Today, Minneapolis is getting its own Union Hmong Kitchen. Chef Via Yang, a well-known chef outside of the Twin Cities thanks the success of Union Hmong Kitchen in St. Paul, has decided to open up a second location in LynLake. You wouldn't know it by the quiet building yesterday that still had Vang's latest pop-up logo, Mov, posted on the door.

At the beginning of the year, Vang announced a pop-up restaurant concept at the former Mucci’s Italian restaurant space. Every three months, a new pop-up concept would cycle through the now rebranded Hilltribe building at 901 W. Lake St. “It’s our canvas to try out new pop-up ideas in 3 month increments to see the viability and see if the concept works,” an Instagram post reads from March. Vang started with Slurp, a noodle-focused menu, then Mee-Ka, a take on Hmong American comfort food, and then Mov (“maw”), a rice-focus menu, debuted three weeks ago. Mov is closing early for Union Hmong Kitchen to take over.

Last summer, Union Hmong Kitchen quietly moved into the building and used it as a prep kitchen for the State Fair.

Union Hmong Kitchen’s hours at the Hilltribe building are Wednesday - Saturday 11a.m. - 8 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.