Now Open: The Third Bird in Loring Park
Kim Bartmann’s third restaurant opening this year (following south Minneapolis sushi spot Kyatchi and the aptly named Tiny Diner) fits right into Loring Park’s bohemian-sophisticated vibe. With an alleyway location and an enigmatic entrance, the former Café Maude dining room is spacious but intimate, its walls covered in Steven Noble’s whimsical man-meets-animal illustrations. The menu highlights all that’s seasonal: pork belly and choke cherry, bison with wild mushrooms, and roasted carrots with coffee glaze, buttermilk curd, and hazelnuts—definitely not food for the birds.
1612 Harmon Pl., Mpls., 612-767-9495, thethirdbirdmpls.com