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Posted on December 18, 2017 in Featured Blog Post

Widely considered a delicacy in culinary cultures around the world, there is something undeniably special about a tuna steak. While its flavor profile is reminiscent of sandwiches whipped up for an afternoon snack or a hasty school lunch, the tuna steak possesses a sophisticated texture and savory taste unlike any other protein. Chef Derik’s seared tuna takes this member of the mackerel family to the next level. The dish begins…


Posted on December 15, 2017 in Featured Blog Post

We Can Be Heroes: The David Bowie Tribute Feat. Julius Collins, Michael Bland, and more January 8 & 9 | 7pm Call 612.332.5299 or Click Here For Tickets As a teenager, Bowie’s dream was to write musicals. Five decades later, more than 60 albums, 25 movies, and a hit Broadway musical in Lazarus, his impact on music and culture is irrefutable. Described by Rolling Stone as “the greatest rock star…


Posted on December 11, 2017 in Featured Blog Post

Though associated more often with Brooklynite Millennial culture than European tradition, avocado toast is a classic Spanish dish that makes use of the region’s native vegetation and lively tapestry of flavors. The light dish is perfect for an afternoon snack, and can be modified with additional ingredients into a more complete meal. Chef Derik’s take on the Spanish favorite overflows with rich flavors – and it’s pretty to look at,…


Posted on December 8, 2017 in Featured Blog Post

The New Standards December 29 & 30 | 7pm & 9pm Call 612.332.5299 or Click Here For Tickets The three core members of The New Standards all come from illustrious Twin Cities bands. Chan Poling founded the seminal Punk/New Wave band The Suburbs. John Munson was an original member of Trip Shakespeare and the chart-topping Semisonic. And Steve Roehm started on drums in the Texas punk outfit Billygoat and the…

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.  


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.…