Bite of the Week: Curd Burger at Oly’s Roadhouse

Bite of the Week is a weekly feature showcasing an exceptional meal or dish, curated by The Growler. When chef J.D. Fratzke took over culinary operations at the ambitiously expanding Artisan Plaza in Cannon Falls, a thought struck him: Oly’s Roadhouse, the plaza’s casual dining operation, had a rippingly hot stone oven, and there’s no reason … [ Read more]

Now Open (Or Damn Close): Bus Stop Burgers & Brewhouse

It’s easy to get excited when walking into Bus Stop Burgers & Brewhouse. Located in the Downtown East neighborhood of Minneapolis, on the ground floor of the Wells Fargo Building and firmly in the shadow of U.S. Bank Stadium, Bus Stop provides a welcome addition to a patch of downtown Minneapolis thirsty for quality food … [ Read more]

Saints debut new food options at CHS Field

It’s hard to convince anyone going to a St. Paul Saints game to wait to eat until they get to CHS Field when it’s in the hottest dining neighborhood in the Twin Cities. Lowertown St. Paul is overflowing with good sit-down dining (Heartland, Saint Dinette, Handsome Hog), more casual eateries (Ox Cart Ale House, Dark Horse, Big River … [ Read more]

Gordy’s Hi-Hat opens for the season on first day of spring

Gordy’s Hi-Hat opens for its 56th year on the first day of spring, Sunday March 20. Gordy’s Hi-Hat, located in Cloquet, Minnesota, was opened in 1960 by Gordy and Marilyn Lundquist and is still owned and operated by the Lundquist family. The annual opening is one of the first real signs of spring here in Minnesota, … [ Read more]

New Blue Door Pub restaurant to open next week

Next week will be a good one for burger enthusiasts in Minneapolis’ Dinkytown neighborhood as the Blue Door Pub opens its third restaurant location. In a Facebook post Friday morning, the Blue Door Pub announced that the new restaurant at 1514 Como Ave SE, nearby Van Cleve Park, will be open starting next week (firm opening … [ Read more]