The St. Paul Bagelry, which produces arguably the best bagels in the Twin Cities, is just a couple of weeks away from opening a second location, this time in the Zest Building on Nicollet Avenue South in Minneapolis. The new shop will occupy over 3,000 square feet of the lower level of the newly constructed apartment building across the street from Wise Acres, providing owners (and sister) Dodie Green and Peggy Teed much needed breathing room. When they purchased St. Paul Bagelry 10 years ago, they were producing around 200 bagels a week. Teed made changes to the recipe and moving toward a more natural, chemical free product, and bagel lovers around the metro took notice. The shop is now producing over 4,000 bagels a day, which includes distribution to local co-ops and Whole Foods. Bagelry is currently running a Kickstarter campaign, with rewards running the gamut from a free bagel breakfast sandwich to boxed lunches for 20. Click here to help the sisters out and score some bagels to boot.
— If you thought South Robert Street in West St. Paul didn’t have nearly enough fast-food outlets, you’re in luck. A co-branded Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robbins store is being considered for the former JT’s Hamburgers location, which closed in 2011, according to the Pioneer Press. Dunkin Donuts recently returned to the Twin Cities opening stores in Roseville, New Hope and at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
— Baja Haus, the hotly anticipated Mexican eatery from Sushi Fix owner Billy Tserenbat will open March 29 in (where else?) Wayzata. Make the road trip for seafood focused fresh Mexican food, like this jewel of a ceviche and lots of margaritas.
— T. Morris Pub and Grill at the Prestwick Golf Club opened last weekend in Woodbury. The name is in honor of Scottish golfer Tom Morris, and the menu tends toward the classics like steak and pork chop, with a nice addition of casual fare like pub burgers and tacos. The space has also been opened up and tv screens have been added to the bar space and just wait until that gorgeous patio opens for the season.
— Downtown Minneapolis’ lunch options just got a whole lot more fun. Hibachi Daruma, the popular teppanyaki food truck, is now serving their hibachi menu at the Pourhouse Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Place your order at the host stand and grab your grub to go, or saddle up at the bar. They’ll take care of your noodle craving either way.