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LET'S HIGHLIGHT 2017

The New Year is almost here but before it is, let's take time to highlight 2017. Team members and contributors share a few of their favorite things from the past year, from discovering new local restaurants to magazine covers and stories to events that happened in the Fargo-Moorhead area. Join in on the celebration by highlighting your favorites, too. ALSO IN COVER STORY 38 Event Recap 42 Mixologist of the Month Recap 47 Behind-the-Scenes 51 Photo Recap

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Alex Cyusa and Kylee Seifert This month, we're happy to feature two of our contributors on the cover and in the cover story. Thank you to both Alex and Kylee for your sharing your time and talents with us and your dedication to Fargo Monthly. Alex writes the "Think Global, Act Local" column and Kylee writes for our "Health & Wellness Spotlight."

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Hygge for The Holidays Hygge [pronounced hoo-gah] is a Danish word used to acknowledge a feeling of warmth and togetherness best experienced during the winter months. Winters in Denmark are a lot like winters in North Dakotalong, dark and cold. Yet, Danish people are some of the happiest in the world. This month, you can brighten your holidays by bringing hygge into your home. We'll show you festive finds from local shops and boutiques that will help you get in a hyggelig mood.

The Tech Issue As you can suspect, there's a lot going on behind the scenes at NDSU Athletics that helps Bison student-athletes prepare to become champions. Advancing technologically has propelled NDSU further in terms of training and scouting than many of its peers. We bring those elements to light and show what NDSU is doing to stay up-to-date in an ever-changing world of technology.

Faces of Fargo Business Through nearly 200 original portraits, we take a look back at the year that was in Fargo INC!'s first-ever coffee table book, "Faces of Fargo Business." Join us as we celebrate the people who have helped make Fargo one of the best places in the country to live and work.


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Authentic Reflection, Intentional Preparation

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s December begins and 2017 comes to a close, I start my annual end-of-theyear routine. I write down every beautiful and lifechanging event or moment that happened. These could be things I recognized as good or they could be situations that shook me, causing stress, hurt and maybe even a few tears. When I complete this task, I'm able to look at the past year with a different perspective. Often times, the days when life just plain sucked helped me to grow as a human and in my faith, forcing me to persevere, and the beauty comes in hindsight. The days I enjoyed allowed me to share the newfound growth, faith and perseverance with the people around me. Hopefully, I was able to spread some love and light through it, too. I take each event or moment and ask myself these five questions: How could I have handled that differently? Where did I find joy and why? Where did I find pain and why? What should I run toward? What should I avoid? 1

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Through this self-reflection, I'm reminded ... • to stay humble. How I reacted to or what I thought during certain times were wrong or handled poorly, and I need to admit that to myself and others. • that beauty is in everything, even if I can't see it right away. • to look forward to 2018 with hope, trusting that no matter what happens or how I feel and interpret situations, I'm on steady ground and will be okay. • to have faith in myself and truly believe I can change if I want to. With these reminders, I'm better prepared to pursue the new year in a more positive and healthy way. I look forward to the changing and trying times because I know they'll surprise me and I'll be happy

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with how I grew. I anticipate the joyful times because I know there will be many—the proof is before my eyes in my green dinosaur-covered decomposition notebook. So as the year ends, I challenge you to do this exercise. Be honest with yourself and welcome constructive criticism. Don't be ashamed, the past is in the past. Don't throw yourself a pity party, negative thinking will continue to follow you if you do. Start 2018 in a new way. I promise you, you can do it. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Kara Jeffers, Editor

☐☐Is there something you wished you would have done more of? Start now. ☐☐What New Year's resolution have you been trying to pursue for the past year or if we're telling the truth, several years? Break it down into reachable goals. ☐☐Are there toxic people or things in your life getting in the way of being the person you want to be? Pursue boundaries. ☐☐Is there an unhealthy habit you've been trying to kick or a healthy one you've wanted to start implementing? Tell someone you can trust and get accountability. If you would like any additional resources, guidance or even accountability with these challenges, don't hesitate to reach out to me through email. I love this community and you are part of this community. I want to help in the best and most genuine way possible.


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The end of 2017 is quickly approaching, but we don't want to leave the year without first reflecting on it. Some of our team members and contributors wanted to share with you their favorite discoveries in 2017 and wishes for the New Year. From new restaurants to local events, join us in highlighting and remembering what a great year we've had here in the Fargo-Moorhead area.

BY Kara Jeffers PHOTOS BY Andrew Jason, Ann Arbor Miller, Hillary Ehlen, Jesse Hoorelbeke and Paul Flessland

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Johnson "I was born in Fargo the year that Michael Jackson released "Thriller". I attended Moorhead High School and later MSUM. I was originally going to get my degree in broadcast journalism but decided to set my sights on advertising and public relations.

Client Relations Manager

"I've had a crazy path to get to my current career. I started in banking, moved across the country, came back, worked in banking again, enjoyed volunteering and switched gears into the nonprofit

world, started at Spotlight Media in advertising sales and finally landed in my current client relations role. I'm in the perfect spot right now overseeing our publications' advertising, client relations and project management. "I'm married to a funny man named Jordan who works at Coca-Cola. We live in Fargo with our cat Dre and dog Ollie. I enjoy brewery hopping, antique shopping and watching Netflix on our screen porch with a glass of wine or a hot cup of coffee."

Favorite Food Discovery "Thanks to my first visit to the Poke Bowl food truck during the Red River Market, I have fallen in love with Poke! I am a diehard sushi lover and can’t believe that I order that over the 911 Roll as of late when at Wasabi." Poke Bowl pokebowlfargo.com 123 Broadway N, Fargo

Favorite Fargo Monthly story or photo "I really enjoyed “The Yesteryears” August 2017 editorial feature. It was fascinating to see photography from the early 1900’s. I especially enjoyed the merged photos provided by Dan Francis that combined historic photos and current cityscapes." 20 | DECEMBER 2017 | FARGOMONTHLY.COM


Favorite FargoMoorhead event "I enjoy attending the Red River Market with my husband. We enjoy buying some local beer or coffee, lunch from one of the many food trucks and taking home some yummy treats for later in the day. We are very lucky to have this weekly event in our community."

Favorite local spot to be Rosey's Bistro and Bar "I enjoy hitting up happy hour with friends for a grilled cheese sandwich and a spicy margarita. I love the vibe and decor in there, plus the staff is extra friendly. Two thumbs up." roseysfargo.com 212 Broadway N, Fargo

What did you learn about Fargo this year?

What is at the top of your FargoMoorhead bucket list for 2018? "I would like to do the Brew Experience at Kilstone Brewing. It's a fun experience where you get to help brew a batch of beer and then have a party to enjoy the fruits of your labor." Kilstone Brewing facebook.com/ kilstonebrewing 764 34th St. N, Fargo

"Over the last few years, Fargo has impressed me with its dedication to implementing new ideas. The entrepreneurial spirit is strong and it's refreshing to see business professionals work together rather than against each other to make our community better."

Give a shout out! Who in the community do you think has made an impact in the FargoMoorhead area this year? "I would like to give a shout out to the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber’s Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) I served as a volunteer this year and saw first hand the reallife experience that the children involved received. It was amazing to see the businesses they came up with and their plans to bring them mainstream. I was so impressed with the children who were enrolled in the program and wish something like that existed when I was in school." Young Entrepreneurs Academy fmwfchamber.com/YEA

Favorite New Restaurant Tru Blue Social Club "We visited Tru Blu for our anniversary, we were impressed with their portion sizes and fancy cocktails. We also loved the ambiance." trublusocialclub.com 915 19th Ave. E, West Fargo 21


hackl Distribution/Circulation Manager "Hi there. My name is Nick Hackl and I'm the distribution/circulation manager for Spotlight Media. Every month, I make sure that everyone receives the newest issue before they run out."

Favorite Fargo Monthly story or photo "Tastes of the World"

What is at the top of your Fargo-Moorhead bucket list for 2018? "I want to attend a bar crawl. I also want to try sushi for the first time."

If you're with Nick and sushi is a new experience for you, try the Dakota Roll from Wasabi. It was voted "Best Sushi Roll" in our Flavor Awards in May. Wasabi drunkennoodle.com 623 NP Ave., Fargo 22 | DECEMBER 2017 | FARGOMONTHLY.COM


Favorite Drink Discovery

Whiskey Sour from NoBull Smokehouse nobullfargo.com 609 NP Ave., Fargo

Favorite local spot to be Vinyl Taco vinyltaco.com 520 1st Ave. N, Fargo

Favorite Fargo-Moorhead event Tuesday Trivia Night at WĂźrst Bier Hall WĂźrst Bier Hall wurstfargo.com 630 1st Ave. N, Fargo


"I'm Fargo-born and raised and a proud alumni of NDSU–I bleed green and gold. I work full time at Spotlight Media as the staff photographer and also work as a freelance photographer, specializing in portrait and commercial

photography. When I’m not hiding behind a camera, you can find me at any type of concert or live music event, planning my next road trip or watching old dance team DVDs with my girlfriends."

Favorite local spot to be Dempsey’s "Between the awesome bartenders, live music on the weekends and $1 taco special on Wednesdays, I’d probably move in if they’d let me." dempseyspublichouse.com 226 Broadway N, Fargo

ehlen Photographer

Favorite Drink Discovery Cider from Wild Terra Cider & Brewing "I got to sample it when we shot there for Fargo Monthly this fall and it made me so excited for them to open on Dec. 2." Wild Terra Cider and Brewing wildterraciderandbrewing.com 6 12th St. N, Fargo

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Favorite New Restaurant Pork Belly Ramen from Slurp Ramen at Wasabi Wasabi drunkennoodle.com 623 NP Ave., Fargo

Favorite Fargo Monthly story or photo Do It All Downtown "I spend the majority of my time downtown, so it was super fun to work on this issue and discover even more about what downtown has to offer. This was also the first cover I shot for Fargo Monthly, so this issue is extra special to me."

Favorite FargoMoorhead event

St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl "I love all things Irish, and who doesn’t love green beer?"

New Year’s Resolution/ Wishful thinking for 2018 "To finally win Grey’s Anatomy Trivia with Red River Trivia."

What is at the top of your FargoMoorhead bucket list for 2018? Make Room "I’d like to try some of the classes at Make Room. I went to school for art but don’t get around to creating as much as I’d like to, so I think this would be a great way to get the creative juices flowing." makeroomfargo.com 17 8th St. S. Fargo

Red River Trivia redrivertrivia.com facebook.com/redrivertrivia


Samantha Stark Web Editor

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Huong Tran Digital Coordinator "Hi, I’m the other half of Spotlight Web Team. I handle all technical sides of anything digital— from websites to ads (just not the printer). When I’m not scaring people away with the colorful code on my screen, you can find me casually hanging at a local coffee shop or some local events."

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“Sup! I make up half of the Spotlight Web Team. Although I’m the web editor, I do a little bit of everything in the web department, from digital content to web design. Oh, and I sometimes fix Spotlight’s printer, which mostly consists of me turning it off and then on again. When I’m not at work eating avocados, I’m antique hunting at local thrift stores, going camping with my man friend or showing people pictures of my plant child, Kevin, like the annoying mom I am.”


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Favorite Fargo Monthly story or photo "I can’t pick just one. My top three are 'Do It All Downtown,' 'Weekend Getaways' and 'The Yesteryears.' I also really enjoyed our first ever pet-themed issue. Oh, and I liked the 'Made In Fargo' issue. OK, so I liked them all."

Favorite local spot to be Favorite New Restaurant Rosey's Bistro "You can’t go wrong with grilled cheese sandwiches—or just cheese in general." roseysfargo.com 212 Broadway N, Fargo

Favorite Food Discovery Lobster-Filled Ravioli from Twist "When I discovered the lobster-filled ravioli at Twist, my life hasn’t been the same. They have 1/2 off small plates Mondays– Saturdays from 3–6 p.m., if you’re interested in trying it." Twist twistfargo.com 220 Broadway N, Fargo

What did you learn about Fargo this year? New Year’s Resolution/ Wishful thinking for 2018 "Drink a gallon of water out of a jug every day. Oh, and Fargo INC! Editor Nate Mickelberg is an amazing role model."

"I learned that it’s so easy to be local. Every year in FargoMoorhead, local businesses open up and artists get discovered. Referencing Fargo Monthly’s 'Made In Fargo' issue, our community has an abundance of handmade masters of all sorts, and that’s something to celebrate."

Now and Then Shoppe "Now and Then is one of my favorite Fargo finds. The sheer number of antique and vintage items it has still never ceases to amaze me." Facebook: Now and Then Shoppe 1017 4th Ave. N, Fargo

Favorite FargoMoorhead event TEDxFargo "It’s inspiring to hear so many local and national influencers speak on topics of importance in the Fargo community. As one of the biggest TEDx events in the country, TEDxFargo opens attendees’ minds to the numerous ways they can help drive our community forward." tedxfargo.com 27


Favorite Drink Discovery Green Matcha Latte from Young Blood Coffee "Anything green is good for you, right? This place has saved me from so many office coffee runouts, Mondays and morning meetings. It’s just not possible to get cranky again after taking a sip of that warm delish creamy tea latte." Young Blood Coffee facebook.com/youngbloodcoffee 623 NP Ave., Fargo

Favorite local spot to be Unglued "I can spend hours staring at all of their adorable Fargomade modern craft and handmade gifts. If you ever want to be (or at least want to feel like) a master artisan, come to one of their many craft events! Yeobo, my favorite Fargo gourmet sweet shop, is also inside of Unglued. If I were late getting back from my lunch break, you know where I’m at."

Huong's Picks

ungluedmarket.com 408 Broadway N, Fargo

What did you learn about Fargo this year? Wishful thinking for 2018 "I’d love to see more downtown expansion!"

"Whether you’re launching a new business or raising money for a good cause, the community's support and resources are amazing. Did you know almost $11 million was raised for more than 350 local charities in 24 hours of doing this year’s Giving Hearts Day?"

Favorite FargoMoorhead event Startup Weekend Fargo "I’ve been following Startup Weekend since it first came to Fargo, but 2017 is the first time I participated in the event. It’s an event where local designers, marketers, developers and startup enthusiasts turn 54 hours of work and unlimited cups of coffee into a business. My team was so close to winning but to be honest, winning wasn’t the point. I’ve come home with so many valuable mentorships, lifelong friendships and acquired more knowledge than I could ever learn from any textbooks." Startup Weekend Fargo facebook.com/startupweekendfargo.com

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What is at the top of your FargoMoorhead bucket list for 2018?

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"Doing an escape room with friends. Also, I haven't been yet to the Daran's Southern Soul Food & West Indian Cuisine, but I don't know if I will wait until 2018 to go there because I have heard only good things about them!"

Contributor

"I'm Alexandre Cyusa—the Fargo-Moorhead-Hearted Rwandan citizen. I came to the FM area in the fall of 2010 to attend Concordia College. Originally from Kigali, Rwanda, I've lived in Switzerland, Ethiopia, Guinea and France. My traveling experiences have helped me in making this world a smaller and simpler place to live in. I currently work for Folkways and am interested in community development and nurturing global citizenship."

Favorite Fargo Monthly story or photo Brigitte Bisimwa from 'The World in Fargo-Moorhead' (fargomonthly.com) "It was humbling to read her story and to have her voice heard on such a platform in order to inform the world of the journey certain people embark on to get to the FM area. What's more, she is from Democratic Republic of Congo neighboring country of Rwandaaaaaa. I always love seeing a fellow neighbor in Fargo Monthly."

Give a shout out! Who in the community do you think has made an impact in the FargoMoorhead area this year? Mary Jean Dehne, the executive director of Lecagy Children's Foundation. "She is an amazing woman I was introduced to by Rollie Johnson—another role model of mine—who works with the youth of the FM area." legacychildrensfoundation.com 30 | DECEMBER 2017 | FARGOMONTHLY.COM


New Year’s Resolution/ Wishful thinking for 2018 "Defy the conquering winter by engaging in more outdoor/wilderness (ice fishing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing) activities with friends during the first glacial months of 2018."

Favorite New Restaurant Saffron Persian Food "Located in the food truck park in the old Goodyear parking lot, they served Persian (Iranian) cuisine, which is exquisite and rich in flavors. Darbar Palace (pictured right) "An Indian restaurant on Broadway that is an exquisite culinary journey into the East Asian cuisine." darbarpalacefargo.com 420 Broadway N, Fargo

Favorite local spot to be The International Market Plaza "So many cultures are united under one roof and it's a great cultural experience. I love taking friends to the IMP in order for them to engage with so many cultures in one singular place. GeeGee's Store located in the IMP is where I buy most of my colorful and traditional fabric cloth you see me wearing in most of my articles. facebook.com/impfargo 1345 Main Ave., Fargo

Favorite Drink Discovery "There was an exquisite Nigerian juice served by the African Express vendors at the Red River Market called 'Zobo'. It's made from the hibiscus flower. I can drink it all day every day."

