Pitchers, Pool, and the World’s Greatest Cheeseburgers: Gronk’s Grill and Bar

Nexus. It's a term often used to describe a central, important place. Neighborhoods, industries, worldwide movements, all have such a place. As an example, I'd consider Grumpy's Northeast in Minneapolis the nexus of the Twin...
Wall decorations at a bar and restaurant in Superior, Wisconsin

Hot and Heavy: The Inferno Sandwich at Shorty’s Pizza and Smoked Meat

You never had a hard time getting a good cheeseburger in Superior. The two best burgers on Earth hail from there, after all. Whether Number One in that struggle is Gronk's or the Anchor...

Long Live the Anchor Bar

Fifteen years ago, I turned 21 years old and the Anchor Bar in Superior became my first official watering hole. I've got probably 100 Anchor Bar stories, but two stand out among them. The first...

My Mother-in-Law’s Day-Drinking Tour 2016: From St. Paul and Over the St. Croix

Remember how innocent the first one was? It was just my mother-in-law and myself, "beerin'" around Hudson for eight hours or so. We likedĀ beers, we dislikedĀ beers, we overate, maybe we slurred words a bit,...

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