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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.

Txakolina: a Mouthful to Say and a Pleasure to Taste

Posted on August 14, 2017 in Featured Blog Post

  Gorgeous seaside views stretch out from the terraced vineyards of the Basque region. A briny Atlantic breeze chases the Spanish heat away and rustles the vines, keeping the fruit at an even temperature. A craving for fruits of the sea paired with fruits of the vine is easy to acquire here – and even easier to satiate.  This is Txakolina country. Txakolina (choc-o-lina) is the white wine of choice in the Basque and…


Posted on August 11, 2017 in Featured Blog Post

Catherine Russell November 12 | 7pm Call 612.332.5299 or Click Here For Tickets Russell is a native New Yorker, born into musical royalty. Her father, the late Luis Russell, was a legendary pianist/composer/bandleader and Louis Armstrong’s long-time musical director. Her mother, Carline Ray, was a pioneering vocalist/guitarist/bassist who performed with International Sweethearts of Rhythm, Mary Lou Williams, and Sy Oliver. With her sixth album, 2016’s Harlem On My Mind, vocalist…

Keep Cool With Our Signature Gazpacho

Posted on August 7, 2017 in Featured Blog Post, Food & Drink

Are you feeling the heat? This humid summer weather has a tendency to dull our experience of the world. We need something to reinvigorate the senses, some form of cool relief from the thick air, the hot pavement, the sweaty walks home. At the end of the day, perhaps it’s our nature. We’re Minnesotans; we crave the cold. Enter Chef Derik’s Gazpacho. Though chilled, this traditional Spanish soup is sure to…


Posted on August 4, 2017 in Featured Blog Post

Robert Robinson August 20 | 7pm Call 612.332.5299 or Click Here For Tickets Although he points to gospel greats Mahalia Jackson, Tramaine Hawkins, and Vanessa Bell Armstrong as inspiration, Robert Robinson works and lives in his own genre, combining his ministry of gospel with a vast experience rooted in soul. Artists look to him for affirmation. Fans adore his inclusive personality. They don’t necessarily have to embrace gospel to embrace…


Posted on July 28, 2017 in Featured Blog Post

Savion Glover & Marcus Gilmore October 4 and 5 | 7pm & 9pm Call 612.332.5299 or Click Here For Tickets A supreme meeting of rhythm masters in this inspired duet. The Tony Award-winning Savion Glover, an artist called “the greatest tap virtuoso of our time, perhaps of all time” (Variety), joins forces drummer Marcus Gilmore, an heir to jazz royalty as the grandson of iconic drummer Roy Haynes and a…


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…