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16 STEP UP TO THE PLATE 34 Recipes From Our Holiday Spotluck

40 Think Global; Act Local 42 44 46 50

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Five Hot Upcoming Events Artist Feature: Dennis Krull Sanctified Shines a Light on North Dakota's History 54 Get Your Tickets! A Q&A With Standup Comedian Josh Blue 58 HEALTH SPORTS & REC 60 Tackle Your Tailgate

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64 HOME & DESIGN 66 Bringing a New "Allure" to the Home Improvement Scene 72 74 78 84 86 92 94 98 100

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102 BUSINESS 104 Meet the Maker: Jack Series 106 SHOPPING 108 Black Friday Preview with West Acres & More

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e rave about each season as though all of them are our favorite... but I have to be transparent that yes, the fallto-early-winter transition is truly, and wholeheartedly, my favorite time of the year. There are always things we love and find fault in throughout the year, but this one, right now, the one we're living in at this moment—this one takes it home for me. So, naturally, we combined the beauty of this time of year with something everyone loves, food. There's absolutely nothing more sure to connect people than the act of sharing a meal (I'm pretty sure there's science behind that); in fact, we even tested that theory by having a true midwestern potluck with our entire

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team here at Spotlight. Needless to say, we ended our day with full bellies and smiles on our faces. There's something so present about eating with someone else. You're slicing, scooping, chewing, swallowing, thinking, speaking, making eye contact, etc, etc, etc. There's actually quite a bit that goes into these shared meals, maybe that's what makes them so easy to live in. As we finish out our year, there are hopefully many meals to be shared. I encourage you, as I so often do in this recurring editorial, to be present for those sacred times. Ask how the meat was prepared, and what seasonings were used in the potatoes. Ask your grandparent how they are doing,

and how the drive was. Ask what everyone's plan for New Year's Eve is, and ask if they remember that one time we laughed so hard we felt like we couldn't breathe. Ask as you pass the gravy and pry over the pumpkin pie. Don't be afraid of eye contact as you sip your apple cider or hot cocoa, it makes the moment even sweeter. Live and be and enjoy the most wonderful time of the year and happy reading!

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et’s start this review off with a bang… or with some butter at least! Meet Ryan Nitschke, Executive Chef and Owner of Luna Fargo, Sol Ave Kitchen and Nova Eatery. Born and raised in Fargo, North Dakota, Ryan has received several local and national awards and attention including multiple James Beard Best Chef Midwest nominations and AAA Four Diamond Awards.

“I’m passionate about food and my community and the people that choose to spend their time with us, which is why I naturally choose to open original restaurants and concepts and work directly with local purveyors, farmers and producers. I love my city and my state. This is my home. I want to help make it the great community it is for my family, and especially for my two boys to grow up in.” Ryan visited India Palace to try the Makhani Chicken dish, also called butter chicken. The dish is served with basmati rice. Ryan also ordered Saag Paneer, garlic naan and vegetable pakora with tamarind chutney. “I love Indian food and India Palace is the best! When I order out, I tend to gravitate towards chicken dishes, and they do them very well.”

Luna Fargo

Sol Ave. Kitchen

Nova Eatery Fargo

1545 S University Dr, Fargo (701) 293-8818

1408 1st Ave N, Moorhead (218) 284-7653

610 N University Dr, Suite 103, Fargo

| @Luna Fargo | @luna.fargo

Super friendly staff. They’ll make you smile every time you come in to grab takeout. The flavors in their dishes are so bright and well-balanced. My favorite, the Makhani (Butter) Chicken, contains marinated morsels of chicken in a silky smooth curry tomato sauce, is so dang good. It’s sweet, smokey and acidic with a savory richness that still eats clean. It warms you without weighing you down. That, on a pile of basmati, and warm garlic naan to scoop it all up with, is so, so good. I also love the Palek Paneer (Saag), a stew of herbs and greens with paneer cheese—you’re eating healthy without even knowing it. And then, I need the vegetable pakora drizzled with tamarind chutney. It’s savory and crunchy and the sweet and tart chutney complements it so well. Altogether this makes the perfect plate! There are so many great dishes at India Palace, but my family and I love these so much it’s hard not to order them every time.

| @Sol Ave. Kitchen | @solavekitchen

| @Nova Eatery Fargo | @novaeateryfargo

India Palace

5050 13th Ave S, Suite 3, Fargo (701) 356-6500 & | @indiapalacefargo 19


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he next chef has been making the FM area a little sweeter every day for almost 20 years. Meet Nichole's Fine Pastry Owner and Founder Nichole Hensen! Nichole grew up on a family farm near Glenburn, North Dakota, where she enjoyed helping her parents with their Hereford cattle and small grains. After finding inspiration from traveling, Nichole attended the prestigious Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in St. Helena, California.

“I returned to Fargo from California to bring a bit of Paris to the Prairie and opened Nichole’s Fine Pastry in the heart of downtown Fargo in 2003. This January will be our 20th birthday at Nichole’s!” Nichole chose to visit BernBaum’s where she ordered the Lox cold sandwich. “I love salmon, and I love bagels. It seems like a no-brainer! I love supporting local businesses, and especially ones that are womenled.”

Nichole’s Fine Pastry & Café 13 8th St S, Fargo (701) 232-6430

| @Nichole's Fine Pastry & Café | @nicholesfinepastry

When you enter Bernbaum’s, you are instantly transported. A midcentury modern twist on the classic New York deli, you’re not in Fargo anymore. Greeted by the buzz of the staff, the chatter of customers fills the air, and you’d be hard-pressed not to see a familiar face enjoying a nice meal. It feels comfortable yet heightened—like going to visit an old friend in the city It's worth it to say that a straightforward dish isn’t an instant slam dunk. There is something to be said about simplicity, an easy sandwich when you’re in a hurry, something to get fuel in your tank and keep going with your day. And a classic lox sandwich could easily fall into that category, but the team at Bernbaum’s leans hard into the dish and makes it an experience. We start with the bagel. They’re light and chewy while providing the perfect bite for a hearty bread. Expertly proofed and boiled, you could put almost anything on this and it would be hard to end up with a bad experience. But then we bring in the schmear—a lox schmear, made inhouse—and we’ve already elevated this

experience to an eleven. Bits of lox distributed evenly within the whipped schmear make a perfect placemat for the large slabs of lox itself. Cold Norwegian lox, brined to perfection. Hints of dill and lemon within the lox itself provide added subtlety. Thinly shaved onion provides a tang and crunch, while the tomatoes bring in a warm acidity. Our accouterments of radish sprouts and capers bring everything together and tie it with a beautiful bow right on top.

A classic, yes, but simple—far from it. It’s skillfully made from top to bottom, and it brings a piece of the big apple right to Broadway. Paired with a hard cider from our local Wild Terra, it makes for a beautiful meal to enjoy alone or with excellent company.

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402 Broadway N, Fargo (701) 306-4131 & | @BernBaums 21


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here food meets education, the next chef is at the root. Meet Chef Kyle Armitage, the Associate Professor/ Program Coordinator NDSCS Culinary Arts! Kyle has been teaching at North Dakota State College of Science (NDSCS) for almost 20 years. Starting work at a restaurant at the age of 15, almost all of his life has been spent surrounding Kyle’s “simple love of food.” In fact, Kyle has played a part of some of the area’s local chefs’ journeys, starting their careers under his instruction at NDSCS!

“From eating some amazing food, meeting some great people and traveling to many parts of the world, I would say that I try to live my life with passion. There are so many things to do, see, try and experience that I wonder where the days go and what will be next. I have a beautiful wife (Michelle) and two teenage boys (Paul and Gabe) who get to experience my love of food daily.” Kyle decided to visit the restaurant of one his one previous students, Mezzaluna. He tried the seared salmon dish, with Onion Soubise, fondant potatoes, pancetta cabbage, white balsamic reduction and celery leaf. It was paired with the Crispy Fried Fetta drizzled with hot honey. And finally, finished off the meal with Cereal Milk Panna Cotta, with apple compote and cinnamon crunch granola. “I think Mezzaluna has been and continues to be one of the mustvisit restaurants in the FM area. Chef Joe and his staff continue to make great-tasting and beautiful food and serve it in a relaxed atmosphere. You can dress up or come in jeans and still be comfortable. The food is creative and exciting. The salmon dish has a lot of the elements that I love and it is a newcomer to their menu. I don't have a chance to enjoy salmon as much as I would like, and I trust them to make it great. Who doesn't like fried cheese! The panna cotta reminds me of my childhood. It tastes like a Saturday morning watching my favorite cartoons.”

NDSCS Culinary Arts 800 6th St. N. Wahpeton 701-671-2264 Office

The salmon has a nice clean flavor and a crispy sear. The sides complement the dish really well without covering up any of the flavors. It is a really sexy plate of food that is a savory food lover's dream. The Fetta is a great dish to share. Nice salty warm cheese with a complex hot honey. You can taste the jalapeno in the honey and the slight heat it brings is really fun. The splash of lemon rounds off the dish by keeping the flavor crisp. The panna cotta is just really fun. It gets better the more you eat it. The bottom is the best part! Lots of cinamilk flavors. The apple compote gives it just a bit of tartness that livens up the dessert.

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longtime lover and supporter of local food and restaurants, our next chef to review is Sara Watson. Sara has spent many years in the industry wearing many hats. Along with her spouse, Eric Watson, she started Mosaic Foods Catering in 2003. They also started restaurant concepts, Mezzaluna and Rustica Eatery & Tavern, which they have since sold. She was most recently co-owner and Chef at Blackboard, a restaurant located in Vergas, MN. With the changing of the season and the desire to be closer to home, she has now transitioned to the position of a personal chef for a group of clients in the FM area.

“I worked in a variety of restaurants in Minneapolis in the 1990s while attending the University of Minnesota. After graduating with an Art History degree, I realized my passion for a career was actually in a kitchen. I took off to Colorado to attend culinary school, which is where I met Eric. We moved back to the area in 2003 to raise our family. My other passions include attending my four kids’ sports and music events and taking care of my family.” Sticking to lakes country, Sara headed to Taqueria Chaves, located in Pelican Rapids, MN. She chose the BirriaTacos and Chicken Quesadilla dishes. She also asked the owner, Adrian Chavez, what his favorite dish or most popular dish was. He presented her with the Shrimp & Chicken dish.

