It's been a long journey for Erick Harcey and his team to bring the former hardware store on the corner of Upton and 43rd in Minneapolis' Linden Hills back to life. When the chef and owner of Victory 44 announced his plans they were ambitious to say the least. In the ensuing year, Harcey underwent a personal loss with the passing of his grandfather and the vision for his new restaurant narrowed into a singular, laser focus. Through that loss, Harcey found the heart of his restaurant. Drawing on his Swedish heritage and deep Minnesota roots, Harcey will again what he does so well: taking familiar comfort foods and delivering those flavors with nostalgic redolence arrive in elegant form. Take, for instance: the Swedish meatballs.
The restaurant softly opened earlier this week and are now fully operational 5:00 to 11:00 p.m. at 4312 Upton Avenue South.