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 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…


Posted on September 8, 2017 in Featured Blog Post

Lizz Wright November 5 | 7pm Call 612.332.5299 or Click Here For Tickets A preacher’s kid, Lizz Wright sang during most services, and it is there, deep in the joy of ministry, that one can find the roots of the voice and spirit that so captivates listeners. With peculiar focus, she seamlessly weaves through the genres of gospel, jazz, folk, pop, and blues, handling them like colors on a palette.…


Posted on September 5, 2017 in Featured Blog Post

Sometimes it’s best to keep things light. Moving furniture, whipping up a frittata, talking politics with the in-laws – sometimes levity is your best friend. If you’re looking to keep it light during your Dakota experience, you’ll find the ideal match in Chef Derik’s Salmon Bacon BLT. This inventive take on a familiar summer favorite will have you feeling positively buoyant. The dish is a twist on a classic snack.…