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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.

A Gift from the Russian River Valley: Ramey Chardonnay

Posted on December 4, 2017 in Featured Blog Post

Forget everything you know about Chardonnay. I’ll give you a minute… Did you do it? No? Well no worries, because the newest edition to our by-the-glass wine list will wipe that memory clean for you. The Ramey Chardonnay is a revelation for chardonnay lovers and skeptics alike. From the moment David Ramey and his wife founded Ramey Wine Cellars in 1996, the winery has been at the forefront of the…

2 Venues. 2 Gifts. 1 Bow.

Posted on December 3, 2017 in Featured Blog Post

Get your holiday shopping done at Dakota! Through December 24th, receive a $20 promo card* as a gift from us for every $100 in gift cards purchased. Give the gift of music, and get a little something extra for yourself! Call 612.332.5299 or CLICK HERE to purchase gift cards. *Promo cards are redeemable beginning January 1, 2018 and expire March 31, 2018. Redeemable in person only.  

TWELVE NEW SHOWS ON SALE!

Posted on December 1, 2017 in Featured Blog Post

  Christmas with Robert Robinson December 25 | 7pm Call 612.332.5299 or Click Here For Tickets Although Robert points to gospel greats Mahalia Jackson, Tramaine Hawkins, and Vanessa Bell Armstrong (with whom he has performed) as inspiration, Robert Robinson works and lives in his own genre.  And eventually, it came time for him to forge a new path, combining his ministry of gospel with a vast experience rooted in soul.…

THE WHOLE BRANZINO: A NEW CHEF CUT FROM OUR WINTER MENU

Posted on November 21, 2017 in Featured Blog Post

Enough of the small stuff: give me the Whole Branzino. The newest addition to our Chef Cuts menu is a generous portion of fish. Cooked on the bone, this cut boasts a rich flavor while maintaining the lightness one comes to expect from seafood fare. At the core of the dish is an entire European sea bass, a saltwater fish whose flaky and light texture will likely remind the typical…

SOMETHING FOR YOU AND SOMETHING FOR THE COMMUNITY

Posted on November 17, 2017 in Uncategorized

As we enter the holiday season, it’s apparent that this time of the year, traditionally characterized by warmth and togetherness, is also marked by growing feelings of resentment, division, and fear. Now more than ever, it is important to commit a part of ourselves toward strengthening community and caring for each other in whatever way we can. This year, we’re doing something a little different. On Black Friday, we will be donating $10…

SIX NEW SHOWS ON SALE

Posted on November 17, 2017 in Featured Blog Post

The Peterson Family: ‘Twas the Jam Before Christmas December 18 | 7pm Call 612.332.5299 or Click Here For Tickets Minnesota’s First Family of Music, The Peterson Family, has been performing locally, nationally, and internationally for many years. The family consists of Linda, Billy, Patty, Ricky and Paul as well as third generation, Jason Peterson DeLaire. The Accidentals February 9 | 7pm Call 612.332.5299 or Click Here For Tickets Named among…

FLOUR POWER: THE PATH TO BETTER BREAD

Posted on November 13, 2017 in Featured Blog Post

Yeast. Flour. Salt. Water. The essential ingredients necessary for baking bread don’t exactly flood the mind with an endless array of possibilities. And yet making bread from scratch yields enormously diverse results, offers satisfying results, and presents a galaxy of challenges and obstacles. Various grains react to heat and yeast exposure differently. The tiniest, most negligible errors in ratio can spell the difference between a masterful loaf and a disappointment.…