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Restaurant Openings



Chef JD Fratzke’s new supper club, Falls Landing, opened in the Artisan Plaza, a new food hall just off Highway 52 in Cannon Falls, at the end of June. Fratzke and his partner, Tim Niver, closed the popular Strip Club Meat & Fish in St. Paul in 2017.

 

Mucci’s, that popular Tim Niver Italian eatery in St. Paul, has opened a second location, in Minneapolis’ Uptown, in Niver’s previous Mevyn location at 901 W. Lake Street.  Officially called Trattoria Mucci’s, the full-service restaurant will be taking reservations. Although we understand not taking reservations is more egalitarian, we do like reservations. 

 

After a dispute over zoning and competition with mainstay Grand Old Creamery, Treats Cereal Bar & Boba opened mid-June on Grand Avenue in St. Paul, offering cereal and ice cream, along with flavored ice cream cones. The brother/sister business partners also own Waffle Bar (bubble waffles) in Uptown and Lakeville. Treats allows customers to choose their own custom blend of a variety of cereals into a their own ice cream concoction.  

 

Also on Grand, Crisp and Green is preparing to take over the old D’Amico and Sons’ restaurant space, which closed in February. Crisp and Green is a franchise.

 

John Kraus and Elizabeth Rose have opened their second St. Paul location of Rose Street Patisserie, a bakery and café in the old Schmidt brewery office building/rathskeller. The bakery is the sibling of the award-winning Patisserie 46 in Minneapolis.  

 

Magic Noodles has opened to rave reviews and long lines in St. Paul, near University and Hamline avenues. It’s Facebook page apologized for the long lines, saying it’s the price to pay for handmade/handpulled noodles. 

 

A new seafood restaurant on the shores of Lake Minnetonka called Vann opened mid-July, according to Eater’s Twin Cities website. This is the first restaurant owned by Erik Skaar, who worked at both Tilia and The Bachelor Farmer. The name, Vann, is a Norwegian word for “water,” and according to Eater, the menu will focus on fish from both Lake Superior and Iceland.  

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