Thomas Kim

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2014

    The Rabbit Hole mistakenly pursued by police in relation to local house show

    On Friday morning, the Minneapolis Police Department contacted Thomas Kim of the Rabbit Hole in Midtown Global Market to inform him that hosting a kegger in his restaurant was illegal and would be shut down if pursued. Kim had no idea what they were talking about. As it turns out, the organizers o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2014

    Ask Hot Dish: Where can I eat out if I have food allergies?

    We at the Hot Dish love helping eaters find the perfect dining or drinking experience. In a new ongoing series, we'll be answering your most pressing food- and drink-related questions. If you've got a query, email us and you might see your question and our answer here.My grandson has a peanut allerg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 14, The Rabbit Hole's haemul pajeon

    As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2014, coming April 16, the Hot Dish is serving up 100 of our favorite local dishesThere are several things that chef Thomas Kim does very well. He can rock a mohawk at several lengths, from implied to standing tall. He can run a restaurant that ranks as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2014

    Hot Indian food truck to open stall inside Midtown Global Market

    The lights went out at one of the most popular stalls inside the Midtown Global Market when the Left Handed Cook folded into the Rabbit Hole. But Thomas Kim, chef and owner of those restaurants, hinted to us that that the stall wouldn't be dark for long. Now, Hot Indian, the food truck purveyor ... More >>

  • News

    February 12, 2014

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  • Restaurants

    January 22, 2014

    Sonora Grill flourishes in Longfellow

    The Midtown Global Market favorite expands its reach on Lake Street

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2013

    The Left Handed Cook to move into the Rabbit Hole

    Kim and Melgaard had hinted that their new restaurant, the Rabbit Hole, would soon serve lunch, though we didn't realize the Left Handed Cook would be coming over to serve it. Indeed, Thomas Kim and Kat Melgaard have decided to close their first venture, the Left Handed Cook, by the e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2013

    Thomas Kim of the Rabbit Hole talks design, brunch, and being "non-traditional"

    It's been a very busy few years for Thomas Kim. He's moved cities, become a new dad, and opened not one but two successful restaurants with partner Kat Melgaard -- the Left Handed Cook and just recently the Rabbit Hole, both in the Midtown Global Market. With two eateries so close to each ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    November 27, 2013

    It's palates in wonderland at the Rabbit Hole

    The new Midtown Global Market neighbor wins over hearts and stomachs

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2013

    First Look: The Rabbit Hole

    Stepping from the bright lights of Midtown Global Market into the Rabbit Hole, the new restaurant at the market's edge, is a bit like stepping into another world. The lights are dim. A stack of books twists over the top of the host stand. A line of seats frames the open kitchen where chefs throw dow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2013

    The Rabbit Hole opens today and here's a peek at the menu

    It's official: This afternoon Thomas Kim and Kat Melgaard will welcome guests to The Rabbit Hole, the pair's second venture after their acclaimed Korean soul food spot, The Left-Handed Cook.See Also:The Rabbit Hole kicks off Kickstarter campaignSignature Dish: Thomas Kim of The Left Handed Cook

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2013

    Long lines hamper Ramen Attack! block party

    As Chef John Ng and Lina Goh were plotting their first Ramen Attack! event, we warned them: If the weather is nice, you'll likely be inundated. There haven't been many ramen events in the Twin Cities, but we've learned from the past two that people will show up in droves for the chance to slurp some ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    September 11, 2013

    Fall restaurant openings: A season of promise

    New eateries in the Twin Cities emerge with a change of seasons

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2013

    The Rabbit Hole kicks off Kickstarter campaign

    Thomas Kim and Kat Melgaard are bringing a little art and Seoul to their new restaurant. The two are working furiously to make their dream restaurant a reality, but they're need just a little help to get there. They've created a Kickstarter campaign to raise some funds and share some delicious perks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2013

    The Rabbit Hole, coming soon from the team behind The Left Handed Cook

    E. Katie HolmThomas Kim and Kat Melgaard are hard at work on their next projectThomas Kim speaks haltingly at first, taking sidelong glances at partner Kat Melgaard. She smiles, nods, and occasionally fills in the end of a sentence. The two are a little dazed -- the result of a whirlwind tour throug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    Best of Hot Dish: April 29-May 3, 2013

