All About Food

Wine cellaring 101: your guide to aging wines

by Megan Bartholomay | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 29th, 2017

There’s a common misconception that all wine gets better with age. And there are lots of cliches and dumb birthday internet memes with Leonardo DiCaprio toasting you with a glass of Champagne saying something along the lines of, “Like a good wine, you’re only getting better with age.”

Um, not true. A good wine? How about a great wine. A freaking amazing one. In fact, would you believe that only 1% of all wines in the world are meant to be aged? Well, believe it, baby.

So, what…

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Number one on Highway One

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 24th, 2017

The Stri-King Cafe and Lanes offers coffee, community, and bowling

Photo credit: Sabrina Hornung

Upon entering Stri-King Lanes and Cafe, one is greeted with an air of nostalgia with its midcentury era red vinyl-topped stools lining the breakfast counter, wood paneled walls and no-nonsense decor.

It’s reminiscent of the now rapidly disappearing small town cafes of my youth. The warmth of the AM radio emits classic country songs while three generations of hunters sit in their camouflage…

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The essence of fall at the HoDo

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

Dessert: Bruléed squash cheesecake with spiced oranges – Prepared by Pastry Chef Dana Swanson

Colder weather, changing leaves, pumpkin spice and more are some of the few things that come to mind when many think of fall. But fall is about much more than sugary lattes and scarves, and you can fully indulge in fall flavors at one of Fargo’s most premier restaurants. The essence of autumn is alive and thriving when it comes to the The Hotel Donaldson’s new fall seasonal menu.

With the change of seasons comes a revived restaurant and lounge menu from Executive Chef Ryan Shearer,…

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Soul food searching at Daran’s

by Logan Macrae | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 8th, 2017

Amid the hubbub of University Drive North sits an unassuming building that not long ago was an auto service station. The interior is still reminiscent of the business past. The white tiles on the wall are the same as the ones that adorned the walls of my grandfather’s service station. It’s ripe with personal nostalgia and I loved it right away because of this. The small quaint building contains rumblings of the past, but now even better smells of the future. Its new occupant.…

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Brussels sprouts: a labor of love

by Annie White Carlson | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 3rd, 2017

A farmer’s day is governed by the sun. Work starts on our farm as soon as we can see and continues until we can’t. That makes for long days during the growing season. Our days are filled with caring for our livestock, moving fences for our rotational grazing systems, and tending our gardens.

As we lose daylight in the fall, the sun sets on our farm work. Many tasks are completed in preparation for the winter that is soon to be upon us.

It froze this week here on the farm. That…

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Downtown dogfight

by Logan Macrae | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 18th, 2017

Friday night we were burning the midnight oil, carousing, drinking, and rambling about. The downtown dogfight has been stirring for a while, biting at my heels and barking in my brain. It was time for this idea to come to fruition. I enlisted the assistance of two friends and we headed out to vet the two most common hotdog stands Downtown.

We started at The Hot Dog Peddler, most commonly located on the half block by Fort Noks on the weekends. This purveyor of hot dogs and sausages…

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Foods of the Bible: a St. John’s Bible Brunch fundraiser

by Brittney Goodman | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 18th, 2017

The HPR caught up with Maureen Kelly Jonason, the Executive Director of the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County to learn more about the current exhibition of the St. John’s Bible and the upcoming fundraiser, Foods of the Bible, with all proceeds supporting Illuminating the Word: The Saint John’s Bible, the society’s major exhibit of the year.

The brunch fundraiser is Sunday, October 29, and only features foods that would have been available in the Middle East during…

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(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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