Having a leisurely lunch with Columnist Jonathan Locke involves a glass of house wine for him and iced tea for me—he has the day off, I have to go back to work. And when he gets going on his days as a chef is San Francisco, work be damned, there’s time for another round. What’s a third glass of iced tea among friends?
Twin Cities fine diners will remember when Marcus Samulesson, the African-born, Swedish-raised chef, brought his innovative restaurant, Aquavit, to Minneapolis' IDS Center. The renowned chef has since written several cookbooks and opened other restaurants, but his Red Rooster Harlem in NYC is a love letter to both of his roots, although a little more heavy on the African side.
What makes the food-on-demand market so enticing is that in addition to the large, national players like Blue Apron and Hello Fresh, there are individuals cooking for their neighbors within the boundaries of a reasonable delivery area.
Usually when I haven’t seen our colorful columnist Klecko for a while, our first order of conversation is to catalog his latest tattoos. But this time it was his footwear that caught my attention.
There’s more to a farmers’ market than produce and protein as evidenced by our recent visit to the Mill City Farmer’s Market in Minneapolis.