Month in Review: Open, Closed, Coming Soon February '11

The return of Heidi's, the loss of Liberty, and more...

The return of Heidi's, the loss of Liberty, and more...

OPEN Heidi's (2903 Lyndale Avenue S., Minneapolis) The Lowbrow (42nd/Nicollet, Minneapolis) Andiamo Ristorante (1629 Lena Ct, Eagan) University Buffet (225 University Ave. W., St. Paul) Pasta Zola (Eden Prairie Center, Eden Prairie) Himalayan Restaurant II (765 53rd Ave NE, Fridley) Lucy's (3025 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis)


CLOSED OM (Minneapolis) Volnay Bistro (Wayzata, plans to reopen in new digs this spring) The Kitchen (Stillwater) Town Talk Diner (Minneapolis) Liberty Custard (Minneapolis) ** Margaux's Table (White Bear Lake, now focusing on catering) The View, Minneapolis ** One last pint of vanilla on reserve in the home freezer. Sigh.

COMING SOON Soprano's Italian Kitchen (J.P. Sameulson, former Ringo space in St. Louis Park) Rosa Mexicano, Minneapolis Cowboy Jack's, Bloomington Chilango Cantina, St. Paul Mill Valley Kitchen, St. Louis Park Urban Eatery, Minneapolis Pat's Tap, Minneapolis (Kim Bartmann takes over Casey's at 35th/Nicollet) The Bullfrog, Minneapolis (former Gladius) Humble Pie, Minneapolis (Kim Bartmann takes over Gigi's) Bread & Pickle (Kim Bartmann to operate Lake Harriet concessions) Sweets Bakeshop II (47th/Nicollet on Feb. 4!) Crave, downtown Minneapolis (to replace Palomino) Masu Sushi and Robata, Minneapolis (w/Tim McKee consulting) Huey's 24/7 Diner, La Crepe Nanou, Wine Loft, St. Louis Park (West End) Little Szechuan II (West End, St. Louis Park, April) Sun Street Breads (4600 Nicollet, Minneapolis) Ahern's Irish Pub, Minneapolis (next to Target Field) American Burger Bar, Minneapolis (former Manhattan's) Blue Point, Bloomington Betty's Pies, Mall of America Black Sheep II, St. Paul Turtle Bread, Longfellow Vines and Steins, St. Paul American Burger Emporium, Fridley Burger Time Tilia (Steven Brown's Linden Hills project former Rice Paper) Burger Jones II, Burnsville Blue Skies, Minneapolis (former Cesare's owner's wine bar) Shanghai Bistro, Stillwater (March) and Lowertown (summer 2011)