Duluth's restaurant scene changing

Chef Patrick Scot.

One established firm and another that’s new have are entering Duluth’s ever-changing restaurant market.

Sound, a new restaurant and music venue, open at 132 East Superior St., former home of Tycoons and the Blind Pig. The restaurant is the creation of Chef Patrick Scot and is his first solo endeavor.

The Vanilla Bean, which has operated in Two Harbors for 20 years, will be opening Feb. 1 in Mount Royal Shopping Center. The site formerly housed  Bixby’s and, most recently, Northern Waters Restaurant, which operated there for seven months.