1024 E. 38th St.
Phone: (612) 767-3322
Status: Certified Open
After much anticipation, Tiny Diner—the newest project from restaurateur Kim Bartmann (who also owns the Red Stag, Barbette, Pat's Tap, Bryant Lake Bowl, and other Minneapolis spots)—opened this morning at 7 a.m. The sustainability-focused restaurant draws energy from a rooftop solar array is working its own plot on Anoka County's organic Garden Farme, among many other sustainability measures (bees, permaculture, and more).
The breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus are all on Tiny Diner's website, including dishes like 1930s Red Flannel Hash (hash browns, shredded, beet, salt cod, fresh herbs, and two eggs) and, for dinner, crispy soft shell crab fried rice. Every month, the menu will highlight dishes from a different famous diner town across the U.S.; this month, they're starting with Philadelphia, with featured dishes like Pennsylvania County scrapple, Philly cheesesteak, and whoopie pie.
[Photo: Courtesy of Tiny Diner]