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The Best Bialys in Minneapolis Have Finally Found a Storefront

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A close up of a crusty bilay with cheese and leek interior
Crusty bilays with stuffed interiors will soon be sold at a new Minneapolis bakery
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Asa’s Bakery, the popular Midtown Farmers Market stand with the bialys, bagels, and bread that drives fans to the market every weekend has landed a new permanent location. The bakery aims to open in mid-November at 3507 23rd Avenue South. The location will be open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, selling the naturally fermented breads, long-fermented bagels, and goody-packed bialys.

A transplanted Upstate New Yorker, Asa Diebolt has built an enthusiastic following after two years of baking and serving the market, that’s temporarily located on Minnehaha, not far from Lake Street. His stand a must-stop for the toasty or plain bread goods topped with options of herb packed schmear. (Which has always paired beautifully with next door tenant Northern Coffee Works.)

New Snack Bar Serves An Already Ravenous Clientele

Isaac Becker and Nancy St. Pierre’s new Snack Bar is officially up and running in the North Loop. Taking the place of Be’wiched Deli in the North Loop. As the name implies, it’s a stop for small bites and pizza. Plus, it’s an easy access as a spillover waiting area from the couple’s across-the-hall Bar La Grassa. That restaurant was the predecessor to the North Loop’s revival as a neighborhood, an always packed pasta spot. The couple also own and operate 112 Eatery in the nearby warehouse district and Burch Steak in Kenwood.

A picture of the dining room inside Baldamar, with large curved booths, a mix of wood and leather, and golden-hued lighting
Fancy new suburban dining

Roseville’s Mall-Adjacent Steakhouse Opens Today

Baldamar opens today near Rosedale Center in Roseville. The new restaurant from Wayzata’s 6 Smith’s owner will serve lunch, dinner, and drinks, with early and late night happy hours available.

Harmony’s Destination Eatery Welcomes Patrons Back Beginning Today

Estelle’s Eatery in Harmony, Minnesota re-opens today after a brief break. The family-owned restaurant is ready to once again feed the community that embraced them after owners Matt and Heidi Brown lost their daughter Gabby to cancer. The Brown family has expressed gratitude for the support of town and Minnesota’s hospitality community at large. Gabby inspired countless people her brief time. In a Facebook post today, Matt Brown thanked his community for its support, as Prince’s Starfish and Coffee played in the background, and declared themselves ready to serve again.

This MEA weekend might be a good time to road trip down for some leaf peeping, butternut squash bisque, and pulled pork sandwiches.