Today star chef and newly transplanted Minnesotan Gavin Kaysen released a video explaining that Merchant is no longer the desired moniker for his North Loop restaurant that will open in mid-November.
The new name is in part an ode to the former horse stables of the building at 211 North 1st Street. The other part of the name inspiration is his now admitted spoon kleptomania. Spoon are, "my number one most important tool."
This is a stable and I steal spoons. It's as simple as that," he explained in the video, which you can watch in its entirety here.
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