Dan’s Bar and Grill: A Cheeseburger Powerhouse in New Trier, Minnesota

Dan’s Bar and Grill head chef Danielle Durow sits down across the table from me and pulls out a pair of metal ashtray-looking things that press closed like a chew tin. It’s a burger...

Food Policy Action Begins Work Beyond Washington D.C. with Minnesota Launch

The mission statement on the Food Policy Action front web page ends with “A tomato should not cost more than a package of cookies.” After six years working in Washington D.C., the food advocacy...

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...

Chapter 1: Valley Bookseller and Daily Grind Coffee in Stillwater

My wife and I spent St. Patrick's Day making up for postponed Valentine's Day plans. This year's romantic adventure? A 171-mile drive to a used book store in Viroqua, Wisc. We planned stops at...

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