SARA WATSON

Every plate was out of this world full of flavor. The Chicken Quesadilla is a common order for most Mexican establishments around here, which is why I thought I'd give a basic menu item a try. It was plum full of delicious, perfectly seasoned chicken, peppers and onions—not too cheesy, just perfect— and served with a big helping of beans and rice that are housemade, not from a package. Delicious. The second was the Birria Tacos which have recently become a craze everywhere. Again, house slowroasted beef, braised in a chile-infused broth. Not too spicy. These were mouthwatering and the side of dipping sauce makes me feel like Mexican cuisine's answer to a French Dip Sandwich. The owner picked the Shrimp & Chicken for us to try. I honestly probably wouldn't have picked it and now I think I'm sold! The plate was beautiful. An over-the-top generous helping of sauteed jumbo shrimp, chicken mixed with sweet peppers and onions. A little perk at Taqueria Chavez is the wonderfully spicy grilled Serrano pepper that comes on the side. Be careful, it packs heat. All of the dishes come with traditional fresh cilantro, onions and pickled radish. Adrian also makes his own hot sauces, red and green. Ask for both and mix it up a little. Next time you find yourself in Pelican Rapids check this place out. It is really the most authentic Mexican food in a 100-mile radius, in my opinion.

Taqueria Chaves

520 N Broadway, Pelican Rapids (612) 380-9964 | @Taqueria Chavez | @taqueriachavez1_ 25


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graduate of the NDSCS culinary arts program, Joe Brunner is now the Executive Chef/Owner at Mezzaluna. He grew up in Detroit Lakes, MN, and in 2007, moved to Fargo to finish high school. He attended NDSU for two years before going south to Wahpeton to pursue a degree for his current career. A little over four years ago he purchased and took over Mezzaluna, totaling around seven years at the restaurant.

Joe visited GP's Greek Kitchen in Fargo. He tried a variety of dishes, including the Old Fashioned Gyro, Stuffed Grape Leaves and Baklava for a sweet final touch. “I chose GP's because ever since I have been there for my first time, there is always another item that I didn't order before that wasn't just as great, or even better, than before. The owners are super nice to everyone that comes in, and may even treat you to a bowl of soup on the house.”

Mezzaluna 309 Roberts St N, Fargo (701) 364-9479 &

| @dinemezzaluna

I've always been a big fan of Mediterranean food and so once I first came across GP's Greek Kitchen about a year ago, I've been a fan since. Their service to the customers is top-notch, it feels like you have known them your whole life, even if you're meeting for the first time. When I was done ordering and paid for the food, the owner asked if I would like a bowl of soup while I waited for all of it to come out. Who can say no to that? The soup itself was delicious. Of all of the gyros and entrees I've had from here, the Old Fashioned has to be my favorite with the mix of lamb and beef, onions, peppers and the nice little surprise of melted mozzarella inside, wrapped in a warm pita. Right behind the counter you can see, on the broiler, the meat that will be shaven off for your said gyro or entree. So, you always know it will be hot and fresh. The lamb and beef mix I ordered was very well seasoned, and tender and you get a lot of it for your money here. I also ordered the Stuffed Grape Leaves appetizer. The grape leaves are stuffed with rice and their own herb mix. It is then garnished with tzatziki sauce, parsley leaves, lemon, cucumber and a bed of greens. Everything about the stuffed grape leaves were perfect. The balance between the tender grape leaves, very well-seasoned filling and the delicious tzatziki sauce work really well together.

Lastly, I ordered their Baklava. Whenever I am at a restaurant that serves Baklava, I can’t say no to it and have to order it. GP's baklava had a different take than I have had before and it was delicious. Instead of the traditional honey topping, theirs is a mix between honey and maple syrup with notes of cinnamon and orange peel. The maple syrup really brought a whole other element to the dish that really elevated it.

GP’s Greek Kitchen

2553 Kirsten Ln S Suite 206, Fargo (701) 639-7232 | @GP's Greek Kitchen | @gpsgreekkitchen 27


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he next chef has been a key component in many areas regarding the local restaurant industry. Eric Watson, a Colorado Native, moved to Fargo with his wife Sara. The duo have owned and operated Mezzaluna, Rustica and Mosaic Catering. Eric was the Co-Founder of the local chef's association and has participated as adjunct faculty at both NDSCS and NDSU. Eric is now the Director of Culinary Operations at Fargo Country Club.

“When I was a teenager, I innocently fell into the food industry and fell in love with it. I graduated from Culinary School in 1997 and have stuck with the industry ever since.” Eric chose Tati's Mediterranean Saveur, located in The Lights building on Sheyenne Street in West Fargo. He tried their Fish Tajeen dish. “They are offering a product that is very unique to our culinary scene. Their menu is full of fresh and clean-tasting food. The dishes are flavorful and thoughtfully put together.”

Fargo Country Club 509 26th Ave S, Fargo (701) 237-9122

| @Fargo Country Club | @fargo.countryclub

This dish has a nice balance and complexity of flavors. The fresh citrus provides a bold yet pleasant aroma. The sauce is simple yet makes your palate think it's more complicated. The toasted almonds provide a great texture balance. I have been frequenting Tati's for quite some time and have enjoyed many dishes. The Fish Tajeen has been a recent favorite of mine, but I also enjoy the Falafel, Baba Ghannooj, Labneh and Hummus. I think most of us respect and appreciate when the owners of the restaurant are present, visible and focused on integrity. Tati's is all about that.

Tati's Mediterranean Saveur

3150 Sheyenne St Suite 170, West Fargo (701) 532-4545 | @Tati’s Mediterranean Saveur | @tatis.mediterranean 29


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he next chef to review has a long history in the industry, and a special connection with his own restaurant. Meet Josh Hanson, Owner and Chef at Spanky’s Stone Hearth. Josh has been with Spanky’s since he was 16 years old.

“My grandparents took me out to dinner and the owner visited our table to check on our meal, the service and to ask my grandfather if he knew of anyone who was in need of a summer job. I was working the following night. In 2005 I was given the opportunity to purchase Spanky’s Stone Hearth and take ownership. 28 years later, this venture has become much more than food and service. I asked my wife Megan to marry me here, my two sons, Huck and Walker, have spent many afternoons as unofficial chefs and dishwashers and I’ve shared many more of life’s milestones over a glass of wine and a NY Strip. If I’m not with my family or at the restaurant, you can find me in a tree stand or on a mountain.”

Josh visited a Fargo-Moorhead classic, Duane's House of Pizza. He ordered a classic, Pepperoni Pizza. “I have always loved comfort food—simple with rich flavors, and Duane’s House of Pizza has a fantastic recipe and reputation. I enjoy the quiet, small-town atmosphere and respect their longstanding dedication to the Fargo-Moorhead community. And, when you prepare thousands of steaks per week, it’s wonderful to kick back and enjoy something different.

Spanky’s Stone Hearth 34785 Co Hwy 4, Frazee, MN (218) 334-3555 &

| @SpankysStoneHearth

I walk into Duane’s House of Pizza, an unofficial Fargo landmark by most locals, and just inside the door, a pizza chef is spinning and flouring dough, placing toppings and running their pizza wheel across hot bubbling cheese to craft their notorious “party cut” square slices, right before sliding it into a branded white paper sleeve. Legend has it that the paper sleeve, or as us Midwesterners call it, paper bag, keeps your pizza fresh and crispy much longer than a cardboard box. I won’t argue with that. I choose a booth by the window—the irony of that being my most requested seat at Spanky’s Stone Hearth, facing the kitchen so I can take in the view and watch them practice their craft. I’m greeted by a friendly and familiar server who asks if I’m ready to order. I order a Pepsi and a pepperoni pizza. Oh, wait. “Let’s do an order of garlic bread with cheese”—my kids’ favorite item to enjoy while we wait for our pie. Not long after I pour my Pepsi over ice the bread arrives. Just as I thought—perfectly cooked with just enough garlic flavor and topped with toasted mozzarella cheese. I look outside and see traffic pick up a bit as it nears 12:00 PM, better known as the “lunch hour” buzz. The pizza recipe isn’t the only thing that has aged-well. Situated on a popular corner of University Drive, across the street from a longstanding hospital and just mere blocks from Interstate 94, the location is convenient, easy to spot. I look up and my pizza has arrived, I dig right in. The cornicione crust-edge crunches to perfection, while still being light and soft on the inside. The thin crust is balanced with tomato sauce and pepperonis hiding

under slices of melted mozzarella cheese. The slices allow the cheese to cover the pizza in the best way possible, offering up the same flavors in each bite. While a simple pepperoni pizza is my favorite, don’t shy away from trying the House Special or adding sauerkraut to the canadian bacon pie. They have a great selection of specialty pizzas and toppings to create your own masterpiece. With a perfectly engineered recipe, attentive staff and a talented kitchen—don’t sleep on this Fargo classic.

Duane’s House of Pizza

1629 S University Dr, Fargo (701) 232-8908 4281 45th St S, Fargo (701) 205-1251 | @Duane's House of Pizza | @duaneshouseofpizza 31


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ur final chef has vast industry experience gained along the west coast that he brings to the community. Paul Nimens is the Executive Chef at 701 Eateries. Beginning to cook in 2006, Paul left for the west coast to attend culinary school. After graduating, he ventured around Portland, OR to learn as much as he could.

“I worked at some of Portland's best restaurants, including a Michelin Star kitchen and an old wild butchery. After the last 10 years working around the Pacific Northwest, I moved back to Fargo-Moorhead with my family, taking a sous chef job at Rosewild. Now I am Executive Chef at 701 and finally found a home.” Paul visited a restaurant and ordered a comfort dish, Tonkatsu Ramen from Slurp Ramen! “Ramen holds a special place in my heart. Any time of day, feeling down, feeling good… I get ramen.”

701 Eateries 701 N University Dr, Fargo (701) 532-0734 | @701 | @701eateries

SLURP RAMEN

I love Slurp! The tonkatsu ramen is delicious, the rich pork broth, the pork belly and that egg. It has everything that I want in a meal, the lovely alkaline noodle has the perfect chew and texture. Slurp is right downtown, not too far from 701, which helps me as I can pop out on a slow time and grab some ramen. The atmosphere of Slurp is a lot of fun, the old booths with writing and carved names make me feel like I'm back in Portland at times.”

