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Downtown Minneapolis getting a 'coastal Italian' restaurant and a Red Cow

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A little something for every taste in the restaurant news from downtown Minneapolis.

The Star Tribune reports that by late spring, diners will be able to make reservations at a new, still unnamed restaurant that will open inside the Hotel Ivy.

The space, formerly known as as Porter & Frye, closed in January.

On Friday, Jester Concepts announced it is taking over, and elevating one of the city's well-regarded young chefs to run the kitchen. Mike DeCamp, the chef de cuisine at La Belle Vie, will be in charge of the new restaurant, which will serve “coastal Italian” food.

There will be a new street entrance and a patio.

When Porter & Frye closed last month, MinneapolisStPaul magazine's Stephanie March noted that "the food set" was wild for the spot when it opened in 2008, but concluded that the recession, the Ivy's location on the edge of downtown and "a series of management and ownership decisions" led to its ultimate demise.

If you can't wait that long, downtown diners will be glad to hear an award-winning gourmet burger restaurant will open in the North Loop next week.

The Pioneer Press reports the third location for Red Cow is set to start serving Tuesday. Red Cow operates restaurants in south Minneapolis and on St. Paul's Cathedral Hill.

City Pages said diners will be seated in a striking environment that is "lipstick red, Holstein wallpapered, and meat-hook raftered." It will include a patio for once the weather warms.

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