On March 31st, the Yelp Elite Squad kicked off the weekend by pre-gaming at PinKU Japanese Street Food in Minneapolis! PinKU is a fine-casual restaurant that offers culturally genuine and time-tested items made from the freshest ingredients – their fish and produce are purchased fresh every morning! Their authentic Japanese street food is complemented by a cultural, entertaining, and educational experience that is truly unforgettable.
The evening started with a fabulous live performance by drag queen Victoria DeVille! Guests enjoyed tasty samples of PinKU’s newest potsticker creations which were inspired by co-owner John Sugimura’s most recent trip to Japan, where he immersed himself in authentic Japanese street food culture. He incorporated the new tasty techniques that he learned into his menu and they were definitely a hit! The Okonomiyaki, garlicky pork ,and red pepper tofu potstickers were among the crowd-pleasers. Delicious specialty cocktails such as PinKU Elixir and sake accompanied the tastings.