We were told, “Good luck getting traffic to your Charlies booth at the US Foods show if Sue isn’t there.” And so we made sure Sue was there—if not in person then at least in cardboard.
I was sitting upstairs at Tilia while the staff took turns in the back checking the live internet feed to see if their boss, Steven Brown, would walk away with the coveted James Beard Award for Best Chef: Midwest.
Longtime sponsor Foodservice News has agreed to take over production and administration of the Charlie Awards—the annual celebration of the best of the food and beverage industries in the Twin Cities—from the founders of the annual event, Scott Mayer and Sue Zelickson.
Well, the rumors are true. Jamie Malone and fellow chef and partner Erik Anderson, who have long been working on another restaurant, Brut, bought Grand Café and, after some updates, will reopen the neighborhood spot in May.
The Pathway to $15 campaign released March 27 the results of a wage survey that shows tipped restaurant employees in Minneapolis average $28.56 an hour based on their hourly wage and tips. The survey also showed that cooks average $13.89 an hour and that support employees make $12.64 an hour.