Chefs to Watch 2016: Erick Harcey, Upton 43, Minneapolis

Peter Gianopulos

Last year, Erick Harcey paid a visit to his culinary mentor—his then-81-year-old grandfather Willard Ramberg—seeking a little honest advice on a new restaurant project he was considering. Over the years, Harcey had become something of a local culinary hero, transforming an abandoned Minneapolis gas station into Victory 44, a beloved casual stop famous for its to-hell-with-the-rules approach to comfort food. Now, he had plans to convert an old hardware...