All About Food

Romo’s Tacos hits the mark

by Granville Wood | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 15th, 2014

Those of you who have visited this page over the past year will have heard me whine about the lack of good Mexican food in Fargo. This might seem odd to some as there are several Mexican restaurants around town, but frankly, many miss the mark. That has changed with the addition of Romo’s Tacos on 13th Avenue South.

The previous occupant touted Mexican food as well, but there really is no comparison. The most obvious difference is Romo’s is busy, which is always a good sign for a…

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​Prairie Roots’ Local Food Mystery Tour full of organic goodness

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 1st, 2014

By Lauren Beek

The bus sat white and gleaming in the Cash Wise Foods parking lot. I quickly found a spot, as the lot was nearly empty at 7:45 a.m. on a Saturday morning.

Water bottle? Yup. Camera? Yup. Notebook? Yes, indeed. I gathered my stuff and sleepily walked over to my ride for the day. I didn’t know what to expect, but that was the point. I’d been invited to attend the Local Food Mystery Tour hosted by the Prairie Roots Food Co-op (PRFC) and Moorhead Community Ed.

Sunshine and…

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​Young Blood Coffee Roasters serving more than your average cup of joe

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 24th, 2014

By Liz Rahn

For Ian Johnson and the rest of the team at Young Blood Coffee Roasters, making really good coffee means doing it slowly. From roasting their own beans to preparing slow-drip coffee by hand, Young Blood coffee is entirely hand-made and de-automated.

The inspiration for the company came from Johnson’s childhood memories of his parents sharing conversation early on Saturday mornings over a cup of joe. There was nothing fancy about it, but the mug in their hands at 4:30 a.m.…

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​Vinyl Taco offers a spin on Mexican food

by Granville Wood | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | December 19th, 2013

When I first saw the plywood-covered construction site with the words “Vinyl Taco coming soon” emblazoned on it I was both confused and excited. Excited because I am always up for some good tacos (and I wouldn’t be disappointed), confused because my mind didn’t compute why you would use “vinyl” as an adjective for a consumable food product such as a taco. But like any clever story, all would be revealed in time.

Vinyl Taco is located at 520 1st Ave. N. It is the brainchild of…

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Thanks for 10 great years, Hotel Donaldson

by Jana Tronier | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 15th, 2013

By J Earl Miller

Nearly 10 years ago I wrote a goodbye letter to Ralph’s Corner that got published in the High Plains Reader. I talked about all the unique people that entered its doors and about the music. It was a very heartfelt letter about how I cared about a place.

This month, a downtown Fargo cornerstone is celebrating 10 years of being in business, and once again I am writing about a bar -- but don’t forget about the restaurant and hotel. The main reason I brought up the…

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