Chef Thomas Boemer and Nick Rancone are the co-owners of the beloved Minneapolis and St. Paul dining destinations, Corner Table and Revival. Since taking over Corner Table (4537 Nicollet Ave) in 2012, the restaurant has received critical acclaim for a menu that offers Boemer’s take on Low Country cuisine, executed with French technique and highlighting the best of local, seasonal products. Boemer and Rancone work closely together, as is evidenced by Corner Table’s thoughtful wine program, with a list created by Rancone that perfectly complements the restaurant’s seasonal fare.
Famous for its fried chicken and Southern fare, Revival’s original Minneapolis location (4257 Nicollet Ave) will more than double its seating capacity (from 40 to about 120) and launch a new takeout/delivery program in early 2017. In summer 2016, Revival opened a concession outpost at the new US Bank Stadium and the highly anticipated Revival St. Paul outpost (525 Selby Ave) will open before the end of 2016 with an expanded barbeque menu and inspired cocktail program. Boemer won the 2015 Grand Cochon Championship, Eater Minneapolis awarded him the 2015 “Chef of the Year” title, and in 2016 he achieved a semi-finalist nomination for “Best Chef Midwest” from the James Beard Foundation Awards for his work in the kitchen at Corner Table.