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A connection fashioned from a coincidental mutual acquaintance, Kalahari Resorts & Conventions CEO/President Todd Nelson connected with founders of Twin Cities’ Parasole Restaurant Holdings to create Double Cut Steak House.

“Parasole are some of the best restaurant operators in the country, so I have no problem having them come in here and oversee things." 
- Todd Nelson

“Working with Kalahari Resorts was the most natural thing in the world. Todd Sr. and I even share the same doctor. When he told me what he needed, I got it instantly. When I came back to him with our idea, he got it instantly."
- Phil Roberts

Parasole Restaurant Holdings was founded in 1977 by Twin Cities’ entrepreneurs Phil Roberts and Pete Mihajlov. A third partner, long-time business associate and investor Kevin Kuester, joined the team in 2003.Together they oversee operation of Parasole Restaurant Holdings. Parasole is known for creating restaurants as unique as the people they serve, forming local hangouts and citywide destinations. Their creations are your first choice for relaxing with friends, celebrating an event, entertaining clients, or simply feeding the kids before they melt down.

With the expertise presented by Parasole alongside Kalahari Resorts & Conventions’ passion to deliver beyond expectations, undoubtedly Double Cut Steak House will prove to be an amazing success.

“Part of what we are trying to accomplish, is to be the leader in all areas of the family resort industry. That includes meeting space, entertainment, lodging and dining options. This provided the basis to add our signature dining experience.”
- Todd Nelson