Slurp Ramen

414 Broadway N, Fargo (701) 232-3380 | @Slurp Ramen | @slurpfargo 33


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THINK GLOBAL, ACT LOCAL

By Alexandre Cyusa Photo By Noreen Thomas

An Ancestral Culture Enriching the Kitchen Mukomere cyane! (I hope you are well in KinyaRwanda.) Since the dawn of time, food has been a great way to build bridges between people. November is a symbolic month in the United States where people gather around a special meal to share gratitude with loved ones but, foremost, always showing eternal gratitude to the Indigenous people of this beautiful land as they are the first stewards of this sacred and rich ancestral land. I looked thoroughly for a Chef in our community who has mastered the ancestral art of gathering people around an exquisite meal while honoring the land we live on. I was fortunate to be introduced to Chef Candace Stock by a dear friend. It is always hard to give justice to someone’s else illustrious life journey, hence I opted for letting Chef Candace do it herself: “I grew up in rural Minnesota on the White Earth Reservation. My lineage is mixed, my mother is Native American and Black my father is German/European. I moved to the East coast where I started my culinary career in high school and then attended the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park NY. From New York, I moved to North Carolina, working in catering and restaurants. I also spent some time in Montana before 40 | NOVEMBER 2022 | FARGOMONTHLY.COM

moving back to the Midwest. Moving from the Midwest to Virginia in the early 2000s provided a lot of new perspectives. The school I attended on the reservation included people who were White or Native, the Virginia schools had a very diverse student body. In addressing my ethnicity, I was met with comments such as, "Oh, I thought natives had gone extinct," “Did you live in a Teepee?" "Do they still have reservations?" No matter how often I received these types of responses, people treated me like a novelty, calling me Pocahontas or Sacagawea. It wasn't until I attended Culinary School that I was faced with individuals more like myself. There wasn't a large Native population at Culinary Institute of America, but people there were eager to share their cultural identity.” Next time you run into Chef Candace’s enchanting path, ask her what new recipe she is currently concocting! Until our humble path cross again: Muhorane Amata k’Uruhimbi! (May you always have milk in your home in KinyaRwanda.) - Cyusa

Where do you call home? The Midwest is my home. I love being close to my family but also close to my cultural roots. Moving around and traveling to other countries, I was always "racially ambiguous." It allowed me to fit in with different groups but also share a bit of my culture with every one of them.

What is the story of your passion for traveling the flavors of the world with your cuisine? I knew early on that I wanted to be a chef and there has always been a notion that you have to start with French cooking. My first culinary classes were at the Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, France. My experience was polished and refined, decadent and rich. My time at the CIA led to a food, wine and agriculture trip to China, where I focused on developing flavor profiles. The cultural impact of my trip impacted how I viewed the structure of most culinary schools. The fundamentals in culinary school are all French techniques, French flavors. My schooling offered insight into many types of cuisine but the best way to learn more was to spend


time with the people from all over the world and cook together, eat together and share our stories.

What has been your experience as a Chef in the Red River Valley? I work for a restaurant (Bernbaum's) that has great respect for people. Our owners have given us a platform to share our skills, passions and identity with our community. We hosted an Indigenous dinner this past summer and will have another this November for Native American Heritage month. After hosting our dinner in which we covered indigenous foods starting with Northern Canada down to South America, using local ingredients and family recipes, more opportunities have opened up to share. I have been able to cook for the Governor and the Dakota Tribal Leaders in Medora for the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library. I've had opportunities to work with the North American Traditional Indigenous Food Systems organization and have been presented with resources from Chef Shawn Sherman and Joseph Shawana.

What are some misconceptions about indigenous cuisine? Our food is simple. It is, and at the same time, it is rich in medicine and spirituality. Our foods hold their own spirit and in order to benefit from the gifts that have been given to you, you must respect your ingredients.

Can you share some of the work you do in the community? How can others get involved? I am looking to make a change in the food culture here in Fargo. We have incredible talents in the

FM area and my future endeavor is to create a more accessible platform for other chefs to do what they love but also celebrate their culture. Food gathering helps to break down a lot of barriers in communities. The gift of nourishment can provide a better understanding of who we all are but also reciprocal love and respect. I am currently working on finding my own opportunities to share my knowledge and culture with the community whether it be teaching classes at the local universities, hosting dinners or partnering with local artists.

As a serial entrepreneur, what is the next problem you are trying to solve? What can I bring to Fargo? My original plan was to start a catering company here and simply do weddings, corporate functions and events. I have been in Fargo for four years now and still finding my place. What I would like to do is expand on our cultural food scene. This could even involve opening my own restaurant.

What is your vision for 2030 for the FargoMoorhead community? Ideally, having a restaurant group that is culturally inclusive, and having a venue space for the diverse people that call this their home. Sharing commissary space and promoting other BIPOC restaurateurs and artists.


ARTS,& ENTERTAINMENT The arts are the lifeblood of our community, here are a couple of things that will keep our city's heart pumping.

Comedians Tommy Bayer & Wolfgang Hunter Coming to Fargo Coming to Fargo on November 18 & 19 all the way from NYC are stand-up comedians Tommy Bayer and Wolfgang Hunter. Right below the Front Street Taproom, The Cellar Comedy Club will host the show, doors opening at 7:30pm. There will be an open bar and Rhombus Guys pizza will be available before and after the show. Admission is $20, tickets can be purchased by visiting buytickets.at/ frontstreettaproom/779489

Midnight Funk at Black Coffee & Waffle Bar Ready for an unforgettable night? Head to Black Coffee & Waffle Bar at 6pm on November 18 for a night filled with bottomless mimosas, abstract, upsidedown art, waffles, live music and DJs, fashion and much more. Admittance is $10—all ages are welcome, 21+ begins at 10pm. Limited tickets available! More info & tickets on theartsyndicate.biz/ events

Legendary Guitarist Steve Vai at Fargo Theatre

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Join the GRAMMY award-winning virtuoso guitarist at the Fargo Theatre for a legendary evening on November 23 from 8-11pm. Vai is a true master of his craft and you won't want to miss this opportunity to witness his mastery come to life. Tickets are $59.50 each and can be found online at jadepresents. com/event/2022-steve-vai-fargo/



Fargo Pride of Dakota Showcase When: Friday, November 18 - Saturday, November 19, from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm Where: SCHEELS Arena, 5225 31st Ave S, Fargo, ND 58103 Pride of Dakota provides local business owners with business development resources and marketing opportunities to be successful. Coming soon, Pride of Dakota is taking over the SCHEELS Arena to showcase over 200 Pride of Dakota members' products. Support shopping locally when completing your holiday shopping list! Folkways Christkindlmarkt When: Thursday, November 17 - Sunday, November 20 Where: Fargo Civic Center Center, 207 4th Street N Fargo, ND 58102 You're invited to celebrate the holiday season at Christkindlmarkt. Join for four days of festive cheer in the Outdoor Winter Wonderland, Gift Market and Bier Hall with Drekker Brewing Company. With food, live musical performances, art demonstrations, holiday treats and activities for the kids, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!

Small Business Saturday Holiday Pop Up Market When: Saturday, November 26 Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Where: Cellar 624 624 Main Ave, Suite 1 Fargo, ND 58102 "I love going with family to farmer's markets and seeing what local vendors have to offer. It's a great way to support your neighbors!"

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MSUM Planetarium 'Season of Light' When: Saturday, December 10 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm Sunday, December 11 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm Where: MSUM Planetarium 700 11th Street South Moorhead, MN 56560 "The Planetarium appears to be going all out for their 50th anniversary, with the holiday show being a spectacle that I can't wait to visit!"


Xcel Holiday Lights Parade & Winterfest When: Saturday, December 3, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm Where: Downtown Fargo Ready for the holidays? Come downtown and kick off the annual festivities at the Xcel Holiday Lights Parade! With floats, horses and hundreds of participants, what's not to love about the beginning of the holiday season?

Big Band Dance When: Tuesday, November 22, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Where: Comstock Memorial Union, 615 14th St S, Moorhead, MN 56560 Boogie on over to Comstock Memorial Union to dance along to hits old and new, performed by The Kicks Band of Fargo-Moorhead. All ages are welcome, so bring your friends, family or that special dance partner! There's truly nothing like a big band dance!

FMBallet presents The Classic Nutcracker When: December 16 & 17 at 7:00pm | December 17 & 18 at 2:00pm Where: NDSU Festival Concert Hall, Reineke Fine Arts Center, 1511 12th Ave N, Fargo, ND 58105 Come celebrate the magic of the holiday season with the FMBallet as FMBallet brings “The Classic Nutcracker” to life on the NDSU Festival Concert Hall Stage. With new costumes, characters, set designs and more, this is a holiday tradition you don’t want to miss!

The Top Notes: A Sniffs and Sips Course

Light Up The Night: Holiday Tree Lighting

When: Tuesday, November 15 Time: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm Where: Jasper Hotel 215 Broadway N Fargo, ND 58102

When: Thursday, December 1 Time: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Where: POW/MIA Plaza

"I'm always looking for relaxing events, and this is no exception! What could be better than getting together and bonding over perfume scents and a nice drink from Rosewild?"

"Tree lighting ceremonies are something I see every year with friends. We bring clothes that can be donated to the Golden Drive Homeless Kids at the event because there are always people in need. With crafts, carolers and cocoa, it's always a great time!" 45


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Artist Feature:

“I didn’t see you there,” is an unusual compliment. However, to Dennis Krull, a multi-disciplinary artist from north Moorhead, it’s a compliment that indicates he is succeeding at his photographic work. While Dennis does professional headshots, commercial and advertising work, where his event photography is concerned, being unnoticed helps him provide unique views of any occasion.

“I don’t direct people, I just watch and record. My job isn’t to interrupt, it’s to capture what’s there. It’s amazing how many people don’t see me when I am almost seven feet tall, standing ten feet away, and holding a camera, but they don’t,” Dennis says, his eyes crinkling with humor.

His quiet humor and rich voice are an integral part of Dennis’ appeal. His calm and steady demeanor defines an incredibly prolific artist. Under his business name of Five Foot Twenty Design Lounge, Dennis is active in multiple venues of photography, fine art and graphic design.


