Chef Gerard Klass and his wife Brittney Klass, the two masterminds behind fast-casual hits Soul Bowl and B.A.D. Wingz in the North Loop’s Graze Provisions + Libations, are bringing a Soul Bowl to Brittney’s home town of Richfield.
The culinary couple will open a takeout-and-delivery version of their neo-soul food brand on Chicago Avenue North in a strip mall space. Most of the menu will star Soul Bowl’s flavorful lineup of fried chicken, greens, and vegan comfort food classics, all served in compostable bowls.
The to-go outpost will also play off its proximity to Galaxy Foods, a grocer that provides Caribbean and West Indian produce and ingredients for most of Minneapolis’s restaurants. Look for a heightened focus on Soul Bowl’s Caribbean and West Indian takes on mains such as oxtails, stewed fish, curry goat, and braised cabbage.
The Black-owned business has significant ties to Richfield. Prior to Soul Bowl, Brittney spent her teenage years working at a McDonald’s, Bridgeman’s, and Baker’s Square in the area, and both have worked in eighteen restaurants within the Bloomington and Richfield area during their formative careers.
Since this iteration in Richfield will be solely for delivery and takeout, the entire menu will be available for ordering via online delivery platforms and operate Monday through Friday. They are currently hiring for a few positions to staff the new location.