Like Cuzzy's, Deja Vu, and and the Monte Carlo, Sapor is one of the few surviving relics from a near-generation ago, when the "North Loop" was the Warehouse District, and only the strong survived.
Julie Steenerson and Tanya Siebenaler have been running the place, quietly and faithfully for 15 years, and they've decided to take their leave to pursue other endeavors. They've fulfilled their dream and now have their sights set on new ones, reports Rick Nelson in the Star Tribune. But all is not lost if you loved the place, or have been meaning to visit but haven't yet:
They'll stay open until the end of June, good news because they've been receiving some fine press around their "Project BBQ." Nelson calls it "one of the city's great unsung barbecue joints."
But if you still cannot make it, do not fear: Two Sapor alum are branching out from the restaurant with a food truck that takes its inspiration from the project. "Bark and the Bite" will focus on smoked meats and Southern classics, which is exciting, since there's a dearth of Q in the current food-truck lineup.
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