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It’s like being a painter and a sculptor at the same time. You add and subtract and play.” “I like to play,” he says simply of the complicated and layered photographic art images he displays and sells at Gallery 4 in downtown Fargo, an artist cooperative gallery of which he is a long-standing member. Each piece may utilize 20 images or more worked together from different times, days or places. He continually adds and subtracts bits and pieces, as he works to build something completely new. Dennis’ encaustic work started out as a method to enhance his already complex and engaging photography. However, the more he worked with the medium, the more he fell in love with it for its own sake. “It’s like being a painter and a sculptor at the same time. You add and subtract and play.” Encaustic is the ancient art form utilizing beeswax, damar resin and pigment—and has a distinctly modern take with Dennis’ use of clear colors and playful imagery, also on display for purchase at Gallery 4. From someone so tall, it’s ironic that many of his compositions are from perspectives so low to the ground. Dennis says he literally

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laid on the street early one morning to capture the historic Fargo Theatre and the morning sunrise. However, Dennis’s art cannot be confined to the gallery. In addition to his photography and encaustic skills, he is also a talented illustrator. His illustrations grace a number of children’s books, CD covers and magazines. In addition, as a freelance graphic designer, he says he does “a little bit of everything”, including designing book covers for a publisher in Hawaii. It is Dennis’ diverse creative nature that ensures that most visitors and residents of the Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo area who have never heard his name have still likely been unknowingly exposed to his art. Partnering with everyone from small, local companies to large entities like Walmart, he has designed everything from CD covers to prominent signage to billboards. “It’s fun when you drive around town and you can see all the things you’ve worked on. I did that, and that and that….oh, and that. But nobody knows,” he says with a smile.


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Daniel Bielinski’s latest filmmaking effort is a Western crowd-pleaser, regardless of North Dakota pride orth Dakotans take pride in their state and its history. That’s why our interest peaked when we heard about a film that was shot and set in North Dakota. “Sanctified,” a 2022 picture from filmmaker Daniel Bielinski, is a Western with strong Christian elements that offers a thrilling ride! I, along with the rest of the Spotlight editorial team, attended the film’s Fargo premiere at the Fargo Theatre, as well as a postpremiere Q&A with a select portion of the cast and crew. Learn more about the creation of the film and its biggest takeaways in this spoiler-free review!

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BY GRANT AYERS

PHOTOS COURTESY OF CANTICLE PRODUCTION

The Plot

(Without Giving Too Much Away) Set in the late 1800s, an outlaw (Weston) attempts to take his share of money, break away from the bandit lifestyle he’s been involved with and start a new life. However, he doesn’t make it too far before those he once associated with catch on to his plan and punish him for going against their way of life and order. Hanging on to life by a thread, Weston is beaten, battered and on the cusp of death.

Canticle Productions is a North Dakota-based film and theater production company that often intertwines faith and spirit into films. “Sanctified” is no different, as the film touches upon faith and sacrifice with religious undertones.

were both present for the postpremiere Q&A and ready to dive into any and all questions from the audience.

However, he’s soon met by a nun (Sister Hildegard) who is traveling through the Badlands. She nurses him back to health in exchange for him guiding her to a Church in Williston. A deep friendship develops between these two unlikely people as they learn to work together to survive their dangerous journey, while she forces him to question his faith in Christianity. As they travel across the state together, they come face-to-face with a range of threats and allies.

The Journey to Premiere

While the film’s vision had been crafted years before its release, it took much longer than anticipated to bring the film to life on the big screen. Bielinski wrote a first draft of the film’s script, aptly titled “Wes & Hilde,” back in 2018. The suspense is in full effect as

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After showing the script to the film’s director, Nickolaus Swedlund, they worked together on new ideas and rewrites until they had the final product that we know today. Before the filmmakers could begin filming, however, the small production company required a Kickstarter campaign to fundraise a production budget at the beginning of 2020. Soon after, work on the film had to shut down, as did production on every other film in the industry, due to the COVID-19 pandemic in March of 2020. Once protocols were in place to ensure the safety of the cast and crew when filming during a pandemic, work was soon underway to complete the ambitious project out west. Once the project was off the ground, it was filmed, edited and completed with much fewer obstacles and roadblocks. Now in its premiere stage, the film is being showcased in theaters across North Dakota, as well as the Twin Cities Film Festival.

The Takeaways

Over a brisk 90 minutes, Daniel Bielinski’s (Outlaw Weston) and Tiffany Cornwell’s (Sister Hildegard) collaborative chemistry put on an entertaining performance and captured the audience’s attention. Sister Hildegard questions Weston’s faith on their journey throughout the film, keeping Christian elements at the helm of the film and critical to the plot. At the film’s core, it’s about a nun and an outlaw on a road trip together. The film often sees the characters poke fun at one another, balancing the grim nature of the film with a lighthearted relationship between the two leads. While this banter back and forth did get plenty of laughs from the audience, it did make for somewhat unsteady pacing throughout the film, as it often went from a casual joke to an intense scene within moments, or sometimes even simultaneously. However, these confusing moments were kept brief as the narrative pushed along during the film’s short runtime.

While a straightforward plot at the surface, “Sanctified” offers no shortage of twists and turns as the narrative expands beyond a simple Western plot. The film starts as a simple tale of a man (Weston) looking for freedom from his group and a new life. However, what transpires is a tale of unexpected friendship, betrayal and more. As the film came to a close, the audience was greeted with a somber, yet satisfying, conclusion. While it may not have been the ending that everyone was hoping for (or expecting), it was a fitting one indeed that came with more satisfaction than confusion or disappointment. When the lights rose, the cast, crew and credits were all greeted with applause from the audience as they discussed the acting, cinematography and other aspects of the feature film. Above all else, one of the standout aspects of the film is the breathtaking cinematography from beginning to end. The beauty of North Dakota is showcased on full display as the backdrop to the story. Taking pride in filming near Medora and the Badlands, the cast and crew present during a postpremiere Q&A extensively emphasized the beauty of the surrounding area during filming.

The Post-Premiere Q&A

Following the film’s Fargo premiere, actors Carl Swanson (Emmett), Daniel Bielinski (Weston) and Allan Demaray (Little Hawk) emerged from the crowd to take questions and offer behind-thescenes details to let the audience in on the movie magic that was required to bring the picture to life. Read a sample of the audience Q&A below to learn

“For me, the most impressive part of the film was the special effects. There is one very powerful near-death scene at the beginning of the film that felt very real to me.”

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“I enjoyed the storytelling aspect of the movie, especially the small attention to detail. At times, the pacing felt a little slow, but overall I enjoyed the show! It’s fun to see a historical part of our state told through this story!”


more about the creation of the film! Did you base the plot on any specific story? What was your reasoning behind making the film? “This is considered to be a historical fiction film, so it’s set in a real place and time, but the characters are all completely fictional. I thought it would be a lot of fun to put a nun and an outlaw on a road trip together.” - Daniel Bielinski Did you face any troubles during production? “It was fascinating because we were in the middle of nowhere. We had a camp where we stayed called Badlands Ministries as our ‘home base’ of sorts. Luckily, all the locations where we shot were pretty close because it was a hassle getting all of the people, horses, carts, lighting and cameras out there.” - Carl Swanson “We were very lucky to have excellent weather, except for the week or so prior to filming when it snowed for two days. It was an absolute blizzard right before we started filming, but it thankfully melted right in time. For the most part, production went pretty smoothly without any major mishaps.” - Daniel Bielinski Where did you shoot the majority of the film? “Badlands Ministries Bible Camp is located about 10 minutes south of Medora. We also shot at a rancher’s place about 20 minutes south of Medora. We tried to keep

“As a photographer who works a lot with lighting and color, the colorgrading really enhanced the drama of this film and made it feel overall more passionate and authentic—exceptional work by the “Sanctified” film team.”

it pretty confined to that area, with the exception of the church. The church was actually a schoolhouse that we dolled up in production and post-production to look like a church. That was about 45 minutes north between Medora and Watford City.” - Daniel Bielinski What are your plans with Sanctified next? “As of now, the film will continue its run around North Dakota. We started in Bismarck, on September 30 and October 1, and its run just got extended for another two weeks. It's been doing really well at Grand Theatres in Bismarck. We played in Belfield and Watford City. We're going to Minot, Grand Forks and Williston, as well as Medora and the Twin Cities Film Festival at the end of the month. It will also play in a whole bunch of theaters that you can see on sanctifiedfilm. com. There are roughly 25 theaters or so that will be running the film across North and South Dakota. By the end of the year, the goal is to finalize deals with sales companies and distributors to get it on streaming platforms such as Amazon and Hulu so that people can see it not just in North Dakota, but around the world on streaming platforms.” - Daniel Bielinski For more information on upcoming showtimes and where to see the film next, head to sanctifiedfilm.com for the latest updates. Web: sanctifiedfilm.com Facebook: @sanctifiedfilm Instagram: @sanctifiedfilm


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Get your tickets!

A Q&A With Standup Comedian Josh Blue

When?

December 1 7 p.m.

Where?

Sanctuary Events Center 670 4th Ave N, Fargo, ND

Details

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osh Blue, the amazing comedian, who happens to have cerebral palsy, is coming to Fargo and we are excited he is doing so! His accomplishments and appearances include:

This is our Q&A with him ahead of the show.

• 1st place in NBC's Last Comic Standing in 2006

Yes, we did. I was really young. I think my folks had friends that lived there. We stayed with them for a night or two. It was one of those family road trip deals.

• A set in 2018 on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon • A performance at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal • Appearances on Comedy Central's Mind of Mencia • Becoming the first comedian to perform stand-up on the Ellen DeGeneres Show • Five hour-long specials • Representing the United States in 8 countries as a member of the US Paralympic Soccer Team • And so much more that we can't even list it all

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You grew up in the twin cities, did you ever make a trip to Fargo?

When you're touring, do you ever get much of a chance to check out the places you travel? Not as much as I'd like to but we definitely get to do some of that. And when I do, I like to walk around and check a place out. Do you have any plans for Fargo? I don't. You know, I barely know what I'm going to have for lunch. Do you enjoy touring? I do, but it's also a lot of work. I enjoy performing, but getting to a place and staying in a hotel isn't something I enjoy anymore. It's a lot of work for sure.


