Apr 8, 2024 - Food and Drink

Restaurant Roundup: Diane's Place opens, North Loop's new two-level bar, Alary's is back

A person holding a tray of fancy croissants.

Diane's Place opened April 6. Photo: Gemma Weston for Diane's Place

Diane's Place, the hotly anticipated restaurant from acclaimed pastry chef Diane Moua, is now open in the Food Building in Northeast Minneapolis.

What to expect: Emphasis on pastries, like a sweet pork danish with salted egg yolk alongside sweet options like Moua's pain au chocolat, Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine reports.

  • It's serving breakfast and lunch for now, with dinner service to come.

☕️ A new coffee shop is coming to Uptown this summer, Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal reports. Sip Society Café will serve coffee from local roaster Wesley Andrews, Somali tea, wraps, sandwiches, and smoothies when it opens in June.

🍩 Golden Valley is getting two new restaurants: Mochinut, a dessert shop with American doughnuts and Japanese sweets; and all-you-can-eat sushi/ramen shop Nagoya. No word yet on an opening date, but construction is underway now, according to CCX Media.

🪩 A two-level bar is opening in the former Stilheart Distillery space in North Loop this spring, according to North Loop's news site. Ava will resemble an "old classic discotheque," the owner said, and feature tapas from STEPCHLD chef Kamal Mohamed.

👋 Shakopee supper club Dangerfield's reopened on Tuesday after closing down in 2022. It's under the same ownership, but expect a new menu, Bring Me The News reports.

🏈 Alary's, the long-running downtown St. Paul bar that closed last June, is coming back under new ownership in May.

  • The Pioneer Press reports that new owner Bill Collins, who also runs Camp Bar and Cabaret, will keep Alary's name and status as a Chicago Bears bar.
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