Two different eateries on St. Paul’s popular West 7th Street stretch announced their closures last week. Seventh Street Social has made the decision to close the restaurant after September 29 in favor of becoming an event center. And Chicago’s Taste Authority, the hot dog eatery inside a train car space has already closed.
Seventh Street Social overcame tepid early reviews to serve its customers for close to six years. The family owned eatery strove to serve great burgers, a broad array of beer taps, in a comfortable setting. A Facebook announcement shared news of the closing with plans to pivot into a much-needed event center for the area. The restaurant will stay open serving those wanting to get one more taste before the end on September 29.
Chicago Taste Authority is the work of the Dubnecay brothers who opened their original location as Chris and Rob’s on 42nd Street in South Minneapolis. The good news is that the original restaurant there, is still churning out those perfect Chicago dogs and juicy Italian beef sandwiches that fans have come to swear by. Unfortunately, the St. Paul outlet on West 7th that first opened in 2009 has closed. Fans of the green relish might just have to cross the river.