A casual Italian dining spot will be coming to 44th Street in Linden Hills via Tosca, which looks like it will be going in the Turtle Bread space. Everything we know is in the Instagram link above, but looks like an interesting fit for the big corner spot, some nice design, and delicious meatballs to boot.


Today, the City Council will meet at 9:30, and will be voting on whether to overturn Mayor Frey's veto of the Hennepin redesign plan with 24/7 bus lanes that passed the Council 8-5. The Mayor and the 5 councilmembers that opposed the plan (Palmisano, Goodman, Koski, Vetaw, and Rainville) are pushing for the plan to include "dynamic" lanes that would alternate between parking and bus lanes at different times of the day.

Melody wrote up some details on the protest down Hennepin on Tuesday, featuring why people were out there protesting the mayor's veto and featuring some of the counter-protests from a few local businesses.


Marigold, a nonalcoholic bottle shop (aka a place to sit and drink NA cocktails and other beverages), is coming to Kingfield. Stephanie March wrote a piece for Minneapolis.St Paul.Magazine about the journey to open it up, which will apparently be the city's first bottle shop without alcohol on the shelves. It will be a welcome addition for people who don't drink or trying to cut back (while also drinking fun stuff).


Minneapolis Public Schools will be ditching Gaggle, a program that was used to track and monitor the online behavior of students during COVID. (74 Million)

Congratulations to Deena Winter of the Minnesota Reformer for winning Journalist of the Year in Minnesota in large part because of her excellent reporting on the Minneapolis Police Department. (Minnesota Reformer)

A great story about a new sustainable apartment complex at 2718 Grand Ave S. (Sahan Journal)


Good news for people that like transparent government – the Board of Estimate and Taxation will be livestreaming their meetings next year.

The Lowry Hill East Neighborhood Association (LHENA) is looking for volunteers to help deliver for their food share program on July 9. Sign up here.

If you missed the LHENA talk about the Clean Energy Partnership between the city, Xcel Energy, and Centerpoint Energy, you can get more details here.


Spaghetti Floats are back at Williams Pub. For $11, you get a mug of beer and a spaghetti dinner, which may also come in a mug if this Instagram post is to be believed.

"The Wedding Singer" will be playing outdoors in Mueller Park tonight starting at sundown (roughly 9 p.m., depending on how quickly the sun skedaddles).

Katey B & Those SOB's will be playing acoustic contemporary folk country blue music tonight at 6:30 at the Lake Harriet Bandshell.

Planet Melvin will be playing tonight in Bryant Square Park at 6:30.

LynLake Brewery is hosting a painting class (no experience required!) from 7 - 9 p.m.