Lake & Irving Restaurant is the creation of Chris and Erica Ikeda. Chris started his career in the foodservice industry at the tender age of fourteen. His original job was to buss tables and wash dishes. By the age of fifteen, he was a prep cook and moved up from there.
Christ attended the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota where he entered their entrepreneurship program. After graduation, he attended The Culinary Institute of America in New York, one of the premier cooking schools in the world.
After a few years working and traveling to Japan with his brother, Chris moved to Hawaii where he really caught the food bug. He loved Asian cuisine and was fascinated how he was able to use the fresh tropical fruits, products and seafood to combine into a sumptuous meal. He spent the morning fishing for Ahu and Tako then took it to the restaurant to prepare original meals.
Chris met Erica while she was vacationing in Hawaii. She caught the island bug and moved to Hawaii to bartend for several years before marrying Chris. After the birth of their first child, Erica and Chris moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota to raise their family and open Lake & Irving Restaurant located at 1513 W. Lake Street.
The restaurant has been in business for over five years and is thriving in the Minneapolis metropolitan area. They have over five hundred online reviews that give them over a four and one-half start rating.
Winters are long in Minneapolis, Minnesota and that gave The Bachelor Farmer restaurant crew a challenge to serve up the best food available for the season. They are known for their grilled venison and pickled strawberries.
Executive Chef Jonathan Gans got his start in Seattle, Washington before putting down roots in Minneapolis. Emily marks is the Pastry Chef who has a passion for creating desserts that are mind blowing. Together they work with local farmers to bring in the freshest ingredients possible.
The Bachelor Farmer has a warm inviting atmosphere located at 50 North 2nd Avenue. Their loyal following has garnered them over seven hundred positive posts on the internet giving them a strong four-point-six-star rating.
Smack Shack was originally a food truck that specialized in serving lobster rolls in downtown Minneapolis. Its popularity grew when the City of Minneapolis opened up more areas where food trucks could park in 2011.
Minneapolis, Minnesota is known for its harsh winters, so the food trucks could only serve in the summer months. Owner, Josh Thoma, formed a relationship with 1029 Bar to take over their kitchen and serve his wonderful lobster rolls during the winter months.
They kicked off the opening of the kitchen with a lobster boil in January of 2011. By November 2011, Diners, Drive-Ins and Drives showed up to film a segment of 1029 Bar and the food truck.
Once the episode was aired, the popularity of the place took off even more! They eventually moved Smack Shack to a brick and mortar restaurant in the North Loop of Minneapolis.
They have over two thousand posts on the world wide web that rave about their lobster boils and lobster rolls.
Minneapolis Hood Cleaning Company has been serving the greater Minneapolis area for years. Their team of professionals are certified in hood cleaning and will leave your hood looking like new.