Molly Yeh Is Opening A Restaurant. Here's What To Expect

Molly Yeh, host of Food Network's "Girl Meets Farm," broke the news via Instagram that her new restaurant is set to open later this year!

Yeh got her start as a food blogger, eventually releasing her cookbook "Molly on the Range." The Food Network star's dishes often feature influences from her Chinese-Jewish heritage, as well as farm-fresh ingredients and Midwest flavors. Yeh shares on her website that she lives with her family on a farm, which is settled on the border of North Dakota and Minnesota.

Now, the star can add "restaurant owner" to her impressive list of accomplishments. Yeh shared on Instagram the upcoming restaurant will be named Bernie's and will open in East Grand Forks, Minnesota. The restaurant will be in the Whitey's Underground building, reports the Grand Forks Herald, which Yeh shared in her Instagram caption she and her husband purchased in 2021. Built in the 1930s, Whitey's still has historic prohibition-era bar furnishings (via Visit Greater Grand Forks).

Everything you should know about Bernie's

In an Instagram post shared to the official Bernie's account, the upcoming restaurant's team says it will feature "Midwest traditions, Scandinavian flavors, local ingredients, major coziness, good bread, and HOTDISH, all under one roof." (If you're unfamiliar, hotdish is a Midwestern comfort food casserole, often combining some kind of starch, protein, and vegetable, explains Eater.) The video shared to both Yeh's and Bernie's Instagram accounts shows chefs preparing food, and appears to feature a battered fish dish, a salad, an egg sandwich, and more.

The name inspiration comes from Yeh's firstborn daughter, Bernadette, born 2019, who Yeh and her husband nicknamed Bernie (via Yeh's website). The real Bernie is even shown briefly in the beginning of the announcement video with her parents!

Bernie's is expected to open Fall 2022. Though the interior appears to still be under construction, you can follow the restaurant's Instagram account for updates and digitally preview the restaurant before it opens.