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An All Day Eatery Heads to Mill City & the Hot Dog Guys Find a New Home

All the food news you need to know for this week.

Inside the dining room at the new Smith & Porter.
Photo courtesy Smith & Porter

As the condos keep popping up like gigantor prairie dogs in Minneapolis, restaurants follow with plans to feed all the new dwellers. The latest such place is Smith & Porter opening in the Mill City district of downtown Minneapolis opening on January 24 at 428 South 2nd Street. The restaurant aims to be an all things to people kind of place serving American fare with vegetarian options, full bar and local spirits and beer.

It will be open seven days a week for dinner with an adjacent cafe open for breakfast and lunch. The Facebook page will have all the updates and some tasty food pictures.

Prairie Dogs lives! The chef owned sausage spot that had to close its Lyn/Lake location has announced they are moving into the beloved and newly revived dive Viking Bar on the West Bank. The kitchen will be open from 3 pm to midnight week days and from 11:30 am to midnight on the weekends.

—The owner of Sushi Fix, Wayzata’s road trip worthy sushi destination is aiming for March 1 to unleash his next restaurant upon the west metro. Baja Haus is the work of Billy Tserenbat, who recently returned from an extensive trip through Mexico to bring inspiration home. Tserenbat plans to make their own masa right on site for the handmade tortillas and is working on stocking the bar with plenty of mezcal. Anyone on the receiving end of his sake generosity knows that can be a good thing for a great time. The new restaurant is just down the road at 830 Lake Street East in Wayzata.

Rolls and bowls are being served near the U of M.

SotaRol has expanded to Stadium Village. Now folks near the University of Minnesota campus can get in on those tasty sushi burritos at 309 SE Oak Street. The local fast-casual with another location in Edina at 50th and Ewing is looking next to open in Uptown, Apple Valley and Eagan. It’s open today from 11 am to 10 pm.

—Juice fans on Selby Avenue are going to have to hold onto their cleanses for a bit. Naked Nina’s closed suddenly inside the 525 Selby Avenue building, but Truce Juice is fast moving into the spot. Hopefully, they hurry - we need something balance all that Revival barbecue from across the street.