Thomas Boemer and Nick Rancone

Chef and Owner




Thomas Boemer and Nick Rancone are the duo behind the phenomenally successful (and tiny) Southern restaurant on south Nicollet Avenue—arguably the first restaurateurs in memory to successfully bridge the Mason-Dixon line to bring authentic Southern fare to these parts. A year of great reviews and long lines has led to big-shouldered expansion plans for late 2016 and 2017: A doubling of space in the Minneapolis restaurant, a sibling on Selby Avenue in St. Paul, and anchor tenancy at Keg & Case Market—a redevelopment of the historic keg warehouse at St. Paul’s Schmidt Brewery. Right now, this is arguably the most ambitious restaurant team in the region.