Favorite FargoMoorhead event September's Annual National Welcoming Week "During 10 days, a series of events take place in the FM area highlighting the diversity residing in the community. This is done through gatherings around music, food, art and discussions, with the hopes of helping people make new friends from around the world without leaving Fargo." welcomingfm.org facebook.com/ welcomingfmarea


Favorite local spots to be Twenty Below Coffee Co. 20below.coffee 14 Roberts St. N, Fargo Mezzaluna dinemezzaluna.com 309 Roberts St. N, Fargo Crossfit Icehouse crossfiticehouse.com 1620 1st Ave. N, Fargo

seifert Contributor

"I'm a holistic health and nutrition coach leading women to find clarity and balance through fitness, nutrition, stress management and mindset. I work with them on weight loss, gut healing, emotional eating and figuring out the best individualized nutritional approach."

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New Year’s Resolution/ Wishful thinking for 2018 "To continue to inspire others to take action for healing their bodies and cultivating self-love within their lives. To keep building my business from a place of love and service and offer others a chance to learn and grow. To enjoy my wedding, my first year of marriage and to allow it to help me grow as a person. To get outside more during the winter months and spend more time in nature during each season. To work on a new language. To downright have fun and choose fun in each moment."


Favorite FargoMoorhead event

Red River Farmer’s Market

Favorite Drink Discovery "Hodo Cider – duh!!!" Hotel Donaldson hoteldonaldson.com 101 Broadway N, Fargo

Give a shout out! Who in the community do you think has made an impact in the FargoMoorhead area this year? "Chelsea Thorson at the Make Room. She has cultivated creativity in everyone in the community. She’s put her heart and soul into her business to inspire others to tap into their innate creativity and artistic side." Make Room makeroomfargo.com 17 8th St. S. Fargo

What is at the top of your FargoMoorhead bucket list for 2018? "I have yet to try an escape room and it’s definitely on my to-do list!" Fargo Escape Room fargoescaperoom.com 2220 Main Ave. E, West Fargo

What did you learn about Fargo this year? "There are so many young, blossoming businesses and they are all willing and eager to collaborate and work together in a really beautiful way. It’s a wonderful place for new businesses as the community is ready to stand behind entrepreneur dreams."

Favorite Fargo Monthly story or photo The Yesteryears: Tales from FargoMoorhead’s Past Intuition, Passion, & Giving Fear the Middle Finger


What is at the top of your Fargo-Moorhead bucket list for 2018?

anderson

"I need to see a concert at the Bluestem. Like, fo' real."

Designer

"I’m a graphic artist with a serious passion for what I do. I’ve always loved to draw and create. Pencil and paper is my go-to medium but I'm always down to dabble. I fell in love with digital design at a young age, banging

out killer bitmaps on my moms ol’ MS Paint program. By this point, I knew I'd found my calling. I enrolled in the graphics program at MSCTC and started my professional journey. I’ve had the opportunity to create

artwork for all varieties of local businesses, including websites, signage, illustration and video. It gives me pride to see my work across town. Now working with Spotlight Media, I’m able to even further that reach."

Bluestem Amphitheater bluestemamphitheater.org 801 50th Ave. S, Moorhead

Favorite Fargo Monthly story or photo The Yesteryears "Back in August, we did 'The Yesteryears' issue featuring a piece done by Dan Francis on the cover. Top notch stuff."

Favorite FargoMoorhead event "You can find me at RibFest slightly engorged or at the Fargo-Moorhead ValleyCon flying my nerd flag high." 34 | DECEMBER 2017 | FARGOMONTHLY.COM


Favorite local spot to be Paradox Comics-N-Cards "I'm a comics guy so the four walls of Paradox make for my home away from home." paradoxcnc.com 26 Roberts St. N, Fargo

Favorite Food Discovery Humpty Dumpty Burger "If JLBeers was a rock band, the Humpty Dumpty Burger would be my jam." jlbeers.com

Favorite New Restaurant blvd pub "Blvd pub had me with their overall aesthetics. Bitchin' branding." blvdpub.com 3147 Bluestem Dr., West Fargo

New Year’s Resolution/ Wishful thinking for 2018 "I’d like to lose five pounds and initiate world peace."


rorvig Sales Representative "My name is Scott Rorvig, NDSU grad, current Spotlight Media guy. I live, work and play Downtown Fargo. I sing too much and have a hard time chilling out. My favorite things are basketball, outdoor activities, minus golf, and spending all my money on the weekends."


Favorite FargoMoorhead events Streets Alive & Bison tailgating

Favorite Fargo Monthly story or photo Weekend Getaways "As much as I love Fargo, I love trying new things and places so I really enjoyed the 'Weekend Getaways' issue and the write-ups on all the cool places within driving range."

What did you learn about Fargo this year?

Favorite local spots to be Island Park basketball court Biking trails along the river

"Ever since working at Spotlight, I now realize that there really is a lot of events and social rendezvous going on, you just have to be proactive and search them out. Maybe you should check out the event section in Fargo Monthly ..." Check out page 75 for December's event calendar.

Give a shout out! Who in the community do you think has made an impact in the FargoMoorhead area this year? "A big shout out to Fargo Park District for being unsung heroes and keeping the outdoors clean and tame for us to go expend some office energy! "Oh, and Fort Noks for helping me keep in contact with all my friends."

Favorite Drink Discovery Techno Viking Drekker Brewing Co. drekkerbrewing.com 630 1st Ave. N, Suite 6, Fargo

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A lot happened in FargoMoorhead this year, but here are 10 events and happenings from the year that we'll always remember.

2nd Annual North of Normal Frostival

The Fargo-Moorhead Convention & Visitors Bureau (Visit Fargo-Moorhead) found a way for the community to beat the winter and embrace the cold. This year's Frostival was packed with two days of snowy events at the end of January including s'more making fire pits, a hot cocoa cookoff, yoga in the snow, snow golf, sled races, snow kickball, snow disc golf, plenty of activities for kids and so much more. Don't miss out on 2018's Frostival on January 26 and 27. fargomoorhead.com (Photo courtesy of Visit Fargo-Moorhead)

The 13th Annual Fargo Marathon

This year's SCHEELS Fargo Marathon was one for the books and saw all 50 states represented by the participants. Races for all ages and types took place, including the youth run, 5K, 10K, half marathon, full marathon and the newly added Cyclothon (for the bicyclists) and the Furgo Dog Run (for runners and their furry friends). 2018's Fargo Marathon takes place on May 19. (Photos by J. Alan Paul Photography)

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FMWF Chamber's Corporate Cup

The Chamber's annual Corporate Cup sold out again this year, with a large number of businesses participating in this year's competitive and non-competitive athletic events. Teams battled for points in activities such as basketball, an obstacle course, volleyball, cycling and more. We had a blast doing a little friendly competition, and we'll for sure be back next year. fmwfchamber.com (Photo by Jenny Johnson)


Fargo Monthly's Burgers, BBQ and Beer Festival

Fargo Monthly's fourth annual Burgers, BBQ and Beer Festival took place in June at the Moorhead Center Mall Parking Ramp. Ten area restaurants grilled up tasty burger sliders, ticket purchase included access to the Big Green Egg BBQ tent with tastings and lessons from NDSU's BBQ Bootcamp, plus there were beer samples courtesy of DS Beverages and Drekker Brewing Company and a live performance from local funk masters Post Traumatic Funk Syndrome. (Photos by J. Alan Paul Photography)

TEDxFargo 2017

One of the biggest TEDx events in the country happened again in Fargo this past July. This year's TEDxFargo event, which focused on the theme "What are you for?" in the community, saw more than 20 speakers from around the country with nearly 2,000 people in attendance. The main event itself had a festival-like vibe with plenty of auxiliary and surrounding events for attendants to get even more involved with the ideas being spread. (Photos by J. Alan Paul Photography)


1 Million Thanks

Prairie Roots Co-op

After years of planning, and with much anticipation from the community, Prairie Roots Cooperative opened its doors on July 5. (Photo by Paul Flessland)

Drone Focus Conference

The third annual Drone Focus Conference exceeded 600 attendees and featured more than 55 speakers from around the nation. Those participating represented nearly 30 states, 8 countries and almost 300 companies from across the UAV and unmanned systems industry. (Photo by Jesse Hoorelbeke)

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Roberts Commons Parking Garage

After long consideration, the Roberts Commons Parking Garage opened in June. Located on the corner of Roberts Street and 2nd Avenue North, the garage is an answer to Downtown Fargo's parking issues and will be greatly utilized by locals and visitors alike. (Photo courtesy of Kilbourne Group)

The Sanctuary Events Center was a full house in January with more than 200 in attendance for Emerging Prairie’s third annual 1 Million Thanks, an evening dedicated to highlighting members of the community and the entrepreneurial ecosystem, along with their unique success stories. The evening was filled with a lively social hour, great entertainment, keynote speakers, a special toast and, of course, a thank-filled award ceremony. (Photo by Paul Flessland)

Saint John's Bible

On display until Dec. 31 at the Hjemkomst Center, the official Saint John's Bible is in its 26th exhibition. The first hand-illuminated and handcalligraphed Bible to be commissioned by a Benedictine monastery in 500 years is the largest art exhibition ever hosted by The Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County. (Photo courtesy of Saint John's Bible)


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mixologist of the

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"Roberts Alley Mule" • 1 1/2 oz. Evan Williams Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey • 1/2 oz. Breckenridge Bitters Liqueur • 1/2 oz. agave • 1/4 oz. lemon juice • 4 dashes Fee Brothers Bitters • Splash of ginger beer • 1 blackberry • 1 basil leaf This cocktail is built similar to an Old-Fashioned but topped with ginger beer. Muddle blackberry and basil with agave, lemon juice, bitters and a splash of ginger beer at the bottom of a tumbler glass. Add whiskey and liqueur, fill the glass with chipped ice, top off with ginger beer and then give it a light stir.

RECAP

Each month this year, we featured a talented mixologist from the local bar and restaurant scene, along with a tasty concoction of theirs. The year was filled with delicious recipes and incredibly skilled individuals, and we sure as heck enjoyed trying all of their cocktails. Take a look at who showed us their skills in 2017.

BY Kara Jeffers PHOTOS BY Hillary Ehlen, Jesse Hoorelbeke and Paul Flessland

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FEBRUARY Molly Fontaine

Spirits Lounge & Casino (At Holiday Inn Fargo) "Strawberry Rose Petal Caprioska" • 1 1/2 oz. Stoli Strasberi Vodka • 1 1/2 oz. rose water simple syrup • Handful of mint • 3-4 rose petals • Half a lime • 2 strawberries (cut into quarters for easy muddling) • Soda water Rose Water Simple Syrup: Use one part rose water and one part sugar. Bring the rose water to a slow boil and slowly whisk in the sugar until it all melts down and becomes saturated into the water. Muddle the strawberries with the fresh-squeezed lime juice and rose water simple syrup. Fontaine’s tip is to not muddle the mixture into a mushy clump, but just a little bit to get the juices going. “Twist and slap” the mint into the mixture to break up the veins (no muddling). Add the rose petals for garnish inside the drink. Fill the glass with ice and add the vodka before topping the drink off with soda water. Use a martini spoon to mix the ingredients at the bottom and lift them toward the top of the glass. Garnish with a lime wedge and mint leaves.


MARCH Maggie Green Blarney Stone Pub

"Irish Dream" • 1 oz. "Pikey's Poitin"* or 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey • 1/2 oz. Melon Dekuyper Liqueur • 1/2 oz. lime juice • Ginger ale "Pikey’s Poitin" is the Blarney Stone Pub’s special mix of 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey infused with apples and cinnamon. You can easily make another version of this drink at home by just using the classic 2 Gingers, too. Start with a pint glass filled with ice and add the whiskey, liqueur and lime juice before filling the rest of the glass with ginger ale. Give it a little shake and garnish with a lime.

APRIL Amanda Kaloustian

Fargo Billiards & Gastropub "Orange Popper" • 2 oz. Absolut Mandarin Vodka • 1 oz. Finest Call simple syrup • 1 oz. pineapple juice • 1 oz. orange juice • 3 small slices fresh jalapeño • 2 orange wedges • 1 lime wedge • 1 lemon wedge Start by rimming a martini glass with sugar. Muddle simple syrup with jalapeño, lemon, lime and orange slices in a tumbler shaker. Add vodka, pineapple juice and orange juice to the muddle ingredients and shake. Strain into glass and garnish with an orange wedge.

MAY Jason Lundblad

Urban 42 Kitchen & Bar (At Delta Hotels by Marriott Fargo) "Chili Chocolate Martini" • 1 1/2 oz. Svedka Cherry Vodka • 1/2 oz. Kahlua Chili Chocolate Liqueur • 1/2 oz. Luxardo cherry juice • 1/2 oz. half & half Fill a shaker with ice and add all ingredients. Pour into a mixing glass and place shaker on top, then shake the mixture. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with two Luxardo cherries. 43


JUNE Nick Peterschick Round Up Saloon

"Cranberry Mule" • 1 1/2 oz. Deep Eddy Cranberry Vodka • 1/2 oz. sweetened lime juice • Ginger beer • Lime wedges Muddle a lime wedge with the lime juice at the bottom of a copper mug (common mule mug or something similar). Fill the glass with ice, add the vodka and top off with ginger beer. Garnish with a lime wedge.

AUGUST Elijah Larson

Rosey's Whiskey & Wine Room (At Rosey's Bistro & Bar, former D'Vine space) "Last Pale Light In The West" • 1/4 tsp. red wine simple syrup • Dash of orange bitters • 1/2 oz. Courvoisier Fine Cognac • 1/4 oz. Chartreuse Liqueur • 2 oz. High West Campfire Whiskey • Amarena cherry for garnish Start with a mixing glass and add liquids in the order listed. Add two to three ice cubes and stir for 30 seconds. Strain mixture into a rocks glass an garnish with a cherry. You can pour the drink over ice or without, depending on your preference.

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JULY Jason Cossette Würst Bier Hall

"Hoppy Bourbon Sour" • 1 oz. Maker's Mark Bourbon Whiskey • 1/2 oz. simple syrup • 1 oz. lemon juice • Fargo Brewing Company's Iron Horse Pale Ale Fill a tall glass with ice and add whiskey, simple syrup and lemon juice. Top off the rest of the glass with the beer and mix lightly.


SEPTEMBER Kayla Erickson Lucky's 13 Pub

"Raspberry Romance" • 4 oz. Ruffino Prosecco • 2 oz. Stoli Razberi vodka • 1 1/2 oz. Chambord Raspberry Liqueur • Splash of Finest Call Elderflower Syrup • Raspberries Simply pour all liquids into a stemless wine glass, add a few raspberries and then top the rest of the glass off with ice.

OCTOBER Karl Krueger

The Bomb Shelter “Frisco Sunset” • 1 ½ oz. Courvoisier Cognac • 1 ½ oz. Disaronno Liqueur • Splash of Finest Call Lime Juice • Splash of Cranberry Juice Simply use a rocks glass and build the liquids over ice. Garnish with lemon and lime.

NOVEMBER Chris Staloch

Tru Blu Social Club "Tru Tini" • 2 oz. Stoli Blueberi • 1 oz. Chase Elderflower Liqueur • ½ oz. lime juice • ½ oz. simple syrup Fill a shaker with ice and pour in all of the ingredients. Shake the mixture and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a flower and enjoy! 45


behind the scenes at Spotlight Media Here at Spotlight Media, we like to work hard while also having a ton of fun. Whether it be an event we attended, testing the lights at a photo shoot or grabbing lunch together, we try to capture every moment we can with our fellow team members. Check out some of our behind-the-scenes and blooper photos from the past year.

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Photo recap At Fargo Monthly, we pride ourselves on great photography. Take a trip down memory lane with us as we explore 2017 in photos.

january

march

BY Kara Jeffers | Photos by Hillary Ehlen, Jack Stenerson, Jesse Hoorelbeke and Paul Flessland

We took a Square One cooking class where we learned how to make kung pao chicken with fried rice and cream cheese and crab wontons.

Featured on the cover of our March issue, this piece is an oil and mixed media painting by local figurative and abstract artist Tyler Evin. We were pleased to feature his work.

Designed for the cover story's opening spread, this photo represents technology on the rise. Locally developed sectors of the technology industry are making an impact all over the nation. How cool is that?

february We visited local artist Punchgut at his home studio where we received an inside look at his unique style.

