Why we love the Scout 'hood
Favorite Place to Grab a Quick Lunch - World Street Kitchen
The bright and fun brainchild of brothers Sameh and Saed Wadi, World Street Kitchen is the year-round neighborhood restaurant built from the popularity of their WSK food truck. Featuring flavors from across the globe – from Asia to the Caribbean to the Mediterranean and everything in between — the restaurant serves popular staples, specials, sweets and cocktails in one friendly spot.
WSK has been rocking worlds and making waves since it opened in 2012.
Favorite Place to Go for a Sweet Treat - Milkjam Creamery
Also from the creative brains of Sameh and Saed Wadi, Milkjam Creamery is known for fun ice cream flavors with offbeat names, and serves sundaes and adult floats made with champagne or beer. This quote from the brothers themselves pretty much says it all, "After a while it wasn't, 'Let's make good ice cream,' it was, 'Let's make fucking amazing ice cream.'" And they do.
Favorite Place to Grab a Cup of Coffee - Bob's Java Hut
Many years ago several motorcycle enthusiasts were tired of being harassed by another coffee shop on Lyndale Ave, because their bikes were taking up valuable parking space from there customer’s cars. The question was asked - Why not open our own coffee shop where annoying cars take up space from the motorcycles? Bob’s may not be the oldest coffee shop in Minneapolis, but it is the only shop that has had the same owner.
Favorite Place to Meet Up - The Lynhall While Scout is in construction we have needed a place nearby to meet with collaborators, brainstorm ideas, and take care of business - luckily we have The Lynhall right next door! The Lynhall is a collective of passionate educators, chefs, bakers, craftspeople, storytellers and entrepreneurs. They believe in the importance of food and its power of strengthening families, friends and communities. At The Lynhall, they entertain, engage and invite people in as they celebrate taste, teaching and togetherness. Favorite Place to Grab a Cocktail - The CC Club Hot on the tracks of prohibition, the C.C. Club originally opened as the C.C. Tap. Building it's tradition on live rock & roll and three-two brews, the C.C. quickly became the best known beer joint in the five-state area including the Dakotas, Iowa and Wisconsin in no time flat. Sharing it's regulars with the record store across the street, Oar Folkjokeopus, the C.C. Tap eventually became the C.C. Club, and it's neighborhood tradition continued to grow through the 1970s and 80s.