    Check out all the incredible Twin Cities food and drink news from this week's Hot Dish. Here are a few of our top stories. Find out what's open, closed, and coming soon with the Month in Review. "50 Favorite Dishes" continues with picks from Three Sons Meats and Union. Don't fret, warm weat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    Signature Dish: The Left Handed Cook's Thomas Kim

    In the search for the Twin Cities' best culinary creations, we often come across dishes that stop us mid-bite and force us to reflect on the level of thought and artistry chefs put into their work. The efforts of the chefs are often laborious, and the end results are regularly consumed before the fu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2013

    The Left-Handed Cook's 21 Spice Fried Chicken: 50 Favorite Dishes, no. 12

    Fried chicken may not be synonymous with the Twin Cities, but one newcomer to the Midtown Global Market is doing its best to boost our local reputation. When the Left-Handed Cook, Thomas Kim and Kat Melgaard's Korean soul food restaurant opened last summer, one item on the menu seemed to immediately ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2013

    Graze 4 Good food event supports young entrepreneurs

    Young philanthropists getting together to help raise funds to support young entrepreneurs was the name of the game at this years Graze 4 Good event hosted in Midtown Global Market's kitchen space, Kitchen in the Market. The yearly event was put on by Fourth Generation, a program of the Minneapolis F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2013

    Chef's Day Off: Where Lisa Hanson of Mona likes to eat

    It's relatively rare -- maybe even a blue moon-level occasion -- for a chef, particularly one at a new restaurant, to be able to go out on the town and have someone else cook for them. So when local chefs do get a chance to get away from their own kitchens, where do they choose to eat? This Chef's D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2013

    Super Bowl Snacks: Local takeout options for game day

    Last week we have a run-down of some of the best wings around town, but if you're looking for something other than sauce-slathered chicken (okay, there's some more of that on this list too) to serve at your game-day party, plenty of restaurants are offering their catering services over the busy week ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2012

    Chef's Day Off: Where Jim Kyndberg of FireLake Grill likes to eat

    It's relatively rare -- maybe even a blue moon-level occasion -- for a chef, particularly one at a new restaurant, to be able to go out on the town and have someone else cook for them. So when local chefs do get a chance to get away from their own kitchens, where do they choose to eat? This Chef's D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2012

    Chef's Day Off: Where Susan Dunlop of Joan's in the Park likes to eat

    It's relatively rare -- maybe even a blue moon-level occasion -- for a chef, particularly one at a new restaurant, to be able to go out on the town and have someone else cook for them. So when local chefs do get a chance to get away from their own kitchens, where do they choose to eat? This Chef's D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    Fresco's Pasta Bar now open

    It's hard to put your finger on any unrepresented food niches at the Midtown Global Market. You've got your Mexican, your Swedish sausages, your tortas, cupcakes, gyros, Korean soul food, and even camel burgers. But the one thing missing? Italian food. Italian! There is Jakeeno's, but that's more fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2012

    James Beard benefit dinner brings out the star chefs

    Last night, on the bluffs in Mendota Heights, the James Beard Foundation, in conjunction with Le Cordon Bleu and Mpls/St.Paul magazine, hosted a benefit dinner in which eight of the Twin Cities most regarded chefs prepared a multiple-course, roaming tasting menu. Guests could nibble their way from k ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    June 13, 2012

    Left Handed Cook is all right

    A tasty new addition comes to Midtown Global Market: Asian soul food

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2012

    The Left Handed Cook: A first look at new Midtown Global Market stall

    Thomas Kim and Kat Melgaard are challenging preconceived notions about what a stand inside Midtown Global Market is capable of creating. Bearing no resemblance to most other grab-and-go spots in the city, it will soon be opening what's best described as a micro-restaurant. Fine-dining quality, comfo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2012

    The Left Handed Cook coming soon to Midtown Global Market

    ​Since La Sirena Gorda closed there's been a quiet, darkened pocket in the heart of the bustling Midtown Global Market. We've just learned that soon the lights will be on at a new, unique eatery with some serious cooking chops.Joining the line up of sandwiches, camel burgers, cupcakes and tortas w ... More >>