Hundreds of kids and adults participated in A Night to Shine, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation. This annual event provides a prom experience for individuals with special needs. Taking place in 375 churches across 28 denominations in the U.S. and beyond, Hope Lutheran Church in Fargo is the only host in North Dakota. 51


april

Bernie's Wine & Liquors' 2017 Bacon and Beer Festival was a hit, and our photographer captured some fun photos in the process, including this one of the winning moment during the bacon-eating contest.

may

Christian Dudzik encourages Cole Jirik as he lifts weights at Dynasty Performance Training. The two own and operate the free-weight gym and training facility, specializing in customized workouts for all types of athletes, teams and adults.

Junkyard Brewing's Peanut Butter Bandit wins the "Best Local Beer" category.

The Chocolate Feuilletine Tower from Nichole's Fine Pastry won "Best Dessert" in the past two Flavor Awards.

june

Octavio Gomez, the owner and operator of Taco Bros., imitates the image of himself on the front of his food truck for our feature of his business in our June issue. We're missing food truck season already.


july July was our first ever issue devoted to pets, and we loved filling the magazine's pages with adorable photos of our furry companions. These two are from Hotdog! Pet Salon and Cat's Cradle Shelter, both located in Fargo.

august october Metal artist Brock Davis showing off his welding skills in our "Made in Fargo" cover story.

november

Women's clothing store ONYX + Pearl opens on Eighth Street, hoping to offer a place for people in their late 20s and on to shop and find businessappropriate attire.

september

Thank you to Jack Stenerson, one of our downtown diehards, for exploring and capturing the everyday moments of Downtown Fargo for our "Do It All Downtown" issue.

Three NDSU students created a mobile app to help FargoMoorhead residents find local events that pertain to specific interests. From left, Austin Braham, Mukai Selekwa and Nathaniel Thoreson show us what their app looks like.

A new landmark was unveiled at the Fargo Park District's office building located on Main Avenue. If you haven't yet, head over to see the art piece created by artist Steve Knutson. 53


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It’s Not

Just About a

Backpack “

Irma Ciber and her daughter Lamya

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remember standing in line with my little sister and our social worker," Irma Ciber said. "We were in foster care at the time. My sister was going into kindergarten and to know she would have a backpack on her first day meant the world to me.” That was 1998. Nineteen years later, Irma stood in the Fargodome this summer with a group of volunteers and coworkers from Border States Electric, looking over a sea of backpacks they had just helped fill with school supplies. She noticed a poster that said “19th annual United Way School Supply Drive” and turned to one of the organizers and said, “I was there on the very first one, 19 years ago.”

BY Kristina Hein PHOTO BY Hillary Ehlen SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE PHOTOS COURTESY OF United Way

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“Having the things you need for your first day of school sets the tone for how things will go in the future.” Ciber grew up in Sarajevo during the Bosnian war where she was forced to the flee the country at 9-years old

Irma Ciber

Becoming the Parent Your Little Sister Will Never Have The very first thing you will notice about Irma Ciber is a kind, warm wisdom that glows from her eyes and a light-hearted yet grateful zest for life in her voice, despite the scars of hardship, loss and challenges throughout her life.

In 1992, Irma was living with her parents and her sister, Dijana, in Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina during the Bosnian war. After the military cut off food, water and electricity to their home, Irma, her mom and little sister were in a gas explosion that left the three women badly burned and forced to evacuate to receive the medical help they desperately needed to survive. By November, 9-year-old Irma would be forced to flee her country, suffer third-degree burns, see her dad drafted as a soldier and lose her mother. In an instant, Irma and her sister were in a foreign country, all alone, with no one to 56 | DECEMBER 2017 | FARGOMONTHLY.COM

depend on but one another. “She (her sister) looked up to me as a mother,” Ciber said. “Even today, we still have that relationship.” The sisters spent six months together in an Italian hospital and two years with an adoptive family before moving to Fargo in hopes of a better life. Many of us cannot imagine losing our mother and becoming the parent our younger sibling will never have, let alone, being forced to leave your country and start over – all before becoming a teenager.

Receiving the Best Gift

“I do get very emotional reflecting back on where I came from,” she said. “When we got to Fargo, my family was poor and I remember the struggle of fitting in at school,” Irma said, remembering trying to hide the fact she only had two pairs of pants and a handful of shirts. “Getting a backpack that day was like receiving the best gift,” she said. “The


United Way helped me fit in. It helped hide my financial situation and allowed me to feel like a normal kid on that first day of school."

Setting the Tone for the Future

The school supplies meant everything to Irma. They opened a world of inclusion and success. “Having the things you need for your first day of school sets the tone for how things will go in the future,” she said. In the 19 years since her experience with the School Supply Drive, Irma went on to graduate from Fargo South in 2003 and from North Dakota State University in 2008. “It has helped me belong. Because of that sense of belonging, I was able to excel in my life, get a college degree and now have a full-time job at Border States Electric. But it is thanks to the help I received as a child,” she said. Today, Irma lives in Moorhead with her fiancée Kevin and children Lamya and Isaiah.

Being Able to Throw Something Back

When asked what she hoped to tell the community that has given her so much, Irma shared a quote by Maya Angelou: “I’ve learned

that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back.” “The School Supply Drive has a dear place in my heart, so whenever I have a chance to volunteer, I jump to do it,” she said, “I hope by sharing my story, it will encourage others to get involved.” “I want people to realize it’s not just about a backpack. It’s more than that. It’s seeing that child’s face light up when they have the things they need to be able to excel in school,” she said. This fall, 5,800 local students went to school with a backpack full of school supplies from United Way thanks to community members who stepped forward to make an investment in children like Irma and her sister, in hopes that they, too, will have the confidence they need to find that path of success not just in school, but in life.

To watch a video of Irma’s story or learn more about the School Supply Drive, visit unitedwaycassclay. org or follow United Way of Cass-Clay on Facebook.

“We all have our own personal stories that make us who we are. Mine happens to be one of those stories that without the help of this giving community, wouldn’t have been as successful as it is,” she said. The 20th annual United Way of Cass-Clay School Supply Drive kicks off in July 2018.


a child's nemesis,

s ' f e h ac favorite

By Eric Watson Photo by Hillary Ehlen

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SERVES 6-12

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ost folks have a childhood memory of Brussel sprouts that may be less than positive. As an adult, however, hopefully, most of us have found an appreciation for them. Brussel sprouts have a unique flavor profile but still have a sponge-like quality in that they will soak up other flavors like butter, garlic and bacon. With a little understanding of proper cooking technique and good flavor pairing, Brussel sprouts can play a successful role in any winter menu. The biggest complaint is typically the smell of Brussel sprouts. Cooking them at a relatively high level of heat and for a relatively short period of time should help keep the smell from overtaking the entire kitchen, especially if you’re cooking them with a little whole butter or maybe some bacon or duck fat. Another method for reducing the aroma factor is to blanch them in salted water and shock them in ice water before finishing them. A dinner guest may dislike Brussel sprouts simply because of their texture. The best way to combat this complaint is to shave them and quickly sauté them or simply marinate them for a salad. Or, you could pick the leaves apart before cooking, which will provide a far more delicate texture. Whole or halved Brussel sprouts produce a texture profile that isn’t for everyone. Sometimes simply slicing a food item more thinly can transform the mouthfeel and overall dining experience completely. Brussel sprouts are a great addition to any menu this time of year. They can stand up to a number of different flavors so get creative with them. Just remember that proper cooking technique, as with most foods, will determine how well your guests will receive them.

Eric Watson is the owner of Mezzaluna, Rustica Eatery & Tavern and Mosaic Foods in Fargo. He is also the co-founder and past president of the Fargo brand of the American Culinary Federation.

Caramelized Brussel Sprouts with Pancetta, Pomegranate and Parmesan Ingredients

• 2 pounds Brussel sprouts, trimmed & halved • ⅛ cup olive oil • 1 oz. butter • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar • 1 Tbsp. Balsamic vinegar • 1 tsp. garlic, fresh minced • Pancetta bacon, crispy to taste • Pomegranate seeds to taste • Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation • In a large saute pan, heat oil to medium-high and place Brussel sprouts in the pan with the flat cut surface down. Season with salt and pepper, melt the butter into the pan and cover with a tight-fitting lid. Reduce the heat to medium and check regularly so that they caramelize uniformly but do not burn. The steam produced from the pan should cook the Brussel sprouts throughout within approximately five minutes. • Once they are uniformly caramelized, add the balsamic, brown sugar and garlic to create a glaze. You may need to adjust the amount of butter in order to do this. Use your best judgment. • Place the Brussel sprouts on a plate and garnish with crumbled pancetta bacon, pomegranate seeds and shaved Parmesan cheese.


HEALTH & WELLNESS SPOTLIGHT

create your own

new year diet BY C.J. English | PHOTOS BY Hillary Ehlen

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hen you wake up on Jan. 2 with a bloated stomach and guilty conscience from holiday overindulgences, you might ponder which diet program to try this year. Before you decide, consider this: all diets work. Period. From the restrictive cabbage soup diet to the more moderate Mediterranean approach, as long as you stick with it, they all work. The question, “Which diet is the best?” or “Which diet works?” is moot. They all do. So how do you decide which will work for you? You don’t.

I’ve had the privilege of helping hundreds of clients in their weight loss journeys. Along the way, I've learned one thing: Losing weight is the easy part, but keeping that weight off is immeasurably more difficult.

enough time. Okay, it’s that way all the time. A weight-loss plan that's specific to you, designed for your unique tastes, available time, preferences and social life situations, is the only one that will work permanently.

If in 2018 you have sugarplum dreams of trying that shiny new diet plan everyone keeps hashtagging about, I implore you to stop. Take a moment and reconsider. Permanent weight loss happens when you stop going on other people’s programs and create your own instead.

The good news is that you already know what to do. Not knowing what to eat is not the problem. Figuring out how to do it within our busy, crazy lives is the real issue. If you believe this to be true, then setting overly ambitious goals like embarking on a complex diet system or making an unrealistic commitment to working out at 5:45 a.m. six times a week is not the answer. Figuring out what will realistically work in your life is.

How do you stuff a square peg into a round hole? You don’t. When you cram yourself into a pre-determined program that doesn’t fit your social life, work and family schedule, willpower or, lack thereof, you have set yourself up to fail. Maybe not right away, but eventually we'll all lose the steam to keep doing something that is not a good fit. Look, life is messy sometimes—chaotic, crammed with too many things and never

More good news is that it’s not complicated to decode your secret program. This will get you started: 1. If you can’t do (insert whatever it is your about to do here) for the rest of your life, don’t start now.

C.J. English is a Fargo native and the Amazon Kindle Best Selling Weight Loss Author of "WTF am I supposed to eat? A dieters manifesto". In 2015, her breakout memoir "AFFAIRYTALE" debuted at #1 in Diaries and Journals. When she is not writing, she can be found locally at Rejuv Medical Aesthetic Clinic where she sees clients privately for weight loss coaching. 60 | DECEMBER 2017 | FARGOMONTHLY.COM


“The best weightloss plan will fit you like a red carpet dress—taped, pinned and hemmed to fit your every curve, bulge and imperfection.” – C.J. English in WTF am I Supposed To Eat?

2. Forget what you think you know or what you’ve been told. Write down the two things you’re not willing to or history has proven that you can’t give up. Mine are wine and eating out. Yep, I do them both a lot and I don’t work out either—not like you’d expect anyway. 3. Now write down the three biggest things that you know consistently hold you back from losing weight. (You cannot put lack of exercise here. Not working out is likely not one of the top three reasons you are not losing weight. What you do or don’t do in your diet is infinitely more impactful.) My three would be eating after dinner, too much food for my size and lack of willpower over temptations. Use the above information to make an action statement. Mine might start with something like this: “If I want to be able to eat out and drink wine when I want to, then I am willing to give up ALL eating after 6 p.m. Since I’m 5-foot-4-inches tall, my body frame is a size small living in a double extra-large food world. Everything is two times more than I need. I'll eat proportionally for my body size and ideal weight.“ Forget about how much protein to eat or balancing each meal. If what you’re putting in your morning coffee is not in the top three reasons you’re not losing weight then don’t fret it. Don’t waste your energy tinkering anywhere else other than on the key behaviors that will make the most impact on long-term weight loss.


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10 FAVORI TES FROM

EAT & DRINK

We chose 10 favorites from our monthly "5 Things to Eat & Drink" articles to recap the delicious food and drink experiences we have enjoyed in the past year. We hope this mouth-watering refresher inspires you to stop by one or all of these local establishments before the New Year is here. BY Kara Jeffers PHOTOS BY Hillary Ehlen and Paul Flessland

Everything Omelet & Coffee Cake In this breakfast delight, you'll find eggs perfectly layered with, well, everything really. Bacon, sausage, ham, mushroom, tomatoes, peppers, onion and cheddar jack cheese are all perfectly folded into this picture-perfect omelet so that you get a little bit of everything with each bite. And no matter what you order at Randy's, a piece of their popular coffee cake is a must.

Randy's University Diner

2130 University Drive S, Fargo

mocha This isn't just your ordinary mocha. Young Blood Coffee Co. makes their mocha with espresso from Four Barrel Coffee in San Francisco, California, and ground chocolate from Nathan Miller Chocolate out of Pennsylvania. It's topped off with steamed milk and poured to perfection.

Young Blood Coffee Co.

623 NP Ave. N, Fargo facebook.com/youngbloodcoffee

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Chicken Penne Sun Pasta + White Chocolate Blueberry Cobbler Cheesecake You'll get a little bit of everything when it comes to this wellrounded pasta dish. A hefty helping of penne is topped with grilled chicken breast, sautĂŠed artichoke hearts, broccoli, red pepper, onions, sun-dried tomatoes and dressed with a creamy blush sauce. And for dessert, treat yourself to a decadent white chocolate and blueberry delight.

Speak Easy

1001 30th Ave. S, Fargo speakeasyrestaurant.com

reuben Have yourself a little taste of Norway with this perfectly-grilled creation. With homemade corned beef, sauerkraut, grilled marbled rye bread, swiss cheese and a homemade Thousand Island dressing, this sandwich is bound to make your taste buds happy.

Sons of Norway

722 2nd Ave. N, Fargo sofnfargo.com

gummies galore Spoil your sweet tooth with all of the candy goodies that are available at Yeobo Sweet Shop in the back of Unglued. A wall of candy awaits you, and it's lined with more than 60 bins filled mostly with a wide selection of gummy candies, but also items such as gumballs, hard candies, jawbreakers and individuallypriced sweets. If you're looking for unique gummy bear flavors, 3-foot gummy snakes or gummies shaped like mustaches and sharks, this sweet shop is a must-stop. You can pick-andmix any combination you'd like for only 67¢ an ounce.

Yeobo Sweet Shop

408 Broadway N, Fargo facebook.com/yeobosweetshop

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sausage apple pizza Adorned with BĂŠchamel cream sauce, housemade sausage, sliced Granny Smith apples, fresh sage, parmesan cheese and micro greens, this pie is an impeccable blend of both sweet and savory highlights with every bite and makes for one of Blackbird's most popular creations.

Blackbird Woodfire

206 Broadway N, Fargo blackbirdwoodfire.com


Enchiladas With your choice of cheese or chicken, these fresh enchiladas won't disappoint, especially if you're a fan of Mexican street food. These enchiladas are filled with Chihuahua cheese and topped with an incredibly flavorful tomatillo sauce, sour cream, onion, cilantro and queso fresco. Served with a helping of refried beans and Spanish rice, this meal will leave you feeling all sorts of satisfied.

Tacos Trompo

4265 45th St. S, Fargo facebook.com/ fargomexicanstreetfood

Crisp Duck Breast with Duck risotto Get ready to spoil your taste buds because this savory duck dish is not only rich in quality but perfect in texture and flavor profiles. Duck breast is oven-crisped to a medium rare finish for a crispy outer layer and a tender inside. The breast is adorned with an orange-thyme gremolata and sits upon a bed a duck confit risotto with sautéed spinach and a blood orange gastrique (similar to a reduction sauce) underneath it all. Suggested pairings include an IPA, Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Noir depending on your preference.

Porter Creek Hardwood Grill

1555 44th St. S, Fargo portercreek.com

simcosis ABV - 6.9 percent IBU - 71 A well-brewed IPA is a good choice any time of the year. Flatland Brewery's simco IPA– brewed with simco hops–has the same IBU as the typical IPA but boasts a little bit more bitterness and that's entirely a good thing. This brew is perfectly balanced with a citrus taste and a slight piney aroma for an overall refreshing and well-rounded flavor profile.

poutine fries Once you take one bite, you won't be able to stop until this cheesy, gravy goodness is all gone. These poutine fries are smothered in a housemade Guinness gravy and topped with fresh white cheddar cheese curds for the ultimate Canadian-style delicacy.

