Jan 10, 2023 - Food and Drink

Restaurant roundup: Vegan Jucy Lucys, Uptown venues and more Twin Cities openings

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The new year has just begun, but plenty of restaurants have already debuted. Here are some eateries to watch:

❓ Dashfire's cocktail room, Elusive Botanical Bar, opened in Minneapolis last month with a classic drink menu and an "experiment" option β€” visitors get a selection of mystery cocktails and spirits.

πŸ₯ Dahlia, one of our most anticipated restaurants of 2023, is holding pastry pop-ups at Wrecktangle Pizza and Briar Bar on Sundays. Go early β€” they sell out fast.

🍸 Cocktail lounge and restaurant Bar + Cart is up and running in the former Khyber Pass restaurant on Grand Avenue. The menu features around 50 alcoholic and zero-proof cocktails.

πŸ¦‘ Vietnamese and Mexican tapas restaurant Chelas is now open on Nicollet Avenue. Expect a "night street market vibe," with dishes like bone marrow toast, squid and ginger chicken tacos.

πŸ₯ͺ Beloved sandwich pop-up Marty's Deli has finally launched its brick-and-mortar shop in northeast Minneapolis. It's now open five days a week for breakfast and lunch.

πŸ” Vegan burger joint Francis debuted its restaurant in northeast Minneapolis this week after a year as a food truck. Expect plant-based Jucy Lucys, "chicken" nuggets and lots of fries.

πŸŽ‰ Ties Lounge and Rooftop, which opened in a "cursed" downtown Minneapolis building last February and abruptly shut down in December, reopened as Uptown Ties in the former Uptown Tavern.

🎢 Music venue/bar/restaurant Green Room is almost ready to open in Uptown, Racket reported. The 400-capacity space will have a curated bar menu from the people behind Earl Giles Distillery.

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