Ann Kim, co-founder of the wildly popular Young Joni, Pizzeria Lola and Hello Pizza, delivered the brashest line of the night when she accepted the Outstanding Restaurateur award at The Charlies 7th annual awards show on February 25.
It was like being transported back to a more genteel time, when guests—even reporters—are offered a pair of slippers when snow boots are abandoned at the front door and tea with honey in dainty flowered teacups, along with a plate of just-warmed pastries.
Wander into the restaurant at the ground level off the handsome condo building on handsome South 2nd Street in the heart of downtown Minneapolis’ Mill City, and aside from the concierge desk in the lobby there’s little to indicate you’ve arrived anywhere but a chic urban bar and restaurant.
Independent and family-owned foodservice distributor Upper Lakes Foods opened a 100,000-square-foot distribution center in Wisconsin, adding more than 70 jobs to the Janesville area, and bringing its total workforce up to 380.
The ACF Minneapolis Chapter thoughtfully changed the time of its annual awards dinner on Sunday, January 21, to accommodate its guests who still had visions of a Vikings Super Bowl dancing in their heads.