All About Food

​The hottest new trend in sustainable seafood comes in a tin

by Granville Wood | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 31st, 2016

With overfishing decimating seafood supplies around the world, the hottest new trend to hit our shores is tinned seafood. This is nothing new to the Europeans but it is taking hold here in the U.S. as fisheries find new ways to market their products in a manner that is as fresh as the first catch.

So what is the difference between tinned and canned? About five dollars and a whole lot of quality and flavor. This is not your run-of-the-mill ninety-nine cent can of tuna that went in little…

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Cheap Eats and Drinks!

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 31st, 2016

By Heather Schuer

heather.schuer@gmail.com

There are well-known choices for saving some money when you go out eating and drinking, such as Buffalo Wild Wings, Sickies Garage, J.C. Chumley’s, and $1.00 tacos at Dempsey’s. But here are five places where I think you get more bang for your buck for either the quality, service, portion sizes, and/or drink specials. Here they are:

Vinyl Taco

The atmosphere in here is fun and loud with some good music to get your night going. Cheap and…

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​Jay “Hollywood” Halvorson: BBQ Pitmaster of Fargo

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 24th, 2016

By Heather Schuer

heather.schuer@gmail.com

The first time you meet Jay “Hollywood” Halvorson, the owner of the Texas Q barbeque food truck, you would think he was born and raised in Texas. He has an accent that has stuck with him from the two years that he lived in Houston in his late 20s, and his meat is seriously on point.

Surprisingly, he was born in Fargo and has spent most of his life here, except for some of his teenage years out in Washington. But between his accent,…

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Going green

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 24th, 2016

Joey Haynes is the man behind the Green House Cafe, the newest restaurant on Broadway and North Dakota’s first vegan restaurant. Haynes spoke to the HPR not only about the Cafe but the motivation behind it, and a few misconceptions we may have in regard to vegan cuisine.

High Plains Reader: Can you tell us how Green House Café came to be--how long has it been in the works?

Joey Haynes: My wife and I have been planning on opening a small restaurant for quite some time now. This…

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​Dinner at the J&L

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 17th, 2016

Sanborn North Dakota is a small farming community a little over an hour from Fargo on the I-94, just past Valley City. It has a population of a little less than 200 people, and may be best known for their Bull-o-rama in mid-July, and Fourth of July events which include a parade and a demolition derby that has become somewhat legendary in the surrounding communities.

The J&L Bar and Grill is the local social hub serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and libations. Breakfast is served from 8…

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​Good & Ugly

by Brittney Goodman | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 17th, 2016

Ugly food, which is cosmetically imperfect food, has been receiving increased attention on a national basis. End Food Waste, nationally, and Ugly Food of the North, locally, are asking sellers and consumers to take another look at produce and to realize that while that carrot may be a little crooked, it is still just as tasty and nutritious.

According to ReFEDToday, the United States spends $218 billion a year growing, processing, transporting, and disposing of food that is never…

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​Going hog wild

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 10th, 2016

Robinson, North Dakota, is about two and a half hours northwest of Fargo, it can easily be found on I-94, but the route via highway 36 is a sight to behold with its gently rolling hills, pothole sloughs filled with multiple varieties of waterfowl and a handful of small towns with plenty of character dotting the highway.

Robinson has a population of close to 40 and is home to a bank, post office, and Hanson’s Bar. Hanson’s has been a staple on Highway 36 since its inception in 1936…

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​License to grill

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 3rd, 2016

Ypsilanti North Dakota is nestled in the James River valley 15 miles southeast of Jamestown. With a population of a little over 100. It is home to a grain elevator, The 50 Plus Club, and The Ypsi Bar and Grill.

Ypsilanti is a known stop on charity bike runs and the Ypsilanti Community Club hosts an annual Ribfest and cook-off.

The Ypsi Bar and Grill has gained a reputation in the area for its hand-pattied burgers. The most popular menu items are the newly added Cali burger which includes…

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​A hidden gem on Highway 281

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | July 27th, 2016

Bordulac, North Dakota is two hours northwest of Fargo straight off of highway 281 North. The population is around 24, but the Bordulac Bar and Grill seems to be one of 281’s best kept not-so-secrets and has made quite a name for itself in Foster County.

The Bordulac Bar and Grill’s menu consists of burgers and steaks all sourced from Barton’s Meats, a butcher shop based in Carrington, the nearest city, which is mere minutes away.

The bar was established in 2005 and is housed in a…

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​Not woodsy, not sour, not bitter, not chewy. Not fatty, not boring, not dusty, not gamey.

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 29th, 2016

By Lori Listopad and Steve Listopad

The Oslo Rocks team held three Taste Offs of traditional Norwegian meats, whale versus reindeer, to determine the victorious victual and Rudolph reigns supreme.

Our first taste-off was at the fishmarket in Bergen’s famous treehouse district. We tried fresh caught Minke whale steak grilled and served with salad and an A1-type of steak sauce. Nothing fancy, but perfectly grilled to medium rare. The texture of all our Minke selections was typical of a…

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What is acceptable comedy?

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By Bill LucasYou may wonder about the title. Whenever we hear someone’s opinion I think it is important to know a little about them. We all are offended by many things that are due to our experiences in life. We may be able to…

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​The other shoe

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