Fenson, who turns 38 this month, has been an operator since 1996, when he acquired his original restaurant, Dave's Pizza. It's located in Bemidji, MN, a town about 60 miles from the Canadian border that's famous as the mythical home of Paul Bunyan and Babe, his Blue Ox. Bemidji is also the closest town to the headwaters of the Mississippi River, and it supplies a startling number of U.S. Olympic curlers. Fenson grew up there in a family whose father was once a national curling champ. In ...

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