The former home of Cafe Maude, 5411 Penn Avenue South in Minneapolis’s Armatage neighborhood is now Book Club. Prolific restaurant owner Kim Bartmann partnered with chef Asher Miller (formerly of Andrew Zimmern’s AZ Canteen and Wolfgang Puck’s 20.21). According to an Instagram post from Miller, the opening is supposed to be a secret, with no hours of operation determined just yet. A sign on the door promises “a California vibe.”
- Just across the street is another exciting addition to the neighborhood, Lucky Oven. The daytime cafe and bakery is the work of pastry chef Kristy Dirk, who used to do desserts at the neighboring Red Wagon Pizza. Lucky Oven serves breakfast items like sourdough pancakes, brioche French toast, and corned beef hash, along with a few lunch sandwiches. Check out the full menu here.
- The Hasty Tasty will open for business later this week with drinks by Bittercube and a menu from Chris Gerster, who was last at the Commodore. It’s right on the corner of Lake Street and Lyndale Avenue in what was once home to Falafel King.
- The Pourhouse in Dinkytown is now open. The second location for the sports bar and restaurant is now up and running in what was once the Library Bar at 1301 4th Street Southeast. The original location of the Pourhouse is in downtown Minneapolis, while a third location is taking over Uptown’s shuttered Coup d’état.
- Hot Indian, the spicy food truck and Midtown Global Market stand, announced that the skyway location in the 121 South 8th Street building will open for lunch this winter.