Fine dining at Mia
This summer at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (2400 3rd Av. S., Mpls., artsmia.org). On Wednesday evenings from July 6 to September 7, the museum will host a multi-course dinner with wine pairings, courtesy of Chefs Shigeyuki Furukawa and Jamie Malone (Paris Dining Club) and sommelier Bill Summerville. dubbed”Kaiseki, History of Van Gogh and Japan in 1880the dinner is inspired by two exhibitions, Van Gogh and the Olive Groves and Dressed in Nature: Textiles of Japan, and will be complemented by private tours of the exhibitions. Tickets are limited to $375 each. in bit.ly/3OaBIQn.
Fix your food truck at the summer festival
Calling all food truck lovers. More than 45 mobile kitchens converge at the annual exhibition. Minnesota Food Truck Festival, which is hosting three parts this summer. The festivities will begin on July 23 for the first time in downtown Hopkins. Two other events will take place on August 6 at St. Paul’s Union Depot and August 20 in downtown Anoka. In addition to a wide selection of food and drinks, there will be games, entertainment and a dog station. Ten new food trucks will join the product line this year, including purveyors of giant donuts from Amish Annie Donuts, Marathi cuisine from Muddy Tiger, Minnesota-influenced food in a 40-foot Winnebago from Vikings Table, and breakfast food from Kabomelette. More information at mnfoodtruckfestival.com.
Jetset reopens in a new location
Jetset, the pioneering North Loop gay bar that closed in 2018, has reopened across the river. Owners Peter Kirihara and Susan Lish revived the beloved brand as Jetset Metropolitan, occupying the former Hani (205 E. Hennepin Av., Mpls.). The nightclub is open late from Wednesday to Saturday and serves food until 20:00.
Would you like a coffee with this legal opinion?
New in Como Park area, Cafe Abogados (1053 N. Dale Street, Office 102, St. Paul, coffeeinlaw.com) is positioned as “the country’s first legal-themed coffee shop.” Ophelia Ponce and Inti Martínez-Aleman, a Honduras-based couple who are both practicing lawyers, opened their takeaway espresso and mercadito bar on June 14th. Aptly named lattes inspired by the owners’ profession include Motion Granted (coconut), Ex Parte (lavender), and ReSipsa Lawquitur (banana and cinnamon). It is open from 8:00 to 14:00 Mon-Sat.
Little Tijuana opens Friday
Little Tijuana (17 E. 26th St., Mpls.) reopens June 17 with a refreshed bar menu and playful cocktails.
Find slushy drinks – pina colada and amaro slush, an evolution of Fernet and Coke that’s actually Montenegro and a diet cola served with a lime peel garnish – as well as martinis, margaritas with salt and togarashi on the rim and a completely reimagined long. Island iced tea. Soft drinks are also on offer, including a cucumber tonic in collaboration with 3Leches.
Bar food is complemented by dumplings (tiny dumplings made from dough topped with sour cream and crunchy chili), and a sliced cheese sandwich inspired by New York bodegas and nachos with rice crackers as a base and crispy cauliflower garnished with irresistible little takoyaki. Most of the food is vegetarian and gluten free.
Opening hours: from 16:00 to 01:00 from Wednesday to Monday; the kitchen closes at midnight.