We regret to inform you that come April 20th we'll be closing our doors at our St. Paul location.

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The building we are located in (includes our space + the Viking Apartments) was recently purchased by a development company that plans to remodel the units above us (consequently displacing all of the current tenants - most of which who have lived there for over a decade & are on disability, social security, and/or struggling with addiction as well as many folks in recovery). These are our neighbors, we've grown to love & respect these people. Our hearts break for them during this time. Many of them will end up without housing or in shelters.

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The development company plans to raise our rent nearly five times the current rate & that is something we cannot do. And in good consciousness, we stand in solidarity with our neighbors. If they go, we go too. Gentrification rears its ugly head again in Downtown St. Paul. We believe in developing our neighborhoods & communities, we do not believe in the continued displacement of disadvantaged members of our community in the name of inflating riches.

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It's been an INCREDIBLE experience serving you all this past year. All of us have cried, sweat, bled, and most importantly LEARNED so much during this time. Just FIVE of us have run this operation since the beginning - from ripping up the tiling & other remnants of our predecessor Red Lantern to the very last plate we serve, we've run this place with a skeleton crew. And looking back, we wouldn't have it any other way. At times the stress was great but the sense of pride we are all walking away with is even greater. All along it's been just/us.

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We're not even sure how to properly thank EVERY SINGLE PERSON that's supported us. You are all the very best and have completely fortified our love for this city. St. Paul really is like no other place. Let's keep our town creative, humble, & kind.

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Come party with us while ya can! It's business as usual until Apr. 20th - serving amazing burgers and running our prix-fixe dinners. Stay tuned for what comes next! The just/us crew has some things in the works & we can't wait to fill you in.

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service at 6pm, 7pm, and 8pm

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Our tasting menu changes often, allowing us to share our tastes and abilities with the public as they evolve. This time our tasting menu might be inspired by street food around the world, but next time it might be re-imagined classic Italian flavors - or a fusion of multiple culinary inspirations. We are constantly learning, altering, experimenting, and - most importantly - having fun. For the diner, the experience is always a brand new one. 

The floor is handled by us cooks, too. We design the courses and run them to your table. This makes for an environment that's energetic and spontaneous. The barrier between chef and diner is non-existent. We charge an automatic 18% service fee that goes directly to everyone who co-operates the restaurant, no matter their role. Everybody gets a share in the restaurant's profits because without /us there is no just/us.

 

The Team

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NATE (THE CLUBFOOT) DOCKEN

THE DUNGEON MASTER

On a dark and cold Tuesday evening, Nate removed his sword from the Iron Viscount, breathing heavily and feeling the fatigue from a long, and near fatal struggle. Wiping the blood on a nearby banner, he could feel the power emanate from the Viscount. Then suddenly a bright flash of light streaked from his iron clad chest, and into Nate's. After a brief moment, the power was absorbed and it was over, and Nate turned to his loyal army and spoke:

"I'm gonna go open a restaurant because I literally have no idea why this happened, who you guys are, or what this is." 

Emily "Nickname pending" Hagen

WE'RE WORKING ON IT, YOU CAN'T RUSH IT

Emily has many years in the restaurant industry, and is excited to be apart of our shenanigans. She's a natural jack-of-all-trades, a hard af worker, and a great friend. She may look innocent, but trust us… she’ll kick your ass if she needs to. Don’t test her, folks.

SAMANTHA (THE BRUJA) ROILAND

RESIDENT WITCH (BUT NOT THE WEIRD KIND)

Samantha learned her trade at a bunch of restaurants in Minneapolis and St. Cloud. She is the house badass of awesome street food! She's got crazy good attention to detail, unique tastes, and will likely turn you into a frog & stick you in the stew. She’s spent a lot of time learning about (and eating) Latin cuisine and it really comes through in her dishes.

Mona "Omni" Negasi

Mona has not only a long and well established career in the restaurant industry, especially in Lowertown, but is an incredible visual artist as well. She's in charge of social media, curating the art selection, designing our graphics & menus, and generally most of the artsy things in our space. Artists, give her a shout!

 

Lil' Ol' JESSE Chil'

HOBO SUPREME

Jesse's background is well-rounded, but he really loves East African cuisine, especially that of Eritrea. He started as a baker and worked his way around the kitchen for years after. He's also a rad comic book artist (ask him for his books, he'd love to sell them to you), and can throw down hard in any MTG game. You might hear us all scream "INFORMER!" because of him.