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Trung Pham

Owner, Pham’s Rice Bowl, Minneapolis

“Our public market location is a cool and eclectic environment. All the restaurants here are mom-and-pop owned restaurants, there’s no franchises in here. We’re a family-owned restaurant, 95 percent of what we make here, we make from scratch."

"And what’s unique about it is that we’re part of the community now. We’re connected to Allina Hospital here and we do get to see a lot of our regulars come back over the last 16 years here, so that’s a really cool part of it here.”

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Janene Holig

COO and Executive Chef, Hot Indian Foods, Minneapolis

“We make all of our food from scratch, we source local when possible, we use an Indian grocer in town so we get legitimate shipments that come from India to make our product. And we do a lot of traditional recipes with a bit more modern technique.”

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Charlie Scholler

Server, Farmer’s Kitchen + Bar, Minneapolis

“I’m excited for the opening, I’ve got a lot of cool food to work with, I’ve got a lot of local alcohol which is fun to play with. Like I didn’t know about Nah, from Ba Haus. It’s a super cool non-alcoholic beer, almost tastes like a brioche bun in a can.”