Neighborhood chatter has had reached fever pitch surrounding the activity inside the former Shorty and Wags spot in South Minneapolis and now we finally have an answer. Chef Landon Schoenefeld will open Nighthawks, according to Stephanie March of Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine. The restaurant name is inspired by the Edward Hopper painting and will be a "post-modern take on diner fare." Schoenefeld, the chef and owner of North Loop's Haute Dish, has made a career twisting up takes on classic stick-to-your ribs fare. From his canned pork and beans to the General Tso's sweetbreads, he is an expert in the field of low brow, high class culinary juxtaposition. March reports that the menu will be classic diner fare like pancakes and soft-serve ice cream for the kiddies, but with New York deli classics peppered in: chicken soup and pastrami sandwiches.
Inside the roomy kitchen at Nighthawks there will be a revolving pop-up restaurant called Birdie. Tuesdays through Thursdays, Birdie's will serve a chef's tasting menu of eight to ten dishes.
Look for Nighthawks to open this winter.
·Coming Soon: Nighthawks/Birdie from Landon Schoenefeld [MSPMAG]
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Wikipedia. [Photo: Edward Hopper's Nighthawks]