Feb 21, 2024 - News

Tavern Grill to open new location near Vikings training facility

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🏈 The Tavern Grill is opening a new location "within field goal distance" of the Vikings' training facility in Eagan, owner Hemisphere Restaurants will announce Wednesday.

  • Tavern at Viking Lakes is expected to open in late summer. The menu will mirror the mix of burgers, pizzas, and salads served at the local chain's other 10 locations.

🙏 Hope Breakfast Bar raised more than $20,000 on Tuesday for the families of the three Burnsville first responders killed in the line of duty over the weekend.

🥤 Annie's Parlour in Dinkytown is back with takeout service for malts and shakes after a four-year pandemic closure.

  • Tony Rimarcik, who is running the beloved spot with his brother in the wake of their father's passing, told MSP Magazine to expect an eventual return to the full menu.

🍕 Tono Pizzeria + Cheesesteaks will take over the old Michelangelo's Masterpizzas spot on 50th and Washburn in Minneapolis, Southwest Voices reports. It will be the local chain's seventh location.

🍔 In other Southwest Minneapolis news, Ramen Kazama owner Yuichiro Matthew Kazama plans to open a neighboring burger joint featuring Japanese flavors.

  • TokiDoki Burger, at 34th and Nicollet, is scheduled to launch on March 1, per SW Voices.

☕ The newest location of Café Cerés is now open on the ground floor of the Wakpada apartment building on 46th and Minnehaha in Minneapolis.

❌ Magnolias Restaurant in St. Paul is closed following a fire, the Pioneer Press reports. The popular East Side haunt, which serves fish fry year round, turns 40 this year.

🍪 Girl Scout cookie season is back, but boxes will cost $1 more than they did last year.

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