I’ve always said the MSP area is like a big small town . When something happens, good or bad, you know someone (or you know someone who knows someone) involved. A heartbreak has happened at Japanese bistro Obento-ya. Executive chef and owner Mie Winters lost her battle with cancer, but her spirit lives on in the restaurant she loved.
So here’s our latest mission:
Mission: Honoring Obento-ya
Date: Monday, February 24
Time: Any time for lunch (11:30-2:30 pm), happy hour (5-6 pm) or dinner (until 9:30 pm)
Obento-ya – 1510 Como Avenue SE, Minneapolis
Why Fortify Obento-ya?
1) It’s a great, local Japanese bistro featuring fresh food. Small plates, creative bento boxes, sushi, ramen and more. Who couldn’t use a hot, steamy bowl of ramen to brighten this horribly long winter?!
2) They have happy hour specials as well as lots of vegetarian and vegan options. There’s something for everyone. Also wine. And sake. And beer (Morimoto beer!)
3) When someone has a dream, like a restaurant, and makes that dream a reality — it’s a big deal. When that someone is taken far too soon from their family and the community, it’s our duty to honor that dream. Show her family and staff how much you believe in Mei-san’s delicious dream.
So, who’s up for a sushi flash mob? Bento flash mob? Morimoto soba ale flash mob?! Let’s make it happen, Fortify community! There are a million other things you could do on a random winter Monday, but you can only do THIS on February 24.
Send the Obento-ya family a message on their Facebook page and I’ll see you at Obento-ya on Monday, February 24.
When you visit the restaurant, be sure to tweet photos of your beautiful meal and who you shared it with using the hashtag #MFortify