What Vacation Is For: Notchtop Bakery and Café in Estes Park

One great thing about vacation is you can really focus on making your cup of coffee look good for Instagram. Look what I did here. Just add sunglasses! It wasn't sunny. It wasn't even partly...

Tweets, Quacks and Diggs: Notes From an Extra-Spicy Vikings Home Opener

"How much was Carrie Underwood paid for this? Was it the NFL or the station who paid her, and what is she going to think when she looks back on this 20 years from...

My Love Affair with Ham’s Sandwich Shop Started with a Fiery Train Wreck

There’s an old riddle about one town with two barbers, one with great hair and one with shaggy hair. The barber with great hair works in a spotless shop, clean as a whistle. The...

Dog, Gone! Conquering the Mutt at Gator’s Grilled Cheese Emporium

“What do you mean, I have to eat the sides, too?!” You have to eat the sides, too. My man Eliot and I were in Ely, Minnesota, four miles from the edge of the world. This...

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