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]

Falls Landing at Artisan Plaza marks a new chapter for JD Fratzke and for Cannon Falls

I’ve always wanted a restaurant that had a canoe as part of the decor,” says JD Fratzke. Fratzke, one of Minnesota’s best-known chefs and a Growler contributing writer, has always led a dual existence: tethered to the fire and knives of the restaurant kitchen, sure, but also escaping as often as he can manage to … [ Read more]