Three Lyons Pub

675 13th Ave. E, West Fargo threelyonspub.com

Flatland Brewery

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HOLIDAY CANDY Located in the back of Unglued, get your Christmas sweet tooth fix from Yeobo. $.67/scoop Yeobo Sweet Shop 408 Broadway N, Fargo yeobo.co

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It's the most wonderful time of the year and festive items to decorate or utilize in your home can be found everywhere. Get a warm hat to protect you from the chilly weather, shake up your favorite winter cocktail and hang your ornaments on the tree. But first, let's do some Downtown Fargo holiday shopping.

"MERRY CHRISTMAS" PRINT Is Home Alone 2: Lost in New York your favorite Christmas film? If so, you may need this hanging in your home. $18.50 Unglued 408 Broadway N, Fargo ungluedmarket.com

DECOR Maybe red and green aren't your thing. Try decorating this year with sparkly golds and silvers. Tree - $10.50 Deer - $10 O'Day Caché 317 Broadway N, Fargo odaycache.bigcartel.com

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RED MUGS Hot chocolate season is here, so why not pick up some mugs that will give you the holiday feels. $11.50 each Zandbroz Variety 420 Broadway N, Fargo facebook.com/ZandbrozVariety

TABLE RUNNER & PLATE Decorate your dining table with a festive table runner and unique glass plates with woodland creatures, the fox featured here. Other animals include rabbits, owls and deer. Table Runner - $45 Plates - $13 each Zandbroz Variety 420 Broadway N, Fargo facebook.com/ZandbrozVariety


COCKTAIL SET Head over to MINT + BASIL to get everything you need to host this year's holiday party. Heavyweight Copper Cocktail Shaker - $40 Winter Cocktails Book - $23 Dashfire Bitters - $15 (Allspice, Star Anise, Cinnamon) Copper Bottle Opener - $10 Marble and Wood Cutting Board - $41 Coasters - $22 (Comes with a set of four) MINT + BASIL 714 Main Ave., Fargo facebook.com/shopmintandbasil

ND DOG BANDANA Let's get man's best friend involved in the holiday spirit and help them stay warm during the winter season with these checkered bandanas. $16.50 Kindred People 300 Broadway N, Fargo shopkindredpeople.com


CHRISTMAS TOWELS Spread some silly holiday cheer in the kitchen with these brightly-colored towels. $12 each

BLANKETS It's time to curl up on the couch in front of the fireplace with one of these blankets to keep you warm. Falso Burgundy Blanket - $30 Thunderbird Burgundy Blanket - $44

Zandbroz Variety 420 Broadway N, Fargo facebook.com/ZandbrozVariety

OTHERS 18 8th St. S, Fargo othersshop.com

HATS Bundle up before you go outside. Winnie Spruce Winter Hat - $26 Winona Wine Winter Hat - $29 OTHERS 18 8th St. S, Fargo othersshop.com

TOWEL AND ORNAMENT You shouldn't forget your midwestern roots, don't ya know, so bring in some cheesy sayings. This towel and ornament from Unglued are perfect. Ya sure, you betcha! "Uff Da" Towel - $14 "Aw Geez" Ornament - $8 Unglued 408 Broadway N, Fargo ungluedmarket.com


TOWELS These holiday dish towels come in a set of two. $11

BABY GIFTS Is there a baby in the family? Check out these cute accessories from MINT + BASIL to spread some Christmas cheer with even the youngest in the clan. Baby's 1st Christmas - $10 Baby Bowtie - $10 Frosty's First Christmas - $14 Baby Bib - $17

MINT + BASIL 714 Main Ave., Fargo facebook.com/shopmintandbasil

MINT + BASIL 714 Main Ave., Fargo facebook.com/shopmintandbasil

PILLOW Bring some cheer into the living room with this holiday-themed pillow. $22 MINT + BASIL 714 Main Ave., Fargo facebook.com/shopmintandbasil

BEANIES Help keep your body warm by wearing one of these cute winter beanies or hats. The beanie comes in cloud grey, burgundy and hunter green. $36.50 each Kindred People 300 Broadway N, Fargo shopkindredpeople.com

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SKOL KOOZIE $3 each Unglued 408 Broadway N, Fargo ungluedmarket.com


"MEOWRY CHRISTMAS" FELT SIGN Calling all cat lovers, this sign is the perfect decoration to represent your feline family members. $8.50 Unglued 408 Broadway N, Fargo ungluedmarket.com

CANDLES Light these for some extra warmth as everyone gathers around the dining room table. $7 MINT + BASIL 714 Main Ave., Fargo facebook.com/shopmintandbasil


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recently changed my wine list up at Luna, which means that there are all kinds of intriguing new cheese and wine combinations to play with right now. I went a little kooky with my list and took off all wines that over-promised (needlessly expensive) or under delivered and replaced them with things that may be a little off the beaten path, but they are really going to knock your socks off. There are so many cool wines out there that sound a little intimidating but, in

reality, will surprise you with their friendliness. To counteract any fears you might have about trying something new, I'm pairing all four of my featured wines this month with cheeses from our friendly Minnesota and Wisconsin neighbors. And even though these are some pretty fantastic wines, you won’t find any for much more than $15 on your liquor store shelves. It really doesn’t get friendlier than that, now does it?

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Capriko with Petraio Vermentino 1

This award-winning hunk of deliciousness from Westby, Wisconsin, is made from a blend of fresh goat and cow milk. It is firm with a creamy mouthfeel and a sweet, nutty flavor. This wine sounds frightening, I know, but it is not scary in the least when you try it. It is light, citrusy, easy to drink and works incredibly well with the freshness of this cheese.

Prairie Sunset with Ronchi di Pietro Friulano 2

This approachable cheese from our buddies in Monroe, Wisconsin, is an original, described as a “cheddargouda” blend. Friulano is a floral white Italian wine that tastes like pears. In this case, the creaminess of the wine stands up nicely to this cheese named for the beautiful sunsets of Wisconsin. An added bonus is the fact that it also looks beautiful on a cheese board.


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4 Widmer 8 year Cheddar with Feixa Negra Priorat

Marieke Golden with Chateau Recougne Bordeaux 3

If you have some basic wine knowledge under your belt, you know that you generally associate Bordeaux with expensive luxury wines from France. This means that this isn't your usual casual weeknight glass of wine … except that it is. This wine is amazing while somehow still being affordable. The Marieke Golden is a farmstead style Gouda from Thorpe, Wisconsin and also happens to be one of my favorite cheeses that we carry. It goes great with just about anything but pairs especially well with a good food friendly red wine such as this one.

If you love a good aged cheddar, this is one you need to try. And as far as the wine goes, this Spanish Priorat is definitely one of my new personal favorites. Although the name may sound intimidating, the wine is anything but. If you like a full-bodied red, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, you will not be disappointed with this gorgeous wine. Plus, Spanish wines are really killing it right now. The quality makes you think you should be spending a whole bunch of money when you are actually spending about as much as you would on that run of the mill boring affordable wine you always buy. This cheese is heaven on earth and since aged cheeses pair beautifully with full-bodied reds, this will be a pairing to remember.

Now that you have a few new things to try, may I suggest that rather than showing up to your holiday party with the same boring old Chardonnay or California Red Blend, you instead grab a bottle of one of these—or all four—and become the star of the night without breaking the bank. Happy Holidays!

Nikki Berglund is a Fargo native and the owner of Luna Fargo, a local neighborhood restaurant specializing in casual upscale comfort food using fresh and local flavors and ingredients whenever possible. She is also the third generation to operate her family liquor store, Bernie’s Wines and Liquors. She has passed her Level One Sommelier Certification with the intention of becoming a Level Two Certified Sommelier in the near future. She is also currently studying to become a Certified Cheese Professional, aka a "cheese monger."

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1 Million Cups

Every Wednesday from 9:15-10:15 a.m.

Join the vibrant entrepreneurial community of Fargo-Moorhead and Emerging Prairie by participating in an event filled with guest speakers, plenty of coffee, ideas and excellent networking opportunities. 1millioncups.com/fargo The Stage at Island Park

333 4th St. S, Fargo

Carrie's Twisted Art

Every Thursday from 7-9 p.m.

These public classes are a great place to learn painting techniques of all different types while working with a variety of materials. With a fun learning atmosphere, you can create many things your heart desires at the cost of just $30 per person each class. Call 701-5408712 to register, seating is limited. carriestwistedart.com Carrie's Twisted Art Studios

300 Main Ave. Suite 110, Fargo

Trans Mentor Program

Every Saturday from noon-4 p.m.

This is a group through the Pride Collective and Community Center that is led by Faye Seidler and offers advice and support for individuals within the trans community or who have questions about it. There is also a free clothing drive during this time as well where anyone can come by and pick out clothes, and try them on in a gender-neutral environment, as they would like. pridecollective.com Pride Collective and Community Center

1105 1st Ave. S, Fargo

Grief Journeys For Men Support Group

Every third Tuesday of the month from 10-11:30 a.m.

This is a free ongoing grief support group for men who have experienced a loss through death. This group is free and open to the public. For more information or questions, call 800-237-4629 and ask to speak to the bereavement department. hrrv.org Hospice of the Red River Valley

1701 38th St. S, Fargo

Downtown Dogs Fargo

Every Tuesday at 7 p.m. (Weather Permitting)

Downtown Dogs Fargo is a club that was created to bring like-minded local dogs and

their humans together. This weekly gatherings and events are an opportunity for dog people to get together and socialize while the pups play. All dogs must be up-to-date on vaccines and medications. All breeds and sizes are welcome. facebook.com/DowntownDogsFargo Dike East Dog Park

600 3rd St. S, Fargo

Holiday Lights at Lindenwood Park December 1-31 from 5:30-10 p.m.

Drive through the park and view holiday light displays sponsored by local businesses. fmsertoma.com Lindenwood Park

1905 Roger Maris Drive, Fargo

Handel's Messiah at First Lutheran Church

CHRISTOPHER TITUS

Friday, December 1 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 2 at 8 p.m.

Experience Handel’s masterpiece in this Christmas tradition offered by the Challey School of Music, featuring more than 200 NDSU choral students and the Baroque Festival Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Jo Ann Miller.

Christopher Titus returns to the Fargo Theatre with his 8th special, "America... Really?" Titus has released seven ninety-minute albums in as many years. He has seven one-hour comedy specials currently running on Comedy Central. Known for leaving no stone unturned, especially within his own life and family, Titus takes his audience on a 90-minute ride that will leave them exhausted from laughter. Tickets range from $27.50$102.50 +fees. Doors open at 7 p.m. This show is for a mature audience.

ndsu.edu/performingarts First Lutheran Church

619 Broadway N, Fargo

Theatre NDSU presents: How I Learned to Drive December 1-2 at 7:30 p.m.

Theatre NDSU presents a magical, dark, funny and powerful Pulitzer Prize-winning play about love, abuse and growing up through both. Recommended for ages 14 and up due to mature content. Tickets are available at online or by calling the NDSU Performing Arts Box Office at 701-231-7969.

fargotheatre.org Fargo Theatre

ndsu.edu/performingarts NDSU Walsh Studio Theatre

314 Broadway N, Fargo

12th Avenue North and Albrecht Boulevard, Fargo

8th Annual "Holiday Collections" Craft/ Vendor Fair Saturday, December 2 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

More than 80 crafters, artisans and vendors will be available for all your holiday shopping needs. There will also be door prizes, food and fun. Admission is $1 with all proceeds from admission going to the Daily Bread Program. All proceeds from the event will go towards a statue for the “Walk of Saints” garden at Holy Cross. holycrosswestfargo.com Holy Cross Catholic Church

Christmas on the Prairie

Saturday, December 2 from 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m.

Including the “We’re in the Christmas Mood” dinner and concert, enjoy a beautifully decorated Bonanzaville with cookie decorating, Christmas carolers, horsedrawn wagon rides, music, desserts and photos with Santa. bonanzaville.org Bonanzaville

1351 Main Ave. W, West Fargo

2711 7th St. E, West Fargo

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Santa Village

December 2 & 3 from 1-7 p.m.

Celebrate the season of giving this holiday season by planning a visit to Santa Village. Santa Village, located on a 15-acre enclosed farm site, is a non-commercial village where children and adults can make holiday memories with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Enjoy the winter wonderland from the Saturday after Thanksgiving until the day before Christmas Eve. fargoparks.com Rheault Farm

2902 25th St. S, Fargo

NDSU Wind Symphony Concert

Sunday, December 3 from 2-3:30 p.m.

NDSU’s premiere concert band, under the direction of Warren Olfert, and featuring guest artist conductor Col. Vaclav Blahunek from the Prague Castle Guard and Czech Police Band. Concert will showcase works by Czech composers. ndsu.edu/performingarts NDSU Festival Concert Hall

1511 12th Ave. N, Fargo

A Vintage Christmas

December 3 & 4 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

A Vintage Christmas is a curated Eco Chic Christmas event with 40 local vendors designed to inspire your shopping this holiday season with warm cider, handcrafted, one-of-a-kind gifts and an appearance by Santa Claus. Admission is $5 at the door and kids are free. Facebook: A Vintage Christmas Red River Valley Fairgrounds, Hartl Building

1805 Main Ave. W, Fargo

Midwest Radio of Fargo-Moorhead Presents: Shopkins Live! Shop It Up! Sunday, December 3 at 1 & 4 p.m.

Shopkins Live! lights up the stage in this premiere live production packed with show-stopping performances featuring the Shoppies. Join Jessicake, Bubbleisha, Peppa-Mint, Rainbow Kate, Cocolette and Polli Polish as they perform the coolest dance moves, sing the latest pop songs, and show off the trendiest fashions. Tickets are $29. All ages are welcome. jadepresents.com Fargo Theatre

314 Broadway N, Fargo

The Lowest Pair

Sunday, December 3 at 7 p.m.

Fargo Brewing Company and Jade Presents are pleased to present the Cabin Fever Concert series at Fargo Brewing Company, starting with The Lowest Pair. Admission is $10 if purchased in advance and $12 at the door. Tickets can be purchased in the Fargo Brewing taproom. Doors open at 5 p.m. jadepresents.com Fargo Brewing Company

610 N University Drive, Fargo

University Band and Symphony Orchestra Concert Monday, December 4 from 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Featuring two performances: University

COLTER WALL

Wednesday, December 6 at 7 p.m. Fargo Brewing Company and Jade Presents are pleased to present another installment of the Cabin Fever Concert series with Colter Wall. Admission is $10 if purchased in advance and $12 at the door. Tickets can be purchased in the Fargo Brewing taproom. Doors open at 5 p.m. jadepresents.com Fargo Brewing Company

610 N University Drive, Fargo

Symphony Orchestra is composed of NDSU and MSUM students as well as community members, and University Band features NDSU students. ndsu.edu/performingarts NDSU Festival Concert Hall

1511 12th Ave. N, Fargo

Jersey Boys

December 5 & 6 at 7:30 p.m.

The 2006 Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award®winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the true story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide—all before they were 30. Jersey Boys features hit songs “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Rag Doll,” “Oh What a Night” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.” Ticket prices are $66.50, $51.50 and $36.50. The show is recommended for ages 12+. fargodome.com Fargodome

1800 University Drive N, Fargo

Santa Village

December 6 & 8 from 4-7 p.m.

Celebrate the season of giving this holiday season by planning a visit to Santa Village. Santa Village, located on a 15-acre enclosed farm site, is a non-commercial village where children and adults can make holiday memories with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Enjoy the winter wonderland from the Saturday after Thanksgiving until the day before Christmas Eve. fargoparks.com Rheault Farm

2902 25th St. S, Fargo


Theatre NDSU presents: How I Learned to Drive

Presley, Perkins, Lewis & Cash: A Million Dollar Christmas

Theatre NDSU presents a magical, dark, funny and powerful Pulitzer Prize-winning play about love, abuse and growing up through both. Recommended for ages 14 and up due to mature content. Tickets are available at online or by calling the NDSU Performing Arts Box Office at 701-231-7969.

Four great rock n' rollers have assembled to give you a Christmas gift—a million dollar Christmas gift. Join the cast of Presley, Perkins, Lewis and Cash for a holiday show that’ll have you rockin' around the Christmas tree. The show is unlike any other—a full catalogue of classic rock n’ roll hits, plus a special selection of heartwarming holiday tunes, all done up in that unmistakable rockabilly style. Tickets are $34.50. Doors open at 7 p.m. All ages are welcome.

December 6-9 at 7:30 p.m.

ndsu.edu/performingarts NDSU Walsh Studio Theatre

12th Avenue North and Albrecht Boulevard, Fargo

Holiday Business After Hours

Thursday, December 7 at 4:30-7 p.m.

Business After Hours is the region’s most effective networking opportunity, creating and promoting business opportunities for everyone involved. The social atmosphere of this nationally recognized event draws hundreds of individuals to network with industry leaders, trade-show vendors and representatives of other Chamber-member firms. Business After Hours is a membersonly event and participants must be 21-years of age or older to attend. Receive the $25 admission price by registering your attendance prior to midnight the Wednesday before the event. All registrations received after that time and at the door will be billed at $35 rate. Price includes appetizers and two drink tickets. fmwfchamber.com Delta by Marriott

1635 42nd St. S, Fargo

Window Winter Wonderland

Thursday, December 7 from 5-8 p.m.

