Young Joni spreads the pizza love with call-in, takeout service

What’s better than ordering a wood-fired pizza at James Beard Semifinalist Ann Kim’s Young Joni? Having a piping hot pie ready to go when you arrive. In response to customer demand, Northeast Minneapolis’ Young Joni restaurant began offering takeout pizza on Tuesday, April 25. All of the signature pizzas are available for both walk-in and call ahead orders. … [ Read more]

Get to know the Minnesota chefs & restaurants up for 2017 James Beard Awards

The James Beard Foundation announced its list of semifinalists for 2017 chef and restaurant categories today, and Minnesota was well-represented with 13 chefs and two restaurants making the cut. The Best Chef: Midwest category, which last year was awarded to The Bachelor Farmer’s Paul Berglund, includes Thomas Boemer of Corner Table, Mike Brown, Bob Gerken, and James … [ Read more]

Kimchee and KFC: Young Joni’s Ann Kim and Adam Gorski on new American food traditions

So there’s Young, and there’s Joni. Two moms. One attentive and skillful Korean family cook: Young. One affectionate and bibulous North Dakota family host: Joni. Right? Okay, so there’s this restaurant: Young Joni. Coming soon. Northeast Minneapolis. Front dining room in the spirit of Young: Wood-fired ovens, open grill, shareable meals, generosity. Back bar in … [ Read more]

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Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Lardons and Pickled Peppers Recipe

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Lardons, Pickled Peppers, Togarashi, and Creme Fraiche By Ann Kim, Pizzeria Lola 8 purple sweet potatoes with white flesh 1 pound slab bacon (or sub thick-cut bacon) Chives, chopped Flaky sea salt (preferably Maldon) Togarashi 1 cup creme fraiche Pickled fresno chiles Bake yams at 375°F until tender, about 45 minutes to an … [ Read more]