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Mexican street food will replace In Bloom at Keg and Case Market in St. Paul

Elotes is set to open later this summer.

A Mexican street food restaurant is coming to Keg and Case in St. Paul later this summer. 

Brian and Sarah Ingram, the duo behind Hope Breakfast Bar and The Gnome, which opens in St. Paul this summer, will bring Elotes, a wood-fired cantina, to the former In Bloom space at Keg and Case Market, a news release said.

In Bloom, an acclaimed restaurant, closed this month after fewer than two years, citing the "decline in fine dining."

“St. Paul is our home and so special to us," said Brian Ingram, who has dreamed of bringing Mexican food to the community after spending time in southern California and Mexico early in his career. "Sarah and I are so grateful for the opportunity to bring another of our concepts to this city and to the impressive space at Keg and Case so that we can continue our work in serving the community by creating jobs, building spaces to gather and eat quality food, and give back to those that need assistance.”

Elotes will feature an expanded patio and an open kitchen design that uses a 20-foot wood-burning hearth to cook wood-fired meats, fish and vegetables. The menu will feature tacos, lava rock bowls, tin-can nachos and fresh ceviche, as well as craft cantina cocktails. 

"When the initial vision of Keg and Case was coming together, Brian was one of the first restaurateurs I toured through the project. It’s incredible that nearly seven years later, we are coming full circle through bringing his newest concept, Elotes, to Keg and Case. It’s amazing what Brian and Sarah have done for St. Paul, their commitment to this community is consistent with what we have built with Keg and Case, being a community hub,” says Craig Cohen, Developer and Managing Partner of Keg and Case. 

“We are excited about the vibrancy and heart they will bring not only to Keg and Case but the entire Schmidt complex."

Like the Ingram's other restaurants, Elote will give back to the community through their nonprofit Give Hope. A minimum 3 percent of proceeds will go to charitable causes.

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