All About Food

​Tortoise or hare: eating for endurance

by Granville Wood | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 10th, 2015

In the movie “Field of Dreams,” where Kevin Costner builds a ball park in the middle of his corn field, a voice comes out of nowhere saying “Go the distance.” And go he did, sticking to his dream and making a home field for a bunch of dead ball players.

Going the distance takes stamina, training, dedication and a plan. And that plan includes what we put in our bodies to fuel it. I am not a runner, but over the years I have done my share of long-haul backpacking, usually with a…

Read more...


​Oh boy, oh Boyd!

by Deb Jenkins | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 29th, 2015

I finally got around to going through all my cookbooks in my upstairs kitchen, as they were on the verge of taking over my small counter space.

I thought it would be great to be “Little Miss Organizer” and put them in order of Mexican, Italian, Asian and so on, but then to my surprise I found a book that did not fall into any of those titles. This was a self-made cookbook by a local celebrity. It brought a smile to my face and brought me back to great memories of her cooking.…

Read more...


​20 Below Coffee Co. offers warm grounds for coffee drinkers

by Amy Borgman | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 15th, 2015

Last Saturday was the grand opening of the coffee bar and roasterie Twenty Below Coffee Co. in downtown Fargo.

Ty Ford and Mike Moran met only seven months ago at Unseen Ministries and have been working together with their wives Elisha and Danae since December. They got to talking (over a cup of coffee) and realized that they could expand the business of Ty and Elisha’s coffee roasting endeavors and open up a space together to serve coffee and serve the community.

Twenty Below Coffee…

Read more...


​The Chaat Shop

by Deb Jenkins | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 15th, 2015

Photo by Abby Ladybug

Here's the next installment in my series of four articles about what I have found in my excursions to the new ethic markets that have opened in Fargo.

The last article I wrote was about the Himalayan Market and what they had to offer. I ended that article saying the next time I write, it would be about the "wow" factor. It's called Fargo Fresh, which opened in November 2014. It is owned by couple Sam and Vandana Saravana Ranga-Swamy.

They're doing it right. It is a beautiful new market…

Read more...


​Easter 2015 and a recipe for flourless chocolate cake

by Granville Wood | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 8th, 2015

Hopefully by now you are coming down from the ultimate sugar rush, Easter. I always knew we went a tad overboard with the sweets during the week devoted to the celebration of Christianity. We, as a nation, spent $16.4 billion on candy this past week. That blew my mind. I didn’t make that number up -- I heard it on CBS Money Watch.

I mentioned to a friend that this was true trickle-down economics. We all know who gets the acknowledgement and spiritual benefit; after all it’s his…

Read more...


​March Madness dip recipes

by Granville Wood | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 1st, 2015

Chaos in the kitchen

Last week I went on a rant about dips and how they are important in both culinary and social circles. Well, the actual rant came later when I drew a loose comparison between dips and politicians. The one thing I didn’t share was some recipes for one of my favorite food sharing categories: dips and spreads.

March Madness is coming to an end this weekend with the Final Four. What better reason than that to get down on some dippin’. Plus the NCAA hockey finals are…

Read more...


​Dip-it

by Granville Wood | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 25th, 2015

Photo by Abigail Maki

Recently, at a somewhat posh reception, I found myself hovering near the buffet table expounding on the achievements of ALS patient extraordinaire Chris Rosati.If you don’t know who he is check out his Facebook page and be prepared to be amazed. He makes everything we all do seem so insignificant, but that is because his actions are so much more significant with “The Butterfly Effect.”

Anyway, the brunette was off discussing the worldwide options of fashion (now that the winter…

Read more...


​Food: Now Delicious and Nutritious

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 18th, 2015

By Eric McKenzie

I found it difficult to decide what to eat yesterday. Seeking to never bore my flavor palate, I strengthen my connection with food through continuous learning and creativity.

Knowing that what I eat sustains me, mind and body, I make cooking a pleasurable experience. A podcast keeps me company through the tedious moments. If you don't have kitchen confidence yet, keep trying and know that it's always a recipe away.

Reset your taste buds

Can you remember a time when you…

Read more...


The Toasted Frog offering great cocktails, top-shelf chef specials and service

by Granville Wood | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 5th, 2015

Photo by Abigail Maki

What is in a name? Curious as it may seem there is no back-story to the name of Fargo’s latest hotspot, The Toasted Frog, or at least one not readily available for our consumption. No worries, there are a lot more tasty consumables awaiting you there. Originally based in Grand Forks, this hip bar and restaurant serving intoxicatingly well-crafted cocktails along with diverse culinary offerings is a welcome addition to downtown Fargo’s dining scene.

