Two words: pizza dumplings.
Oh, one more: karaoke.
Dumpling will bring both to a neighborhood that doesn't have a ton of either on October 30, when it dons a Halloween costume of its own to become the Dumpster (absolute perfection), a "pop-up dive bar."
Dumpling's Bunbob Chhun says that name is a long-running joke among the staff -- when it became a regular thing for them to decompress from a busy shift over drinks, someone dubbed their group with the trashy moniker.
They started wondering: What would it be like if Dumpling was the Dumpster -- a dive bar, not a charming little Asian fusion joint on Minnehaha?
We'll find out next week, but it definitely means food and drink specials, karaoke, and those brand-new pizza dumplings -- an ode to the Heggies that's already sustained you on so many divey nights.
Costumes are encouraged, and if it's a hit, the Dumpster might even reappear throughout the year.
“There’s not much karaoke on our side of town," Chhun says. "I think it could pick up.”
Dumpling, 4004 Minnehaha Ave., S.
8 p.m. – midnight