5 Twin Cities restaurants and chefs that survived 2020 to thrive in 2021
After a crippling 2020, these restaurants and manufacturers have stepped forward, only to reappear.
While 2020 was the death of all expectations, 2021 was a year where a few smart people looked into the ashes and, instead of retreating, decided to go into full phoenix mode. The mythical bird is admired for its ability to grow from glorious plumage to smoldering ashes, only to return – and thrive – as a newborn being. These restaurateurs and manufacturers threw their fate into the abyss and triumphed, filling our culinary world with new wonders.
Owamni – Restaurant of the year
Sooki and Mimi
Rosalia, Josefina, Sanjusan, Café Ceres, Cardamom
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