STAFF BLOG IN THE SPIRIT It happened in Monticello!
Ive heard of others receiving this gift, but when it happens to you well -- it assures you that hope is alive and well.
Actually, two happenings in a matter of minutes caused great hopefulness to we... Posted on 12/6/13 at 2:11 PM
MODERN-DAY JANE 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... Posted on 11/19/13 at 6:03 PM
LIKE A FISH OUT OF FARGO In Transit: From Fargo To Mason City, Iowa
I have to remind myself to take one day at a time, lest I go mad.
Last week, we packed our luggage and headed to Mason City, IA to explore our new hometown and begin the search for a house.Our drive ... Posted on 7/2/13 at 11:43 AM
STAFF BLOG EVERYDAY GOURMET 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... Posted on 2/28/13 at 11:08 PM
GREATER GRAND FORKS YOUNG PROFESSIONALS Viva Grand Forks!
I recently went to Las Vegas! Of course I had a wonderful time seeing the shows, lights, gambling, and of course the oddballs who hang on the strip, but one thing I was very disappointed with was the ... Posted on 1/25/13 at 1:59 PM
It was the shrimp scampi that caught my eye when dining with friends at Mamma Maria’s. When Susie Shaft (SS), who was sitting across the table from me, suggested splitting an order of shrimp scampi, I quickly agreed.
In my ongoing search for the best burger, I suggested meeting at the Boardwalk in East Grand Forks. I was joining author Jane Kurtz (JK) and Ann Porter (AP) for lunch. We were talking about the Ethiopia Reads project.
Decisions, decisions, decisions. That’s how it is when you go to a Pita Pit. Once you get the hang of it, you can quickly create crisp, delightful food combinations wrapped in pita bread pockets. And you can cruise quickly through the production line.
The soup bar is waiting, and people stream into Old Main Street Cafe and Pub at noon. On a cool October day, the unique soup corner in this long-time downtown restaurant is especially appealing. My companions were Donna Gillig (DG) and Suzanne Huus (SH).
They know the owner and waitresses by name; they have a specific table, where their drinks are poured before they order; and, they have a “usual” — they’re regulars at the bar, and they come for the specials.
There are dispensers of hand-sanitizer at the large cafeteria entrance on the lower level of Altru Hospital called Prairie Winds. At noon, the place is buzzing with Altru employees and some visitors and outsiders. And there are choices galore, beginning with beverages in a huge refrigerated unit, moving on to a taco bar that gets a fair amount of attention.
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