Solar / Unconventional Architecture
The Tiny Diner, the latest restaurant concept by the famed Minneapolis restaurateur Kim Bartman, sought a different level to the locavores, farm to table, and regionalism wave that is sweeping the restaurant scene—take it off of the grid and grow a majority of the produce on the dense, urban, and used-to-be contaminated site. The Tiny Diner, with its solar canopy, collects power from the sun, as well as rainwater, and directs it to the site’s various gardens. At the same time, it covers the large outdoor seating area. The Tiny Diner sets a new bar for the Minneapolis restaurant scene.