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Mrs. Dumpling Will Not Open

All the food news you need to know for Friday May 5.

The dumpling-dedicated restaurant isn’t happening.

Our dumpling dreams have been crushed as Mrs. Dumpling announces it will not open in Lyn/Lake. On May third the would-be dumpling purveyor shared the news that the small shop that had been set to take over the Milio’s Sub shop just off the Lyndale Avenue and Lake Street intersection would not be opening. It seems the building was not suitable for its needs. Perhaps even worse, the people behind the restaurant are not currently seeking another location.

The restaurant had originally hoped to open in December and would have served fast-casual style dumplings by day and open up a street side service late at night to feed the hungry bar crowd until 3 a.m.

Bad news - Mrs. Dumpling will not be opening. Sorry to everyone for the wait, we wanted to be sure of the decision...

Posted by Mrs. Dumpling on Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Unfortunately for us, it seems the project simply ran out of funds when bringing the building up to code. As of right now it seems there are no other plans to continue the business in any capacity.

The stunning sushi at Kado no Mise
Kado no Mise

Kado no Mise is now open in the old Origami location in downtown Minneapolis. The restaurant is the first phase of the bi-level project from chef Shigeyuki Furukawa. Stephanie March of Mpls./St. Paul Magazine stopped in for a first bite and reports that the small, beautiful space is set up for both dining in and easy take-out availability. The food looks gorgeous and possessing of a serenity we don’t often find in Minneapolis dining. Kado no Mise is open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner.

Cov is expanding.

Cov in Wayzata is looking to open a second location in the Galleria shopping center in Edina. The original opened on the shores of Lake Minnetonka in the summer of 2014 with a Nantucket kind of sensibility. We’ll see if that translates without that spectacular patio draw. It should be open in November of this year.

Pizza Nea, the beloved pizza restaurant on Hennepin Avenue in Northeast has dreams of expanding to St. Paul. The new spot wouldn’t be the same concept, however. Owner Mike Sherwood has been ruminating over on Twitter about possibly plans for the storefront that’s near Snuffy’s off St. Clair and Cleveland Avenue in St. Paul’s Mac/Groveland neighborhood. A lot needs to happen before this dream could be a reality, like actually touring the space and getting a variance from the city. This year continues to draw new restaurants to the capital city.

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