Friday May 3rd, Fitzgerald’s on Selby Avenue and Western in St. Paul’s Cathedral Hill neighborhood will close down for a light remodel and re-open near the end of summer as Fitz’s. The restaurant first opened as the Salt Cellar, a steakhouse owned by the same people that own Eagle Street Grill. That business was sold to the Madison Group, that is now being led by Justin Sutherland. The Salt Cellar was made into Fitzgerald’s and fashioned as an upscale pub, but what the neighborhood has been longing for is more pub, less upscale. Fitz will have a menu focused on pizza from chef Graham Messenger, including a Chicago-style deep dish option.
—North Loop is getting a minuscule cocktail, nosh, and gallery/retail spot called Cobble Social House with a total of 39 seats that’s opening on Friday May 3. Owned by brother and sister entrepreneurs Joe and Veronica Clark it will open in the former InVision Distinctive Eyewear location. Veronica owns the nearby D. NOLO shop. Food will be done by Qunice Catering and it will be open seven days a week. Follow the progress on Instagram.
—Lyn/Lake Brewery is building a kitchen and will pull in some fantastic food truck partners to pair with their beer and killer rooftop patio. Food trucks on tap to serve inside the newly built kitchen will include Sasquatch Sandwiches, Chicks on Wheels, Gastrotruck, and more.
—Empanadas are the hot dish of 2019 with news from Belen Rodriguez’s Quebracho, an empanada pop-up that will now be permanently folding dough in the kitchen at Saint Genevieve in South Minneapolis. With the space, the business can expand with charcuterie, catering, and carry on with pop-ups.