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April 16, 2019
The old Country Kitchen building was purchased last week. The new owners are planning to open a sushi and hibachi place named Sapphire. Kaysey Price / Tribune
Country Kitchen building purchased; new owners set their sights on sushi, hibachi
April 16, 2019 - 10:16am
February 7, 2019
Jason Brands (left), Doug Brands (center), and Travis Vansanten (right) are in town for an ice fishing trip and stumbled out of the cold and into Lakeside for a bite to eat. Lucky for them, they got to enjoy a little free winter shandy as well. Kaysey Price / Tribune
Cheers to winter: Polar Fest kicks off slowly but surely with beer tasting, Royal Court light up tonight
February 7, 2019 - 4:58pm
February 1, 2019
The Holiday Inn in Detroit Lakes has extended their bar out onto Detroit Lake for the winter. The ice house and attached tent offers a heated environment where people can have a cold beverage and a snack. Submitted Photo
In the ice box: Holiday Inn opens bar in ice house in Little Detroit Lakes
February 1, 2019 - 10:00am
November 21, 2018
The Spitfire in Detroit Lakes is the restaurant's second location. It officially opened to the public Sunday, Nov. 11. Kaysey Price / Tribune
'Food with attitude': Spitfire finally opens up after months of renovations
November 21, 2018 - 9:22am
September 12, 2018
Cook Jesus Lavine checked the progress of a dish on his grill in the kitchen at Las Ranitas. Brian Hansel/FOCUS
Perham’s Las Ranitas draws good reviews on first day of opening
September 12, 2018 - 8:55am
June 28, 2018
Richwood grill offers a wide assortment of burgers, from the burner burger, left, to the country burger with the option of curly or regular french fries. Emily Driscoll / Tribune
Fast food with more flavor: Richwood Grill opens with new addition coming soon
June 28, 2018 - 2:46pm
May 26, 2018
Josh Hajek stands at the bar Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at Wurst Bier Hall, Fargo. As a manager, he deals with unruly customers. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
Drunk diners, penny-pinching patrons: Service industry workers share stories of customer mistreatment
May 26, 2018 - 8:57am
March 19, 2018
After historic college basketball upset, Little Caesar’s announces free pizza giveaway to everyone in America
March 19, 2018 - 3:19pm
February 28, 2018
Curley's on Cotton Lake has new owners as of Feb. 5. Deanne and Art Kohler purchased the place after what they say was just "right timing." Kaysey Price / Tribune
Curley's on Cotton Lake has new owners
February 28, 2018 - 1:00pm
February 21, 2018
The Speakeasy in Detroit Lakes was recently sold to a buyer who plans to lease it to the Spitfire Bar & Grill owners. Kaysey Price / Tribune
Speakeasy sells to buyer who plans to lease building to Spitfire Bar & Grill
February 21, 2018 - 2:30pm
February 8, 2018
The Ice Box H2I, which opened this past weekend on the ice of Little Detroit Lake, consists of a 12x8-foot wooden structure with insulated floor, where the bar sits, and an adjacent 20x20 foot heated tent where the customers gather. (Submitted photo)
Minnow shots, anyone?: Holiday Inn opens ice bar on Little Detroit
February 8, 2018 - 8:00am
January 25, 2018
Taco John's opened at their new downtown location a few weeks ago. Kaysey Price / Tribune
Moving into town: Taco John's opens in new downtown DL location
January 25, 2018 - 5:00pm
November 10, 2017
Besides the yellow popcorn, Farmers Gold Popcorn of Perley, Minn., also has some “strawberry” popcorn, which is simply a red, rounder variety.Photo taken Sept. 30, 2017, in Fargo. Mikkel Pates / Forum News Service
Playing it by ear: Minnesota couple loving novelty popcorn business
November 10, 2017 - 1:00pm