Urban Eatery grand opening party reveals menu items and remodel
Urban Eatery celebrated its grand opening Saturday night with a rollicking party. Taking over the space that once housed the View in the Calhoun Beach Club, the new restaurant has undergone a remodel and re-menu that seemed to please the crowd--who clearly came to eat, drink, and be merry. The Hot Dish stopped by the festivities to sample some menu items and take in the festive atmosphere hosted by Kaskaid Hospitality, the folks behind Crave and the new Sopranos restaurant.
Care to take a look at the food, fun, and decor at the new Urban Eatery?
Executive chefs Jim Kyndberg and Eli Wollenzein were on hand as servers handed out food from the new menu. We tasted shrimp scampi on cheese grits with spinach, chicken potpie with puff pastry and a mushroom cream sauce, sweet potato fries with spicy ketchup, Asian pork sliders, white pizza with duck confit, and chicken banh mi sandwiches.
Asian pork sliders
Duck confit, pear, blue cheese and fig molasses
The offerings are inspired by a variety of cuisines--Asian, Latin, and comfort foods among them. There are starters, burgers, pizzas, salads, and soups, as well as some pastas and entrees. The most expensive food item is the $19 bison pot roast.
Sweet potato fries just $4
The menu trumpets its local vendors, including Kadjean, Sonny's Ice Cream, Fischer Farms, and Liftbridge, which they carry on tap. The wine and beer list is plenty large for a casual eatery, and runs the gamut from Miller Lite to Boulevard Wheat to Veuve Cliquot and a Silver Oak Cab.
Big crowd in the new wooden decor
Taps in action. Guiness anyone?
2730 West Lake St., Minneapolis
Monday through Wednesday, 4-11 p.m.
Thursday through Saturday, 11-1 a.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
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