Benedict’s Morning Heroes now open in Wayzata

Much of the chat over the water cooler and in the coffee shops in the past couple of days is that Benedict’s Morning Heroes Wayzata recently had a soft opening. The new restaurant is now officially open, the brain child of Chef Mike Rakun of Mercy Bar & Dining Room fame.

Menu offerings include Eggs Benedict:

and Yeehaw Huevos Rancheros:

The restaurant adds mightily to the breakfast options in Wayzata that include  Wayzata favorite Maggie’s and lighter options from Wuollet’s, Bellecour, Bruegger’s Bagels and McDonald’s. Longtime Wayzata residents and supporters have faced limited options for breakfast since Lunds & Byerlys Kitchen shut it’s doors, with the Pancake House in Plymouth serving as a reasonable substitute for the power networking crowd.

The string of Wayzata restaurant openings has been remarkable in recent years, with additions including but not limited to: Baja Haus, Bellecour, Crisp & Green, District Fresh, nine twenty five, CoV, 6Smith, Wayzata Brew Works, and more.

If you go:

Benedict’s Morning Heroes
845 Lake St. E., Wayzata
(952) 923-1903

Today Show Weatherman Al Roker dines at Bellecour

Today Show Weatherman Al Roker self reported via Twitter than he would be dining at Gavin Kaysen’s Bellecour due to an airline scheduling issue. Roker had eaten at Spoon and Stable on August 1st, and had such a good experience he decided to venture to the French Bistro in Wayzata on August 2nd after receiving news that his flight back to New York had been cancelled.

Roker is best known for his long running stint on the Today Show, part of the NBC morning line-up broadcast M-F from Rockefeller Center in New York, New York. The national weatherman was in town for a “#summerofyes shoot with @megynkelly,” according to his Facebook page.

Stay tuned to, your Al Roker dines on Lake Street leader.

CITY: Sushi Fix Liquor License

City of Wayzata Public Hearing Notice
City Considering On-Sale Intoxicating Liquor License and Sunday On-Sale Intoxicating Liquor License

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Wayzata City Council will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, July 5,2017 at 7:00 PM, or as soon thereafter as time permits, in the Community Room at Wayzata City Hall, 600 Rice Street East, Wayzata, MN to consider a request by Sushi Fix Holdings LLC DBA “Sushi Fix” for an On-Sale Intoxicating Liquor License and Sunday On-Sale Intoxicating Liquor License for a restaurant located at 862 Lake Street E., Wayzata, MN.
All interested persons who desire to be heard on this request are invited to attend the public hearing, or to submit written materials prior to the meeting.

Jeffrey Dahl
City Manager

L’More Chocolat coming to Wayzata

The Wayzata Weekly newsletter from the City of Wayzata included this tidbit:

“A building permit was issued at 641 Lake St. E, suite 632 to make way for L’More Chocolat. The scope of work includes an interior remodel and a new exterior look. L’More Chocolat will take up a portion of the old Maha! tenant space.”

A quick visit to the company website indicates it will be the “Chocolate Lover’s Destination on Lake Minnetonka,” which will included handmade and imported chocolate treats, truffles, macaroons and more for “discerning connoisseurs“. The website also indicates it is the shop is expected to open in June.

I had seen some plywood over the old Maha space located adjacent to Gianni’s patio as I drove up and down Lake Street this week and wondered what was happening. Stay tuned for more information as it is available!

Image and text courtesy City of Wayzata / Data Practices Act § 13.02

Mpls St. Paul Magazine digs into Bellecour’s one-of-a-kind-whisky

As though Bellecour needed any more promotional press or plugs by either local or metro media, the white hot French Bakery and Restaurant in Wayzata was recently featured in Mpls St. Paul Magazine for a Private Select Whiskey from Maker’s Mark.

The headline of the article reads: “Barman Robb Jones teamed up with a legendary bourbon maker to create a custom whiskey for buzzy new Bellecour.” The author of the article is Stephanie March.

Catch the whole story here: