Ann Kim, who runs Pizzeria Lola, Young Joni and Hello Pizza, won the James Beard Award for Best Chef Midwest in 2019. Guy Fieri visited Pizzeria Lola in 2012 for the Food Network show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. When Art Director Josh Keown and I spent time with Lola owner Ann Kim recently in Minnesota, we were impressed by her dedication to her craft, her employees and her community. Steve talks with Ann Kim, the owner of Pizzeria Lola, Hello Pizza and Young Joni, all in Minneapolis. She started Pizzeria Lola in Minneapolis, and it was an instant success. Owner Ann Kim recognized that the unique vibe at Lola would make it difficult to grow, but she also knew it would not be easy to keep many of her key employees around without advancement opportunities. What's not to like? But the secret to making a perfect pizza isnât so simple. Pizzeria Lola recently won National Munchies Award for â¦ Pizzeria Lola, which has been a cornerstone of the Edina community for two years, is a hot spot for pizza enthusiasts, whether you appreciate a quality crust, have an appetite for unique toppings or simply enjoy the classic taste of a margarita. Ann Kim Owner/Executive Chef at Pizzeria Lola and Hello Pizza Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area 103 connections In 2012, Kim and Leifur opened a second restaurant in Edina, Minnesota, a smaller pizzeria called Hello Pizza, selling pies and slices from a counter. Congratulations to Pizzeria Lola in Minneapolis for earning our 2014 Independent of the Year award. A few years later, she opened Hello Pizza in Edina and is offering New York-style slices. The second restaurant Hello uses deck ovens and fast became a â¦ Check out the feature here. A Korean immigrant,â¦ Established in 2010. She opened Lola eight years ago, focusing on wood-burning, artisan [â¦] Kim attended Columbia University in New York, studied law for a year, wanted to become an actress, but realized her true calling was in the culinary world. Famed Pizzeria Lola Copes With Pandemic by Adding Frozen Take-Home Pizzas James Beard Award-winning chef/owner Ann Kim now offers a selection of five frozen pies at her Minneapolis eatery. The eatery will feature New York style pizza, including by â¦ Ann Kim, the chef and owner of Pizzeria Lola, has opened her new Edina restaurant, called Hello Pizza.. Unique handcrafted pizzas, inspired sides, warm cookies & soft serve and beer! The restaurantâs wood-fired pizza soon became a city-wide obsession. Ann Kin, Owner and Executive Chef of Pizzeria Lola and Hello Pizza made for us burrata and english peas on toast. Hello Pizza is the sister restaurant to Pizzeria Lola. Kim and Leifur first opened Pizzeria Lola in 2010. Specialties: Pizzeria Lola is an artisan, wood-fired pizzeria located in South Minneapolis. Hello Pizza .