Tobie Nidetz

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2014

    Prairie Dogs Lands Brick and Mortar in Lyn-Lake

    Tobie Nidetz has finally confirmed it: Prairie Dogs has a new Lyn-Lake home in the former Gray House space at 610 W. Lake St. "We're working out the final lease stuff over the next couple of weeks, and we're looking at a mid-December opening," the specialty hot dog purveyor says. See also: Prair ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2014

    Prairie Dogs Takes Second Crack at Kickstarter to Open Brick-and-Mortar Spot

    If at first you don't succeed, drop back, wait a few months, and then throw up another Kickstarter campaign. That's what the folks at Prairie Dogs have done in an attempt to get their high-end, handcrafted hot dog and sausage location off the ground. Last fall, the Prairie Dogs folks had initially ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2014

    Prairie Dogs will host its first 10-day-long hot dog pop-up next week

    Prairie Dogs is best known for one-night-only stints at places like First Course Bistro, where they transform a restaurant into their very own sausage sanctuary for a day. This time, they're extending their stay. Starting June 16, pop-up pros Craig Johnson and Tobie Nidetz from Prairie Dogs will ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2014

    Prairie Dogs launches Kickstarter and announces next pop-up

    Prairie Dogs, the pop-up hot dog joint aptly named for the wee pop-up animal, is now looking for a permanent home. The craft-made sausages and gourmet hot dogs from chefs Craig Johnson and Tobie Nidetz will soon be regularly available, as the pair have taken to Kickstarter to drum up some capital fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2013

    Prairie Dogs to pop up in Maple Plain [MENU]

    Attention West Metro eaters, the gourmet sausage guys from Prairie Dogs are planning to pop up in your neck of the woods. Tobie Nidetz and Craig Johnson have announced their next one-night-only location.See also:Prairie Dogs pop up at First Course [MENU]Duck fat fried hot dogs and foie gras at Prair ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2013

    Prairie Dogs popping up again this weekend

    It's going to be a real sausage fest this weekend as Prairie Dogs, a gourmet hot dog pop-up restaurant, plans its third appearance.This time they'll be taking over Birch's Restaurant (not to be confused with Burch Restaurant) on Wayzata Blvd. in Long Lake, MN during this Sunday's Vikings game.See Al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2013

    Duck fat-fried hot dogs with foie gras at Prairie Dogs' second pop-up

    It was total tubesteak takeover last night at First Course in south Minneapolis. Prairie Dogs, a pop-up restaurant/experiment from consultant Tobie Nidetz and chef Craig Johnson, offered up a full menu of lavishly topped Vienna beef hot dogs and a few of their own handcrafted sausages.The two are us ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2013

    First Look: Seventh Street Social

    The name leans on a couple of Minneapolis institutions -- 7th Street Entry and Eat Street Social come to mind -- but Seventh Street Social is something all its own. Transforming the former Parish's Supper Club (née Casa Vieja), this new eatery has a little bit of everything.See Also:7th Street Soci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2013

    Prairie Dogs pop-up at First Course

    One man has helped open dozens of successful area restaurants, including Rye Deli. The other flourished with small plates at a wine bar after learning the art of fine dining at D'Amico restaurants. What do you get when you bring these two minds together? You get a Prairie Dogs pop-up, of course.See ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2013

    7th Street Social coming soon to Highland Park

    Renovation is underway 7th Street Social, a new bar and restaurant moving into the old Casa Vieja space in St. Paul's Highland Park. MSP Magazine says Tobie Nidetz, a restaurant consultant who has worked with his fair share of local spots like Ike's Food & Cocktails, the Sample Room, and Ry ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    Rye Delicatessen: A first look

    ​The neighborhood must have been watching closely: It seems the moment the doors opened to the new Rye Delicatessen, the crowds moved in. On the morning we visited, the poor girl working behind the counter had a glazed-over, slightly panicked look in her eyes. It seems the night before, the counte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    More on the deli plan for former Auriga space

    ​We were excited to hear the news that restaurant consultant Tobie Nidetz is partnering with a real estate attorney and first-time restaurateur David Weinstein to take over the former Auriga building to build a "Montreal-style" deli. We wanted to know more about the project .  Nidetz, the sel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    Former Auriga space to be reborn as a deli

    Loopnet.comThe Auriga building has sat vacant for years...​The former home of Auriga, at 1930 Hennepin Ave. in Minneapolis has been shuttered for four years, slowly decaying--graffiti on the building, weeds in the parking lot--all the while. Fortunately, a new team of restaurateurs plans to ... More >>

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    November 24, 2010
  • Blogs

    September 20, 2010

    BLVD Kitchen and Bar now open

    A new suburban concept from the founder of Champps and Redstone (photo courtesy Facebook).​Dean Vlahos, the founder of the suburban stars Champps and Redstone, has opened a new eatery called BLVD Kitchen & Bar on Wayzata Blvd. in Minnetonka. Mpls. St. Paul magazine attended the opening party a ... More >>