Sandcastle is now open

Let's head back to the beach
Let's head back to the beach
Joy Summers

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The hot summer sun soaking into our pale skin is nudging us toward the beach. What better way could there be to spend the day on the beach with a picnic lunch prepared by Doug Flicker? Today, Sandcastle is open for business. 


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The menu is filled with concession-stand favorites like popcorn and cheese curds (served with a Sriracha sweet and sour sauce) -- they've even got Bomb Pops! But, this being a spot owned by one of the Twin Cities' most innovative chefs, there's more to sample than summer simplicity.


There is shrimp and octopus ceviche, swimming in a tart citrus bath served with a side of fresh tortilla chips for scoopability.

They also have a collection of hot dogs including the cleverly named Dog Flicker, an all-beef dog topped with kimchee and a fried egg.

Watermelon salad and ceviche
Watermelon salad and ceviche
Joy Summers


There's a refreshing watermelon salad served over greens with pickled radish that will cool you from the inside out. So will a grilled fish taco served over fresh corn tortillas. 

The menu has a lot more to explore, including sweet pea falafel, a barbecue pork sandwich, wings, and more.

Drinks include ginger water, horchata, local beers, and kegged wines. Beer and wine needs to be enjoyed in their little fenced off area -- which has a nice, large tent to offer a break from the sun or shelter from a downpour.

Sandcastle is open daily from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. for grab-and-go items and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. for the full menu from now an through the rest of the summer. After Labor Day through October 15, they'll be open from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. for grab-and-go, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. for full menu.

Sandcastle, website
4955 Nokomis Parkway, Minneapolis

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