Chef Landon Schoenefeld is a major name in the Twin Cities food world.
So when he told Dara Moskowitz Grumdhal of Minneapolis-Saint Paul magazine that he was leaving his restaurants Nighthawks and Birdie, it was news.
It wasn't so much that he was leaving, but the reason for doing so: depression — so severe that at times it's driven him to the brink of suicide.
We sat down with Schoenefeld at Nighthawks in Minneapolis earlier this week before it opened for lunch.
At 10 a.m., he'd already been on the job for a couple of hours already and he had 11 more to go.