We kicked off Black History Month at Minneapolis’ newest Black Owned Restaurant, Breakfast Klub Minneapolis in Uptown.
I had a delicious bowl of jerk shrimp and grits. Hubby had chicken and waffles. This is his third time there and he has had the same dish each time so needless to say he likes it. Of course, I got a chance to try his, but with his seafood allergy, he could not try mine.
So what did I think?
Chicken and waffles- The chicken was crispy with a great crunch. Don’t judge me, but I love eating the little crispy pieces that fall off. I don’t even need the chicken. I’m good with the skin. It comes with 4 large chicken wings. Not too large cuz nobody likes a supersized wing. The waffle served was fluffy and had a good flavor.
Jerk shrimp- I’m iffy on jerk because sometimes it is excessively hot. This jerk was manageable. The shrimp were fried and also had good crispiness. It was a little on the salty side for me. I still enjoyed it but drank ALL of my water. I would have been fine with a little less seasoning. The grits had a much milder flavor making it a good match for the shrimp.
This was my first time in and I enjoyed it. The music was good. All the 90s and 2000s hits were playing. There is a Prince mural on one wall and the staff was wearing Prince shirts. T the restaurant itself is smaller so I am glad we went during the week. Overall I think they were good and I would eat them again. Welcome to the neighborhood.
Blues for an Alabama Sky at The Guthrie
In a Depression-era Harlem apartment building, a close-knit group of friends has become a chosen family. New roommates Angel and Guy — a recently fired blues singer and a promising costume designer with Paris in his sights — live across the hall from Delia, a social worker who sparks a relationship with the hardworking doctor Sam. Their lives are upturned when Southern newcomer Leland arrives and falls hard for Angel, who is torn between a stable life in Manhattan and an exhilarating overseas adventure with Guy. Angel chooses her path, but the decision leads to devastating consequences that shift the trajectory of everyone’s futures and long-held dreams.
Tickets can be purchased at https://www.guthrietheater.org/shows-and-tickets/2022-2023-season/blues-for-an-alabama-sky/
Brandon Commodore’s NRG at Crooners 2/18/23
Journey through an authentic black music experience curated by Brandon Commodore. Featuring some of the Twin Cities top talent, a blend of original music, a nod to the Valentines, and honoring the month dedicated to Black History. You will definitely feel the NRG in the room.
Brandon Commodore – Drums
Mychael Gabriel– Guitar
Kavyesh Kaviraj – Keys
Chris Smith – Bass
Chris Rochester – Sax
MSP Restaurant Week
Looking for a delicious way to spend your winter? Look no further! Mpls.St.Paul Magazine’s Winter Restaurant Week is here, from February 20th – 26th! Some of the Twin Cities finest chefs will be dishing out mouth-watering two and three course prix fixe meals at prices ranging from $15 to $45.
More info MSP Mag