Have you been missing The Malt Shop? A few eagle-eyed readers asked us to get to the bottom of what's going on over at the first place I was allowed to ride my bike to eat lunch. Anna tracked down the scoop on what's next for the iconic malt and burger joint on 50th between Bryant and Aldrich.

Rebecca Illingworth Penichot, who owns Tinto, is the new owner, and she's bringing in Kevin Stammer from Grand Catch to serve as the new chef. Their goal? "Serve the best burger in the Twin Cities." They also hope to add a bar. Check out Anna's story for more details!

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! If you are a teacher or have one in your life, let them know about all the sweet discounts they can get this week to celebrate.We want to hear from you – do you have a favorite teacher in the city's schools?

Is there a teacher who helps your kid out that you want to celebrate? Send us their name, school, and a sentence or two with details and we will help celebrate them later this week.

Tonight, the Mayor’s Police Chief Search Committee and Councilmember Latrisha Vetaw, the chair of the City Council’s Public Health & Safety Committee, are hosting their final listening session about the police chief search at Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park building from 6 - 7:30 p.m.


St. Stephen's Human Services and House of Charity have merged. Their new name: Agate Housing + Services. (Agate Housing + Services)

A brief look at what the state legislature is up to as we head towards the end of session. (MPR)

A few details on the violence interrupters that have taken the place of Minneapolis Police officers in a few of the city's high schools. (Minn Post)

Provision Community Restaurant, a "give as you can" restaurant at Lake and Harriet, recently reopened for dine-in service for the first time since closing for the pandemic. They're hosting a fundraiser at Bauhaus Brewery on May 15, and are looking for volunteers to help staff the cafe. Here's a bit more about Provision's mission and vision. (Provision)

246 Grill, which served some tasty burgers out of the Uptown VFW, has unfortunately closed five months after they opened. The Uptown VFW is still open and serving up Heggie's Pizza. (246 Grill Instagram)

Happy birthday to Five Watt, who opened up in their Kingfield location eight years ago yesterday. (Five Watt Instagram)

Check out Lake Chipotle in 8k resolution, for some reason. (WedgeLIVE!)

Red Wagon Pizza is aiming to open its PATIO on Wednesday. (Red Wagon Instagram)


Hennepin County is offering 25 hours of free consulting to small business owners on topics including planning and evaluation, legal, finance, marketing, access to capital, social media, web development, and more.

The Hennepin County Board meets today at 1:30 p.m. On the agenda: transferring $257,760 from an under-budget mental health facility relocation to fund improvements for First Independence Bank (the first Black-owned depository institution in the state), transferring $41 million to the County's Housing and Redevelopment Authority to advance equitable housing strategies, and more.

The School Board's Finance Committee meets today at 5 p.m. On the agenda: An insurance update (the district is projecting a 15% increase in property insurance and a 50% (!) increase in cyber liability insurance) and an update to the 2023 bond to remove a $10 million technology investment, $843,648 fleet replacement budget, and delay bonding projects at Wilder, Roosevelt, and Edison.


Go check out "You Are Walking Down Bryant Avenue," a journey through the last two years of the pandemic by Dietrich Sieling at SooVAC.

bird in hand is back with a pop-up at Driftwood Char Bar tonight.