NICK LARSON

So, I'm sure winning Last Comic Standing was a pretty pivotal moment in your career, but do you remember the first time you thought that standup comedy might be something you could pursue as a career? I actually studied standup in college and started doing it then. I didn't really know how you could make a living at it in college, but I quickly realized that once I got into the real world, those other comedians were doing what I was doing so I thought, 'Well shit, I can do it. Let's do it.' How long did you have to try your hand at it before you were making a livable income? I'm very fortunate that I was making money right away. First, when I started, it would maybe just be a couple of free beers, but it was something. And then, I started getting paid pretty quickly. From the word 'go' I've been pretty good at this. I have no idea why. Whatever the 'it factor’ is, I just have it.

I had a day job for six months after college at a day program for adults with physical and developmental disabilities. Then, I just became a comedian, which not many people can say. I was 22 years old and living off money for making people laugh. It has been a cool ride so far. For fans who are already familiar with your work, how will your show in Fargo be different? Well, the thing is, if you haven't seen me live, you haven't really seen what I do. The stuff I do on television is very muted. The stuff I do on shows like America's Got Talent is a very controlled environment and I play within those boundaries. But when it's my show, and you're coming to see me for an hour, there are no boundaries and I take you on a journey, man. Seeing me live is a different experience. How much are you ad libbing when you are up there for a show? It just depends on the show. I always like to say, the jokes I have are like


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bricks and the improv is the mortar and you just slap it in where it fits. And you know, it's not even bricks—that's too uniform. The jokes are the rocks. I'd say 92% of my show is prepared material, but then the other 8% is just flying by the seat of my pants.

What's it like interacting with Chapelle on a personal level?

You've been in music videos, you've toured, been in films and had standup specials. Is there anything else that you're working on right now that you want to talk to people about?

Do you have any advice for aspiring comics out there?

I mean, I don't have this in the works, but I'd love to have my own sitcom or my own TV show—something that can highlight my humor. It'd be groundbreaking having a disabled person be a lead in a sitcom as well. That side of things is needed at this point in society. It's interesting to hear you say that because it seems like sometimes people with a disability or condition say that they don't want to be a spokesperson for something. Is that something you embrace? No, I mean, I never asked for this. I just want to be the best standup comedian out there. But it does come with a level of responsibility. And being a spokesperson for a whole group of people is pretty insane. But I try not to dwell on it too much and just let the work speak for itself, and that just shows what we're all capable of. Who are some of your favorite comedians? I'm a huge Chris Rock fan. And I love Mitch Hedberg, he was amazing. Bill Burr is amazing. Dave Chapelle is really, really good. You almost can't even call him a comedian. It's like he came from a different world. I've gotten to work with Dave probably 60 times. I've been to his house. It's pretty cool to say that I've been able to hang out with probably the most famous comedian that will ever grace the planet. 56 | NOVEMBER 2022 | FARGOMONTHLY.COM

He's just like you see him on stage. On stage, that's just Dave talking. He's very kind. His brain just sees things differently than most everybody else.

Yeah, don't bother, I got it covered. The real truth is, If you want to be a stand-up comic, you have to immerse yourself in the lifestyle. If you can go to a comedy show, you have to go to the show—whether you're in it or not. Just embrace the scene, embrace the culture. That's where you really learn from, you can just learn from watching it. Is there anything else you'd like to say to our readers? I'm just excited to come. The live show is going to blow your socks off. It's going to be a different animal than what you've seen and I'm looking forward to freezing my balls off. If you're not familiar with my work, you should check out my stuff on Amazon Prime. I have four hour-long specials on there and endless amounts of YouTube videos. My Dry Bar Comedy Special is almost at 20 million views which is pretty bonkers. If you come to my show, you're definitely not going to be disappointed. I'm definitely not a clean comic either. I don't do a lot of grotesque sexual jokes, but I do like to say f***. To learn more about Josh Blue, head to: joshblue.com Facebook: /officialjoshblue Instagram: joshbluecomedy Twitter: @JoshBlueComedy YouTube: Josh Blue Tube



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Whether you are a local sports fanatic or an everyday Joe looking for a little fun or fitness, here are a couple of the things happening in the community

Congratulations to West Fargo Sheyenne's Piper Anderson For accepting an offer to compete collegiately for the equestrian defending national champions Oklahoma State. Deer Opener is Here! Best of luck to all of you hunters out there. Athletic Republic Back in South Fargo The nationwide franchise that was birthed by local legend John Frappier is open now by Hoist Hockey in South Fargo.

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High School Hockey is Back Regular season opening dates include: • Fargo Davies - November 22 • Moorhead - November 29 • West Fargo - November 29 • West Fargo Sheyenne November 26 • Fargo South/Shanley November 22 • Fargo North - November 22

NDSU Has Bounceback Season in Soccer Although they fell in the Summit League Championship to Oral Roberts in extra time, the Bison took a huge step forward this year, finishing 8-9-3 after going 3-12-1 in 2021


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Whether you are a football fan or not, the tailgating experience at North Dakota State is a musttry for every Fargo-Moorhead resident. It's an event that brings people from all walks of life together in the name of fun, food, community, partying and football. By Brady Drake Photos by Geneva Nodland

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However, what those who have never attended an NDSU tailgating event don't realize, and what the list at the end of the first paragraph can't fully encapsulate, is that there is room for everyone at this event. There are groups sticking to themselves. Others in tents, buses or any type of home base setup you can imagine, welcoming in nearly anyone interested in joining their huddle. There's a giant TV viewing area for those serious football fanatics to watch the 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. kickoffs. There are kids playing and tossing around the pigskin with one another. There are inflatable bouncy houses as well. And for the rowdier folks, there is plenty of partying to be done—

especially in the center of the tailgate parking lot where the majority of college students congregate. Where else can you choose your own adventure like an NDSU tailgate? You can watch football, have quality family time or even get the feeling of being at a We Fest-esque festival without committing little more than a Saturday morning. So, hopefully, you're sold, but maybe you're still nervous about how to attack your first NDSU tailgate. We spoke with a long-time tailgater as well as some college students to get a couple of different tips for making the most of your NDSU tailgate.


tips from The Experienced

Lisa Gebeke has been tailgating with her family and friends for 12 years now and she has loved every second of it. "These are awesome people," said a friend of Gebke. "This is an awesome family who has put effort towards this for years."

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tips from the students

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"Don't dress warm, it gets hot. You can always underdress." (We live in North Dakota. This is not true.) "For the love of God, eat something. Dear God, eat something if you are going to party." (This actually is good advice, we recommend.) "Bring pre workout. You'll get tired." (Fargo Monthly does not recommend this. Use caffeine in moderation.) "Shotgun a Bang energy." (See above. This is something you absolutely should not do.) "Don't be one of those people not wearing something green or yellow." (Good advice. Roll herd.) Have fun! (This is good advice. But be safe.)


ME H DESIGN & The Red River Valley is constantly blooming with new architecture, trend-setting designs and industry-leading artists to help bring your home and living spaces to life. From the hottest new design trends to the newest spaces in town, consider this your local beat for all things home and living.


Theater, Apartment Complex & Parking Ramp Coming to Downtown Fargo

Fargo City Commissioners are supporting a project that could take shape soon, encouraging more development on the south side of downtown Fargo. The six-story complex, which is being Developed by Kilbourne Group, is planned to be built on two lots on the 600 Block of NP Avenue and is estimated to cost $66 million to complete.

JLG Architects Wins Big Awards Under Women Leadership

It's been a big year for JLG Architects, who recently won InStar Tribune's Top Work Places of 2022 Gold Badge Award, under cultural excellence in the category of WomenLed Companies. CEO Michelle Mongeon Allen was also named under Top 50 Women CEO's of 2022 and was inducted into the American Institute of Architects in 2022. Allen was among other notable women CEOs, including Susan Wojcicki of YouTube and Cory Barry of Best Buy.

New Condos Coming to IP at the Beacon

Coming soon to Grand Forks is IP at the Beacon, an EPIC Companies project that will feature three mixed-use buildings consisting of apartments, condos and commercial space. Additionally, the IP at the Beacon will feature a 40,000-square-foot plaza, additional parking and event space. The layout of the project will be similar to The Lights in West Fargo, with construction set to be completed by late 2023. For floor plans and consultations, contact Taryn Pallen at taryn@EPICcompaniesnd.com or 701.552.2065.


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Bringing a New "Allure" to the Home Improvement Scene Interior Designers Open New Home Improvement Store in Detroit Lakes

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Behind the Name

The definition of Allure means something that draws you in, something attractive or fascinating. The team at Allure feels that a home's greatest Allure is its interior finishes.

The team at Design 2 Sell have been up to some big projects lately, some of which we have had the privilege to share, like Bucks Mill Brewing, and most recently the opening of their brand new studio in Detroit Lakes, Allure. We sat down with the team to get an inside look at this new studio and learn more about the exciting things happening in the interior design world.

Take a Step Inside Walking into Allure, you'll feel like you are walking into a big city studio. Hosted in a 3,000-square-foot studio, Allure came to fruition from idea to completion in a five-month period of time. With the historic vibe of the old Norby Flats, the studio boasts beautiful brick accents and tin ceilings. Allure specializes in designerinspired furniture and lighting, as well as full-service interior design assistance. With the unique hand-selected furniture and lighting options that the studio

carries, you won't be able to find anything like it in the area. Looking around, clients can expect to see an array of hanging pendants and chandeliers as well as designerinspired furniture that you can't find anywhere else—seriously— every item is hand selected and is one-of-a-kind. With the help of their interior designers on staff, Allure offers complete design assistance in creating beautiful spaces in your home or place of business. In addition to lighting and furniture, Allure offers area rugs, tables and chairs, shelving, pots and vases, clocks and mirrors and much more.


