Red River Kitchen’s second food truck, parked at St. Paul’s riverside City House building for the summer months, softly opened Monday, just in time for this glorious streak of Minnesota summer weather. City House is a restored grain elevator building and flour mill on the Mississippi Riverfront. The space will be open seasonally, seven days a week from 11am to 9pm, serving upgraded park fare like beer cheese nachos, caprese salad, and beef brisket with Szechuan BBQ sauce.
—Billy Tserenbat of Sushi Fix in Wayzata is growing his lakeside empire. His new spot, Baja Haus, is slated to open at the beginning of 2017 and will focus on Mexican fare with a seafood emphasis. Baja Haus, featuring a beachy vibe, will be just a few doors from Sushi Fix, in what is becoming the new mecca of the Minnesota culinary scene. With the addition of Gavin Kaysen’s French Brasserie and Ryan Burnet’s salady place in the former People’s Organic space, Wayzata is having a heyday.
Look for Baja Haus to be an approachable full service restaurant with seating up to 70ish diners. The bar will be serving made-from-scratch margs utilizing hard-to-find tequilas. Rumor has it Tserenbat’s food truck Bibuta may find a permanent home as well. Stay tuned!
—Game Sports Bar, the gay sports bar, is holding their grand opening block party at the former home of Salsa a la Salsa (and BoneYard...and Old Chicago) in Uptown. The sports-themed restaurant and bar is throwing a bash that will include celebrity appearances like Olympic hopeful Australian bobsledder Simon Dunn, along with music on an outdoor state. No cover charge, but you must be over 21 to attend.