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Moveable Feast: MnMo editor Rachel Hutton and MPR Classical’s John Birge preview new pizza joint Young Joni


Young Joni
Thai sausage appetizer and Jambon Royale pizza from the new Young Joni. Photo by Josh Grubbs.

Ann Kim and her husband Conrad Leifur run red-hot pizza joints Pizzeria Lola and Hello Pizza, on the Minneapolis/Edina border. While they've received much success locally and nationally (Lola was featured on Guy Fieri's Diners, Drive-ins & Dive), they felt like it was time for something new. Their latest project, Young Joni in Northeast (adjacent to Dangerous Man Brewing) features a huge space and a "secret" speakeasy in back. The menu pairs pizza with Korean-style meats and small plates, showcasing Kim's culinary repertoire beyond her very delicious pizzas. Get a special look at how the restaurant came to be, and the hurdles Kim and Leifur faced, in December's Minnesota Monthly's cover story.

Listen to the full segment at Classical MPR.

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