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Meet the Allure team Your Lighting & Furniture Experts Photos provided by Allure

Skye Fingalson President

Sydney Emerson Design Consultant

Letesha Anderson Design Consultant

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Roxanne Kirby Vice-President

Josie Denman

Design Consultant

Madi Hagen

Design Consultant

Heather Rodin Store Manager

Anne Dunham

Marketing Director

Megan Streiff

Chief Administrator


A Team Effort Allure, which opened on October first, resides in the old Norby's Department Store in downtown Detroit Lakes that has since been converted into retail spaces. To make this dream possible, many talented and skilled names came together to help build the Allure studio, including: Design 2 Sell: Interior Designers, Tile, Countertops Mark's Electric: Electrical Far-Moor: Acoustical Ceiling Legacy Hardwood: Refinishing of wood floors Gillespie Construction: Construction work SWI Interiors: Cabinetry North Shore Tile: Tile Installation Morris Paint: Drywall & Painting Krumm's Kreations: Mantle & Beams 69


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Allure is a sister store to Design 2 Sell in Detroit Lakes, so the main goal of opening Allure was to fill a much-needed void by providing fashionable furniture and lighting, but also allowing clients to see and touch these unique pieces in person, which helps bring their visions to life and help create overall client satisfaction. From design consultation to handpicked furniture, Allure provides a one-stop shop for all who are looking to update their homes and living spaces. Allure services the surrounding area of Detroit Lakes and offers white-glove delivery service.

"There is more than meets the eye at Allure," said the team. "With a large list of available options, our design team is able to create mood boards for your space, offer in-home consultations, and special order the perfect pieces to fill your space. Just because it's not on our showroom floor, doesn't mean that we don't have the perfect piece for you!"

Stop in today! Allure is open Monday-Friday 10 am-6 pm and Saturday's 10 am-4 pm. You can find them at 821 Washington Ave in Detroit Lakes. They are also available after hours by appointment. To learn more, visit their website at alluredetroitlakes. com or call 218.844.7907!

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DRINK (FIKA) In Sweden, the word fika translates to a coffee and cake break, but in Swedish culture, some consider it to be more of an essential concept: a time to take a break and share a little something with friends. So take a break with us friends, and read up on all of the latest food and drink buzz in the Fargo-Moorhead area. You might just find a new favorite fika spot.

FOOD AND DRINK EVENTS It's the Turkey Talking Join the team at SCHEELS Home & Hardware for all the best tips and tricks to create a Thanksgiving turkey that'll have your guests talking about it long after the slice of pie is served! Get your tickets for Thursday, Nov 10 and you will receive a $25 SCHEELS gift card at the class, happy cooking!

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Brunch is Never a Drag... Join the FM Drag United at the Fargo VFW Club, Post 762 on Sunday, Nov 13 for their first Drag Brunch celebration! Search Delicious Drag Brunch at eventbrite.com/#search to grab your tickets today!

Reservation for Two Please If you're looking for a classic midwestern Thanksgiving meal, with a little something more? Look no further than Rosewild! Gather in the cozy atmosphere of the Jasper for the Rosewild Thanksgiving Buffet on Thursday, Nov 24 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Get your tickets at opentable.com/r/rosewild-fargo!



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Boss’ Pizza & Chicken opened their downtown Fargo location this summer, although the city wasn’t entirely new to them. They brought with them years of success from their other locations in South Dakota, North Dakota, Iowa, Wisconsin and Nebraska, along with some fresh new ideas to offer to the community. We chatted with the man who started it all, and asked, what makes Boss’, a boss? 74 | NOVEMBER 2022 | FARGOMONTHLY.COM

riginally opening in Sioux Falls, Boss’ has earned its reputation by having some of the best pizza and chicken in the midwest—so they decided to bring that to Fargo. While it is the first location in town, Owner and Founder Jeremy Seefeldt has ties to the city. “Fargo is a town that is close to our heart. My wife is from Moorhead and her father actually owned a business in downtown Fargo roughly 30 years ago… We had big expectations for Fargo, and surprisingly, they've exceeded them in the first couple of months,” Jeremy said. With local ties and a goal of bringing the best food in the game, Boss’ was sure to be a hit.


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Open Late & Delivery The original location in Sioux Falls, SD opened many years ago with a goal of changing the face of pizza delivery. Now, Fargo is following suit. “We want to serve people when they're hungry, not just when it's convenient for us. This has been a part of what we do at all our locations since the day we opened,” Jeremy said. You can eat Boss’ until 3:00 a.m. every night of the week, which includes dining in, to-go and delivery. And don’t worry about the distance, Boss’ delivers to North, South and West Fargo, the Horace area, Moorhead and Dilworth. That’s a lot of pizza miles! But well worth it to deliver Boss’ to the community.

Unfortunately, there are very few restaurants open and serving food after 10:00 p.m. in Fargo, especially within walking distance of downtown. Boss’ found this an opportunity. “It's not necessarily easy navigating the late-night bar crowd, either for delivery or dine-in, but that is the basics of running a business—find a need and fill it,” Jeremy said. “This is a need that most restaurants prefer not to fill. We're happy to do it because our customers love us for it and it helps us be successful.”

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Comedy Shows If there’s one thing Fargo is great at, it's entertainment. And now there’s another spot to hit next time you’re looking for something to do, paired with good food and drinks, too! Head to one of Boss’ comedy shows in the downstairs area, complete with their full food and drink menu! Offering a comedy club inside Boss’ was an important goal for Jeremy, not only for business but for the community. Their location in Tea, SD has seen success from its comedy shows, again from both the business and people perspective. “In Sioux Falls, and it seems to be in Fargo too, there’s a pretty good local group of comedians that like to do open mics. They like to get better at comedy, and a lot of them have dreams of maybe turning comedy into a career for themselves. They really work hard at it and want to make people laugh; and from a community standpoint, having the option to go see those people on a regular basis, I think is a big deal,” Jeremy said. “Comedy in general just adds a slice of life to the community, and I think it's a good thing to have around.” The private room downstairs can fit up to 80 people for the comedy shows and is available to rent for any event. There are multiple shows confirmed throughout the coming months, but keep an eye out for more shows to be announced at bosscomedypresents.wordpress.com!

Mark your calendars and get ready to laugh, check out these upcoming shows at Boss’! November 18 & 19: Zach Dresch December 16 & 17: Day Peace February 24: Alyx Libby March 4: Layton Flatt

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Owner Jeremy Seefeldt’s favorite, as well as a fanfavorite, is the Found Father Pizza, featuring three meat, sauce, cheese, a sprinkle of ranch and crushed red pepper! Try it out today!


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LOCAL ATHLETICS Boss’ offers convenient and delicious food and drink, engaging entertainment options and connection and support to the community through athletics. As a way to stay connected locally, and as another great entertainment option, Boss’ has multiple tickers along its walls to stay up to date on local and national sporting events. At any given time, you can get an update on your favorite game or event going on from the tickers or from any of the TVs around the space! The tickers are fed information by one of the employees about the local sports that matter to the people sitting in the restaurant, not just national sports that can be found on your feed. By letting Boss’ know ahead of time, you can get anything from your local softball league to your child’s T-Ball tournament stats read on the ticker. Jeremy says the younger groups especially love seeing their names up on the tickers while they’re celebrating a game with the team, and of course, their favorite pizza. “I grew up in a small town and I know how important local sports are to everyone in the community,” Jeremy said. “I want the people that come to my restaurant to know the people whose names appear on the ticker— not just recognize the name, but see their friend's son or their neighbor's daughter’s name. It's important to me because it's important to my customers and important to the community.” Visit Boss’ Pizza & Chicken to try any one of their 36 specialty pizzas, broasted chicken and more, or call in for delivery today!

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The annual North Dakota BBQ Championship, hosted by SCHEELS Home & Hardware, is the biggest backyard grilling event in the valley, and there’s quite a bit at “steak.” For each category, as well as for the reserve champion and grand champion, there are cash prizes. Winners are chosen by none other than the community’s finest BBQ judges; and this year, one of Spotlight’s own, Paul Hoefer, took his seat among the jury, ready to face the grillmasters.

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“I actually started my Saturday morning off with a great breakfast at Randy’s University Diner with some friends. I then just went about my morning like normal. I needed to be there about 45 minutes before the first round of judging,” Paul said. “I did ask others at my table, who have done this before, for some tips. Like, ‘I don’t have to eat all of it, do I?’ They let me know their tips and the best way to judge, as well as the right amount of each meat to eat. It ended up being a lot of food, all great food!” The food is great and all, but the judging portion is very specific. Eric Berg has been a co-director of the event from its beginnings. Beginning in 2012 as part of what was known as Blues, Brews and BBQ, the event has turned into the sophisticated (but fun!) grilling competition it is today. The judges take their jobs as seriously as the cooks behind the grills. After the last scorecard is filled out, Eric and his other scorekeeper head to a trailer to see which grillmaster received the most points.


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Congratulations to all of this year’s ND BBQ Championship Winners! CHICKEN

1. Burnt Trees BBQ 2. Brothers BBQ 3. Hit or Miss

PULLED PORK

1. Owens BBQ 2. Sheyenne BBQ 3. Cross Cut BBQ

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1. Big J’s BBQ 2. Threat Level: Midnight 3. BullDog BBQ

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1. Cross Cut BBQ 2. Burnt Trees BBQ 3. Sheyenne BBQ

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Outside of the competition, the SCHEELS Home & Hardware parking lot was packed with members of the community tasting and trying all sorts of BBQ goods. Check it out next year if you get a chance!

Throughout the day, both judges and contestants face ups and downs. Here’s what Paul thought of his first competition as a judge!

Q: What was the best part of the competition as a judge? A: Being able to try various different types of meat, prepared in unique and various ways. I still can’t believe how presentable they all looked. I think about my smoking skills and I can’t even come close to how great they presented each piece of meat.

Q: What was the most challenging part of the competition as a judge? A: Let's be honest, there really wasn’t a bad piece

of BBQ. So, having to determine what is average in these settings and what is excellent was difficult. I would have my own system when judging; I would try two different pieces then score them, then move on one at a time and if need be, adjust scores as I try something new. I would often need to try a piece a few times.

Q: Would you like to be a judge again? A: I have prayed every night since that I get asked

again… Eric, are you reading this! I do hope I am able to do this again, I enjoyed it. I really appreciated how serious this really is. Until you judge one of these, you never really understand what goes into judging. For example, there is no talking while people at your table are judging. It is serious, but don’t get me wrong, it was a ton of fun and there were lots of laughs.

Q: If you were to judge again, would you do anything differently? A: Yes, next time I will bring multiple to-go

containers with me. It worked out in the end, but I think that will be a for sure next time! Outside of that, I wouldn’t change anything.