Stroll through Downtown and admire the festive storefronts, just like the good ol’ days. Vote for your favorite on Dec. 7. Pictures will be available on this event page. downtownfargo.com Downtown Fargo

210 Broadway N, Fargo

NDSU Madrigal Dinner

December 7-9 from 6-8 p.m.

A complete evening of Renaissance dining and entertainment, with holiday music by the NDSU Madrigal Singers. Tickets are $40. Reserve by calling the NDSU Performing Arts Box Office at 701-231-7969. ndsu.edu/performingarts NDSU Challey Atrium, Reineke Fine Arts Center

1511 12th Ave. N, Fargo

Craft & Learn by Healing Arts Chiropractic

Thursday, December 7 at 8 p.m.

fargotheatre.org Fargo Theatre

314 Broadway N, Fargo

Candlelight Yoga

Friday, December 8 from 6:45-8 p.m.

Practiced in the gentle glow of candlelight, this all-levels class is designed to help you relax, melt away tension, decrease feelings of stress, and increase a sense of peacefulness. YMCA members can give a free-will donation. A $5 fee will be charged to non-members. All proceeds benefit LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA. Space is limited. Bring a water bottle and mat. A handful of mats will be provided. If you have questions, contact Kailynn at 701364-4140 or kailynn.barrett@ymcacassclay. org. ymcacassclay.org/candlelight Fercho YMCA

4243 19th Ave. S, Fargo

FMCT presents: The 1940's Radio Hour December 8 & 9, 15 & 16 at 7:30 p.m. December 10 & 17 at 2 p.m.

Take a sentimental journey back to bygone days when folks gathered around the radio seeking moments of song and story to raise one’s spirits while seeking respite from troubles at home and abroad. This holiday season, join the cast of The 1940’s Radio Hour for a live Christmas special that will keep toes tapping and hearts singing throughout the behind-the-scenes antics that occur on and off the air. Audio Description available on December 8th. Please contact Box Office for Audio Description tickets; not available online. fmct.org The Stage at Island Park

333 4th St. S, Fargo

Lori Line

Saturday, December 9 at 7:30 p.m.

Grab your friends and purchase your ticket for only $5. When you arrive at the door you will receive a $5 Atomic Coffee gift card. Space is limited and all ages are welcome. What you can expect is a DIY craft & a short "How to Stay Young" presentation. Cookies will be served. If you have any questions please email info@healingartschiropractic. com or call 701-451-9070.

Lorie Line returns and brings her traditional Christmas show to Fargo. KING OF KINGS will celebrate the magnificent story and the birth of our Savior. Line will be bringing her world-class Pop Chamber Orchestra and a featured guest vocalist. Santa always shows up at a Lorie Line show, so bring the kids (ages 4 and up) as they will all be invited to the stage to be in The Twelve Days Of Christmas. Tickets are $56.50 +fees. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

222 Broadway N, Suite 100, Fargo

314 Broadway N, Fargo

Thursday, December 7 from 6-8 p.m.

healingartschiropractic.com Atomic Coffee

fargotheatre.org Fargo Theatre


wearing your favorite pajamas. Warm up with free hot chocolate and cookies. This event is free and for all ages. wfparks.org Rustad Recreation Center

601 26th Ave. E, West Fargo

Skate with Santa

Sunday, December 10 from 7-8 p.m.

Bring your family and skate to Christmas music during this fun event. Enjoy a refreshment and create a craft. Skate rental is NOT available. This event is free and for all ages. wfparks.org Veterans Memorial Arena

THE BLENDERS

December 12-15 at 7:30 p.m., December 16 & 17 at 2 & 7:30 p.m. Originally from Fargo, The Blenders are proud to call Minneapolis their home. They have spent more than 25 years touring the U.S. with their unique style of vocal, harmony-based music. They've appeared with such acts as Jay Leno, Howie Mandel, Savage Garden, Blues Traveler, Chicago, The Righteous Brothers, Lou Rawls and Chuck Berry, to name a few. They've appeared on a variety of national and regional television shows including The Arsenio Hall Show (FOX), The Today Show on NBC, Crook and Chase (TNN) and WGN. Radio performances have included WGN and National Public Radio. Tickets are $42.50 +fees. Doors open an hour before the show each night, including the matinees. All ages are welcome. fargotheatre.org Fargo Theatre

314 Broadway N, Fargo

Santa Village

December 9 & 10 from 1-8 p.m.

Celebrate the season of giving this holiday season by planning a visit to Santa Village. Santa Village. Located on a 15-acre enclosed farm site is a non-commercial village where children and adults can make holiday memories with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Enjoy the winter wonderland from the Saturday after Thanksgiving until the day before Christmas Eve. fargoparks.com Rheault Farm

2902 25th St. S, Fargo

Skate with Santa

Sunday, December 10 from 2:15-4:15 p.m.

Lace up your skates and enjoy free open skate with Santa and Mrs. Claus. cityofmoorhead.com Moorhead Sports Center

324 24 St. S, Moorhead

Santa's Pajama Party

Sunday, December 10 from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Come visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, make a Holiday card to send to a Veteran, create a craft and enjoy a wintery sleigh ride, all while

12-1 7th Ave. E, West Fargo

Santa Gift Bag Giveaway

Tuesday, December 12 at 10 a.m.

Big Top Bingo is hosting Santa Gift Bag Giveaway. They will be giving away more than $2,500 in door prizes throughout the day. No purchase necessary and must be present to win. More information is available on the Big Top Bingo website and Facebook page (Big Top Bingo). Hours of operation on Tuesdays are 10 a.m.-12:30 a.m. bigtopbingo.org Big Top Bingo

901 25th St. S, Fargo

A Wynonna & The Big Noise Christmas Wednesday, December 13 at 7:30 p.m.

Respected by millions of fans who are drawn to her music and talent, Wynonna’s rich and commanding voice has sold over 30 million albums worldwide, spanning a remarkable 33-year career. Charting countless singles, including 20 #1 hits and over 60 industry awards, the iconic performer was dubbed by Rolling Stone as “the greatest female country singer since Patsy Cline.” Wynonna—along with her band, The Big Noise—will bring a “Wynonna & The Big Noise Christmas” to audiences across the country for the fifth year in a row. The show will feature musical arrangements from The Big Noise, putting Wynonna’s voice front and center for what promises to be a truly memorable evening of music and holiday magic. Tickets range from $23-$57. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Parking is available on-site for $5 per car. scheelsarena.com SCHEELS Arena

5225 31st Ave. S, Fargo

Santa Village

Friday, December 13-15 from 4-7 p.m.

Celebrate the season of giving this holiday season by planning a visit to Santa Village. Located on a 15-acre enclosed farm site, Santa Village is a non-commercial village where children and adults can make holiday memories with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Enjoy the winter wonderland from the Saturday after Thanksgiving until the day before Christmas Eve. fargoparks.com Rheault Farm

2902 25th St. S, Fargo

Theatre B presents: I Will Not Go Gently December 14-30 at 7:30 p.m. December 17 & 24 at 2 p.m. No show on Christmas Day.


With hits like “Stubble” and “Jack in My Box,” 80’s Rock Legend Sierra Mist is ready for her comeback tour and so are her fans–or are they? Jennifer Childs’ clever one-woman show plays with our sense of nostalgia and shines a light on our quest for selfactualization and new beginnings. theatreb.org Theatre B

215 10th St. N, Moorhead

FMBallet's The Classic Nutcracker

December 15 & 16 at 7 p.m., 16 & 17 at 2 p.m.

Be a part of the magic this holiday season and see the story of the Nutcracker come to life on stage. The FMBallet graces the NDSU Festival Concert Hall stage this December with a holiday tradition you don’t want to miss. As the snow is falling, travel with Clara through the enchanted lands. Weaving through the lands you will see the sky-high Arabian performance by Aerialist Marina Petrano, the precision of China, the beauty and grace of the Sugar Plum Fairy and much more. A production with original choreography by Matt Gasper and stunning costumes by Suzanne Spiese. Live music by the professional musicians in The Wonderland Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Christina Chen-Beyers. All seating is reserved. Adult tickets range from $20-$40, seniors (65+) range from $15-$35 and child/student (with ID) tickets range from $10-$25. A $3 ticket processing fee will also be added at checkout. fmballet.org NDSU Festival Concert Hall

1511 12th Ave. N, Fargo

Bonnie Haney Production: The Nutcracker and Holiday Show December 15 & 16 from 7-8:30 p.m.

Come and enjoy the 30th Christmas tradition production of The Nutcracker story performed by local dancers, with over 300 beautiful costumes and backdrops by a local artist. Call 701-893-3200 with questions. bonniehaneydance.com Shanley High School

5600 25th St. S, Fargo

Santa Village

December 16 &17 from 1-8 p.m. December 20 & 21 from 4-8 p.m. December 22 & 23 from 1-8 p.m.

Celebrate the season of giving this holiday season by planning a visit to Santa Village. Located on a 15-acre enclosed farm site, Santa Village is a non-commercial village where children and adults can make holiday memories with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Enjoy the winter wonderland from the Saturday after Thanksgiving until the day before Christmas Eve. fargoparks.com Rheault Farm

2902 25th St. S, Fargo

Post-Traumatic Funk Syndrome's Have Yourself a Funky Little Christmas December 22 & 23 at 8 p.m.

Post Traumatic Funk Syndrome is Fargo’s hottest classic rock horn band. This 12-piece (six horns, keyboard, bass, drums, guitar, male and female vocalists) band performs all over the region and their new Christmas show will be the highlight of your holiday season. Tickets range from $20$30. Doors open at 7 p.m. Ages 21+ only. jadepresents.com Sanctuary Events Center

670 4th Ave. N, Fargo

Sleigh Rides

December 27-29 from 1-4 p.m.

December 15 & 16 at 7:30 p.m. December 17 at 2 p.m.

Take a sentimental journey back to bygone days when folks gathered around the radio seeking moments of song and story to raise one’s spirits while seeking respite from troubles at home and abroad. This holiday season, join the cast of The 1940’s Radio Hour for a live Christmas special that will keep toes tapping and hearts singing throughout the behind-the-scenes antics that occur on and off the air. Audio Description available on December 8th. Please contact Box Office for Audio Description tickets; not available online. fmct.org The Stage at Island Park

333 4th St. S, Fargo

5225 31st Ave. S, Fargo

Gabriel Douglas

Sunday, January 7 at 7 p.m. jadepresents.com Fargo Brewing Company

610 N University Drive, Fargo

Smores & More on Ice

Monday, January 8 from 5-7 p.m. fargoparks.com Longfellow Park

20 29th Ave. N, Fargo

Sunday, January 21 from 12-4 p.m.

Rumble on the Red Wrestling Tournament December 28-31

One of the largest high school wrestling events in the country held at the Fargodome. Call 701241-9100 with questions. fargorumble.com Fargodome

1800 N University Drive, Fargo

Tickets range from $6-$29.

FMCT presents: The 1940's Radio Hour

scheelsarena.com SCHEELS Arena

202 1st Ave. N, Moorhead

cityofmoorhead.com Hjemkomst Center

Tickets range from $6-$29. 5225 31st Ave. S, Fargo

January 5 & 6 at 7 p.m.

The Kevin Hart Irresponsible Tour

Fargo Force vs Sioux Falls Stampede

scheelsarena.com SCHEELS Arena

Fargo Force vs Chicago Steel

Enjoy a scenic sleigh ride through beautiful Viking Ship Park. Tickets are available at the door on a first come, first served basis. There are no reservation or advanced ticket sales. Tickets are $4 per person. Children 2 years and under are free.

Fargo Force vs Waterloo Black Hawks December 15 & 16 at 7 p.m.

DOWN THE ROAD

Friday, December 29 at 7 p.m. scheelsarena.com SCHEELS Arena

5225 31st Ave. S, Fargo

Fargo Force vs Omaha Lancers Saturday, December 30 at 7 p.m.

Tickets range from $6-$29. scheelsarena.com SCHEELS Arena

Friday, January 19 at 7 p.m. fargodome.com Fargodome

1800 University Drive N, Fargo

NDSU Winter Baseball Camp: Hitting gobison.com NDSU Dacotah Field Bubble

1310 17th Ave. N, Fargo

The Wizard of Oz

Tuesday, January 23 at 7:30 p.m. fargodome.com Fargodome

1800 University Drive N, Fargo

Frostival

January 26-27 frostival.com Downtown Fargo

Main Avenue and Broadway North

NDSU Winter Baseball Camp: Pitching & Catching

Sunday, January 28 from 12-4 p.m. gobison.com NDSU Dacotah Field Bubble

1310 17th Ave. N, Fargo

5225 31st Ave. S, Fargo

Zoo Year's Eve

Sunday, December 31 at 1 p.m.

This family-friendly celebration includes FREE admission for everyone, free carousel rides, animal encounters, Zoo Year’s resolutions and a countdown to the New Year every hour. This event is free. redriverzoo.org Red River Zoo

4255 23rd Ave. S, Fargo

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DECEMBER 1ST - 9TH FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1 FM ALLSTARS - Pickled Parrot Unleashed - Shotgun Sally's Poitin - Dempsey's 32 Below - The Windbreak Mick 'N Rich - Spirits Lounge Nathan Pitcher - Junkyard Matty J - Front Street Taproom SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2 FM ALLSTARS - Pickled Parrot Boomtown - Shotgun Sally's DJ PRTTY RCKY - Dempsey's Some Shitty Cover Band - The Windbreak Mick 'N Rich - Spirits Lounge DJ Morplay - Junkyard Eric Jacobson - Front Street Taproom

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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3 The Dank - Dempsey's Open Mic Night with Jam Band - The Windbreak Beer & Hymns with Fargo Faith United Methodist - Junkyard Open Turntables - Front Street Taproom MONDAY, DECEMBER 4 The Business - Dempsey's Jessica Vines & Conor Lee - Junkyard Open Mic Night with cmptrdstr - Front Street Taproom TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5 The Cropdusters - Junkyard WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6 Lacey Guck - Junkyard Travis Naegle - Bar Nine Vinyl Night with Vinyl Giant - Front Street Taproom

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7 Kathie Brekke & 42nd Street Jazz Band (Holiday Classics) - Urban 42 Slamabama - The Windbreak Gina Powers - Junkyard Pat Lenertz Band with special guest Ric Todd Band - Hodo Jessica Vines & Conor Lee - Front Street Taproom FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8 Low Standards - Pickled Parrot Redline - Shotgun Sally's Downtown Sound - Dempsey's Slamabama - The Windbreak Boomtown - Spirits Lounge Chris Holm - Junkyard Lenertz Thornby Duo - Front Street Taproom SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9 Low Standards - Pickled Parrot Kissing Company - Shotgun Sally's


Fattening Frogs $600 - Dempsey's Downtown Sound - The Windbreak Boomtown - Spirits Lounge David Allen Ho' - Junkyard Scotty G - of The Fillers - Front Street Taproom

PAT LENERTZ

DECEMBER 10TH - 16TH SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10 Davis? - Dempsey's Open Mic Night with Jam Band - The Windbreak Beer & Hymns with Trinity Lutheran feat. Skipjacks - Junkyard Open Turntables - Front Street Taproom MONDAY, DECEMBER 11 Good Morning Bedlam with Gina Powers Band - Dempsey's Jon Walters - Junkyard Open Mic Night with cmptrdstr - Front Street Taproom TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12 Jack & Kitty - Junkyard WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13 Angie Hosh - Shotgun Sally's Pat Lenertz - Junkyard Rick Adams - Bar Nine Vinyl Night w/Vinyl Giant - Front Street Taproom THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14 Two Way Crossing - The Windbreak The Jazz Nickel - Urban 42 The Lollygaggers - Junkyard The DeadBeats - Hodo Jon Moorman - Front Street Taproom

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15 Uptown Live - Pickled Parrot Eclipse - Shotgun Sally's BOOTS with The Stovepipes Dempsey's Two Way Crossing - The Windbreak Rick Adams - Spirits Lounge Tucker'd Out - Junkyard Hot Lunch - Front Street Taproom SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16 Uptown Live - Pickled Parrot Jackson 3 - Shotgun Sally's Heart & Soul - Dempsey's Devin Worley - The Windbreak Kwaician - Junkyard Rick Adams - blvd pub Fancy That - Front Street Taproom

DECEMBER 17TH - 23RD SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17 Poitin - Dempsey's Open Mic Night with Jam Band - The Windbreak Beer & Hymns Christmas Carols with First Lutheran Church - Junkyard Open Turntables - Front Street Taproom MONDAY, DECEMBER 18 Jaedyn James & The Hunger with The Bad Man - Dempsey's Skipjacks - Junkyard Open Mic Night with cmptrdstr - Front Street Taproom

