Award

We are elated to announce Brenda Langton and Timothy Kane of Spoonriver have been nominated for Outstanding Restaurateurs of 2019 by the James Beard Foundation. This recognition comes after 42 years of continual excellence at the vanguard of farm-to-table fine dining. We look forward to the announcement of semi-finalists on March 27th and the final award determination in May.

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“Outstanding RestaurateurBrenda Langton and Timothy Kane of Spoonriver in Minneapolis. The award honors “a restaurateur who demonstrates creativity in entrepreneurship and integrity in restaurant operations.” Langton and Kane are first-time semifinalists.” – Rick Nelson 

 

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Photo: David Joles

“Very thrilling to see the Twin Cities represented in the Outstanding Restauranteur category, that’s a national category and really recognizes the people who make restaurants that anchor our food scene. So good to see founding foremother of Minneapolis farm-to-table cooking Brenda Langton is nominated for Spoonriver with her husband and business partner Timothy Kane. I am raising spoon dips in your general direction.” – Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl