New restaurant opens at Minneapolis Institute of Arts

January 25, 2014 by  

The Grain Stack restaurant recently opened at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, overlooking the lobby of the Children’s Theatre Company on the Third Avenue side of the museum. Most likely chef Erick Harcey, in collaboration with co-owners Dogwood Coffee Company and Rustica, is using banner printing both inside and outside the museum to let people become aware of the new coffee and cocktail bar located on the lobby level of the museum.

Harcey is also in the process of opening Bent Arrow, another restaurant, in southwest Minneapolis on or around April 1st. According to Harcey, it will be similar to his Victory 44 restaurant with a chalkboard menu. There will be eight to ten items that will be rotate on a regular basis and be priced in the $15-and-under-range, with beer and wine available. The cooking and service staff will be separate.

He is also making changes to his Victory 44 restaurant to make it more of a family restaurant. There will be more casual items on the menu, including the burger for which the restaurant is known and try to cater more to kids by adding more comfort food options.

In addition to the Bent Arrow and Victory 44, Harcey is continuing his work with Stock & Badge to develop menus for the properties which the company owns. He is no longer involved in the daily operations and lets chef Jen Farni at Grain Stock and Josh Woods at Parka to take care of such activities.