While chatting with Sarah Erikson,…

Read more...


​Quack Quack

by Deb Jenkins | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | February 11th, 2015

Photo by Bisongirl

The fun about writing for the reader, for me, is finding these places I like to eat at and being able to brag about them to you.

I wanted to share with you a place in Bismarck that I was introduced to two years ago during their Street Fair. I was hungry for a really good salad and really nice, comfy soup, not street fair food. I have nothing against street fair food (I like a good hot dog and I will fight for the last cheese curd too) but because it was pouring rain and cold, I needed…

Read more...


Tracker Pixel for Entry TAKAPRIL4 Tracker Pixel for Entry Mattson Tracker Pixel for Entry HarborHealthClinic Tracker Pixel for Entry ShaneB Tracker Pixel for Entry HPRONLINE Tracker Pixel for Entry HPR Sales

Recently in:

By C.S. Hagen and Melissa GonzalezFARGO – A public meeting to begin laying the groundwork toward establishing better hate crime legislation across the state soured Wednesday afternoon receiving criticism and spurring two people…

“I haven’t been to Fargo in a couple of years,” comedian Spencer Dobson said. “But it’s always had great stage time and funny, enthusiastic comics.”  Born in the small town of Voss, ND (pop 29), Dobson has been all…

Thursday, June 27, 5-11 p.m.Red Raven Espresso Parlor, 916 Main Ave, FargoThe Raven will be opening up the garage and serve up some vegan and vegetarian bbq goods. Live entertainment by SOTOS, Arachnid, Chocha, Cold Front, The…

Wallethub just released a listing of the most fun states in America. Minnesota ranked number seven, South Dakota ranked number 31, and North Dakota ranked number 40. All based on experts examining restaurants, movie theatres, golf…

From Kerosene Lamp To Drone DeliveriesThe world continues to be a very exciting place for an adolescent who spent his evenings after milking my share of four cows reading books from my country school like “Men of Iron” by…

To say that this year’s Bartenders Battle was the best display of talent in the six years since its creation would be an understatement and a disservice to not only the bartenders who made it into the competition, but also the…

All About Food

It’s date night!

by HPR Contributor

By Seng Phengdouangdethsengphengdouangdeth@gmail.comAs things are finally starting to warm up in the region, it’s time to kick that delivery habit you’ve developed all winter long and take your main squeeze out somewhere with…

When asked to describe the sound of Green Blue, Minneapolis based musician Annie Sparrows formerly of the Soviettes and Awesome Snakes laughed and said, “Our friend came up to me after a show and he said ‘Do you like Belle and…

Martin Scorsese embraces the prankster spirit of a longtime inspiration/subject in “Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story.” The confounding testimony is as much mockumentary as documentary, combining new interviews and…

You may have seen Nicki Marie slingin’ her elaborately folded paper star creations at various craft and cultural festivals around the region. She was also a recipient of a folk art and traditional apprenticeship grant made…

The Cass Act Players will take the stage this weekend to bring “Weather the Storm” to Bonanzaville’s Dawson Hall in West Fargo.“Weather the Storm” is a musical based on the infamous tornado that hit Fargo’s Golden Ridge…

Stand-up comedy is traditionally a one-way exchange. Outside of the odd question addressed to a random audience member, the limit of the spectators’ contribution to the conversation is their laughter at the comedy stylings being…

If you’re from the region you may have sipped, sampled or caught word of a libation often referred to as “red eye” or “wedding whiskey” at some point. In fact some of our friends of German Russia descent swear by it. If…

Wellness

Yoga on the Farm

by Ryan Janke

Every Thursday evening during the month of June, Mara Solberg is inviting people to come out and try Yoga on the Farm. It is a unique yoga experience that was born from an idea that was proposed to Solberg.“I’ve been with Red…

by Devin Joubertdevinlillianjoubert@gmail.comIt’s that beautiful time of the year that’s filled with seasonal decorations, sparkly lights, warm family gatherings, and delicious feasts. I love everything about this time of the…

Last Word

The ten year reunion

by HPR Contributor

By Zach Nerpelzachnerpel@gmail.comI was going by “Zach” on this particular evening. Not like I’d go by anything else in any other situation, but tonight it was determined I’d wear a nametag. I showed up to the Fargo Brewing…