An Indigenous restaurant positioned on a sacred web site in Minneapolis was named Finest New Restaurant by the James Beard Basis. Dana Thompson and her husband and companion, Chef Sean Sherman, opened Owamni in 2021 with a mission to revitalize and re-identify North American Delicacies.
“We’re so proud to be acknowledged for all we’re doing and making an attempt to do for sovereignty, non secular well-being and different Indigenous cooks throughout the nation,” Thompson instructed the Star Tribune.
Owamni is a contemporary, Indigenous, full-service restaurant positioned within the Water Works Pavilion in Mill Ruins Park, or OwamniYomni, the sacred web site of peace and well-being for the Dakota and Anishinaabe folks. It prioritizes shopping for meals from Indigenous producers domestically and throughout the nation. It additionally eliminated colonial substances like wheat flour, cane sugar, dairy, beef, hen, and pork, that are meals not initially from this land.
The menu consists of a mixture of Indigenous recreation, fish, birds, and bugs with wild vegetation, Native American heirloom farm varieties, and domestically grown produce. A few of the attention-grabbing gadgets on the menu embrace Purple Cliff lake trout, grilled forest mushroom, duck sausage, cricket seed combine, and elk and turkey sandwiches. Studying a few of these, chances are you’ll assume it is going to be an costly meal. We have been pleasantly shocked to see costs starting from $7 to $17.
Greater than three-quarters of the workers are Indigenous. The staff is made up of Anishinaabe, Mdewakanton Dakota, Navajo, Northern Cheyenne, Oglala Lakota, and Wahpeton-Sisseton Dakota folks. Making this culinary tradition accessible has lengthy been Sherman’s focus.
Should you’re keen on making a reservation, achieve this properly upfront. They’re reserving months out, so there will probably be a wait. Patio tables overlooking the Mississippi River are on a primary come, first served foundation.
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