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Chef's Choice This is a cantaloupe salad with whipped vanilla chèvre, toasted hazelnuts, candied grapefruit zest and blueberries with fennel oil and grapefruit thyme honey. Chef specials are typically made within the same week that fresh ingredients arrive, providing an everchanging array of creative dishes for the community!

Q. Where are you from? A: I was born in Minnesota. Lived on the White Earth Reservation for most of my childhood. My culinary curiosity started at a young age. My family is farmers and garden growers. Cultivating and harvesting our own food always excited me. Then moved to northern Virginia when my mom took a job in Washington DC. In high school, I had a chef in a technical program that mentored me and influenced me to attend The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park New York. Q: Do you have unique education, background or mentor experience that helped you to where you are now? A: My background as a farmer's daughter taught me at a young age that I have to work hard for my food. The long hours my family spent harvesting or tending their own gardens helped me to realize the importance of respecting the ingredients that are brought to the table. I am also from a mixed lineage and my Native American culture has greatly influenced the power of my ingredients. Food is a gift and medicine. I not only want to create delicious food but I want it to have healing abilities. Each recipe I create has components of the dish with medicinal properties and are not only meant to appease the taste buds but also soothe aches and pains. In my educational career, I spent time honing my technical skills but also exploring how cultural practices and values change food and beverage. I spent time in China learning how they developed their flavor profiles and the

ceremony around food. I have had the opportunity to be connected to some incredible chefs. Prior to culinary school, I went to France with my mother at took classes and the Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. We learned to make puff pastry, a dough laminated with cold high-fat butter and dough. This experience inspired me to see how transformative culinary arts is and how my medium of art expression is so expansive. Culinary Arts is not only appealing to the eye it has the power to create lasting impressions on people with flavor, crunch and a feeling of fulfillment. Q: What dishes/foods/cooking styles do you specialize in? A: I love gardening myself and if we had a longer growing season I would eat fresh from the garden every day. So often the ingredients we are given require little manipulation to taste phenomenal. Q: In your opinion, what makes a great meal? How do you try to bring that to people? A: BernBaum's makes slow food. Everything we make is from scratch and is labor intensive. We source from as many local farmers as we can and as a chef, I can provide a great meal but in BernBaum's we have a huge team that takes pride in their work, and that is reflected in our food. The care that is given to the ingredients from the beginning and the atmosphere we build up in our dining room is what we strive to maintain at BernBaum's.

Q: What would you say drives you as a chef? A: Shared meals provide shared experiences. I know how I enjoy dining out with friends and family. I can cook at home and provide a meal for family or friends but when we go out I have the opportunity to really enjoy that moment with them instead of cooking and cleaning. Providing that experience for other people is what I hope I do. It is important to nourish our bodies but if I can help provide a moment of joy to someone by giving them an opportunity to relax with a tasty meal and good company I am going to do it. I was told early in my career by a very passionate co-worker that we should cook as if we are cooking for the love of our life. I do my best. Q: How did you learn to cook? A: I was always curious about what was going on in the kitchen and on occasion, I was allowed to experiment myself. As I got older I would try recipes or cook for my youngest sister before my mom got home from work. She was a little picky about what she ate so I would put on a children's movie and if there was a dish served in the film I would make it for her. For Kung Fu Panda I made different kinds of ramen, for Ratatouille I made ratatouille. I knew it was what I wanted to do in 6th grade so my family was always supportive in letting me explore different programs through school or just cooking at home.

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Autumn Chai

Warm up the body while the weather cools down and celebrate the season with an Autumn Chai! This drink is a creamy, maple-sweetened Chai with real pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom and, for a smooth finish, a hint of vanilla. Keep an eye out on Facebook to see where Namaste Chai will be located around the FM area! Namaste Chai

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By Geneva Nodland

This month we dove into some classic dishes and drinks around town to curate the perfect menu for you to explore throughout the month. This time of year tends to inspire a lot of at-home cooking and baking with loved ones, and while you should enjoy that, don't forget to take it easy this month too! Give your kitchen a break and try any of these delicious local treats this month.


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Smokey Pimento Dip

As part of the new Rosewild Lounge + Social Hour Menus offered at the Jasper, the Smokey Pimento Dip is a must-try! This is a new spin on a traditional "old school" pimento, focusing on texture and flavors. You can tell this with the actual pimento flavor and large chunks of the sweet and smokey Beehive Cheddar. Mixed with the spice from fresh chipotles and French Espelette chile and topped with hearth-roasted scallions… this is the perfect rich, tangy and smokey snack to try! Rosewild

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Apple Blackbird pizza

As one of the most popular items on the menu, we had to recommend you try this pizza before the year’s end. The Sausage Apple Blackbird Pizza starts off with a Béchamel cream sauce, then is layered with housemade sausage and what might seem to be odd, but what works so well—Granny Smith apples. This combo is a wonderful blend of flavors, giving the dish, which is topped with fresh sage, parmesan cheese and micro greens, an intriguing lure and satisfying finish! Blackbird Woodfire

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5656-omg Rolls

When Chef and Owner Judd started building The Backyard Grilling Company, he wanted to create one iconic item—that item became the 5656-OMG Rolls! Wanting to create a perfect yet efficient dish, he mixed bacon, chopped brisket, jalapeño peppers, and cream cheese, wrapped it in an egg-roll disguise, and served it with white BBQ sauce. This dish, found in the 56560, will absolutely have you saying, “OMG!” The Backyard Grilling Company

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Homemade cheesecake

After trying this delicious Homemade Cheesecake from NoBull Smokehouse, you won’t look at dessert the same! This delicious treat is layered in a small mason jar, starting with a perfect crumbled crust, followed by a rich and creamy cheesecake base, and finally, topped with a dollop of whipped cream and sliced sweet strawberries in syrup. Next time you want a memorable final course, head to NoBull! nobull smokehouse

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PARENTS We know at Fargo Monthly that raising a family is no easy task. That's why we keep our eyes peeled for useful information and resources to help you in your day to day.

Sweets, Sleigh Rides and Santa!

Take your family to visit the Claus Family this month! The Claus Family will arrive by horse-drawn sleigh at the Fargodome, followed by entertainment, sleigh rides, a bouncy house, crafts, face painting, cookie decorating and more! Enjoy this free event at the Fargodome on Friday, Nov 25 at 1 p.m.!

Kick-Off to Christmas!

Head west to the POW/MIA Plaza on December 1 for the Light Up The Night Event! Starting at 5 p.m., kick off your family's Christmas season with caroling, holiday crafts, tree lighting with Mayor Dardis and more. Start the season off right and bring hats, mittens and socks to be donated to the Golden Drive Homeless Kids. See you there!

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Holiday Nights

Take a stroll surrounded by festive lights, food and our friends who dwell at the zoo! Head to the Red River Zoo on Friday, Nov 25 at 5:30 p.m. for s'mores and hot cocoa, letter writing to Santa, sugar cookie decorating and holiday activities with prizes! Admission is at the door, adults are $6, children ages 2 to 14 are $4 and children under 2 as well as zoo members are free!



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By Grant Ayers

and Activities for the Whole Family

The holiday season is one that Fargoans look forward to year after year. As the Christmas lights illuminate the sky, they put a flicker of joy in each of us for the shining moments of our brisk winters. This season, West Acres is hosting a wide range of fun events and activities for the whole family that you sure won't want to miss out on. Plus, check out a few other holiday-themed events happening around town in December!

West Acres Preview Holipalooza Every Saturday from November 26-December 17, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Buffalo Court Celebrate the season with live performances, local sips, and delicious treats every Saturday in the Buffalo Court (next to Francesca’s). Vendors include: 4e Winery BoomBoom Kombucha Dakota Vines Winery Drekker Brewing Company Fargo Brewing Company Flannel Fizz Jen’s Bakery Juice Box Prairie Rose Meadery Elu Dessert Kitchen Windsor Waffle Performers include: Nattie Jean Kwaician Taylor Blue Red Roses Twelve Strings Jake Ingamar Annabelle Maher and more! View the vendor and performer lineup for each week at westacres.com/events 94 | NOVEMBER 2022 | FARGOMONTHLY.COM

Free Holiday Photos Saturday, December 3, from 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Fountain Court Gather the family in the Fountain Court to get a free photo opportunity with Elisabeth Eden Photography!

Stories with Santa

Wednesday, December 7, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in Aquarium Court Wednesday, December 21, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in Aquarium Court Santa will be reading stories for all the children in Aquarium Court! Stay after story time to enjoy a donut decorating station. M. SCHLEIF PHOTOGRAPHY


West Acres Holiday Performances

November 28-December 16 in Fountain Court. Enjoy performances by local musicians throughout the entire holiday season! The full holiday performance schedule can be found at westacres.com/events starting November 11.

Magical Moments @ The Mall

Witness the magic around every turn with exciting and festive displays and activations around West Acres. From lights galore to SNOW in center court, West Acres can’t wait to celebrate the season with you!

Holiday Gift Wrapping

Gift wrapping services will be available the entire holiday season! Visit the gift wrap station near the food court to get your shopping and wrapping done in one stop.

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Crave Igloo Dining Experience

November 15-December 24 Reservations are now open! Experience a festive dining experience inside holiday-themed igloos at Crave. Each igloo holds 6 people. Make your igloo reservation by calling Crave at 701-809-9020. There is a $150 deposit, as a food and beverage minimum is due at booking.


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Check out these other can't-miss holiday events!

Light Up The Night: Holiday Tree Lighting

Thursday, December 1, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Where: POW/MIA Plaza 400 Sheyenne St West Fargo, ND 58078 Get ready to "Light Up The Night" with the annual holiday tree lighting at the POW/MIA Plaza! During the event, attendees can expect plenty of crafts, carolers and hot cocoa! If you're looking to do good for the community during this giving season, don't miss out on the opportunity to donate clothes to the Golden Drive Homeless Kids at the event!

MSUM Planetarium 'Season of Light'

When: Saturday, December 10 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Sunday, December 11 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Where: MSUM Planetarium 700 11th Street South Moorhead, MN 56560 Get in the holiday spirit with the MSUM Planetarium! “Season of Light” traces the history of many of the world’s December holiday customs, recounting the historical, religious and cultural rituals practiced during the time of winter solstice. It also takes a look at some of our more light-hearted seasonal traditions.

