Billy Tserenbat, the dynamic force of nature behind Sushi Fix and the upcoming Baja Haus in Wayzata got some good news this week. The city by the lake has approved a liquor license for the new seafood focused Mexican spot, Baja Haus, which is one step closer to opening. The restaurant will seat about 70 people and is located at 830 Lake Street East. Tserenbat is stoked about pouring margs and we are all stoked to partake.
Chef Shack Bay City, the Wisconsin sister to the Minneapolis restaurant by Carrie Summer and Lisa Carlson, a 2017 James Beard semifinalist for Best Chef: Midwest, will open for the season on the weekend of April 14. The river town spot, which has always focused on French and Italian cuisine, will add a new tasting menu this year, as well as a new website that should make it easier to reach the seasonal eatery.
www.chefshackbaycity.com should be up and running by the end of March.
Crooked Pint Ale House’s newest location opened this week in the former Champp's space in Maplewood. Since launching its original location on Washington Avenue in Minneapolis in 2011, Crooked Pint has added spots in Apple Valley, Chaska and Rochester. The pub’s menu relies on old favorites like stuffed Lucy burgers, tacos and wings, and an impressive line-up of tap beers. New locations in Texas and South Dakota are on the docket as well.
Bangkok Deli on University Avenue may not be much to look at from the outside (it’s in a former Burger King building, after all) but inside, it’s a bustling, colorful mix of textures and aromas eclipsed only by a varied menu of Thai classics and unique interpretations, like the instantly addictive Boat Noodles and a long list of hot pot options. Later this year, a new location will open in a brand new building on Rice Street in St. Paul, featuring a new, fusiony menu, according to Jess Fleming at the Pioneer Press.