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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.

Steve Smith and Vital Information at the Dakota

Posted on June 2, 2015 in Upcoming Shows

If you’re going to miss the Rolling Stones on Wednesday, you can still catch Steve Smith and Vital Information at the Dakota. Steve. The drummer in Journey during it’s heyday, He can play any style – from jazz to world rhythms. He was named one of the 25 Greatest Drummers of All Time by Modern Drummer magazine Read a sweet little story about Stones drummer, Charlie Watts meeting Steve Smith…

Dakota Unplugged Patio and Burger Garden now open for lunch!

Posted on June 1, 2015 in Food & Drink, Uncategorized

Yearning for the speed and simplicity of a food truck but don’t want to give up the comfort of a sunny seat and service? Hide away in one of our booths or watch the streets run wild while you lounge on our patio. The Dakota’s lunch is made for the non-fussy, yet powerful bunch, served from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in a sunlit room or on our sun-soaked patio.…

Jazz In June at the Dakota!

Posted on June 1, 2015 in Upcoming Shows

The Dakota is proud of our reputation for bringing the best in jazz to the Twin Cities. This month will be exceptional: truly an embarrassment of riches from all corners of the jazz world! Please join us to see some of the most exciting jazz artists working today!   Steve Smith & Vital Information – NYC Edition June 3 Steve Smith is a monster percussionist. A perennial favorite among jazz…

Mother’s Day Brunch at the Dakota with Southside Aces!

Posted on April 22, 2015 in Uncategorized

Come celebrate Mother’s Day at the Dakota with a Lavish 3 Course Brunch, with swinging New Orleans style jazz from Minnesota favorites, The South Side Aces! Brunch is served from 10:00-3:00, and starts at $29.95. Call 612-332-5299 for reservations! MOTHERS DAY BRUNCH 2015 Platters Charcuterie, fruit, pickled egg, corn bread, marinated beans, pastries Entrees Green Onion Sauasage and Shrimp Gravy Buttermilk Biscuits Pork Grillades Jalapeno and cheddar grits. Cilantro. Tomato…

Rebirth Brass Band | Wed. April 1, 7pm, 9pm

Posted on March 25, 2015 in Upcoming Shows

New Orleans must really love Minneapolis. This time the funky Crescent City is sending their beloved crown jewel torch bearers, the Rebirth Brass Band, to bring the party to the Dakota. With spring finally in the air, the Twin Cities is in desperate need of this high energy musical infusion from the deep South to reboot & bring us back to life. For myself, it’s also delightful “training”, if you…

Otis Clay Interview in Italian Blues Magazine

Posted on March 16, 2015 in Uncategorized

Interview taken from the March 2015 Il Blues Magazine. Few artists have a voice like his, can transport the listener into a kind of emotional elsewhere. Compared to some of his contemporaries he probably missed a few hits, but his career, which began more than half a century ago, has led him to alternate with coe-ence and credibility gospel and soul. We admired in concert several times, especially (but not…

KFAI Jazz Benefit with Maurice Jacox Trio, Zack Lozier Trio & New Sound Underground happening at Vieux Carré

Posted on March 10, 2015 in Upcoming Shows

It’s time for another big event at the future Vieux Carré space in Saint Paul! Sunday, March 15th we’re very honored to be hosting a benefit for our long time partners and friends at KFAI. DJ Larry Englund of Rhythm and Grooves, which airs every Saturday morning on KFAI, has put together a wonderful night with proceeds from the event going to benefit the station. Larry has lined up a stellar…