Owner

Birk Grudem

MINNEAPOLIS

About Birk Grudem

Birk Grudem and his partner, Chef Christina Nguyen started Hola Arepa as a food truck in 2011. Though the truck has been mostly in hibernation since they opened their brick & mortar restaurant in 2014, you can always enjoy their arepas, other dishes & cocktails in a space inspired by their travels to beach towns and charming old cafes in South America, Central America and Mexico. The two recently opened Hai Hai, a Southeast Asian street food restaurant & bar in Northeast Minneapolis. The restaurant won Eater's 2018 restaurant of the year award.

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