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Red Wing landmark damaged by car last year gets facelift

RED WING, Minn. (FOX 9) - A Red Wing restaurant built in 1872 unveiled a major face lift on Wednesday after being seriously damaged by a suspected drunk driver in Sept. 2020. Liberty’s Restaurant & Lounge is a "go-to" spot in Red Wing, but the beauty of the historic landmark had been hidden behind a tarp for months.
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Our favorite new restaurants in the Twin Cities suburbs

Who would have guessed that so many restaurants would open in the Twin Cities during a global pandemic? It’s honestly been hard to keep up. This week, we are focusing on five notable newbies in the suburbs. From killer roast beef to an authentic British pub, there are lots of reasons on this list to take a drive or to check out a new spot in your neighborhood.
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Bizzy Bean provides New Richmond’s caffeine buzz

NEW RICHMOND -- The small space of Bizzy Bean is a hive of activity mid-morning on a Wednesday. A line of cars passes through the drive-through on Knowles Avenue, and the kitchen is abuzz. The sight is a welcome one for owner Erin Eisentrager-Ericksen. “The community has wrapped their arms...

A pandemic rivalry in the St. Croix Valley

Last year might have been the best of times and the worst of times for Joe Ehlenz, or in a further twist on the Charles Dickens classic, A Tale of Two Restaurants. Both restaurants are called LoLo American Kitchen, and both are anchors of a lively food scene, with innovative cocktails, trendy small plates and entrees.

Thirsty Buffalo set to open this week

Scandia has a new watering hole. The Thirsty Buffalo is set to open this week in the former Brookside Pub building off Highway 97. The business takes its name from the original saloon in Buffalo, Minn., owned by Tim Trochman. Tricia Tappe, who has worked for Trochman for 10 years, will serve as general manager at both locations.
Menomonie, WIVolume One

Making a Difference, One Donut at a Time

“We’re making a difference one donut at a time,” Donut Sam’s co-owner Michael Husby said. Menomonie donut shop Donut Sam’s (521 Second St. East) opened its doors one year ago, and those 365 days were anything but typical for a new business. Owners Michael and Tanya Husby opened the in-house donut brand – which features unique donuts like their s’mores donuts, chocolate chip cookie dough donuts, and Cinnamon Toast Crunch donuts – after being inspired by their 13-year-old son Sam, who has Down syndrome.
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Where's the Best Restaurant in Menom-Nom-Nom?

Menomonie’s bustling food scene will surprise you with its depth of options and richness of flavors. With the help of readers who voted in our most recent Best of the Chippewa Valley poll, we’re compiled a list of some of Menomonie’s best eateries. Not only do they make some of the best beer in the Valley, but Volume One readers picked Lucette Woodfire Eatery (910 Hudson Road) as their favorite place to grub down in Menom. The brewery’s Neapolitan-style pizzas, calzones, and salads are every taste bud’s treat. And you can wash it down with one of the breweries creations (or grab a six-pack or growler of beer to take home). In second place, Jake's Supper Club (E5690 County Road D) is nestled along Tainter Lake, where the kitchen booms with hand-cut steaks, pasta, and prime rib. (Our readers also handed Jake’s the silver medal when asked about the Best Supper Club in the Chippewa Valley.) Celebrating 50 years of serving some of the best slices around, Ted's Pizza Palace (306 Main St. E) is beloved for its specialty pies crafted with love and the freshest ingredients. Try one of the Greek-inspired pizzas like the gyro meat-loaded Zeus.
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Menomonie's Donut Sam's earns statewide recognition

Donut Sam’s was recognized for Best New Business at the Wisconsin Main Street Awards ceremony held virtually on April 21. Donut Sam’s took top honors in the Best New Business at the event, which was hosted by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC). The awards ceremony recognized the efforts by Wisconsin Main Street volunteers and staff for their historic preservation and downtown economic development efforts of communities in Wisconsin in 2020.

New Dual-Concept Restaurant Combines Local Favorites

WOODBURY, MN— A unique dual-concept restaurant opened on Woodlane Drive in Woodbury on Monday, and business is already booming. The restaurant combines two local favorites, Famous Dave’s and Cowboy Jack’s, to create a restaurant that combines nearly every aspect of the two of them: Famous Dave’s Cowboy Jack’s. Adam Lehr,...

Brookside Bar & Grill re-opening

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 – Morrissey Hospitality announces that Brookside Bar & Grill will re-open April 29 to welcome patrons, starting at 11:00 am for dine-in and take-out. Located in historic Marine on Saint Croix just north of Stillwater, Brookside Bar & Grill is a community restaurant serving burgers, pizza, sandwiches, salads and more—all handmade using fresh ingredients – that compliment an extensive draught beer and cocktail selection. Patrons can expect to enjoy some fan favorites to return – pizzas - as well as some new items like the pan-fried walleye & rotisserie chicken.
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Celebrate Mother's Day with these 7 Twin Cities bakeries

Chef/owner Sarah Botcher is preparing pistachio-rhubarb tarts ($5.50, $22 and $26), lemon pound cakes ($8) and chiffon spongecakes layered with raspberry-lychee filling and topped with sweetened whipped cream ($38 and $68). Dorothy Ann Bakery & Cafe. Order a brunch package ($35.99, serves two to four) that includes frittatas or quiche,...

Support Our Shops: San Pedro Café

The town of Hudson, Wisconsin has been known for their Caribbean flavors for more than 20 years. San Pedro Café is located on their historic mainstreet. It’s a Caribbean-themed restaurant and bar sharing the flavors, culture, and pleasure of the Caribbean Sea.
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Look Out On The Beautiful St. Croix River When You Visit The Papa’s Rooftop In Stillwater, Minnesota

Every spring and summer, an amazing thing happens in Minnesota: restaurant patios fill with people, and it doesn’t stop until the weather cools down again. There are many amazing patios all across Minnesota, some with truly remarkable views (you can check out some of our favorite restaurant patios here). But there’s one type of outdoor dining that many people forget: the rooftop! The Land of 10,000 Lakes is home to many wonderful rooftop restaurants, including the one we’d like to introduce today. If you have a hankering for great food with a gorgeous view of the St. Croix River, look no further than this fantastic spot. Check it out:

At Prescott’s Provisions, fire

What could be better than a meal on the historic Erie Canal?. It’s almost summer, and that means planned outings that combine the two things we love: eating and eating outdoors. (Of course Covid-19 makes the second option even more inviting, but so does the fact we’ve been cooped up too long.)