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.

Bass player Jay Young


Posted on June 29, 2017 in Music

Always a crowd pleaser, Jay Young & the Lyric Factory return to the Dakota Sat. July 1st. Listen to the podcast with Jay. Jay recently stopped by Brave New Radio for an entertaining chat about everything from his early days as a struggling young artist, to his current status as a legendary band leader and educator. The conversation was charming and funny, we think you will dig it! Jay gives…

This Lagunitas Favorite is Something Truly Special

Posted on June 26, 2017 in Featured Blog Post, Food & Drink

Sometimes words fall short. Sometimes, seated at the bar, chatting warmly with a few close friends, we reach for the language to describe our drink but it’s difficult to pin down. There’s some special quality about it, an element of je ne sais quoi, a certain little… Sumpin’ Sumpin’. Lagunitas Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale is a perfect example of this intriguing genre of beverage. With all the trappings of an IPA,…

New Shows on Sale!

Posted on June 23, 2017 in Featured Blog Post

Eliane Elias Trio Thursday, September 7 | 7 & 9pm Call 612.332.5299 or  Click Here for Tickets  Eliane Elias is known for her distinctive and immediately recognizable musical style  which blends her Brazilian roots, her sensuous, alluring voice with her impressive instrumental jazz, classical and compositional skills. With 26 albums to date demonstrating her unique gifts as a pianist, singer, composer, arranger, and producer as well as melding her immense…

Scratch-Made Buttermilk Pie

Posted on June 19, 2017 in Featured Blog Post, Food & Drink

Classic Southern Buttermilk Pie has become an American favorite. In the Southern states, especially, it has become a signature. Chef Derik’s version retains the dish’s simple, Southern traditionalism and elevates it with a delicate and thoroughly sophisticated touch. The result is a silky, creamy custard texture with rich and full flavor. Today, Chef Derik is sharing his recipe so that you can bring his made-from-scratch confection to life in the comfort of…

New Shows On Sale!

Posted on June 16, 2017 in Featured Blog Post

The Steeles July 3 | 7pm Call 612.332.5299 or click here for tickets The Steeles consist of five siblings; J.D., Fred, Jearlyn, Jevetta, and Billy Steele. They have been singing together since they were children growing up in Gary, Indiana where they began to develop their style and soul. Each came to Minnesota for different reasons; however, it is clear they were meant to be a part of the Minnesota…


Posted on June 12, 2017 in Music

You will never be the same after seeing Candy Dulfer in concert. Plain and simple. This Amsterdam born artist has rightfully gained respect from the numerous industry heavyweights she has collaborated with, including Prince, Pink Floyd, the Eurhythmics’ Dave Stewart, Van Morrison, Maceo Parker, Alan Parsons, and so many other popular artists one could almost become exhausted naming them. She began her “career” as a drummer at age five, but…

Going with the flow and the astonishingly unique sound of HOUSE OF WATERS – Monday June 12

Posted on June 11, 2017 in Music, Upcoming Shows

Transcendent of being categorized into a single genre, House of Waters offer a refreshing musical experience, featuring Max ZT on hammered dulcimer, Moto Fukushima on six string bass, and Ignacio Rivas Bixio on drums. This ensemble was described by one observer as “the most original band on the planet”. With this in mind, anticipation is high for the band’s two shows, Monday June 12th at the Dakota Jazz Club in…