PETER LUTZ HEAD CHEF Hails From Minneapolis, Minnesota Secret Food Obsession Canned sardines Best Way to Spend a Day Off Loitering around the Kingfield neighborhood Three Things I Can't Live Without 1. My baseball cap collection - all of my hats have a "P" on them. 2. Portable bluetooth speaker.  Every cook in our kitchen has one, because we all like to listen to our own thing, which can get a little ridiculous. 3. It's a Tie:  Ace Hardware - where else can you get canning supplies and cat food under one roof?  Cinco de Mayo Mercado - where else can you get pig's trotters and fresh tortillas under one roof?

PETER LUTZ

HEAD CHEF

Hails From
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Secret Food Obsession
Canned sardines

Best Way to Spend a Day Off
Loitering around the Kingfield neighborhood

Three Things I Can't Live Without
1. My baseball cap collection - all of my hats have a "P" on them.
2. Portable bluetooth speaker.  Every cook in our kitchen has one, because we all like to listen to our own thing, which can get a little ridiculous.
3. It's a Tie:  Ace Hardware - where else can you get canning supplies and cat food under one roof?  Cinco de Mayo Mercado - where else can you get pig's trotters and fresh tortillas under one roof?

YIA CHANG SOUS CHEF Hails From I was born in a refugee camp in Thailand and came to Fresno, California in 1994, at age 4. I moved to Minnesota in 2011. Secret Food Obsession Anything spicy. Super spicy. Thai chilies make my life spicy everyday. Best Way to Spend a Day Off Fishing, on a boat in the middle of a lake, in the summer sun, with an ice cold Corona. Three Things I Can't Live Without 1.  My MAC chef's knife, for obvious reasons. 2. My aquarium.  It's peaceful, keeps me focused, and I like having water in my presence. 3. My baseball cap - for bad hair days!

YIA CHANG

SOUS CHEF

Hails From
I was born in a refugee camp in Thailand and came to Fresno, California in 1994, at age 4. I moved to Minnesota in 2011.

Secret Food Obsession
Anything spicy. Super spicy. Thai chilies make my life spicy everyday.

Best Way to Spend a Day Off
Fishing, on a boat in the middle of a lake, in the summer sun, with an ice cold Corona.

Three Things I Can't Live Without
1.  My MAC chef's knife, for obvious reasons.
2. My aquarium.  It's peaceful, keeps me focused, and I like having water in my presence.
3. My baseball cap - for bad hair days!

SARINA GARIBOVIC GENERAL MANAGER Hails From Originally Pula, Croatia. My family moved to a small town in Austria, where we lived for three years before moving to Phoenix, Arizona. Been loving four seasons since 2011.  Secret Food Obsession Pizza Rolls Best Way to Spend a Day Off Riesling, Chenin, and some kind of activity involving flowers. Three Things I Can't Live Without 1. My cats- Bob Sacamano and Lingers aka The Licker aka Mr. Lahey 2. Coffee 3. Maps  

SARINA GARIBOVIC

GENERAL MANAGER

Hails From
Originally Pula, Croatia. My family moved to a small town in Austria, where we lived for three years before moving to Phoenix, Arizona. Been loving four seasons since 2011. 

Secret Food Obsession
Pizza Rolls

Best Way to Spend a Day Off
Riesling, Chenin, and some kind of activity involving flowers.

Three Things I Can't Live Without
1. My cats- Bob Sacamano and Lingers aka The Licker aka Mr. Lahey
2. Coffee
3. Maps

 

MARK SAIRIO SOUS CHEF Hails From St. Paul, MN  Secret Food Obsession Pizza. Tacos. Ice cream - I have a serious weakness for strawberry ice cream. Bananas. Washed rind cheeses. Best Way to Spend a Day Off Making pasta at home with my girlfriend. Drinking coffee. Checking out new restaurants. Trying new cocktail recipes, Walking. Reading. A good bottle of wine. Yard work. Napping with my cats. Three Things I Can't Live Without 1. My family and friends - I need that love and support! 2. My Chemex coffee maker 3. Bread

MARK SAIRIO

SOUS CHEF

Hails From
St. Paul, MN 

Secret Food Obsession
Pizza. Tacos. Ice cream - I have a serious weakness for strawberry ice cream. Bananas. Washed rind cheeses.

Best Way to Spend a Day Off
Making pasta at home with my girlfriend. Drinking coffee. Checking out new restaurants. Trying new cocktail recipes, Walking. Reading. A good bottle of wine. Yard work. Napping with my cats.

Three Things I Can't Live Without
1. My family and friends - I need that love and support!
2. My Chemex coffee maker
3. Bread

CHRIS STEVENS & GAIL MOLLNER OWNERS We started out as two professional cooks who fell in love with each other, got married, and decided to have a restaurant baby. Our mission has always been to offer an experience that is wholly personal, both in the dishes we present and the ambiance we curate. When you walk through our door, you can expect to walk into a space that reflects this mission: warm, welcoming, silly-yet-serious, with our hearts on our sleeves. For the past decade, it's been our true pleasure to offer a high quality, hand made experience in our cozy little neighborhood spot! 

CHRIS STEVENS & GAIL MOLLNER

OWNERS

We started out as two professional cooks who fell in love with each other, got married, and decided to have a restaurant baby. Our mission has always been to offer an experience that is wholly personal, both in the dishes we present and the ambiance we curate. When you walk through our door, you can expect to walk into a space that reflects this mission: warm, welcoming, silly-yet-serious, with our hearts on our sleeves.

For the past decade, it's been our true pleasure to offer a high quality, hand made experience in our cozy little neighborhood spot!