Waffles at Potluck
A visit to Stine Aasland’s brick-and-mortar waffle stand in Roseville, Minn.
Kelsey K. Larson
Many frequent visitors to Rosedale Center in Roseville, Minn., were disappointed when last year’s gamble, a non-food-court concept called Revolution Hall, shuttered. This fall, however, Rosedale took a second shot at a food hall, rebranded as Potluck—a nod to the local talent at the heart of the idea. New restaurants include: Josh Thoma and Kevin Fitzgerald’s Smack Shack, as well as Burger Dive, a collaboration between Thoma, Fitzgerald, and Nick O’Leary; Justin Sutherland’s O Bachan Noodles + Chicken; and Jason Matheson’s Betty and Earl’s, a biscuit spot.
Of course, readers of The Norwegian American will be most excited to note that Stine Aasland’s Nordic Waffles, popular at events and Nordic venues around the Midwest, especially beloved at the Great Minnesota Get-Together (otherwise known as the Minnesota State Fair), has come to Potluck with its very own brick-and-mortar location.
Potluck has a pleasant, modern design and atmosphere, and the circular waffle stand, its own little island of Nordic goodness on the second floor, crowned by an adorable nisse, will make you smile.
The menu includes old standbys like Berries & Cream, Salmon, Cinna-Sugar Butter, and S’mores but also brings some new hearty dinnertime options: Bacon Mac & Cheese and Havarti & Wild Mushrooms. True Norwegians will be delighted that Brown Cheese and Berry Sauce is also on the menu. Caribou Coffee is served to make sure your coffee and waffle break is a fully satisfactory and very Minnesotan experience.
I went for the Bacon Mac & Cheese waffle, and was delighted to find that not only was the waffle delicious, as expected, but I really need the recipe for that mac and cheese—it was amazing. The S’mores waffle for dessert did not disappoint either.
Happily, new winter flavors will soon be on the menu, including Maple Bacon Benedict—so don’t wait to make a stop at Potluck!
Check The Norwegian American’s archives for more about Stine Aasland and Nordic Waffles.
Kelsey K. Larson is a Minnesota transplant to the Greater Seattle area, a fiction writer, and a former managing editor of the Norwegian American Weekly. Find her fiction in Red Queen Literary Magazine, L’Éphémère Review, The Vignette Review, and Kaaterskill Basin Literary Journal.
This article originally appeared in the January 24, 2020, issue of The Norwegian American. To subscribe, visit SUBSCRIBE or call us at (206) 784-4617.