Photos: Parka restaurant in Minneapolis

Minneapolis residents Chenny and Nick Rancone, with their three-year-old son Miles, foreground table, enjoy lunch at Parka Friday, March 15, 2013. The restaurant opened in January 2013 in the same building as home furnishing retailer Forage Modern Workshop. The two businesses are separated by a partial wall.
MPR Photo/Jennifer Simonson

Parka is a restaurant on East Lake Street in Minneapolis. It shares space with a retail shop called Forage Modern. The guys behind Forage are contractors who specialize in historical remodeling, and when they renovated the building, they reached out to the culinary team behind Parka and invited them to share space.

The restaurant has only been open for a few weeks now, but the partnership feels so organic that, apparently, when one of the city health inspectors visited Parka, even she remarked on how smart she thought the collaboration was.

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