Restaurant reopens with Hometown Heroes event

Fogerty Arena Board of Directors members Chuck McQullin and Jess Robertson (front center) welcomed Blaine police officers and Mayor Tom Ryan July 6 to the Hometown Heroes event at the reopened Sticks & Stones restaurant in Blaine.

Blaine—sticks & Stones Restaurant, the north metro’s only nonprofit restaurant, reopened with a Hometown Heroes event earlier this month.

First responders in Blaine and Spring Lake Park stopped by the restaurant, located in Fogerty Arena, 9250 Lincoln St. NE in Blaine, for a complimentary drive-up meal of grilled burgers, brats and dogs with chips and beverages.

Gratitude was the theme for the reopening, according to Rob Hall, the arena’s general manager.

“COVID-19 impacted us all, and our appreciation goes to many people who helped us make it through months of closure, including our staff, volunteers, patrons and community members,” said Hall. “We were pleased to show our appreciation by hosting a Hometown Heroes Day to recognize and applaud the extraordinary work of our police, firefighters and emergency health care providers in serving our communities.”

Sticks & Stones Restaurant opened July 6 with a limited menu of appetizers. Other menu items will be added back to the menu as reopening is expanded. A COVID-19 preparedness plan to reduce health risks to customers and staff was adopted by the Fogerty Arena Board of Directors, made up of local elected officials, hockey and curling representatives and community members.

To make a dining reservation, call 763-233-0699. Learn more about the restaurant at


From press release

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.