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St. Paul's Fried Chicken Dreams Are Answered: Revival Is Coming

Minneapolis' favorite fried chicken joint is opening in the former Cheeky Monkey.

Will the wallpaper make the move?
Will the wallpaper make the move?
Katie Cannon

On the dawn of the restaurant's first year, Revival, the South Minneapolis fried chicken restaurant. is expanding. to St. Paul. Nick Rancone confirmed over the phone. "I just signed the lease on the Cheeky Monkey space."

Two plates with towers of Tennessee hot and Southern fried chicken. Joy Summers

Some like it hot at Revival. Photo by Joy Summers

Revival was the second restaurant from Nick and Chenny Rancone and chef Thomas Boemer. They also own Corner Table. The Revival location is the original home of Corner Table. Since opening, the restaurant has built a stellar reputation for classic Southern fried chicken, a decadent burger, and a sky high banana cream pie.

The eastern outpost will be located where Cheeky Monkey most recently was on Selby Avenue in St. Paul's Cathedral Hill neighborhood. According to Nick, the patio will be open and serving by this summer. That's right. Revival part deaux could be frying up chicken in just a few short months.

Cheeky Monkey

525 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102 (651) 224-6066 Visit Website


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