Dakota nightclub to reopen in September with new Southern-inspired menu – Twin Cities
The Dakota will reopen to the public on September 10 with a new management team and a new menu.
Owners Lowell Pickett and Richard Erickson called on James Beard Award winner Tim McKee to create a new food concept; and Ops Group consultant Nathan Rostance of renowned Bachelor Farmer to review and oversee the overall operations of the Nicollet Mall nightclub in downtown Minneapolis.
“Great music, food and drink have been at the heart and soul of Dakota for 35 years,” Pickett said in a press release. “We failed to share these things with the community and we are incredibly eager to bring them back. We’ve teamed up with Tim and Nathan to make sure we do it with all the flair and style that this place – and our guests – deserve.
On the culinary side, McKee has hired chef Remy Pettus from Bardo as executive chef. The duo have designed a whole new menu with southern inspired dishes, flavors and influences.
Starters include boiled peanuts made with Cajun spices in a pickle brine and chili cheese served with buttermilk seed crackers and benné. The first courses range from hickory smoked chicken wings to Lake Vermilion crayfish okra. Pettus’ signature shrimp and oatmeal with sweet corn and andouille sausage, chicken fried quail with collard greens and tasso and a roasted duck breast served with peaches and almonds are among the choices of dishes. main.
On the music side, the Dakota has reserved 60 new shows which will be announced shortly.