All About Food

(Un)sustainability: Fergus Falls State Hospital, nutrition, and mental health

by Tessa Torgeson | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 11th, 2017

The Fergus Falls State Hospital (FFSH) ran a glorified commune. They were committed to sustainability long before the hippies of yore and the farm-to-table free-range folks of today. The hospital was self-sustaining, as both patients and staff raised food and livestock on the grounds for nearly a century, from 1891 to 1961.

Far out, man! At its surface, this may seem to be a tale of food and farms, but it transcends simple definition. By exposing how farming and commitment to nutritious…

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​Tru Blu Social Club

by Logan Macrae | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 13th, 2017

Brand new and satisfying in so many ways

I ventured into Tru Blu on Sunday at noon. As soon as I entered I was immediately astonished by the interior. It’s gorgeous! The brown tufted booths and dark wood give the impression that you have stepped into a classier version of your existence. You’ll believe you were transported to a scene from ‘Madmen.’ With chandeliers hung in staggered fashion and gold ornate art nouveau-styled frames on the wall, the look is aesthetically complete.…

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Fargo food truck park

by Hee Han | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 30th, 2017

The Fargo food truck park has been launched in downtown Fargo. The park is a collaboration between Kilbourne Group and Folkways. The Kilbourne Group provided space for the trucks in the same space, the former Schumacher Goodyear parking lot, starting in 2016.

Since Kilbourne Group and Folkways have partnered, they have provided their knowledge of public spaces and their relationships with local business owners. The Fargo food truck park has grown to six food trucks, with outdoor seating…

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​Luna Beer Dinner

by Logan Macrae | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 16th, 2017

On Wednesday July 19, Luna had their first and very solid convergence with Junkyard Brewing. The beer dinner was comprised of five killer Luna courses with five stellar Junkyard beers.

The results were extraordinary. Initially I didn’t know what to expect from this pairing. A few of the courses had titles with which I was unfamiliar, but I had no reason to worry. Ryan and Shea are an amazing team, and the pairings were superb and intelligently executed.

A cheese social started the…

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​I may just be suffering from Lunacy!

by Logan Macrae | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 21st, 2017

On a sultry Thursday night, I sauntered into Luna. Situated on South University next to Bernie’s Beer and Wine, it isn’t exactly a hole in the wall, but it is certainly off the beaten path, and as described by their motto it is truly the neighborhood kitchen.

The interior is beautiful, but also versatile. As you enter there is a large display case full of cheeses from all over the country. It’s reminiscent of the glowing from a chest of buried treasure, and every time I walk in…

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​Restaurant Week in Fargo

by Granville Wood | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 7th, 2017

It’s Restaurant Week in Fargo and I sat down with three of the participants to find out a little more about them. It’s always nice to get to know some of the lesser-known chefs and owners who support our restaurant community.

One thing we all agreed on was Restaurant Week is more than trying to garner new customers. It is also a way to reward their loyal patrons.

Saru Pokharel, proprietor: Everest Tikka House

We all measure bravery and courage in different ways. There are brave…

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​Luna Fargo’s first-ever block party, in the alley behind

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 7th, 2017

I remember when I was growing up, how excited we would all get when we heard the words “block party.” In my neighborhood we held one every year or two and they were a ton of fun.

The powers that be would block off the entire street, someone would roast a pig, a bunch of beer (for the parents only of course) was flowing, we all stayed up way past our bedtimes and there was just a whole lot of community bonding happening in that one little block on that one little night. New…

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​Eat Your Fill at Local Eateries During Restaurant Week

by John Showalter | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 31st, 2017

There is one thing that the Fargo-Moorhead area has no shortage of. No, I’m not talking about freezing cold weather. I’m not talking about booze either (though I seem to remember Fargo winning the honor of ‘Drunkest City in America’ a few years ago.) No, I’m talking about restaurants. Between Fargo, West Fargo, and Moorhead, one can find about every region of the world’s cuisine being represented: German, Italian, East Asian, Middle Eastern, Latin American, African, as…

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​Wild ideas to increase your intake of greens

by Erin Oberlander | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 17th, 2017

Do you eat enough vegetables? Almost no one does. The current USDA nutrition guidelines for adults recommends 2.5 to 3 cups of vegetables to be eaten daily. Other nutrition sources indicate this number can be upwards of 6 cups of vegetables daily for optimal health.

This means, at any given meal, half of your plate needs to be vegetables. And vegetables are not be confused with starches, such as corn and potatoes. Broccoli, cauliflower, celery, peppers, onions, tomatoes, and zucchini…

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​Well crafted Rustica offers elegant atmosphere and handcrafted fare

by Logan Macrae | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 10th, 2017

After crossing the memorial bridge into Moorhead on the corner of 4th and Main, there sits a historic brick building. The large exterior windows give an elegant and sophisticated feel, and the atmosphere in the interior echoes the same charm. Dark wood, black accents and dim lighting provide an intimate setting for a craft meal, a fantastic appetizer or a cocktail in a bustling yet relaxing environment.

I have frequented The Rustica Tavern for several months, celebrating their late…

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