Eh? 'Diners, Drive-ins and Dives'; missing pug; found purse; good DuluthiansPerhaps saving the best for last, in an episode that featured a 48-year-old Hawaiian drive-in and a taco truck in L.A. touting Chinese-Mexican fusion food, was Duluth’s own Northern Waters Smokehaus on Monday’s episode of “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.”
Northern Waters first to be featured on ‘Diners, Drive-ins and Dives’
Perhaps saving the best for last, in an episode that featured a 48-year-old Hawaiian drive-in and a taco truck in L.A. touting Chinese-Mexican fusion food, was Duluth’s own Northern Waters Smokehaus on Monday’s episode of “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.”
How did the host of the Food Network show, Guy Fieri, take to the painstakingly smoked meats? Let’s just say he drooled before trying the bison pastrami.
He also said the salami processing was “so cool,” and upon tasting it remarked, “The fennel is right there, with good fat. I love that little tinge of mold; it couldn’t be any better.”
“Dude,” he told owner Eric Goerdt, “no question I’ll be back.”
Pug still on the lam
The Garry Bjorklund Half-Marathon on Saturday was a great success for Kyle Pietri, the man who ran (sans training) with signs attached to himself to advertise his family’s missing pug, Andry.
Unfortunately, Andry has yet to be found, though many people have called to ask about him, tell them they went out looking for him or to report potential sightings.
“This is a citywide effort at this point, on a much larger scale than we imagined it could be,” Pietri said.
Anyone with information about Andry’s whereabouts is asked to call (218) 724-2404.
Lost and found
Sonja Ulvi got all the way home Saturday after shopping in Superior when she realized her purse was missing.
“When you’re 77 and have a limited amount of money and lose a purse, your heart goes right to the bottom of the ground,” she said.
She figures she inadvertently left the purse in the cart when she unloaded the groceries she had purchased at Wal-Mart, her last stop of the day.
“My whole life is in the purse,” she fretted.
Besides her driver’s license and hospitalization cards, she had been to the bank that morning and had $300 in cash in her purse for Father’s Day. Ulvi and her husband, Ray, rushed from their home in Duluth back to Superior. They saw no sign of the purse in the Wal-Mart parking lot. They asked the Wal-Mart greeter if anyone had turned in a purse. A woman had, indeed. It was at the courtesy counter.
After being quizzed to make sure the purse was hers, Ulvi got her purse back. Everything was there, even the cash.
Ulvi is grateful and feels very lucky that someone honest found her purse and turned it in, especially when times are so tough. She wants to thank the woman, but doesn’t know who she is. She’s hoping the woman will give her a call at (218) 626-1846.
“It’s good for people to know there are honest people in this world, and I want to thank her,” she said.
Know any good Duluthians?
Nominations of living Duluthians are due Wednesday for the Duluth Hall of Fame.
The hall’s 85th member will be inducted during a ceremony at 5:30 p.m. June 30 at the Northland Country Club. Keynote speaker will be former mayor John Fedo.
Info: www.duluthhalloffame.com or contact Amy Norris, (218) 730-4312, for nomination forms.