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LOCAL MUSIC

VENUES BAR NINE

1405 Prairie Parkway, West Fargo

BLVD PUB

3147 Blustem Drive, West Fargo

DEMPSEY’S

226 Broadway N, Fargo

FRONT STREET TAPROOM 614 Main Ave., Fargo

THE HODO LOUNGE 101 Broadway N, Fargo

JUNKYARD BREWING COMPANY 1416 1st Ave. N, Moorhead

PICKLED PARROT 505 3rd Ave. N, Fargo

SHOTGUN SALLY’S 1515 42nd St. S, Fargo

SPIRITS LOUNGE (HOLIDAY INN FARGO) 3803 13th Ave. S, Fargo

URBAN 42 KITCHEN & BAR 1635 42nd St. S, Fargo

THE WINDBREAK 3150 39th St. S, Fargo

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19 The Cropdusters - Junkyard WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20 Dylan Boehmer - Junkyard The Vinegar Strokes - Bar Nine Vinyl Night with Vinyl Giant - Front Street Taproom THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21 Kathie Brekke & 42nd Street Jazz (Holiday Classics) - Urban 42 Roosters - The Windbreak Matt Aakre - Junkyard Live Music TBA - Hodo Bobby Peterson - Front Street Taproom FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22 Holiday Dance Party - Pickled Parrot The Brave - Dempsey's Pop Rocks - The Windbreak Paul Seeba - Junkyard Treo'Soul Duo - Front Street Taproom SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23 Holiday Dance Party - Pickled Parrot 8th Hour - Shotgun Sally's DJ Shawn Who - Dempsey's Skyline - The Windbreak Matty J - Junkyard Pat Lenertz - Front Street Taproom

DECEMBER 24TH - 31ST SUNDAY, DECEMBER 24 Bobby Patrick Band - Dempsey's Open Mic Night with Jam Band - The Windbreak MONDAY, DECEMBER 25 DJ Shawn Who - Dempsey's TUESDAY, DECEMBER 26 The Cropdusters - Junkyard WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 27 Tristan Larson - Junkyard

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Zach Thomas - Bar Nine Vinyl Night with Vinyl Giant - Front Street Taproom THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28 Steele River - The Windbreak Matt Patnode Quartet - Urban 42 Anthony Chaput - Junkyard Reina del Cid - Hodo Red Monk & Wolf Girl - Front Street Taproom FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29 Downtown Sound - Pickled Parrot Contention - Shotgun Sally's Poitin - Dempsey's Rhyme or Reason - The Windbreak Dan Miller - Junkyard Dan & Ryan Christianson - Front Street Taproom SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30 Downtown Sound - Pickled Parrot 32 Below - Shotgun Sally's DJ Morplay - Dempsey's Redline - The Windbreak Bar Portland Junction - Spirits Lounge Hot Lunch - Junkyard Travis Naegle - Front Street Taproom SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31 Downtown Sound - Pickled Parrot Russ Peterson, Kathie Brekke, Dan Brekke (New Years Eve Bash) - Urban 42 Tripwire - Shotgun Sally's Helena Handbasket - Dempsey's Some Shitty Coverband (New Years Eve Party) - The Windbreak Bar Portland Junction - Spirits Lounge New Years Bash October Road Spirits Lounge 2nd Annual Best of the Worst Music Videos Party - Junkyard Heart & Soul - Hodo Open Turntables, New Years entertainment TBA, extended hours until 1am to ring in the New Year Front Street Taproom


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8:30 p.m.

606 Main Ave., Fargo

Rhombus Guys Pizza

8 p.m.

404 4th Ave. N, Fargo

Sidestreet Grille & Pub

8 p.m.

675 13th Ave. E, West Fargo

Three Lyons Pub

MONDAYS

7 p.m.

1405 Prairie Parkway, West Fargo

Bar Nine

7 p.m.

614 Main Ave., Fargo

Front Street Taproom

8 p.m.

612 1st Ave. N, Fargo

Pounds

7 p.m.

1710 Center Ave. E, Dilworth

Red Hen Taphouse

7 p.m.

4474 23rd Ave. S, Fargo

Prairie Brothers Brewing Co.

8 p.m.

103 Main Ave. W, West Fargo

Town Hall Bar

8 p.m.

4445 17th Ave. S, Fargo

Fargo Brewing Ale House

7 p.m.

1414 12th Ave. N, Fargo

Herd & Horns

7 p.m.

701 Main Ave. E, West Fargo

Work Zone

7:30 p.m.

7 p.m.

221 Sheyenne St., West Fargo

The Silver Dollar Bar & The Flying Pig Grill

8 p.m.

Pepper's Sports Cafe

2510 University Drive S, Fargo

8:30 p.m.

Hooligan's Bar & Grill

3330 Sheyenne St., West Fargo

7 p.m.

3140 Bluestem Drive #105, West Fargo

Flatland Brewery

7 p.m.

202 Broadway N, Fargo

VFW: Downtown Fargo

9 p.m.

Labby's Grill & Bar

1100 19th Ave. N, Fargo

7 p.m.

610 University Drive N, Fargo

Fargo Brewing Company

7 p.m.

Dave's Southside Tap

803 Belsly Blvd., Moorhead

7 p.m.

325 10th St. N, Fargo

Bomb Shelter

8 p.m.

1608 Main Ave., Moorhead

JC Chumley's

8 p.m.

630 1st Ave. N, Fargo

Drekker Brewing Company

Fargo Billiards and Gastropub

3234 43rd St. S, Fargo

WEDNESDAYS

TUESDAYS

DECEMBER TRIVIA

8:30 p.m.

OB Sports Zone

22 Broadway N, Fargo

8 p.m.

6-8 p.m.

Dempsey's

226 Broadway N, Fargo

8 p.m.

The Bowler

2630 University Drive S, Fargo

7:30 p.m.

420 Center Ave., Moorhead

Vic's Bar & Grill

Three Lyons Pub

675 13th Ave. E, West Fargo

FRIDAYS

THURSDAYS

8 p.m.

1635 42nd St. S, Fargo (Inside the Delta Hotels By Marriott Fargo, former Ramada)

Urban 42 Kitchen & Bar

SUNDAYS

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DRINKSPECIALS FARGO

Acapulco 1150 36th St. S, Fargo

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Domestic bottles $1.99, $2.25 Malibu, $2 select whiskey, 99¢ tap beers 2-6pm

$2.25 import bottles, $2 Bombay Sapphire & Hendrick’s, $1.99 select rum, 99¢ tap beers 2-6pm

Select wine by the glass $2.50, Absolut Vodka $2.50, $4 homemade Sangria, 99¢ tap beers 2-6pm

Happy Hour 11am-2pm and 6-9pm, $5 Margaritas, $1.99 domestic beer, $4.50 select tequila

Happy Hour 11am-2 pm and 6-9 pm, $5 Margaritas, $2.25 import beer, $4.50 select tequila

Happy Hour 11am-2 pm and 6-9 pm, $5 Margaritas, $1 off specialty drinks, $4.50 select tequila

$1.50 off cocktails and beers all day, $2.50 Bloody Mary special

3:30-5:30pm half 3:30-5:30pm half 3:30-5:30pm half 3:30-5:30pm half 3:30-5:30pm half 3:30-5:30pm half off Margaritas, off Margaritas, off Margaritas, off Margaritas, off Margaritas, off Margaritas, $3 Sangrias, $3 $3 Sangrias, $3 $3 Sangrias, $3 $3 Sangrias, $3 $3 Sangrias, $3 $3 Sangrias, $3 Barbacoa bottles of beer and bottles of beer and bottles of beer and bottles of beer and bottles of beer and bottles of beer and 3241 42nd St. S, $3 off all glasses $3 off all glasses $3 off all glasses $3 off all glasses $3 off all glasses $3 off all glasses Fargo of wine, half off of wine, half off of wine, half off of wine, half off of wine, half off of wine, half off everything behind everything behind everything behind everything behind everything behind everything behind the bar after 9pm the bar after 9pm the bar after 9pm the bar after 9pm the bar after 9pm the bar after 9pm

3:30-5:30pm half off Margaritas, $3 Sangrias, $3 bottles of beer and $3 off all glasses of wine, half off everything behind the bar after 9pm

522 Broadway N, Fargo

$3.75 Jack Daniel's, Happy Hour 4-8pm: 50¢ off everything

$3.25 import & craft bottles, Happy Hour 4-8pm: 50¢ off everything

Happy Hour 4-8pm: 50¢ off everything

$2.75 Windsor, Happy Hour 4-8pm: 50¢ off everything

$2.95 Captain Morgan, Happy Hour 4-8pm: 50¢ off everything

$3.50 Crown Royal/Crown Apple, $2.95 Bloody Marys and Caesars until noon

$3.25 Stoli, Happy Hour 4-8pm: 50¢ off everything

The Boiler Room 210 Broadway N, Fargo

Half off all drinks and apps 4-6pm and 10pm-midnight

Half off all drinks and apps 4-6pm and 10pm-midnight

Half off all drinks and apps 4-6pm and 10pm-midnight

Half off all drinks and apps 4-6pm and 10pm-midnight

Half off all drinks and apps 4-6pm and 10pm-midnight

Half off all drinks and apps 10pm-midnight

Half off all drinks and apps 4-6pm and 10pm-midnight

Bomb Shelter 325 10th St. N, Fargo

2-for-1s all day

College ID Night: $7 cover ($14 without ID) for free taps & wells 9pmmidnight

2-for-1s all day

3-for-1s 9pmmidnight

2-for-1s all day

2-for-1s all day

Borrowed Buck’s Roadhouse 1201 Westrac Drive, Fargo

Any Monday of your birthday month: receive a free 40oz. bucket of booze, 8-11pm: $2 domestic bottles for everyone

8-11pm: $2 tall taps, wells & teas

50¢ taps, $1 Captain Morgan and teas 8pmmidnight

2-for-1 domestic bottles, Jack & Jack Honey 8pm-midnight

7-9pm: $7 all you can drink, 9-11pm: $2.50 tall taps, teas, Morgans & bomb shots

7-9pm: 79-cent teas, 9-11pm: $2.50 tall taps, teas, Morgans & bomb shots

The Bowler 2630 University Drive S, Fargo

$3 Captain Morgan, Bacardi, Chuck Norris & Ninja Turtle Shots, $3.50 Tito’s Vodka, $4 Jack Daniel's and Crown Royal

$3 Captain Morgan, Bacardi, Chuck Norris & Ninja Turtle Shots, $3.50 Tito’s Vodka, $4 Jack Daniel's and Crown Royal

$3 Captain Morgan, Bacardi, Chuck Norris & Ninja Turtle Shots, $3.50 Tito’s Vodka, $4 Jack Daniel's and Crown Royal

$3 Captain Morgan, Bacardi, Chuck Norris & Ninja Turtle Shots, $3.50 Tito’s Vodka, $4 Jack Daniel's and Crown Royal

$3 Captain Morgan, Bacardi, Chuck Norris & Ninja Turtle Shots, $3.50 Tito’s Vodka, $4 Jack Daniel's and Crown Royal

$3 Captain Morgan, Bacardi, Chuck Norris & Ninja Turtle Shots, $3.50 Tito’s Vodka, $4 Jack Daniel's and Crown Royal

$3 Captain Morgan, Bacardi, Chuck Norris & Ninja Turtle Shots, $3.50 Tito’s Vodka, $4 Jack Daniel's and Crown Royal

(Inside the Fargo Inn & Suites)

Happy Hour 4-7pm: drinks as low as 50¢, $2 domestic bottles 9-11pm

Happy Hour 4-7pm: drinks as low as 50¢, $3 Bulliet Bourbon & Rye and $10 buckets of domestic beer 9-11pm

Happy Hour 4-7pm: drinks as low as 50¢, pull tab Happy Hour replay 9-11pm

Happy Hour 4-7pm: drinks as low as 50¢, $3 Captain Morgan and Seagrams 7 9-11pm

Happy Hour 4-7pm: drinks as low as 50¢, $3 Windsor and Ketel One Vodka 9-11pm

Happy Hour 4-7pm: drinks as low as 50¢, $3.50 Crown Royal/ Crown Royal Apple and Ciroc 9-11pm

Happy Hour 4-7pm: drinks as low as 50¢, $3.50 domestic pitcher and $3 Tanqueray 9-11pm

Bulldog Tap 4265 45th St. S, Fargo

$3.50 tall domestic taps 6pm-close

$2.75 domestic bottles 8pm-midnight

$3.50 UV and Bacardi 8pm-midnight

$3.25 Captain Morgan, $3.75 Crown Royal 8pm-midnight

$3.75 Stoli and Jack Daniels 8pm-midnight

$3.50 Smirnoff and Windsor 8pm-midnight

$3.50 tall domestic taps and import bottles all day

The Bismarck Tavern

* This is not a full list of specials. Specials subject to change. For updated and entire list of specials, go fargomonthly.com.

The Box 1025 38th St. SW, Fargo

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Chub’s Pub & Package Place 421 University Drive N, Fargo

Big Mug Monday 8pmclose: $5.95 new mug, $3.95 refills

8pm-close: $1 off taps & wells (including craft beers)

Big Mug Wednesday 8pm-close: $5.95 new mug, $3.95 refills, $1 off Captain Morgan

8pm-close: 50¢ Busch Light Taps, $2.95 Ice Hole & Fireball

Beer & A Bump Night 8pmclose: domestic beer & a shot for $7, $2.95 Old School Long Island Teas & Stumplifers

8am-noon: $2.95 Bloody Mary’s & Caesars, 8pm-close: $3.95 Crown Royal, $2.95 PBR & Busch Light pounders

Sunday Funday 12pm-2am: $1 Off all drinks in your Chub's gear

Dempsey’s 226 Broadway N, Fargo

$3.50 Bacardi, Malibu and Morgan starting at 9pm

$2.50 domestic taps and well drinks starting at 9pm

Old School Night starting at 9pm: $3 Old Style, High Life and Hamms

$4 specialty or import bottled/ tap beer starting at 9pm

$3.50 Old Style and $5 Jameson starting at 9pm

$3.50 Old Style and $5 Jameson starting at 9pm

Happy Hour prices 4-7pm, employee prices for all 7pmclose

D’Woods Lounge 3333 13th Ave. S, Fargo

$2.75 domestic bottles, $3 Bacardi

$2.75 domestic bottles, $1 off Martinis

$3.50 Stoli and domestic taps

$3.50 Crown Royal and taps

$3.75 teas, $3 Windsor

$3 Smirnoff and Captain Morgan

½ off all bottles of wine 4-11pm, Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9pmclose: $1 off tap and bottled beer, cocktails and wine by the glass

$2 off Beer flights 3-9 pm, Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9pm-close: $1 off tap and bottled beer, cocktails and wine by the glass

$2 off Crafted cocktails 3-9pm, Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9pmclose: $1 off tap and bottled beer, cocktails and wine by the glass

$3 off wine flights 3-9pm, Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9pm-close: $1 off tap and bottled beer, cocktails and wine by the glass

Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9pmclose: $1 off all tap and bottled beer, cocktails and wine by the glass

$1 off Bloody Marys, Mimosas and Screwdrivers noon-5pm

$1 off Bloody Marys, Mimosas and Screwdrivers noon5pm

$3.50 Crown Royal

$2.95 Bacardi

$2.75 Windsor

$2.95 Captain Morgan, $3.95 Jack Daniel's

$3.50 Stoli, $3.25 Jim Beam

$3.50 import and craft bottles, $3.95 Jagermeister

$2.75 vodka and Windsor

$4 pints 4-6pm

$4 pints4-6pm

$4 pints 4-6pm

$4 pints 4-6pm

$3 select whiskey, $3 import and domestic microbrew bottles all day, Happy Hour 4-7pm

Happy Hour all day: $1 off all taps, wells and domestic bottles

$3.50 Stoli, Goldschlager and Icehole, $2 wells and domestic bottles 8-10pm, Happy Hour 4-7pm

$4 Bloody Marys 2-6pm, $3.50 Chuck Norris, $3.50 rum all day, $2 wells and domestic bottles 8-10pm Happy Hour 4-7pm

All specials from the week apply (excludes $2 wells and domestics)

$5 build-yourown Bloody Mary or Mimosa bar 11am-4pm

$5 build-yourown Bloody Mary or Mimosa bar 11am-4pm, all day Happy Hour, half price tap beer all day

Doolittles Woodfire Grill 2112 25th St. S, Fargo

Empire 424 Broadway N, Fargo ​Fargo Brewing Company 610 University Drive N, Fargo

* This is not a full list of specials. Specials subject to change. For updated and entire list of specials, go fargomonthly.com.

