Three big names launching new restaurants on their home turf.
Bizarre Foods star Andrew Zimmern will open his first restaurant this October in Minneapolis. A lifelong passion for regional Chinese food drives the menu. Expect hand-pulled noodles, dim sum, Chinese barbecue (and a tiki bar).
THE BENEVOLENT KING
Israeli and James Beard semifinalist Ben Poremba got his kitchen inspo from his Moroccan mom. She moved to St. Louis to help plan the menu—surely the only one in town listing craft cocktails and hand-rolled couscous.
Jonathan Brooks’ Milktooth is Indianapolis’ holy grail of breakfast. At his sophomore restaurant, the chef's inventiveness shines in dishes like a grilled cucumber salad tossed in vinaigrette made of the cuke’s charred skin.