Bite of the Week: Fried Chicken Bao at Dumpling

  Bite of the Week is a weekly feature showcasing an exceptional meal or dish, curated by The Growler. We’d like to thank Dual Citizen Brewing Company for their underwriting support. Generally, the word “bao” conjures up the soft, pillowy, fist-sized steamed pork dumplings that crowd dim sum carts from coast to coast. It does not, in … [ Read more]

Mrs. Dumpling to open at Lyn-Lake this December

Bao, wow! The bar-goers of Minneapolis’ Lyn-Lake neighborhood will be walking to the dumpling shop of their dreams by the end of the year. Mrs. Dumpling will serve potstickers, steamed buns, and dumplings of all kinds, at the corner of Lyndale Avenue and Lake Street. The shop will resurrect the long-vacant space on the northwest corner, most recently inhabited … [ Read more]

Eat This Now! Takoyaki at United Noodles

Not quite a fritter, not exactly a dumpling, more like a hushpuppy-of-the-sea. I’m not exactly sure how to classify takoyaki, except under “delicious” and “more, please.” A West Coast friend recently asked me for some dining destinations in town, and he was confused when Unideli, a noodle bar in a grocery store, popped up in … [ Read more]