Fort Noks Bar of Gold 52 Broadway N, Fargo

Frank’s Lounge 2640 52nd Ave. S, Fargo

Front Street Taproom 614 Main Ave., Fargo

Golf Addiction 4474 23rd Ave. S, Fargo Granite City 1636 42nd St. S, Fargo

$15 bucket of $2.50 tap beers beers (any 5 all day (use beers), $4.50 mugs), Happy Long Island Teas and Margaritas, Hour 4-7pm: $1 Happy Hour off all taps, wells 4-7pm: $1 off all and domestic taps, wells and bottles domestic bottles Happy Hour 4-6pm and 9pm-midnight: $1 off spirits, wine and beer

Happy Hour 4-6pm and 9pm-midnight: $1 off spirits, wine and beer and half price wine glasses and bottles

Happy Hour 4-6pm and 9pm-midnight: $1 off spirits, wine and beer, $4 Tito's Vodka

Happy Hour 4-6pm and 9pmmidnight: $1 off spirits, wine and beer and $1 off bottles and cans of beer

$4 Grey Goose and Crown Royal, $5 off any Frank's apparel

Happy Hour 4-6pm: $1 off pints, $5 Flight of the Month

Happy Hour 4-6pm: $1 off pints, $5 Flight of the Month

Happy Hour 4-6pm: $1 off pints, $5 Flight of the Month

Happy Hour 4-6pm: $1 off pints, $5 Flight of the Month

Happy Hour noon-5pm: $1 off pints, $5 Flight of the Month

Mulligan Monday: 2-for-1 taps

Twosday: $2 domestic bottles

Apple Winesday: Half price appetizers and wine

Thirstday: $2 Green Cup Fills

$5 domestic pitchers

$5 cocktails 3-6pm and 9pm-close

$5 cocktails and $6.75 growler fills and $7.50 pitchers 3-6pm and 9pm-close

$5 cocktails 3-6pm and 9pm-close

$5 cocktails and $6.75 growler fills and $7.50 pitchers from 3-6pm and 9pm-close

$5 cocktails 3-6pm and 9pm-close

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Half off select wine all day

$2 Green Cup Fills

$1 PBR Pounders & $2 Green Cup fills (22oz. of beer in a Green Golf Addiction Cup) Bottomless Mimosas noon-5pm for $7.99


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Happy Hour 3-6pm and 10pm-close: $2 off all drinks

Happy Hour 3-6pm and 10pm-close: $2 off all drinks

Happy Hour 3-6pm and 10pm-close: $2 off all drinks

Happy Hour 3-6pm and 10pm-close: $2 off all drinks

Happy Hour 3-6pm and 10pm-close: $2 off all drinks

Happy Hour 3-6pm and 10pm-close: $2 off all drinks

Happy Hour 3-6pm and 10pm-close: $2 off all drinks

All day Happy Hour: $2 off appetizers and $1 off drinks

$3 Busch Light and PBR pounders, $3 Bud and Bud Light 16oz. drafts from 7pm-close

Mug Night 7pm-close: $5.75 mugs with $3.75 domestic tap fills, $2 upcharge for craft

Tea Night: $3.50 16oz. teas

Labby’s Grill & Bar $12.50 buckets of beer all day 1100 19th Ave. N, Fargo

$3.50 jumbo teas, $5.25 top shelf all day

$3.95 32oz. mugs 8pm-close

F&F Poor Boy pounders $2.95/$3.25

$1 off all bottles and drinks 9pmclose

$3.95 Mimosas, Screwdrivers & Bloody Marys 11am-3pm, $1 off bottles & drinks 9pm-close

Lucky’s 13 Pub 4301 17th Ave. S, Fargo

$2.25 short domestic beers

$3 Coronas, Corona Lights and Dos Equis Ambar 3pmclose

$3.50 tall domestic taps 3pm-close

Half price bottles of wine, $2.50 PBR and Hamms Pounders 3pmclose

Happy Hour 3-6pm

9am-4pm $3 Mimosas and $6.75 BLT Bloody Marys

Luna Fargo 1545 University Drive S, Fargo

½ price tap beers, wine by the glass & cheese plates 5-6pm and 9-10pm

½ price tap beers, wine by the glass 5-6pm and 9-10pm

½ price tap beers, wine by the glass 5-6pm and 9-10pm

½ price tap beers, wine by the glass 5-6pm and 9-10pm

½ price tap beers, wine by the glass 5-6pm and 9-10pm

½ price tap beers, wine by the glass 5-6pm and 9-10pm

Happy Hour 5-6pm and 9-11pm: $3 select beer and drinks

Happy Hour 5-6pm and 9-11pm: $3 select beer and drinks

Happy Hour 5-6pm and 9-11pm: $3 select beer and drinks

Happy Hour 5-6pm and 9-11pm: $3 select beer and drinks

Happy Hour 5-6pm and 9-11pm: $3 select beer and drinks

Hennessy's Irish Pub 4323 45th St. S, Fargo Herd and Horns 1414 12th Ave. N, Fargo

Mezzaluna 309 Roberts St. N, Fargo

NFL Special: $15.50 bucket of pounders

* This is not a full list of specials. Specials subject to change. For updated and entire list of specials, go fargomonthly.com.

The Northern 325 10th St. N, Fargo

Happy Hour 5-7pm

Happy Hour 5-7pm

Happy Hour 5-7pm

Happy Hour 5-7pm

Happy Hour 5-7pm

Happy Hour 5-7pm

NoBull Smokehouse 609 NP Ave, Fargo

$5 mules 4pmmidnight

$3 teas 4pmmidnight

4-10pm: buy a glass or bottle of any wine and get the 2nd for a penny

Bucket Special 4-10pm: buy 3 bottles get two free

Happy Hour 10pm-close: 2-for-1s tap beer/single shots

Happy Hour 10pm-close: 2-for-1s tap beer/single shots

Rum Monday: $3 Malibu and Captain Morgan

$3 Long Island Iced Teas and 23oz domestic taps

Whiskey Wednesday: $3 Bison Ridge and Windsor

Barcardi Party: $3 Barcardi White, Limón or Black Razz

$3 UV Vodka

$3 Bloody Marys and Caesars with UV Vodka until 4pm

U-Pay-The-Day tap beer 8-10pm, 9-11pm: $2.75 OB Beers, Booze & Bombs

1-U-Call-It on tap beer, bottles and drinks 7-9pm, 9-11pm: $2.75 OB Beers, Booze & Bombs

O’Kelly’s 3800 Main Ave., Fargo Old Broadway City Club 22 Broadway N, Fargo Old Broadway Grill 22 Broadway N, Fargo OB Sport Zone 22 Broadway N, Fargo

Happy Hour 3-6pm: 2-for-1 domestic taps and bottles

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Happy Hour 3-6pm and 6-10pm: 2-for-1 domestic taps and bottles

Happy Hour 3-6pm: 2-for-1 domestic taps and bottles

Happy Hour all day

$2.95 Bloody Marys, Mimosas, Skip-N-Go Naked 11am-2pm

Wine Night from 4-9pm $5.95 domestic pitchers 6-10pm, Happy Hour 3-6pm: 2-for-1 domestic taps and bottles

Happy Hour all day, $1.25 off all drinks and $3 Mimosas

Happy Hour 3-6pm: 2-for-1 domestic taps and bottles, 9-11pm: $2.75 OB Beers, Booze & Bombs

$2.95 Bloody Marys, Ceasars and Mimosas 11am2pm, 9-11pm: $2.75 OB Beers, Booze & Bombs

$2.95 Bloody Marys, Caesars and Mimosas 11am-2pm


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$2 wells & domestic taps 7-11pm, $3 Captain Morgan, $5 domestic jars

$2 wells and domestic taps 7-11pm, $3 domestic bottles and Ice Hole, $8 well jars

$2 well drinks& domestic taps 7-10pm, $3 Fireball, $4 Crown Royal, $5 jars

$2 wells & domestic taps 7-10pm, $4 Jack Daniel's, Long Islands & Chuck Norris, $5 jars

$2 off wine and liquor flights 3pm-close, Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9pm-close: $1 off cocktails, beer and wine

$2 off culinary cocktails 3pmclose, Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9pm-close: $1 off cocktails, beer and wine

Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9pm-close: $1 off cocktails, beer and wine

Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9pm-close: $1 off cocktails, beer and wine

Happy Hour Happy Hour Happy Hour Happy Hour Happy Hour all 3-6pm and 9pm3-6pm and 9pm3-6pm and 9pmPounds 3-6pm and 9pm$4 signature close: $4 signature close: $4 signature close: $4 signature close: $4 signature day: Mules, $5 40oz ​6 12 1st Ave. N, Mules, $5 40oz Mules, $5 40oz Mules, $5 40oz Mules, $5 40oz bottle beers and $6 Fargo bottle beers and $6 bottle beers and $6 bottle beers and $6 bottle beers and $6 32oz Fruitopias 32oz Fruitopias 32oz Fruitopias 32oz Fruitopias 32oz Fruitopias

Happy Hour all day: $4 signature Mules, $5 40oz bottle beers and $6 32oz Fruitopias

Pickled Parrot 505 3rd Ave. N, Fargo

Porter Creek Hardwood Grill ​1 555 44th St. S, Fargo

Half price draft beer 3pm-close, Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9pm-close: $1 off cocktails, beer and wine

Half price bottles of wine 3pm-close, Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9pm-close: $1 off cocktails, beer and wine

$2 off Margaritas

$2 off all top shelf liquors

$2 off all glasses of wine and half price bottles

$3 craft and import beers, $2 domestics and $1 off taps

Rhombus Guys 606 Main Ave., Fargo

Happy Hour 3-6pm and 10pm-close: $2 off tall beers, $1 off short beers and shot drinks

Drink Local Night 8pm: $3 Proof products and $1 off local beers, Happy Hour 3-6pm and 10pm-close

Half off glasses and bottles of wine starting at 6pm, Happy Hour 3-6pm and 10pm-close

$4 pints of Rhombus beer starting at 9pm, Happy Hour 3-6pm and 10pm-close

Rick’s Bar 2721 Main Ave., Fargo

$3.05 Captain Morgan, $3.45 tall domestic taps 4:30pm-close

$3.75 Crown Royal, $3.95 Crown Black

$2.95 Bacardi and domestic bottles 4:30pmclose

Rooter’s Bar 107 Broadway N, Fargo

$2 12oz. domestic draws all day

$2.50 domestic bottles all day

The Round Up Saloon 4501 Urban Plains Drive, Fargo

Radisson 201 5th St. N. Fargo

SUNDAY

Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9pm-close: $1 off cocktails, beer and wine

$2 off Mimosas, Bloody Marys and Caesars

$2 off Mimosas, Bloody Marys and Caesars

$3 Deep Eddy Vodka starting at 8pm, Happy Hour 3-6pm and 10pm-close

$4 craft beer pints and 2-for-1 wells starting at 9pm

Bloody Mary Bar 11am-4 pm, $5 well vodka, $6 premium vodka, $3 youcall-its for service industry all day

Mug Club Night $3.75 Jack Daniel's and teas

$3.25 UV Vodka

$3.25 import and specialty bottles $3.25 Ice Hole shots

$3.35 tall domestic taps all day $2.75 well drinks 4:30pm-close

$2.50 Captain Morgan and Windsor all day

$2.50 teas, $7.50 domestic pitchers

Happy Hour 4:30-6:30pm: 2-for-1 drinks

$2.50 Homemade Bloody Marys with beer chaser 10am-4 pm

Happy Hour all day

Local Night: $3.30 Proof's 2 Docks Vodka and $1 off local brews from N.D., S.D., and Minn., Happy Hour open-7pm: $1 off all drinks

$3.30 Captain Morgan, $3.85 Crown Royal, Happy Hour open-7pm: $1 off all drinks

$3.30 Deep Eddy Vodka, $3.85 Jack Daniels, Happy Hour open-7pm: $1 off all drinks

$3.25 domestic bottles; $3.85 Icehole, Fireball and Dr. McGillicuddy's, Happy Hour open-7pm: $1 off all drinks

$4.30 Bloody Marys and Caesars, $3.30 Mimosas

$4.30 Bloody Marys and Caesars, $3.30 Mimosas

Shotgun Sally’s Rock & Roll Saloon 1515 42nd St. S, Fargo

3pm-close: $3 Jameson, Absolut and Deep Eddy

6pm-midnight: $3 tall domestics and $5 tall crafts, 9pmclose: $2 off Patron

9pm-close: $2 Captain Morgan, Long Island Teas, wells and domestic taps

Mug Night 9pm-midnight: $5 mug at the door with $2 wells and domestic taps refills

Happy Hour 3-6 p.m.: $1 off drinks and shots, 9-11pm: $2 wells and domestic bottles

11am-2pm: $10 bottomless Mimosas, Bloody Marys and domestic taps, 9-11pm: $2 wells and domestic bottles

11am-2pm: $10 bottomless Mimosas, Bloody Marys and domestic taps, Industry Night 9pm-midnight: $3 top shelf, $2 calls and $1 wells

Sickie's Garage 3431 Fiechtner Drive S, Fargo

$3 Jack Daniel's and Redbull shots, Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9-11pm: $2.50 domestic taps and wells

Big 98.7 Happy Hour 4-6pm with 98¢ domestic taps, Q105 $1.05 drink tickets 7-9pm, $2 Sailer Jerry and Absolut,

Rock 701 $1.07 drink tickets 5-7pm, $2 Sailer Jerry and Absolut, $3 Jack Daniel's and Redbull shots

$2 Sailer Jerry and Absolut, $3 Jack Daniel's and Redbull shots, Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9-11pm: $2.50 domestic taps and wells

$2 Sailer Jerry and Absolut shots, Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9-11pm: $2.50 domestic taps and wells

Happy Hour 3-6pm: $2.50 domestic taps and wells

Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9-11pm: $2.50 domestic taps and wells

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Sidestreet Grille & Pub 404 4th Ave. N, Fargo

$3.75 Irish Whiskeys (feat. Jameson), 75¢ off craft and import taps and bottles, $5.50 Sidestreet Scratch teas

All day Happy Hour, 50¢ off all drinks and beers, $2.50 pounders, $1 off wines, Mike's Hard drinks and ciders

$2.50 domestic pints, 75¢ off Bells and Deschutes, $3.75 Jameson, $4.75 Sidestreet Gingers

$3.75 Mexican beers, 75¢ off tequilas, margaritas and Mexi-mules

$3.50 Absolut and Stoli, $4 Summit, $3.25 Nordeast and Leinenkugels

$3.75 Jim Bean and Jack Daniels', $1 off local beers and spirits

Service Industry Sunday Funday: $2 off pitchers, $1 off you-call-its for service industry employees, $3.50 Deep Eddy drinks

Slammer’s Sports Bar & Grill 707 28th Ave. N, Fargo

$3.15 Miller High Life bottles $3.40 Bacardi Limon and Sailor Jerry's

$3.15 Bud and Bud Light bottles

$3.15 Bud and Bud Light bottles $3 White Zin and merlot wines

$3.15 Coors Light and Mich Golden Light bottles

$3.15 Bud and Bud Light bottles, $3.40 Captain Morgan

$3.75 Bloody Marys and Caesars, all day well specials $2.75

$2.80 all wells, $5.25 Busch Light pitchers

Speck’s Bar 2611 Main Ave., Fargo

$2.95 pounders

$3 Bacardi and Jim Beam

$2.95 Morgan $3.95 Jack Daniel's

$2.95 whiskeys and Barefoot wines

$3.25 import and craft beers, $3.25 Smirnoff

$3.25 UV Vodka

$2.75 wells, $3.35 20oz. taps

Spirits Lounge 3803 13th Ave. S, Fargo

Happy Hour drink specials all day: $3 jumbo domestic beers and $1 off well pours

2-for-1 cocktails all day, Happy Hour 4-7pm: $3 jumbo domestic beers and $1 off well pours

$4 mule drinks all day, Happy Hour 4-7pm: $3 jumbo domestic beers and $1 off well pours

$4 Mojitos all day, Happy Hour 4-7pm: $3 jumbo domestic beers and $1 off well pours

Happy Hour drink specials open-4pm

Happy Hour drink specials all day

Sports Bar 619 NP Ave. N, Fargo

$2.50 tap beer pints, $3.50 talls

$2.50 Stoli and $3.50 Stoli with energy drink

College Night: Half price domestic pitchers

$2.95 Jack Daniel's, Captain Morgan, Bombay Sapphire and Grey Goose

½ off pitchers 7-10 pm

½ off pitchers 7-10 pm

$3 pounders, $3.50 Bloody Marys

Tailgators Sports Cafe 1322 Main Ave, Fargo

6-10pm: $3.50 tall Crown Royal, $3 UV Vodka

6-10pm: $3.25 Happy Hour bottles, $3 Captain Morga

6-10pm: $8.50 domestic pitchers, $3 wells and Ice Hole shots

6-10pm: $2.75 Schnapps shots, $3.75 Gator Teas and import bottles

6-10pm: $3 Bacardi and Windsor, $3.50 Chuck Norris or Jag Bombs

Noon-10pm: $3.25 Happy Hour pints and bottles, $1 off whiskeys, $4.25 Bloody Marys

