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Otis Clay Interview in Italian Blues Magazine

Posted on March 16, 2015 in News

Interview taken from the March 2015 Il Blues Magazine. Few artists have a voice like his, can transport the listener into a kind of emotional elsewhere. Compared to some of his contemporaries he probably missed a few hits, but his career, which began more than half a century ago, has led him to alternate with coe-ence and credibility gospel and soul. We admired in concert several times, especially (but not…

Longtime backup singer Lisa Fischer dazzles front and center

Posted on December 10, 2014 in News, Reviews

It’s been a real treat to have met the wonderful singer, Lisa Fischer this year. We had her here for the first time back in September and it was like meeting a long lost friend that we never knew we had. She has found a home at the Dakota and so it’s a blessing she has been able to come back to soon for 3 nights this time around. Our…

Chef Derik Moran featured in Minnesota Monthly Magazine

Posted on December 1, 2014 in Food & Drink, News

If you are coming Downtown for Holiday shopping, make the Dakota “Foodie Night” a stop along the way!! He’s a dynamo in the kitchen and one of the Twin Cities most respected Chefs. We’re proud to have Derik Moran and it’s a real treat to see Minnesota Monthly highlight his work featuring his five essentials. Check out what Derik has in store at our  two Foodie Night events this week, Tuesday…


The Bootet Featuring Jazz at Lincoln Center Members

Posted on November 20, 2014 in News

$25 Special offer from orchestra hall! JAZZ IN THE TARGET ATRIUM SERIES KICK-OFF The Bootet Featuring Jazz at Lincoln Center Members* Opening remarks by Wynton Marsalis Tuesday Dec 2 9:30PM Limited time 50% off tickets! $25 (regularly priced $50) · Jeremy (Boot) Walker, piano and bandleader · Ted Nash, saxophone* / Marcus Printup, trumpet* / Vincent Gardner, trombone* / Anthony Cox, bass / JT Bates, drums Join Wynton Marsalis as…


Happy Hour Named One of Five Best in Downtown Minneapolis, MSP Magazine

Posted on February 19, 2014 in News

” The $5 pork paté I recently had at the Dakota nearly had my head spinning off my shoulders with surprise and joy: A perfect little puck of spicy meat frosted with sweet fat, paired with house pickles and a buttery English muffin. It was the finest of fine dining—for the price of a Big Mac. I had it with a $5 Prairie organic cucumber lemonade: Refreshing! And it made…

Chef Derik Moran Featured in VitaMN’s Best Of

Posted on October 14, 2013 in Food & Drink, News

The Dakota’s co-chef Derik Moran chosen for VitaMN best of! “Some of the Twin Cities’ most trend-setting kitchens are run by chefs under 30.” Style: A visual artist and a sculptor, Moran thinks of food as a medium, allowing him to use all of his senses. Signature dish: “Never a signature,” he says, but he does like to take an ingredient and play with it until he’s tired of it. Right now…


Twin Cities Mobile Jazz Project

Posted on May 30, 2013 in Community, News

At the Dakota, we believe in cultivating jazz appreciation in our community.  With organizations like the Dakota Foundation for Jazz Education and our record label: Dakota Live, we believe it is important to pass on the tradition of jazz for the sake of America’s cultural heritage. Jazz is a uniquely American art form. Having formed from a combination of influences ranging from african to swing, jazz is a melting pot…

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