tickets Praised by many around the world, the city of New Orleans and its piano tradition has birthed more great and uniquely gifted pianists than any other place in the world. In fact, the piano tradition of The Big Easy has been deemed as “Sainthood.” This honored privilege is held highly by the many locals and…

LIGHT & DELIGHTFUL: THE SEARED TUNA

Posted on December 18, 2017 in Featured Blog Post

Widely considered a delicacy in culinary cultures around the world, there is something undeniably special about a tuna steak. While its flavor profile is reminiscent of sandwiches whipped up for an afternoon snack or a hasty school lunch, the tuna steak possesses a sophisticated texture and savory taste unlike any other protein. Chef Derik’s seared tuna takes this member of the mackerel family to the next level. The dish begins…

SEVEN NEW SHOWS ON SALE!

Posted on December 15, 2017 in Featured Blog Post

We Can Be Heroes: The David Bowie Tribute Feat. Julius Collins, Michael Bland, and more January 8 & 9 | 7pm Call 612.332.5299 or Click Here For Tickets As a teenager, Bowie’s dream was to write musicals. Five decades later, more than 60 albums, 25 movies, and a hit Broadway musical in Lazarus, his impact on music and culture is irrefutable. Described by Rolling Stone as “the greatest rock star…

GIVE THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT: AVOCADO & EGG

Posted on December 11, 2017 in Featured Blog Post

Though associated more often with Brooklynite Millennial culture than European tradition, avocado toast is a classic Spanish dish that makes use of the region’s native vegetation and lively tapestry of flavors. The light dish is perfect for an afternoon snack, and can be modified with additional ingredients into a more complete meal. Chef Derik’s take on the Spanish favorite overflows with rich flavors – and it’s pretty to look at,…