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Today’s blog is written Shel Zolkewich, Manitoba blogger and friend to Greater Grand Forks.
There is no better way to kick off a weekend in Greater Grand Forks than with a visit to Rhombus Guys, a pizza joint in the classic style. Chances are things will be hopping, so saddle up at the bar and order a pitcher of Blue Moon for the gang while you wait. The menu will have your mouth watering. Meat lovers can do no better than the T-Rex, a ‘za loaded with bacon, beer, sausage and Canadian bacon. A long-time favorite is Louisiana Saturday Night featuring Cajun marinara, shrimp, sausage, red pepper and more. And a new fave is Wild Mushroom loaded with Parmesan, caramelized onion, mozza and of course, ‘shroom! The pizza is truly outstanding, the atmosphere is fun and friendly and it’s the kind of place you wish you had right in your own neighborhood. Kid friendly too!
The holidays call for that special night on the town with a premium dining experience. Without doubt, your destination is Sanders 1907. Those gleaming hardwood floors, cozy banquettes and eclectic collection of artwork make you want to stay a while, linger, soak it all in. Start your evening with a fabulous cocktail. May I sugges the caipirinha made with sugar cane liquor, lime and sugar for a decidedly Brazilian twist on the evening? (Scotch drinkers will fall in love with this place too). In my books, the star of the dinner menu is the BBQ Buffalo Ribs. Even the half rack ($24) is a hefty portion slathered with oh-so-delicious housemade chipotle BBQ sauce. With that zippy coleslaw and those ultra-creamy mashed potatoes, it truly is a meal you’ll be dreaming about for a long time.
Sunday brunch at Dakota Harvest Bakers means you’ll have to make a difficult choice. Will it be the baked French toast made from Cream of Wheat bread in rich cinnamon and nutmeg infused egg custard or the homemade buttermilk biscuits split open and topped from rich country style pork gravy? Or will you be swayed by the pastry case, heavy with massive cinnamon buns, strawberry-filled Danish and cookies galore? It really doesn’t matter. You won’t be disappointed and you will be back! Always, always pick up a few scones for the next morning. And treat yourself to one (or perhaps half a dozen) of those oversized and specatacularly delicious chocolate chip cookies.