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...

With Over 100 Burgers, the Kings Place Lineup is Most Impressive

I watched the Super Bowl at Kings Place. You should have been there. You could have been relaxing to the sound of grease crackling on the grill, as patty after patty got flipped, flopped,...

The Bear’s Den in Bruno, Where My Vehicle Makes Frequent Stops for Cheeseburgers

When I was 27 years old, I was a goof-off posing as a Mesabi Daily News sportswriter. I'd bring four chili dogs with me to the press box when I covered the hockey games. I'd...

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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