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...

Take Me to the River: Springtime at the Mississippi Pub

I stop into the Mississippi Pub on a textbook Minnesota March morning. The sky is bright, but the wind is brutal. The Mississippi River is right outside the bar, but the waves are small...

Fully-Loaded Omelettes and Bacon Avocado Benedict at Fat Nat’s Eggs

I stopped in to Fat Nat's Eggs in New Hope last week for lunch, and the person seated next to me at the counter asked the waitress about salads. Don't go to Fat Nat's...

At the Vermilion Club, You Save Your Best Stories for the Bamboozler

When the Bamboozler shows up, everybody moves. You shove your napkins to the side and pull your drinks back toward your chests. You scoot your plates over and cram your phones into your pockets. Hats...

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