Eric & Andrew Dayton


Askov Finlayson, Bachelor Farmer




The Dayton brothers might come from one of the state’s wealthiest families—and with a sitting governor as a father to boot—but they’re determined to make their own mark in the North Loop. Their Bachelor Farmer restaurant, which offers Nordic-inspired cuisine, and the Marvel cocktail bar and Minnesota-themed Askov Finlayson clothing store helped transform the industrial-fringe neighborhood of downtown into the hippest place for the live-work-play set. Next on the list? Getting Minnesota to shed its Midwest label and instead embrace its cold-weather qualities as capital of “North.”