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The Simple Life: Eating out by Eating in
This last week, the Norwegian Artist and I celebrated 31 years of marriage with a special dinner for four. What should have cost $170 ran a little under $25. Do I have access to a coupon code that ...
12/20/13 at 3:52 PM
Dine and Dash
This weekend we happened to be out of town at dinner time (or supper, if you grew up the way I did!). Our restaurant of choice was a pizza buffet. It doesn't really matter which one - we've been to th...
11/19/13 at 6:03 PM Free desserts also appreciated. 9/13/10 at 8:48 PM
The Bridges of Des Moines, Iowa Part I: Night bridge photo tour
This bridge tour is the first of a three-part series that will focus on the bridges of Des Moines, Iowa, one of the main stops for this year's Historic Bridge Weekend. How many of you have a digita...
9/25/13 at 4:59 AM
Bill and Kate Isles Tonight at Fitgers
Kate and Bill Isles, Free Shows Thursday, August 8th, 6pm-9pm Fitger's Courtyard sponsored by Midi Restaurant Friday, August 9th, noon - 1pm Duluth Public Library Plaza Food Truck...
8/8/13 at 3:42 PM Pak's Green Corner, A World Cafe 8/11/12 at 3:29 AM
Pak's Green Corner A World Cafe 8/10/12 at 8:39 PM
Warm Spinach Artichoke Dip
What's better than starting your weekend off at a fantastic restaurant and splitting a warm bowl of spinach artichoke dip with your favorite people? How about when you can make it in your own oven and...
2/28/13 at 11:08 PM
Small Town Saturday Night
Howl at the moon; shoot out the lights. The folksy folks of small town China reminded me of the community I grew up in. After chugging along 12 hours of train track southbound from Beijing, I arrived ...
7/28/12 at 8:57 AM
mama mondays: rediscovering big boy
What a weekend! I spent it in the lovely city of Bismarck -- a place I have known fairly well since childhood. I love Fargo, but Bismarck ranks pretty high on my list of favorite cities, too. I'll ...
4/29/12 at 11:51 PM mama mondays: adam's alien abduction 11/21/11 at 12:00 AM
A Day in Small Town Minnesota
Another day of travel for truancy meetings and court today led me to some truly awesome finds. The girl joined me today because she is on spring break, and we had a great day! This was not how I thoug...
4/5/12 at 4:30 AM
Eat your greens the Moosewood way--with tofu and spice
I first heard of Moosewood Restaurant sometime in the 1980's when I lived in Fargo and often took cooking classes from Andrea Halgrimson. She spoke highly of the restaurant located in Ithaca, New York...
7/17/11 at 7:18 PM Weekend Baking: Meyer Lemon-Honey Yogurt Tea Cake 3/18/11 at 5:40 AM
I'm Smiling Now Risotto 3/13/11 at 12:53 PM
The City of Lights
In the next month, the Flensburg Files takes you back to the border town in Germany as well as some of the surrounding areas in Schleswig-Holstein and neighboring Denmark. Some of the columns will be ...
5/12/11 at 5:27 PM
Mexico Lindo’s “official” opening is Thursday
The key word is “official.” Officially, Mexico Lindo opens at Fitger’s Brewery Complex on Thursday in the space formerly occupied by Baja Billy’s and Chi-Chi’s. So the si...
4/20/10 at 8:44 AM Buffalo Wild Wings opening soon 2/17/10 at 8:51 AM
Texas Roadhouse gives $10,000 to local foundation 1/28/10 at 4:41 AM