Dinner at Travail could always be considered a show. From Nerf guns to liberal use of smoke and sometimes literal mirrors, the innovative team of chefs take dining to new heights of entertainment. It makes sense, then, to start selling rush tickets much like the theater world on the occasion that the seats don’t fill up. The Star Tribune reports that after a large cancellation last weekend, the restaurant sent an email to fans who had signed up for newsletters and the vacated seats sold quickly at a discounted priced. Follow along on their website for a chance to snag those few occasional dinner seats or check out their new family meal service.
—St. Paul’s The Naughty Greek is already expanding with a second location. The little shop with the gyros near the Snelling and Selby intersection is working on opening its next grab and go spot near University and Raymond Avenues.
—Daniel Del Prado’s new restaurant has a name. The long time chef de cuisine at Burch Steak left in March to begin work on his own place. Martina will be a neighborhood seafood restaurant opening in Linden Hills opening later this fall.
—The Craftsman has closed on East Lake Street. The sweet little neighborhood bistro is being remodeled and will re-open soon as The Beacon with more casual eats for the Longfellow area.
— Dalton & Wade and Herbie’s On the Park are both getting into the bottomless brunch game. Dalton & Wade is the new North Loop bar with the all-encompassing “country” food menu, which likely translates a hefty heaping of breakfast gravy this Sunday. The first brunch will be held September 24 beginning at 10 a.m. and for $19.89 (the year the movie Roadhouse came out) you can get endless brunch foods. Dishes are also available a la cart.
Herbie’s on the Park by St. Paul’s downtown Rice Park has added $5 bloody Mary’s and bottomless Mimosas to its brunch line up.