Bap and Chicken, 1328 Grand Ave., will mark its second anniversary on Thursday, July 29, with dining specials and giveaways beginning at 11 a.m. Then from 5-8 p.m, owner John Gleason will continue the celebration with Korean drummers and complimentary cake, along with mimosas and sparkling teas from Jinx Tea. The evening will wrap up with a grand prize drawing to receive free chicken for a year.

Yum! Kitchen and Bakery, after operating in the west metro area for 15 years, is crossing the Mississippi River to open its third location this fall in the new Harper Apartments on the southeast corner of Snelling and Selby avenues. For Yum! co-owner Patti Soskin, who grew up in Highland Park, the new location is a homecoming of sorts. “When the space became available, we thought it had to be a twist of fate,” Soskin said. “My dad lived behind his father’s plumbing shop kitty-corner from where our new Yum! will be. It was all meant to be. We’re excited to be part of the community again.” The 4,116-square-foot Yum! at Selby and Snelling will feature the same menu as the Saint Louis Park and Minnetonka locations, with everything made on-site, counter service, and plenty of seating, including on a four-season patio. It will also serve beer and wine. The opening is scheduled for October.



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