Hai Hai, a Asian travel food grill from Hola Arepa’s owners Christina Nguyen and Birk Grudem is now open on 22nd Street and University Avenue in Minneapolis’ Northeast neighborhood. The grill was desirous by their vacations by Vietnam, Bali and Thailand. The room advertises that impulse with hulk fronded trees, colourful wallpaper, splashes of turquoise, emerald immature and a whole lot of of light.
For those who remember this address’ former tenant, a area bar with tiny territory for topless dancers, a room is unrecognizable. Especially considering, there didn’t used to be many in a approach of windows.
A prolonged bar wraps a approach around one side of a grill and that is where Grudem, who was one of a area’s tip mixologists before starting Hola Arepa with his now-wife Nguyen, serves pleasant beverages. The splash list includes drinks done with mixture like mezcal, coconut water, lime-peanut orgeat, pisco, Saigon cinnamon and more. All are $9.
The kitchen is overseen by Nguyen and that menu is a brew of snacks, tiny plates, vegetables and vast plates. The many costly object is a roasted fish with tumeric and dill for $15 and a slightest responsibility is a $6 egg hurl with herbs, lettuce and nuoc cham. There is a far-reaching preference of gluten giveaway and vegetarian or vegan options, some are even both like a $6.50 salt and peppers tofu or a $9 Balinese cauliflower with coconut cream and orange leaf.
The grill is open Tuesday by Sunday commencement during 3 p.m. with a happy hour menu with singular food. All a food is afterwards accessible starting during 5 p.m.