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Just Added Wine Dinner with Penfolds Jamie Sach!

Posted on October 15, 2013 in Uncategorized

Tuesday, October 22nd join us for a Penfolds wine dinner starting with passed canapés at 5:30 and seated courses at 6 pm.  For just $65 (tax and gratuity not included), enjoy five unique courses from our chefs Kristin Tyborski, Derik Moran and pastry chef Katie Elsing to pair with four Penfolds wines as presented by Global Wine Ambassador Jamie Sach.  Call 612-332-1010 soon for reservations.

Chef Derik Moran Featured in VitaMN’s Best Of

Posted on October 14, 2013 in Uncategorized

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…

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Modern Day Cutting Contest with the United Trumpet Summit at the Dakota September 11

Posted on September 10, 2013 in Uncategorized

The Dakota presents the United Trumpet Summit, featuring Randy Brecker, Eddie Henderson, Jeremy Pelt, and Leon Jordan, Jr., onSeptember 11th. This exciting show brings together multiple generations of trumpet stars, and promises to be a special experience.  What you can expect is an “old fashioned cutting contest” between these four trumpet stars.   What exactly is a “cutting contest?”  This type of musical contest originated in the south in the…

World Party Returns!

Posted on July 30, 2013 in Uncategorized

Since they made international waves with their 1986 hit, “Ship of Fools,” World Party has earned critical acclaim and an admirable following at every turn. The band’s records have been few, but excellent, eliciting comparisons to other bands with few records but little filler on them, like the Velvet Underground and Nick Lowe. World Party frontman Karl Wallinger has a singular reputation for crafting pristine pop songs. Not only has…

Dakota Street Fest

Posted on July 24, 2013 in Uncategorized

Come one, come all! The Dakota Street Fest is BACK! We’re proud to announce that The Dakota is once again bringing back our Dakota Street Fest this year on Saturday, July 27th. Not only is this the only FREE music festival held in Downtown Minneapolis, but we’ve got something for everyone. This event is bike, family AND dog friendly so don’t be afraid to bring the whole gang down. The…

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Wine Lunch With Badi Assad

Posted on July 17, 2013 in Uncategorized

Please join us Tuesday, July 23rd at noon for a one hour Artist Wine Lunch with friends, Nathan Carlson, representing Center of Effort Wines, and the unique and innovative guitarist/vocalist Badi Assad. This will be a relaxed hour when world-renowned wines and cuisine come together in Dakota fashion. The lunch begins with some time to chat with our guests of honor while enjoying your first course of canapés and the…

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Are Foodies Slowly Killing Rock-n-Roll?

Posted on May 30, 2013 in Uncategorized

Are Foodies Slowly Killing Rock-n-Roll? Why is it the rule breakers in the movies are always music junkies? Washington Post suggest that for generations music has been used by adolescents and 20-somethings to define themselves, their politics, and their social standing. Bands like the Beatles, and artists like Bob Dylan have defined genres for decades. Rebel-rousers, pacifists, and intellectuals all found their niche in the music world. But that may no…

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Our tribute to the Minnesota Twins, the “CrackerJack.”

Posted on May 13, 2013 in Uncategorized

Even with the snow this week, we are looking forward to spring and what’s spring without baseball? Get out the peanuts and Cracker Jacks! Actually, hold the Jacks, we’ve made our own tribute to the Minnesota Twins’ on our spring menu with the “CrackerJack.” Layers of peanut butter and buttered popcorn panna cotta (topped with a thin layer of apricot-lemon gelée to cut the sweetness) the Cracker Jack excites for…