Fried chicken fanatics have been waiting since mid-April for the Korean wing juggernaut Bonchon to open and those double-fried dreams were answered this week at 1414 West Lake Street. The former Davanni’s location, across Lake Street from Calhoun Square is Minnesota’s first Bonchon outpost. For now the new location is just open for dinner, but will eventually extend hours to lunch and late night.
The Uptown location is the first of two planned locations with a second still slated to open in the former Vescio’s location at 406 14th Avenue Southeast in Dinkytown.
The Bonchon chain started in South Korea and serves other Korean dishes, but has gained a rabid following for the double fried chicken that’s coated in a sticky soy glaze.