Standing with his son Nick, Pat Mancini greets customers last Thursday during his restaurant’s first year at the Minnesota State Fair in Falcon Heights.

Business at the fair is a big deal, but profits come hard


By Martin Moylan

MPR News 91.3 FM

FALCON HEIGHTS — John Mancini runs one of the Twin Cities’ most popular restaurants. Still, it took him more than a decade to grab a vendor spot at the Minnesota State Fair.

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