Updated Aug 3, 2021 - Food and Drink
Minneapolis chef Yia Vang's favorite foodies to follow
Photo illustration of a grid of smartphone screens, the center one showing an image of Yia Vang.
Photo illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios. Photo:ย Yia Vang

Yia Vang has emerged as one of the Twin Cities' more celebrated โ€” and busiest โ€” chefs.

But what does the chef do with the down time he does have? Read on for his screen time faves:

  • ๐Ÿ“ฑ Device of choice: iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • ๐Ÿ‘‡ First tap of the day: "TikTok! I should lie and say emails though โ€ฆ My alarm, that's an app!"
  • ๐Ÿ“ฐ Go-to news source:ย Apple Newsย ๐ŸŽง
  • Podcast queue: "I'm a huge fan of The Folly Coffee Podcast by friend Rob. He's such a great interviewer and interviews all sorts of people. And obviously, White on Rice!"
  • ๐Ÿ“บ Streaming: All the Marvel movies on Disney+
  • ๐Ÿ“š Reading list: "'Extreme Leadership' by Jocko Willink and Leif Babib. It's about these two former Navy Seal guys who started a consulting company based on Navy Seal leadership tactics. I'm kind of a war dude, so I like hearing war stories."
  • ๐Ÿ˜‚ Favorite app: "Mematic...I love making memes out of candid photos of my friends."
  • ๐Ÿ“ธ Twin Cities' must-follow foodies: "@WhatHappyMakes does a great job of getting into the stories of food and mental health and how it all relates. And @JDHovland, because there's no pretentiousness with him โ€”ย  it's not about the hipster trendy place, it's about the hole in the [wall], ma-and-pa type shop."

Read our past Screen Time interviews with musician Dessa, former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and retired judge and NFL player Alan Page.

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