Noon-10pm: $3.25 Happy Hour pints and bottles, $1 off whiskeys, $4.25 Bloody Marys

$2 off everything 3-6pm, $5 glasses of vegan wine, half price vodka and cognac after 9pm

$2 off everything 3-6pm, half price tequila and rum after 9pm

BYO Wine Night ($7 corkage fee) and half price bottles of wine, $2 off everything 3-6pm, half price whiskey and gin after 9pm

$5 sparkling wines, $2 off everything 3-6pm, half price beer and wine after 9pm

9pm-close: half off all beer, glass wine, single shot well pours

9pm-close: half off all beer, glass wine, single shot well pours

$3 Captain Morgan

$6 domestic pitchers

$3 Windsor

$3 domestic pounders and bottles

$3 teas

Happy Hour 11am-5pm

$2 off jumbo 32oz. Margaritas

$2 off PBR pounders, $1 off Mojitos

$1 off Proud Mary Pina Colada

$2 off all tequila shots

$1 off Cadillac Margaritas, $2 Margaritas 9pmclose

$1 Let's Get It On Lemonades, $1 Sangria, $2 off Margaritas 9pmclose

9-10pm: everybody drinks free, 1011pm: $2 drinks, 9-11 pm: $2 bomb shots

9-11pm: $2 drinks and bomb shots

9pm-midnight: $3 drinks and 2-for-1 shots

$3.30 Captain Morgan, $3.50 Long Island Iced Tea

$3.30 Bloody Mary and Caesars, $3.30 import bottles

$3.30 Bloody Mary and Caesars, $6 domestic pitchers, $8 import pitchers

Twist 220 Broadway N, Fargo

VFW: Downtown

202 Broadway N, Fargo

Vinyl Taco 520 1st Ave. N, Fargo

The Windbreak 3150 39th St. S, Fargo

4-7pm and 9-11pm: $1 off all drinks

4-7pm and 9-11pm: $1 off all drinks

4-7pm and 9-11pm: $1 off all drinks

Ladies Night: Ladies drink free (select taps and wells) 9pmmidnight, 9-11pm: guys get $2 drinks, $2 bomb shots

Woody’s Bar 1550 32nd Ave. S, Fargo

Happy Hour All Day ($1 off all drinks)

$3.30 Captain Morgan, $3.30 Bacardi and Flavors

$3.30 Deep Eddy Vodka, $3.30 glasses of bota box wine

$3.85 Crown Royal, $3.85 Jack Daniel's

Happy Hour all day

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$3.50 tall domestics and Jameson

$3 Captain Morgan and Titos Vodka

$3 teas and Deep Eddy Vodka, $1 off taps and wells from 11am-7pm

$7 domestic pitchers and $3 Icehole all day. Service Industry Night with $3 you-call-its from 10pm-close

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* This is not a full list of specials. Specials subject to change. For updated and entire list of specials, go fargomonthly.com.

Bar Nine 1405 Prairie Pkwy., West Fargo

$3.50 tall domestics, Stoli and Jack Daniel's

$1 off all taps and bottled beers

Mug Night: $5 purchase and $4 refills on domestics and wells

Blarney Stone 1910 9th St. E, West Fargo

Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9pm-close: $2 off appetizers, $1 off drafts, $1 off bar pours, $1 off house wines

VIP Day: Mug club members get an extra $1 off discounted beer, Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9pm-close: $2 off appetizers

Irish Trash Can Wednesday: $4.50 Irish Trash Cans 5pm-midnight

VIP Day: Mug club members get an extra $1 off discounted beer, Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9pm-close: $2 off appetizers

Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9pm-close: $2 off appetizers, $1 off drafts, $1 off bar pours, $1 off house wines

Free trip through the Bloody Mary bar or free mimosa with purchase of breakfast entrée, Happy Hour 9pm-close: $2 off appetizers

Happy Hour all day: $2 off appetizers., VIP Day, free trip through the Bloody Mary bar or free Mimosa with purchase of breakfast entrée

Blvd Pub 3147 Bluestem Drive, West Fargo

Tall beers for price of a short 6pm-midnight, Happy Hour 3-6pm, Captain Morgan, Bacardi and glasses of wine

$2.95 Long Island Teas (all flavors) 6pm-close, Happy Hour 3-6pm, Captain Morgan, Bacardi and glasses of wine

2-for-1 domestic pints, wells and Captain Morgan 6pm-close, Happy Hour 3-6pm, Captain Morgan, Bacardi and glasses of wine

Ladies Night: Half off bottles of wine 6pm-midnight, $2 wells, $3 calls, $4 talls 8pm-midnight, Happy Hour 3-6pm

$2 wells, $3 calls, $4 tall beers 10pm-1am, Happy Hour 3-6pm,, Captain Morgan, Bacardi and glasses of wine

$2.95 wells, calls and pints 11pm-1am, $3 Bloody Marys, Caesars & Mimosas 9am-noon, Happy Hour for Bison games (1 hour prior)

$3.50 22oz. domestic beers, Happy Hour all day for NFL games

Hooligans 3330 Sheyenne St, West Fargo

Mug Night: $7 mug and fill, $3 domestic and $5 non-domestic refills

$4 tall domestic taps, half-price bottles of wine

$2.50 domestic bottles

Tea Night: $5 colossal teas

$3.50 well drinks all day

$2 pounders, domestic pitcher and a large pizza for $20

$8 pitchers of beer, $8.99 ultimate Bloody Marys, $3 Mimosas

Pub West 3140 Bluestem Drive, West Fargo

$3.50 tall domestic beer, $4.50 tall craft beer

$3.50 Captain Morgan and Bacardi

$3.50 Jack Daniel's, Jim Beam and Jameson, $4.50 Crown Royal

$3.50 UV, Wave and Tito's Vodka

$3.50 Windsor, $3 solo cups: Bud Light, Coors Light, Miller Lite

$3 solo cups: Bud Light,Coors Light, Miller Lite

Happy Hour all day, Service Industry Night: $3.50 youcall-its

Happy Hour 3-6:30pm, 8pmmidnight: $7.50 Coors Light pitchers and $3.75 Crown Royal

Happy Hour 3-6:30pm, 8pm-midnight: $7.50 Miller Lite pitchers, $3 Jack Daniels and Jag, $3.75 Long Island Teas

Happy Hour 3-6:30pm, 8pmmidnight: $7.50 Bud Light pitchers, $3.50 Windsor and Smirnoff

8pm-midnight: $3 Fireball, $3.50 Tito's Vodka, $5 Vodka Red Bulls, $3.50 Chuck Norris, Ninja Turtles and Jag Bombs

Happy Hour noon-6:30pm, 8pm-midnight: $3 import bottles and Tarantula Tequila, $3.50 Captain Morgan, Bacardi and Jameson

Happy Hour all day, Service Industry Night 10pm-close: $3 well drinks

Silver Dollar Flying Pig 221 Sheyenne St, West Fargo

Happy Hour 4:30-6:30pm

Happy Hour 4:30-6:30pm

Happy Hour 4:30-6:30pm

Happy Hour 4:30-6:30pm

Happy Hour 4:30-6:30pm

Happy Hour 4:30-6:30pm

Happy Hour 4:30-6:30pm

Spicy Pie 745 31st Ave. E. Ste. 110, West Fargo

$3 pounders, $2.50 domestic bottles, $1 off import bottles

$3 shots (excluding top shelf pour)

75¢ off all whiskeys

$1 off Margaritas (to go with Taco Thursday)

$1 off whiskey, rum, vodka and gin (excluding top shelf pour)

$1 off whiskey, rum, vodka and gin (excluding top shelf pour)

$4 Bloody Marys and Caesars

Three Lyons Pub 675 13th Ave. E, West Fargo

Mug Night: $2 32oz. mug, fill for the price of a pint 7pm-close

$3 you-call-its on domestic pints and wells 7pm-close

Tall beers for the price of short 7pm-close

$3 glasses of house wine, all Martinis $5 7pm-close

$3.50 Jameson and $1 off bottled beer 8pm-close

$4 Milagro Margaritas 8pm-close, $3.50 Bloody Marys, Caesars and Mimosas until 6pm

Happy Hour All Day

Town Hall Bar 103 Main Ave. W, West Fargo

$3 Captain Morgan, $3.50 Crown Royal & Washington Apples 7-11pm

$3 32oz. domestic Mongo Mugs, Ladies night $1 off drinks, $3 shots 7-11pm

Happy Hour 3-7pm, $3 Windsor and Wu Tang shots 7-11pm

$3 Cristal & Limon, domestic pitchers $6 7-11pm

Fireball Friday $3, Extended happy hour 3-8pm and 7-11pm

Sex with Strangers $3, 10am-1pm $4 Bloody Marys & Caesars 7-11pm

$2.75 pounders all day, Service Industry Special: $2 well drinks & domestic beer 7-11pm

Rookies 715 13th Ave. E, West Fargo

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Happy Hour 3-6:30pm, 8pmmidnight: $3 domestic pitchers and Shiner Bock bottles, $3.50 Deep Eddys, $4 Angry Balls shot


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$5 Tru Tap Mules, 3-6 p.m. and 10 p.m.-1am: $1.25 all liquor, wine and beer

$3 off all Martinis, 3-6pm and 10pm-1am: $1.25 all liquor, wine and beer

Half price bottles of wine, 3-6pm and 10pm-1am: $1.25 all liquor, wine and beer

$2.75 16oz. domestic taps, 3-6pm and 10pm-1am: $1.25 all liquor, wine and beer

3-6pm: $1.25 all liquor, wine and beer

11am-4pm: $6 Deviled Bloody Mary's, $2.50 Mimosa Flutes, $9 Mimosa carafes

11am-4pm: $6 Deviled Bloody Mary's, $2.50 Mimosa Flutes, $9 Mimosa carafes

​VFW: West Fargo 308 Sheyenne St., West Fargo

$2.50 regular domestic beers and Windsor

12 inch pizza and a pitcher of beer for $11

$3 Barcardi, Morgan, Mike’s Hard Lemonade or Wine Coolers

$3 domestic 25oz taps, $3.50 25oz Shock Top, $5 25oz Stone's Throw, $3 import bottles

Work Zone 701 Main Ave. E, West Fargo

$3 Jag shots, $3 Tuaca, Mug Special $6.50 with $3.50 refills

$3 Bacardi and Ice Hole

$3 Dr. Mac shots, Mug Special: $6.50 with $3.50 refills

$3 Captain Morgan, Malibu and Jag

$3 Jack and Jims

$3 Bloody Marys and Caesars, $3 craft and imports

$5.50 domestic pitchers, $3.50 Buccas, $3 Bloody Marys and Caesars

Dave’s Southside Tap 803 Belsly Blvd., Moorhead

Happy Hour 3-6pm, $3.50 tall domestic taps 7pm-close

Happy Hour 3-6pm, $2.50 domestic bottles and wells 7pmclose

Happy Hour 3-6pm, $3 Captain Morgan and Fireball 8pm-close

Happy Hour 3-6pm, $6.50 domestic pitchers 8pm-close

Happy Hour 3-6pm, $3.50 Stoli and Bacardi 8pm-close

$3.50 Long Island Teas and Crown Royal 8pm-close

$3.50 tall domestic taps and import bottles all day

JC Chumley’s 1608 Main Ave., Moorhead

$4 domestic mug fills 8pmmidnight, Happy Hour 4-6:30pm: $2.50 domestic taps, bottles & wells

Happy Hour all day: $2.50 domestic taps, bottles & wells

$4 Busch Light mug fills, $5 domestic mug fills & Long Island Teas 8pm-midnight, Happy Hour 4-6:30pm: $2.50 domestic taps, bottles & wells

$1 off import pints 8pmmidnight, Happy Hour 4-6:30pm: $2.50 domestic taps, bottles & wells

$3.50 Fireball 5pm-midnight, $3 domestic bottles and Captain Morgan 8pm10pm, Happy Hour 4-6:30pm

$2 Mimosas, $5 Bloody Mary's & Caesars 11am4pm

Game Day! $5 Bloody Mary's & Caesars, Happy Hour all day

Jerry's Original Music Club 1500 11th St. N, Moorhead

7pm-midnight: $3 Captain Morgan, $4 Jack Fire shots, $3 Fireball shots, Happy Hour 4pm-7pm: $3.25 16oz taps, $3.25 single-shot rails

7pm-midnight: $1 12 oz domestic taps, $4 Jack Fire shots, $3 Fireball shots, Happy Hour 4pm-7pm: $3.25 16oz taps, $3.25 single-shot rails

7pm-midnight: $4 Jack Fire shots, $3 Fireball shots, ladies get free domestic taps and wells with $10 cover, Happy Hour 4pm-7pm: $3.25 16oz taps, $3.25 single-shot rails

7pm-midnight: $5 domestic pitchers, $4 Jack Fire shots, $3 Fireball shots, Happy Hour 4pm-7pm: $3.25 16oz taps, $3.25 single-shot rails

7pm-midnight: $3.50 pounders, $4 Jack Fire shots, $3 Fireball shots, Happy Hour 4pm-7pm: $3.25 16oz taps, $3.25 single-shot rails

7pm-midnight: $3.50 pounders, $4 Jack Fire shots, $3 Fireball shots, Happy Hour 4pm-7pm: $3.25 16oz taps, $3.25 single-shot rails

Mick’s Office 10 8th St. S, Moorhead

$2.50 Captain Morgan, $4 domestic mug fills, $4 bomb shots 8pm-midnight

$3 domestic pints, $3.50 select import pints 8pmmidnight

Ladies Night 8pm-midnight: $2.50 pounders and you-call-its

$2.75 wells, $4 domestic mugs, $3 Busch Light and Old Style mugs, jell-o shot raffle 10pm-close

$2.75 pounders, $3 Ice Hole 8pm-midnight

$5 endless Mimosas 11am4pm, $8 pitchers 11am-4pm

Happy Hour 5-6pm and 9-11pm, $3 select beer and drinks

Happy Hour 5-6pm and 9-11pm, $3 select beer and drinks

Happy Hour 5-6pm and 9-11pm, $3 select beer and drinks

Happy Hour 5-6pm and 9-11pm, $3 select beer and drinks

Happy Hour 5-6pm and 9-11pm, $3 select beer and drinks

Happy Hour 1-7pm, $4 scratch teas

Happy Hour 1pm-midnight

Happy Hour 1-7pm, $5 all-you-can-drink for ladies 9pmmidnight, $3 pounders (all day) $2 Captain Morgan & $3 bomb shots 9pm-midnight

Happy Hour 1-7pm, $3 perfect pint of Guinness and Irish car bombs 9pmmidnight

Happy Hour 1-7 pm, 11am-2pm: $10 all-you-can-drink Mimosas, Bloody Marys and domestic taps

Happy Hour from 1-7pm and $5 domestic pitchers

$2.75 22oz grande beers, $4 Sam Adams, Red’s Apple and Bell's specials 4-6pm

$6 pitchers of Bud Light, Shock Top, Miller Light, Coors Light and Nordeast, drink specials 4-6pm

$6 pitchers of Bud Light, Shock Top, Miller Lite, Coors Light and Nordeast 9pm-close

Grand beers $2.75 (all day)

Ladies night 8-10pm $5 pitchers

Late night Happy Hour 9pm-midnight

$5 pitchers all day

Bloody Mary special

​Tru Blu Social Club 915 19th Ave. E, West Fargo

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Rustica Tavern 315 Main Ave., Moorhead O’Leary’s Pub 808 30th Ave. S, Moorhead

Happy Hour 1-7pm, $5 domestic mugs, $6 import mugs 8pm-midnight

Speak Easy 1001 30th Ave., S, Moorhead

2-for-1 drink specials from 4-6 pm and $2 domestic bottles 7pm-midnight

2-for-1s 4-6pm

$5.25 pitchers of Budweiser, Mich, Amber Boch, Bud Light, Miller Light and Foster, drink specials 4-6pm

$2.75 Captain Morgan

2-for-1s 8-11pm

$2.75 whiskeys

Vic’s Bar & Grill 427 Center Ave, Moorhead

Happy Hour all day: 50¢ off all drinks, $4 Bloody Marys and Caesars

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Fargo Monthly December 2017  

This month, we're highlighting a few of our favorites things about Fargo-Moorhead in 2017. Through the eyes of our team members and contribu...

Fargo Monthly December 2017  

This month, we're highlighting a few of our favorites things about Fargo-Moorhead in 2017. Through the eyes of our team members and contribu...