Posts Tagged ‘lyndale’

moto-i Announces Sake Classes

The first sake brewing restaurant outside japan, moto-i, opened at Lake and Lyndale last month.

I haven’t personally been there yet, but Alexis dug it, and I’ll take her word for it.

I did, however, just get an e-mail about a new sake class series at moto-i, including a tutorial on sake, the opportunity to taste a range of grades and styles, chance to tour the sake brewery and eat some of their izakaya fare.

According to the e-mail, moto-i sake seminar is open to all professionals as well as non-professionals. It is our goal to have the most educated sake enthusiasts right here in the state of Minnesota.

It’s an 8-hour sake seminar for 15 people every month, featuring:

  • 20 page training manual
  • Tastings that include over 20 sakes, some of which you cannot get in Minnesota.
  • Lunch and snacks after the class will be included.
  • Blake Richardson and Elise Gee, Head Brewer and Assistant Brewer will be your hosts for this event.

The next seminar will be on Saturday the 8th of November. Cost is $150.

To sign up, email with “Sake Seminar” in the subject line and please include your shoe size (seriously).

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Walldogs on Lyndale Mural Designs Unveiled

NRP Digest has the scoop on the Walldogs on Nicollet project, a public art project jointly sponsored by the Lyndale and Kingfield Neighborhood Associations. They claim that painting 10 murals at eight sites over four days will be one of the largest creations of public art in the history of Minneapolis.

The painting will take place July 24-27 and will be surrounded by a number of community events.The first set of mural designs have been finalized. See some of the murals and the buildings they’ll be painted on.

You can make a donation or buy a $5 raffle ticket (at the LNA office, or at the Kingfield Farmers’ Market this Sunday). They also need volunteers for both painting and watching (I assume “watching” is some sort of security function).

For more information or to get involved in the project contact Mark Hinds (, LNA Executive Director at 612.824.9402 ext 16 or Sarah Linnes-Robinson ( at 612.823.5980.

Lyndale Neighborhood Association Beer Bust for Bike Cops

Lyndale Neighborhood Association logoThe Lyndale Neighborhood Association is having a Beer Bust fundraiser for its Bike Cops program next weekend (Saturday, July 19) at Champions Sports Bar and Grill.

Support the Lyndale Neighborhood Association Bike Cop Program. This program builds community and safety in the Lyndale Neighborhood. Come and meet your Bike Cops! We will serve unlimited beer from 2:00 to 4:00 pm for $10.

Beer Bust! $10 tickets can be picked up at the LNA office, 3537 Nicollet Ave S. or at the event. For more information, contact Mike and Shirley Montrose at 612- 822-2372.

MPLS Mirror tells the story of the Bike Cops program.

The neighborhood decided to change the community’s attitude towards the police by financing an innovative program, utilizing ‘bike cops’. In some ways, ‘bike cops’ isn’t innovative because instead of trying something that’s never been done before, it’s something that was done for years by ‘beat cops’ and abandoned in favor of patrol cars. The neighbors believed that the downside to patrol cars was the distancing of police from the citizens, especially youth that they pledged to protect and serve. The other downside was the distancing from the criminal element. Residents believed that police patrols, speeding past criminals going about their day-to-day criminal pursuits, distanced them from what was going on in the ‘house next door’.

LNA decided to earmark funds to pay off-duty officers to patrol the streets to bring them closer to both groups.

I’d be curious to hear how they measure their success. Clearly the program has a lot of support from residents and businesses.

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