Kingfield neighborhood favorite Corner Table will soon be moving right down the block, to the space at 46th and Nicollet that formerly housed La Chaya Bistro, reports Stephanie March at Mpls.St.Paul Magazine. The three owners—Nick and Chenny Rancone, who bought the restaurant from founder Scott Pampuch, and chef Thomas Boemer, a newly-minted partner in the company—bought the La Chaya building and are planning just a little bit of renovation before opening in mid-March. They will be expanding dinner service to Monday through Saturday and also launching weekend brunch.
As for the current Corner Table space, March reports that they'll be turning it into a Southern bistro focusing on home-cooking. Think hush puppies and fried chicken (and fried chicken cobbler, which basically means fried chicken pie). Boemer will be the executive chef at both restaurants, and they will be bringing a chef de cuisine on board. The as-yet unnamed bistro will be opening this summer.
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