Jackie, we hardly knew ye. Two months into , it looks like Chef Kevin Kathman is no longer with the East Harriet restaurant.
The causes are unclear: Minnesota Monthly's Jason DeRusha reports that Kathman is accusing owner Jerry Nelson of fishy finances, while Nelson says Kathman refused to keep labor costs in check.
Either way, it looks like reviews like this, from our story about Jack's January reopening—
“Oh, Delicious!” regular Matt Perry exclaimed, describing a dinner he and his wife had Sunday night as part of Jack’s “soft re-opening.”
“Their food went from pretty unremarkable to outstanding,” Perry said. “They really took it to the next level.”
—could be a thing of the past as Jack's looses Kathman's innovative touch, that saw dishes like potato-leek soup transformed into a shooter with layers of warm, carmelized leeks and cool potato soup.