Thursday, March 28, 2013
The restaurant has been serving up American style cuisine and malts since April 11, 1973.
Lynnhurst's The Malt Shop is gearing up to celebrate its 40th anniversary April 11, and as part of the celebration, the restaurant's prices will travel back to opening day in 1973. The first 40 diners on April 11 will get a cheeseburger, fries and a malt for the 1973 price of $2.15. All others will get the meal for $2.99 while supplies last. In addition, a complimentary piece of cake will be served with every meal until it runs out. The restaurant is also featuring special deals and events all April long: Daily Specials Special Events For more information on The Malt Shop or its 40th anniversary celebration, go to themaltshoprestaurant.com or call the restaurant at 612-824-1352.
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Sparrow Cafe, Paperback Exchange hidden behind plywood.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Sparrow Cafe, Paperback Exchange to get facelift.
Anyone passing through the intersection of West 50th Street and Penn Ave South in the last few days couldn't help but notice that the front of one of its buildings is missing. Instead, construction workers are giving a facelift to the storefronts housing Sparrow Cafe, the Paperback Exchange, and the future home of a wine bar run by the Broder family. "They started early, which caught us a little off-guard, but we're really excited. It should look great when finished and the sooner, the better," Sparrow Cafe owner Jasper Rajendren wrote in an email to Patch on Wednesday. "We are very excited: the (larger) windows will give the space a more modern and open feel and a better presence on corner, as well as better visibility from the street. …
School board members: this is just a proposal.
While much of Southwest Minneapolis wondered where its school buses were Wednesday evening, Burroughs Community School parents were ringing alarm bells for a different reason—budget cuts to Southwest Minneapolis schools. At 8:30 a.m. on Friday, the Minneapolis school board's Finance Committee is slated to discuss the proposed 2013-2014 school year budget. The board and its committees will have many chances to poke, prod, and modify the proposal between Friday and a final vote in June. The Minneapolis Public Schools are trying to make up for a projected $24 million shortfall. A presentation to the school board, posted on the district's Finance Department website and dated Jan. 22, 2013, says all parts of the district will see cuts. Many …
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Marsenior Pede Johnson faced of two counts of attempted murder.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Marsenior Pede Johnson faced of two counts of attempted murder for attacking Park Police officers.
Thursday, a jury convicted a man of attempted murder for attacking two police officers by the banks of Minnehaha Creek last summer, according to the Associated Press. Around 11:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 21, Marsenior Pede Johnson lured two Minneapolis Park Police officers to the corner of Bryant Ave and Minnehaha Parkway, on the south side of the creek, by calling 911 and claiming he'd just been mugged at knifepoint. When a pair of Park Police officers showed up and approached him, he lunged at Officer James Huber, his knife glancing off the cop's bulletproof vest. While the Huber recovered from the blow, Johnson burried his blade in Officer Katherine Hammes' shoulder. As she dropped to the ground, Johnson made a move to stab the officer …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Once uneven, is the Lynn on Bryant looking up?
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The much-hyped Lynn on Bryant wins over Star Tribune food critic Rick Nelson.
So far, reviews of Lynnhurst's four-month old restaurant have come back a mixed bag. Many laud certain dishes at the Lynn on Bryant, like its rustic apple tart or its breakfast sandwich. One Patch reader even said of his food "every bite was a slice of heaven." At the same time, professional and amateur reviewers alike have called out the prices at a place that bills itself as a neighborhood restaurant and cited somewhat uneven service. Count the Star Tribune's Rick Nelson among The Lynn's converts, however. In a 1,000-word review published Wednesday afternoon, he gushed compliments like a severed artery, cooing over everything from the restaurant's burger to the paint job. Chief among his compliments: Chef Peter Ireland and pastry chef …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Heavy Table calls Sparrow Cafe "zen.'
Several weeks ago, we asked whether Lynnhurst's new Sparrow Cafe had what it would take to survive on a corner where its two predecessors had failed. We were optimistic but the proof, as ever, is in the pudding. Local foodie website The Heavy Table popped by the Sparrow recently, and came back with an early review. The pudding, it seems, is looking tasty. (W)hat a relief it is that the new Sparrow Cafe, open since the beginning of the year across the street from Broders’ Pasta Bar, lives up to the ideal, a tiny corner of zen in the middle of South Minneapolis. Find out just what they liked about Sheila and Jasper Rajendren's new coffee shop at HeavyTable.com. If you want to add your own review, check out their listing in our directory and…
Friday, January 25, 2013
South Lyndale Ave greeted Friday morning with a depressing tableau.
The reek of smoke still hung in the air of South Lyndale Avenue Friday afternoon as rush hour traffic crept past the destroyed home of Beeks King of Pizza and Diamond Lake Rental. Thursday evening's fire had savaged the structure. The three billboards on top of the single-story building leaned inwards, while pipes and bits of collapsed ceiling hung n a tangled mess from the remaining walls, visible through the exploded windows. The rear part of the building, including the Beek's kitchen space, had collapsed in a pile of rubble. An oversized boxing glove lay on a window sill. When reached by phone, staff at Beek's St. Louis Park location said the businesses owners were not yet ready to speak to the public.