Cheese Louise will pull its sunshine yellow truck up to the former Kata space in Linden Hills and move in. It’s an interesting flip for the address to go from smoothies to butter-crusted grilled cheeses and fries: a perfect follow up to a run around Lake Harriet or capping off a book shop stroll with the kids through Wild Rumpus. On the menu will be tomato soup, salads, truffle fries, plus smashbrowns and grapefruit mimosas on the brunch menu. Bread is coming from Baker’s Field Flour & Bread or Sift for gluten-free; fair-trade, organic coffee comes from Up Coffee Roasters; and the beer and wine list includes Lake Monster Brewing and Surly. The 50 seat restaurant will also have take away available and expects to open for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch beginning in mid-May.
—Fans of sushi chef Billy Tserenbat have already found him and his sushi burritos at Bibuta inside the Northstar Building’s skyway in downtown Minneapolis. Tserenbat made his name at Sushi Fix, Minneapolis’ first Edo-style sushi food truck. He then opened and sold a restaurant by the same name. It’s hard to hold this ebullient chef down and his creativity demanded a new adventures, which brought fans Bibuta. The poke bowls and fresh fish wrapped in rice and nori have already beguiled downtown workers. A second location is in the works inside the Gavadaii Commons, one that might include a whiskey and sake bar.