Stay and Play in Minot, North Dakota: A Local Look At The Magic City

Travel can be a beautiful way to open ourselves up to people and places and experiences that we didn’t even know existed. You don’t even…

Craft Beer In The Park: Under Brew Skies

If you’re craving a beer pilgrimage or just want to try more stellar beer from the Upper Midwest, get yourself to Fargo on Saturday, June…

A Beer Nerd’s Pilgrimage To New Belgium Brewing

Last week was American Craft Beer Week and one of the perks/joys/occupational hazards of being a beer writer is that I spent more time drinking…

Drumconrath Brewing Company: A Touch of Ireland in Small Town North Dakota

North Dakota welcomed another new brewery this spring and it’s unique on multiple levels. When Drumconrath Brewing Company opened in Mapleton, a bedroom community a…

10 Essential Winnipeg Experiences

By the time you read this, I’ll already be on my way to Winnipeg, Manitoba, one of my favorite prairie cities. Here’s peek into some…

What’s On Tap At Prairie Brothers Brewing Company, Fargo’s Newest Craft Brewery

North Dakota has welcomed not one but three new craft breweries and brewpubs in the last few weeks, so stay tuned for lots of upcoming…

The Top 5 Dessert Spots In Fargo

Got a sweet tooth? Here’s where you should go and what you should try when you’re in my city. Every shop serves up seriously tempting…

Hockey, The Lake and Tater Tot Hotdish: The Minnesota Experience In Bemidji

Sometimes my trips require a lot of planning. Sometimes I spend days figuring out the logistics, coordinating transportation, mapping routes and brainstorming ideas. My trip…

Stella’s Cafe and Bakery: The Perfect Winnipeg Breakfast

When I travel to a new city, I always try to ask the locals for recommendations. When a place comes up more than once, it…

A Taste of the Prairie at Maple River Winery and Maple River Distillery

Prairie people have been getting creative with the fruit, flowers and berries growing wild here for centuries. The tribes that lived here first gathered the…

Eating Ourselves Into A Food Coma At Peasant Cookery In Winnipeg

The next time you’re in Winnipeg, check out Peasant Cookery. This little gem of a restaurant offers healthy, seasonal, locally sourced, made from scratch cooking…

Rhombus Guys Brewing Company: Where Craft Beer, History and Pub Grub Meet

Craft beer fans, history buffs and foodies will find a lot to love at Rhombus Guys Brewing Company in downtown Grand Forks. For starters, this…

Surviving Lutefisk And Other Hazards Of A Norwegian-American, Midwestern Christmas

This is the time of year when we daydream through the last hours of work, pack up the car and head off to see family…

Beer And Art: Just Hangin’ At The Blue Rider

If you’ve been searching for perfect dive bar, a spot where you can sit back, have a quiet conversation and maybe even check out some…

Top Ten Tailgating Tips

Tailgating before a football game is a quintessentially American experience. The festival-like atmosphere of these parking lot parties is one of my favorite ways to…