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SimplyGrand Xmas eats

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Searching for somewhere to feast on Christmas Eve and/or Day?  While most local establishments will be closed December 24 & 25, there are a handful offering meals for those not dining at home.    Aaltos:  1000 S 42nd St (Canad Inn), Grand Forks, 701-792-1957; Open Christmas Eve until 3 PM and Christmas Day from 8 to 11 AM   Big Sioux Café:   4401 32nd Ave S Grand Forks, 701-738-0441; Open Christmas Eve until 2 PM   Denny’s:  3770 32nd Ave S, Grand Forks, 701-757-1148; Open Christmas Eve until 2 PM   IHOP:  3951 32nd Ave, Grand Forks, 701-775-7001; Open both Christmas Eve and Day (24 hours)   L’Bistro:  1000 S 42nd St (Canad Inn), Grand Forks, 701-792-1960; Open Christmas Eve until 7 PM   Little Bangkok:  415 2nd St NW, East Grand Forks, 218-399-1122; Open Christmas Eve until 4 PM   Roadhouse Café:  4720 Gateway Dr, Grand Forks, 701-772-1273; Open Christmas Eve until 3 PM   Sakura:  3250 32nd Ave S, Grand Forks, 701-757-3888; Open Christmas Eve until 10 PM and Christmas Day from 11 AM to 11 PM   Tavern United:  1000 S 42nd St (Canad Inn), Grand Forks, 701-792-1958; Open Christmas Eve until 7 PM   The above …

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Good eats along the Boardwalk

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Today’s blog is brought to us from travel and food writer/blogger Shel Zolkewich from Winnipeg. Shel is a great friend to Greater Grand Forks!   The other day, my sister-in-law Mandy asked a tough question. “What’s your favourite place to eat in Grand Forks?” I was speechless. Images of pan-fried walleye, towering burgers and lemongrass-scented pad Thai danced in my head. It was like trying to name which of your children you loved best. Impossible.   So in lieu of singling out just one, here are a couple from my ever-growing list of good eats in Grand Forks. This pair of stars sit on the east side of the Red River, on the Minnesota side on a stretch of restaurants called the Boardwalk. If there’s not a seat to be had at one, stroll over to the next one. You won’t be disappointed.   The Blue Moose   If you’re in search of a restaurant that brings the comfortable North Dakota/Minnesota feel to the table, The Blue Moose is it. It’s seldom we don’t visit the city without making a stop here.   For those who like to sample more than one flavour, the tapas menu is just for you. …

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We are happy in Grand Forks!

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Today’s blog comes from Greater Grand Forks Convention & Visitors Bureau executive director, Julie Rygg.   Gallup recently unveiled their annual ranking of well-being in the United States, and guess who ranked first? It was North Dakota (Minnesota was close at fourth)! That tells us, for the most part, North Dakotans are the happiest people in the U.S. I tend to agree with this report. We are quite happy here and there are many big reasons, but there are also lots of small things that we find great joy in!   Now I now it has been a long winter all over the county, and I like to look for some of those fun little things to brighten my day and add enjoyment. I am sharing my current five faves with you. Enjoy!   1. The martinis at the Toasted Frog are amazing. If you haven’t had one yet, I highly recommend them. My favorite is the Pink Lemonade. It is the perfect combination of sweet and sour and reminds me of a warm summer day.   2. There is nothing better than a hot mocha on a cold winter morning. My ultimate favorite place for a hot coffee is …

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Shop Downtown for a unique, boutique experience

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Today’s blog is from Michaela Schell, local business person and blogger.   Most are familiar with Greater Grand Forks’ amazing shopping corridor along 32nd Avenue South. It’s hard to miss the big stores and great deals. But one area that is not as visible but equally amazing is Downtown Grand Forks and East Grand Forks. The streets are filled with small shops, boutiques, galleries, eateries and more, all locally owned and operated and unique to the Grand Cities.   Downtown you can easily walk from store to store and even take a quick walk over the Sorlie Bridge, check out the scenic Red River, and take a stroll along one of the beautiful paths along the Greenway.   First up, clothing. If you are looking for boutique style clothing, Downtown has a variety of new, on trend clothing stores for every style. Kittson and RH Standard offer trend setting clothing for fanshionistas. At Adley Anne’s you can find the cutest clothes for babies and toddlers along with materinity styles for moms-to-be. True Colors, a self-described “trendy, chic resale boutique” offers brand name clothes at reduced prices.   Between shopping stops, Downtown has a plethora of places to grab a bite …

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Shelley’s Five Favorites in the Forks

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The Greater Grand Forks Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) wants to assist visitors in every way we can, so we are starting a new addition to our blog. We are asking members of our team as well as other members of the community to share with us their Five Favorites in the Forks. That way visitors can hear what the locals enjoy with some special hints. We are starting with Shelley who is the Communications Coordinator at the CVB. She is sharing her five picks for shopping, dining and things to do…   Little Bangkok – Lunch and dinner at Little Bangkok is always a great experience with a variety of Thai and Japanese dishes on the menu including an array of fresh sushi creations. Shelley’s faves include the DeMers Avenue (sushi roll), Drunken Noodles (entree) and Vinho Verde (wine). Macy’s – Shelley is always on the lookout for a deal in the coolest trends, and she finds them at Macy’s in the Columbia Mall. She also recommends using the 10% off International Visitor Pass that can be found on the Deals & Discounts section of our website. University of North Dakota Women’s Basketball and Volleyball – There is nothing …

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Drunken Noodle review

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I had a chance to check out one of Greater Grand Forks’ newest restaurants the other day, the Drunken Noodle, located on Restaurant Row along the Red River in East Grand Forks.  I was so excited, as I love Little Bangkok, and the Drunken Noodle is under the same ownership. We arrived at the perfect time, as there were customers in the restaurant, but it wasn’t busy.  It has only been open a couple of weeks, so the staff is new and still working out a few kinks, but the food was yummy!!!! The restaurant is casual and has an open, airy environment.  They is a sunken bar area with comfy chairs and small tables with a stage to enjoy regularly scheduled entertainment. There are a variety of menu options from small bowls to larger dinners.  We tried some of their signature dishes including the Pad Thai and Drunken Noodle.  They were both fabulous!  We also added some fried rice, which was spectacular! There was so much food on our table, we were able to bring another full meal home.  There was a sushi app on the menu, but unfortunately it is not being offered anymore, so I am glad …

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Kick of the holidays with the Holiday Home Tour

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The Grand Forks Republican Women’s Association is hosting the 2011 Grand Forks Holiday Home Tour, and no matter your political affiliation these are two days of fun with a holiday party (added this year), you don’t want to miss.  I plan to attend and share lots of great photos! Six festively adorned homes will be open for tours on both Saturday, December 3 (10 a.m.-5 p.m.) and Sunday December 4 (12 noon-5 p.m.).  Each will feature the creativity of local designers: All Seasons; The Rose Shop; Designs by Nord; Modern Plains Design; Michelle Bloom Interiors; Just Add Water (Brooke Roche Conlin); and Sadie’s Couture Floral & Event Styling. In conjuction with the home tour, a bake sale and wreath sale will be hosted at the Myra Museum, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 2405 Belmont Road. New to the tour this year is a reception for all ticket holders from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, December 3.  Celebrate the beginning of the season overlooking the city at the party – hosted on the 5th floor of the historic SEI Building (4th Street and DeMers Avenue) in beautiful downtown Grand Forks. Hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar are …

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