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Publications featuring Shea and our clients

Eastside and The Armory are New York Times must-visits

With the NCAA Final Four tournament on the horizon in Minneapolis, the New York Times has taken the liberty of breaking down five must-visit spots around the Twin Cities—and Shea-designed Eastside restaurant in Downtown East and The Armory have made the grade. See the full piece here.

Shea Links: March

At Shea, we pride ourselves on staying on top of what’s happening in design news. It helps us keep tabs on what’s fresh, inspiring, and happening in the world—and we make a few headlines of our own, too. Here are some recent articles delving into design, experience, and what’s buzzing in our community: “A Deep […]

Artful Living gives a guide to Gavin Kaysen

Since moving back to his native Minnesota and opening his first restaurant, Spoon and Stable, in the North Loop, Chef Gavin Kaysen has been working on building a Twin Cities mini-empire—including 2017’s Bellecour in Wayzata and this winter’s tasting-menu-only Demi, just a hop, skip, and a jump away from Spoon & Stable. Artful Living breaks […]

Shea-designed Bacon Social House to open this spring

Bacon Social House has a new home to bring the bacon to—the Denver-based chain will be opening its first Twin Cities location later this spring, in the Thresher Square building in downtown Minneapolis. The bacon-centric brunch and dinner joint is designed by Shea, and will be the chain’s first venture outside of Colorado. The Minneapolis-St. […]

Shea Links: March

At Shea, we pride ourselves on staying on top of what’s happening in design news. It helps us keep tabs on what’s fresh, inspiring, and happening in the world—and we make a few headlines of our own, too. Here are some recent articles delving into design, experience, and what’s buzzing in our community: “Spaces That […]

Gavin Kaysen’s Demi delights Food & Wine

It may be French for “half,” but Demi is an entier success in Minneapolis. Gavin Kaysen’s latest, most ambitious restaurant yet has scored big points in Food & Wine as a modern, adventurous way to dine. The piece highlights Chef Kaysen’s career and the Demi experience, filled with culinary surprises, and praises the warm Shea […]

Shea clients named James Beard semifinalists

The James Beard Awards semifinalists list is out, and it’s packed with Shea friends and clients, including Pastry Chef Diane Moua of Spoon and Stable, Popol Vuh in the Best New Restaurant category, and Chef Jamie Malone of Grand Cafe for Best Chef: Midwest. Congratulations to them and all of the other semifinalists! See the […]

Shea signs light up Twin Cities restaurants

The neon-sign movement is lighting up restaurants around the country, and the Twin Cities are aglow with fun phrases on clever fixtures. WCCO reports on the trend, calling out three Shea restaurant designs—Edwards Dessert Kitchen, Grand Catch, and Lat 14—for their special glow. Check out the full piece here.

Demi dazzles in previews

Media and friends-and-family previews have wrapped up for Demi, Chef Gavin Kaysen’s Minneapolis tasting-menu-only spot, and many of the locals are breaking their own review rules to give an early peek. Spoiler alert: The food, pairings, and service are stellar, and it’s a completely new experience for the Twin Cities. Check out the early looks […]

Shea Links: February

At Shea, we pride ourselves on staying on top of what’s happening in design news. It helps us keep tabs on what’s fresh, inspiring, and happening in the world—and we make a few headlines of our own, too. Here are some recent articles delving into design, experience, and what’s buzzing in our community: “A New […]

Food & Wine declares Demi the next hottest spot

Demi, Gavin Kaysen’s 20-seat tasting-menu venture, opens later this month, and reservations are booking fast—the next two months are booked nearly solid, and are filling up by the minute. Food & Wine has a story on the extremely successful reservation launch, plus tips for scoring a seat. See the whole piece here. The Business Journal […]

Bellecour and COV make Wayzata a Wall Street Journal destination

It’s no secret in the Twin Cities that Wayzata has a certain allure, with its charming downtown and stunning lakeside homes. The Wall Street Journal recently called out the town for the same reasons, adding that the local restaurants are a huge part of the town’s draw—including Shea clients Bellecour and COV. Get the whole […]

Bloomberg names Minneapolis one of the country’s most exciting food cities

Bloomberg has released an article insisting that the most exciting food in the country is to be found in smaller cities—and, naturally, Minneapolis made the list for its sophisticated, wide range of restaurants, with special mentions to Shea clients Spoon & Stable and Bellecour. Read the whole piece here.

P.S. Steak deemed straight-up stunning

Open less than two weeks, P.S. Steak has made a major splash on the Twin Cities restaurant scene, and it’s been universally acclaimed for Shea’s renovation of the historic space. Eater’s visual tour praises the rich, luxurious dining room, newly added second bar, and sultry elegance. And the Star Tribune praises the new restaurant for […]

Shea Links: January

At Shea, we pride ourselves on staying on top of what’s happening in design news. It helps us keep tabs on what’s fresh, inspiring, and happening in the world—and we make a few headlines of our own, too. Here are some recent articles delving into design, experience, and what’s buzzing in our community: “The Next […]

Jinx Tea to quench thirst in Linden Hills

High-end tea brand Jinx Tea is headed to South Minneapolis for its first brick-and-mortar location, and Shea will be helping to keep thirsts quenched in the neighborhood. The small space will feature cold-brew, tap-served tea and a walk-up window, and will be open in time for lake season. The Business Journal has the story here.

Demi details revealed as opening date nears

Diners across the country are chomping at the bit waiting for the opening of Demi, Gavin Kaysen’s third restaurant venture in the Twin Cities. The Star Tribune has the scoop on opening dates, menu details, and, of course, the Shea design, and Eater has an early look, too. Get the full story from the Star […]

Biz Journal notes P.S. Steak is searing-hot

P.S. Steak just opened this week, but the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal has already declared it the hottest spot in town. The space revives the elegant former La Belle Vie restaurant, and the Journal praises the vibe in the dining room and expanded lounge space (including a second bar). Read the full piece here. An […]

Shea named Top Interior Design Firm of 2019

NEWH, the Hospitality Industry Network, recently announced its TopID Firm Awards for 2019, and Shea has been named as one of a handful of firms internationally as the best in the industry. We’re proud and thrilled to have been given the honor, and to be in great company with other chapter winners. See the full […]

Demi tops Robb Report’s list of most-anticipated openings

The Robb Report is always at the height of what’s haute, its recent list of most-anticipated restaurant openings for 2019 is no exception. Demi, the tasting-menu-only restaurant from acclaimed Minneapolis chef Gavin Kaysen, tops the list with its 20-seat chef’s counter, where diners can see all the action. See the full list here.