I’ve been sitting on the info for a bit due to business and/or laziness, but thanks to Sean’s reminder, I’ll give a quick nod to Moto-I, Blake Richardson’s (Herkimer) new sake brewpub in Uptown. My knowledge of sake is pretty weak, but here’s a bit of a description of the place from their website:
moto-i is the first sake brewery restaurant outside of Japan. Located in Uptown, Minneapolis, moto-i is a full service restaurant with liquor, beer, wine and, of course, sake! moto-i makes draft sake or namazake. Nama is unpasteurized, and needs plenty of care as it can never get warm.
Our menu is reminiscent of an Izakaya, a Japanese Pub. With small plates as well as noodles and rice dishes, we incorporate many Asian ethnicities and keep the focus on street food of the best Asian Hawkers
Sean reports that the bar is also well-stocked with Minnesota-brewed offerings. Check ’em out!