Emily Surdyk

Emily Dunne Surdyk

Catering director

Surdyk’s Liquor and Cheese

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Launched in 1934, Surdyk’s remains a family-run business that grew to become an iconic liquor, wine, and specialty food store in Northeast Minneapolis. Much like the neighborhood changing around it, the business is being taken in new directions by the next generation. After working hard to reinvigorate and focus its catering division, the newest member of the family, Emily Dunne Surdyk, who married fourth-gen co-owner Taylor Surdyk, pivoted to create the Covid-friendly Surdyk’s at Home. The junior Surdyks also demolished part of the liquor store to make room for Sidebar, a full-service 60-seat restaurant and bar. It’s Dunne Surdyk’s history in hospitality and her vision for bistro dining that’s bringing the shop’s curated ingredients to the neighborhood in a whole new way.