—In the North Loop, Haute Dish is adding more hours with the lunch service and a new burger (a sibling to the Flavor Country burger served just the way chef likes it, substitutions be damned.) There's also a fried chicken club, beer cheese soup and a lunch size of the famous tot hotdish. The new hours and menu kick off Monday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
—Tongue in Cheek is the seasonal restaurant from chef Leonard Anderson on Payne Avenue. The breakfast/lunch meal will be served Wednesday through Friday beginning next week on June 15 and runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in addition to the usual weekend brunch hours of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Co-owner and general manager Ryan Huseby filled us in on the menu plan that includes the Weekend at Bennies, pork belly hash and a vegan hash made with Herbivorous Butcher sausage.
—McKinney Roe is coming to East Town. Where's that you say? Apparently, it's East Downtown Minneapolis - the emerging neighborhood near the new U.S. Bank stadium. This new restaurant is planned for the lower level of the new 550 Wells Fargo Tower. The work of restaurateur Dermott Cowley who also owns O'Donovan's Irish Pub, Jake O'Conner's, and Lola's Lakehouse. Expect a menu built around contemporary American food with a late summer opening.
—Coastal Seafoods has been sold! The longtime importer of seafood to our landlocked world will no longer be locally owned. The business will pass hands after 35 years to Fortune Fish and Gourmet based out of Chicago. The company's official name will change with the new ownership, but the retail outlets in Minneapolis and St. Paul will keep the Coastal name.