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Acclaimed husband/wife restaurant team reveal plans for 'classic bar' in Minneapolis

It's hoped that the Bull's Horn will be ready to open in July.
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When announcing the closure of his Minneapolis restaurant Piccolo, chef Doug Flicker said other projects were in the pipeline.

One of them has now been revealed, with Flicker and his wife Amy Greeley confirming they will be taking over a south Minneapolis dive bar to open "Bull's Horn Food and Drink."

The Twin Cities Eater reports the husband and wife team have bought the building at 4563 S. 34th Ave., home of the Sunrise Inn, and will expand to create a "classic bar" experience.

The Sunrise is one of the few remaining 3.2 (ie. low alcohol) bars in the Twin Cities, but Flicker told the Eater they will be bringing some stronger beer, as well as wine, to the Bull's Horn.

But there won't be many changes to the decor other than a "light refresh" as the pair look to keep the neighborhood watering hole vibe. And patrons can expect a traditional dive bar menu – in other words, lots of burgers and sandwiches.

"We want it to be a neighborhood place, and family-friendly," Greeley told the Star Tribune, adding they hope to be open by July.

CityPages reports the building bought by the couple, who also run the Sandcastles seasonal eatery on the shores of nearby Lake Nokomis, also houses a barbershop, boutique and a few vacant rental units.

In a press release sent to the magazine, the couple said classic bars are "near and dear" to both their hearts, with Flicker growing up spending time at his uncles' "Flicker's Liquors" place in Pierz, Minnesota, while Greeley grew up a block from what was then called Mickey's Nook in St. Paul.

Flicker has more recently been spending time heading up the kitchen at the recently-opened Esker Grove restaurant at the Walker Art Center, which has just been nominated for a James Beard Award for best new restaurant.

Piccolo, his small-plate restaurant in southwest Minneapolis, closes for good on March 11.

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