There’s a new patio in town—Salsa a La Salsa in the Uptown neighborhood of Minneapolis opened its doors in January, and the patio will be available as the weather allows (with heater lamps to elongate patio season). The space holds about 150 people and can be rented out privately to groups with different package options for food, depending on the group’s need.

Inside options for groups are the bar area for up to 50 and the restaurant is available for buyout and can accommodate up to 250. “It’s one of those spaces that we can create anything anyone’s looking for. It’s really versatile where we can customize any group from corporate to a celebration,” says Amanda Frechette, groups sales director of Salsa a La Salsa.

Salsa a La Salsa’s menu features family recipes from owner Lorenzo Ariza, who also runs two other Salsa al La Salsa restaurants in Minneapolis. The menu features three kinds of guacamole, three options of ceviche, entrées like the three amigos enchiladas (with three master sauces), specialties such as the enchi- molida and dessert options that range from fried ice cream to churros. The chicken, beef and pork are natural and locally sourced as well as hormone free and antibiotic free. The drink menu features an extensive list of tequila options and margaritas, mojitos and sangrias. 

Minneapolis-based Tattersall Distilling opened its new destination distillery in River Falls, Wisconsin on Dec. 1, 2021. Located only 32 miles from Minneapolis, the 75,000-square-foot facility features indoor and outdoor event spaces, a grain mill, a retail market with a central tasting bar, and the craft distillery’s first restaurant.

 

For more than 100 years, the Dayton’s building has been an important piece of Minnesota’s culture and economy as the home to Dayton’s and Macy’s department stores. The department stores served as anchors for the downtown retail and business district. Now, the landmark building at 700 Nicollet in downtown Minneapolis is being reinvented for the 21st century through a $350 million historic redevelopment. 

 

Temperatures are starting to dip in Seattle, but if you want to get in one last outdoor gathering before winter, consider The Rooftop at WeWork Cap Hill. Located on the penthouse level on 11th Avenue near Seattle’s storied Pine and Pike Streets, the space offers inviting landscapes and spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. Capacity: 74.  Bring sweaters and scarves!