La Fresca: A new concept from chef Hector Ruiz
The Patatas Bravas from Rincon 38
It's been less than a year since chef Hector Ruiz shuttered his Uptown restaurant El Meson, and since then he's not only continued to operate his other longstanding concept, Cafe Ena, but he's also launched a new restaurant, Rincon 38, that has been met with critical praise. Now he's set to bark up a whole new tree. Just blocks from where Cafe Ena sits, at the south Minneapolis intersection of 47th Street and Grand Avenue, Ruiz has been working on his newest venture, La Fresca.
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Ruiz is hoping to hone in on a much younger demographic than his other two concepts as he seeks to bring in students after school from nearby Washburn High School, which his son may one day attend. The idea is to offer better, healthier options than the nearby convenience stores and fast food locations that attract the hordes of hungry post-school students.
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