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Bap And Chicken Celebrates 2nd Anniversary

WCCO Mid-Morning - July 2021​

The restaurant opened in July 2019 on Grand Avenue in St. Paul, and then made it through its first anniversary navigating the pandemic, owner John Gleason explains.

John Gleason - Bap and Chicken

Food Service News - February 2021​

...“Koreans eat kimchi jjigae all year round,” he continues, likening it to the eastern Asia country’s version of chicken soup. “It’s comfort food, not pretentious at all … and it makes you feel good.”...

A special documentary for the 70th anniversary of the Korean War

CTS America - December 2020​

Minnesota, a City that Loves Korea...

Fried chicken sandwiches are booming in the Twin Cities

Star Tribune - November 2020​

The Twin Cities' standout fried chicken sandwiches showcase our incredibly diverse food scene: Hmong, Italian, Korean, soul food, Nashville-via-Ethiopia...


10 new and soon-to-open restaurants and bars in the Twin Cities

Star Tribune - September 2020​

The plan was to open a second location of Bap and Chicken, the Korean-style fried chicken restaurant that opened on St. Paul’s Grand Avenue last year...

St. Paul chef offers fresh takes on Korean classics

The Mac Weekly - March 2020​

...Bap and Chicken, the brainchild of industry veteran John Gleason, serving made-from-scratch Korean fair with a Minnesotan twist....

Restaurant Dishes Up Owner’s Passion


“It’s me on a plate,” said John Gleason, owner and head chef at Bap and Chicken...

This St. Paul Chef’s Got Seoul


...His restaurant’s cuisine combines his South Korean heritage with his upbringing: Think rice bowls and cheese curds...

"Hangin’ with Klecko: Bap and Chicken’s John Gleason"

Food Service News By Klecko - November 2019​

...recently as I was cruising down the 1300 block, I noticed that the Grand Shanghai had been replaced by a new concept called Bap and Chicken....

"A neighborhood place for Korean Minnesotans"

Korean Quarterly By Melissa Lee Wright - October 2019​

Most KQ readers outside of Minnesota know the that Twin Cities has a reputation...

"The Minnesota-Korean food we’ll need this winter: fried chicken, Korean rice bowls, affordable prices"

Minnesota Monthly By Jason DeRusha - October 24, 2019​

Choose your own adventure: Twice fried in tempura-style batter until super crunchy, the chicken makes for a great sandwich, bibimbap rice bowl, or a nice bite on its own...

"St. Paul’s Bap and Chicken gets creative with Korean classics"

City Pages - October 2, 2019​

Forget the doom and gloom: At Bap and Chicken, the old really is (pleasantly) new again...

"Korean fried chicken stars at Bap and Chicken on Grand Avenue"

Eater Twin Cities - September 19, 2019​

Twin Cities restaurant veteran/general manager John Gleason (Masu at the Mall of America, Can Can Wonderland, etc.) has branched out...

"Bap and Chicken now open on St. Paul’s Grand Avenue"

Pioneer Press - August 2, 2019

Korean-American street food has arrived on St. Paul’s Grand Avenue....

"New Korean rice bowl and chicken eatery moving into former Grand Shanghai space"

Pioneer Press - May 30, 2019

The former Grand Shanghai space on Grand Avenue is getting a new tenant that will be serving trendy Korean food...

"Korean Fried Chicken coming to Grand Avenue this summer"

Eater Twin Cities - May 29, 2019

Brace for a double crispy kick to hit Grand Avenue this summer as Bap and Chicken takes over the old Grand Shanghai location...

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