Sooki & Mimi is the new name of Ann Kim’s fourth restaurant, named after her maternal grandmother and the mother of her uncle who sponsored Kim’s family’s move from Korea in 1977. The new details of the restaurant were published in the New York Times in the September 11 food section. The restaurant’s vibe will be centered around a corn tortilla that Kim has been spending her spare time perfecting. Kim and her husband/partner Conrad Liefur also own Young Joni, Hello Pizza and Pizzeria Lola.
As a way to entice people to attend Perspectives’ Party for Hope fundraiser, the nonprofit serving women in transition and running Kids Café released its all-star lineup for next year’s Cooking with the Stars auction item. On tap for the summer of 2020 are: Tim McKee, Minnesota’s first chef to win the James Beard Award for Best Chef Midwest; Diane Moua, pastry chef at Spoon & Stable and Bellecour; Alex Roberts, also a James Beard winner for Best Chef Midwest and owner of Restaurant Alma and Brasa; Thomas Boemer of Corner Table, Revival and In Bloom; Jack Riebel of Butcher & the Boar, Il Foro and the Lexington; and Matt Leverty, executive chef at Tulibee Restaurant inside The Hewing.
The only way to score tickets to the chefs series is to bid at the annual gala October 25 at the Minneapolis Event Center.