After five years in the kitchen at Alex Roberts' acclaimed Restaurant Alma, Ben Rients will be opening his own restaurant, Lyn 65 Kitchen & Bar, at 65th St. and Lyndale Ave., according to Rick Nelson at the Star Tribune. The 70-seat restaurant will serve classic American food and bar food, with plans for a rotating entree-for-two (fried chicken, steak) for less than $15. Rients also plans on including up to 10 flatbreads on the menu and complimentary soft-serve ice cream at dessert.
Rient has been working on the project for nearly two years, and he is hoping to open Lyn 65 Kitchen & Bar in November.
· Counter Intelligence: Lyn 65 Opening in Richfield [Star Tribune]
· All Coverage of Restaurant Alma [Eater MPLS]
[Photo: Ben Rients, Post Bulletin]