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Xcel Holiday Lights Parade & Winterfest

Saturday, December 3, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Where: Downtown Fargo Ready for the holidays? Come downtown and kick off the annual festivities at the Xcel Holiday Lights Parade! With floats, horses and hundreds of participants, what's not to love about the beginning of the holiday season?


FMBallet presents The Classic Nutcracker

When: December 16 & 17 at 7:00 p.m. December 17 & 18 at 2:00 p.m. Where: NDSU Festival Concert Hall, Reineke Fine Arts Center 1511 12th Ave N Fargo, ND 58105 Come celebrate the magic of the holiday season with the FMBallet as FMBallet brings “The Classic Nutcracker” to life on the NDSU Festival Concert Hall stage. With new costumes, characters, set designs and more, this is a one-holiday tradition you don’t want to miss!


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Rustad Recreation Center Find activities, fun and more at the Rustad Recreation Center, located in West Fargo. Inside the doors, you’ll find different spaces featuring activities for people of all ages. At the root of this multi-level facility, is the community. With no membership fees, individuals from West Fargo, Fargo, Moorhead and the surrounding communities are welcome to use the Rustad Recreation Center with a minimal user fee. Learn what makes this facility unique, and a local favorite!

Rustad History The Rustad Recreation Center opened in 2016 and added on a few years later when they opened their Phase 2 expansion in 2019. The land the facility sits on was donated by the Oscar and Martha Rustad family—hence the name!

Programming The different areas of the Rustad Recreation Center are utilized in many different ways, from sporting tournaments to homeschooling activities to any other group taking advantage of the open gym times. The center also hosts programmed events for children and adults, like inflatablethemed nights for kids to enjoy the blowup adventures. Keep an eye out for these events on their @Rustad Recreation Center on Facebook!

The Facility

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The indoor playground is just one part of the Rustad Recreation Center. The facility has a ton of different amenities for both kids and adults to enjoy! There are three basketball courts, five volleyball courts, nine pickleball courts, artificial turf, an ⅛ mile walking track and meeting and classroom space. The walking/running track is free to use for the community.


Admission Rates A daily fee per visit is charged for Open Gyms, Pickleball Sessions and the Indoor Playground. Admission is FREE for participants under one year of age. The Walking Track is FREE for public use every day!

Celebrations!

Indoor Playground A hotspot for kids in the facility, the Indoor Playground is an excellent place for kids of all ages to burn some energy! The park is open on weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on weekends from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. From slides to stairs to all sorts of things to climb, they have it all! Remember, socks and/or shoes are always required, and bring someone over 16 years old if you’re under 10 years old!

Did you know you can spend your birthday at the Rustad Rec Center? Rent any of their rooms that are directly connected to the indoor playground to celebrate a birthday. Or, for a different kind of party, check out their inflatable party packages! You can also rent any of the gymnasium courts, as well as the turf area. To learn more about rentals or to check on availability, please contact Garrett Styf by calling 701-551-7114 or sending an email to garrett@wfparks.org.

Rustad Recreation Center

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Courts Plus Courts Plus has served the community as a space for active adult and children programming, fun and engaging celebration spots and more. They continue to offer a variety of programming geared toward children’s health, education and entertainment. They offer child watch for guardians enjoying the facility, evening programming like their Kids’ Night Out event every month and so much more!

Youth Programs Courts Plus youth programs are available to members and non-members in all-day and three-hour mini camps, offered on no-school days, including Christmas break and summer! Camps are organized and led by staff. Kids may create a seasonal craft, followed by a nature walk, then visit Ninja Warrior gym! Learn more about the programs at courtsplus.org/programs/ youth-programs.

Indoor Playground

Beyond the Bell

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Beyond the Bell is an affordable, afterschool program for children ages 3-11 years old, combining fun with learning and exercise. The program runs 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., allowing students to be active and continue engaging in educational activities after the school day ends. Because of its location, children attending Eagles Elementary can meet a program employee outside of the school and walk over to the facility to participate, but students from other schools are also welcome. This program is $10 per child/day for members and $20 per child/day for non-members.

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A popular spot for any age is the indoor playground. With 7 levels (or 38 feet!) of all things fun, this is the perfect place for safe, energetic play. Find slides, cushioned structure, a newly installed rock wall, a smaller area for younger kids and more!


COURT PLUS

3491 S University Dr, Fargo (701) 237-4805 courtsplus.org Facebook | @courtsplus Mon-Thur: 5 a.m. - 9 p.m. Fri: 5 a.m. - 8 p.m. Sat: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sun: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Birthdays There are multiple birthday rooms directly connected to the playground area, which allow easy access to fun! Put the kids’ ninja skills to the test by reserving the Ninja Warrior Room, or celebrate with a customized itinerary of sports, games, inflatables and more! Birthday packages include party supplies like plates, napkins, silverware, serving utensils and candles, plus outside food and beverage is allowed. Learn more and reserve at courtsplus.org/birthdays!

Admission Rates The Indoor Playground is $4 per child/ visit. Adults & children 12 months and under are free. Visit Monday-Friday from 6 p.m. to close for only $3 per child! Courts Plus offers day passes and monthly & yearly memberships. Find all pricing options at courtsplus.org/ memberships/#prices.

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NESS Business is always booming in our region. Here are just a few of the happening that you should know about.

Bell Bank's Richard Solberg Receives Worthy Honor

Richard Solberg, who's been with Bell Bank for over 40 years, was recently honored with this year's Legacy Leader award through the FMWF Chamber of Commerce. The award is no small feat, as Solberg is the latest in a line of influential people that have impacted the FMWF area for the better.

Havoc House promises a smashing good time in the heart of downtown Fargo Looking to blow off some steam? 'Havoc House', offers an anger outlet, including a splatter room, a paint-tossing arena and four smash rooms!

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Big plans for the future of downtown Fargo

Plans have been brought forth by developer group Kilbourne and the city for a $66 million, six-story complex in downtown Fargo that includes a $20 million parking ramp in a theater and apartment complex. While still short of fundraising goals, financing is actively being sought out to move forward.

$22 million hangar and office expansion underway at Fargo Jet Center. The Fargo Jet Center's expansion is taking off! The Fargo Jet Center, located at Hector International Airport, will be receiving a massive $22 million hangar and office

expansion that's currently in development. The plans include a 122,000-square-foot addition, house their growing flight school and more!

Crunch Fitness to be up and running sooner than expected

The expansive fitness center, located in the former Toys R Us building on 13th Avenue South, is expected to be fully operating between late December and early January. Just in time to kick off those New Year's Resolutions!



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Jack Series T

he holiday season is such a fun time to up your home bartending game! And it just so turns out a local maker, Jack Lingle of Jack Series, is making it even easier and more handcrafted for you right here in Fargo. Also, peep a super fun cocktail recipe using his syrups to enjoy right away—or just grab some lavender to toss in your coffee to level your mornings up.

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Tell us a bit about yourself/yourselves: I am from Fargo and have lived here all my life! Growing up in Fargo, I participated in theater at Davies High School. I was also heavily involved in the culinary department and always cooked in my free time. I am a student at NDSU in the Hospitality Department and Vice President of the Hospitality Student Association. What type of products do you make under Jack Series? I make simple syrups for cocktails, mocktails, coffees, teas, etc. These have wide use for sweetening and flavoring drinks! Tell us how you got started with syrups: I started home bartending for my family and wanted to “upgrade my cocktail game.” Looking into some fancy cocktails to make, I started making a cranberry simple syrup and made cranberry Moscow mules! After my family loved the flavor, they suggested I sell them. I started small and sold to friends and

family, before selling wholesale to restaurants and retail locations. Where does your inspiration come from for new flavors? Pretty much anything anyone suggests, I try! I love experimenting and growing the flavor lists! What is your personal favorite so far? I love sweet drinks and my favorite syrup I sell is Toasted Marshmallow, it makes some great dessert drinks and is great in coffee! Could you recommend a holiday cocktail we all should try? I always love to recommend anything cranberry for holiday drinks! A cranberry mule or a cranberry mezcal margarita are great options! The mule is refreshing and tart while the cranberry mezcal margarita is smokey, tart and fresh.


What is something people might find surprising about working with simple syrups? Although people think that simple syrup is only for cocktails, they have many applications! Try them in any way to sweeten something up and add some flavor! What have you enjoyed the most about doing this handcrafted business? I love designing all products and packaging for the syrups. From the amber glass bottles that help preserve flavor to the label design, I love all the little things that make the product its best self! What is the most challenging thing? With my business consisting of just me, getting all the products that I need to be made can be time-consuming and challenging. When I think about where I am in such a short amount of time though, the time and labor I put into the business have been worth every second.

What is a word that best describes you? I would say that the best word to describe me would be driven. I always am working on something for the business or for a project. What advice would you have given yourself 5 years ago? Make as many connections as you can, your friends are great resources with different skill sets. Everyone can help and learn from one another.

3/4 oz Disaronno Amaretto Liqueur 1 oz Marshmallow Simple Syrup 2 oz Vanilla Ice Cream Serve in a Chocolate Rimmed Martini Glass. Garnish with a Toasted Marshmallow Jack Series. Jackseries.us Facebook: /jacks.series

Where can people find your work? As of now, I can be found in Unglued, Happy Harry’s, as well as in Rosewild downtown! Hopefully, more soon, so keep a lookout for stores around you! Jack’s Fave Toasted Marshmallow Martini Recipe: Shake together: 3/4 oz Bailey’s Irish Liqueur 3/4 oz Kahlua Coffee Liqueur

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Let the Holiday Shopping Begin

Shop the State Some might say the actual holidays are the best part of the year, but others might agree that Pride of Dakota takes the cake! Visit the SCHEELS Arena on Nov 18 & 19 for the 2022 Fargo Holiday Showcase to shop all of your favorite, local goods! Head to page 44 to learn more!

Get into the spirit of holiday shopping with The Cutest Event on Sunday, Nov 13 all day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy a drink, browse local goods, enter giveaways, and learn about local salons, realtors, massage therapists and more, hosted at the Radisson Blu Fargo by Aureate Clothing!

Shop to Support! Black Friday is all the rage, but keep the trend going the day after on Small Business Saturday! Support your local small businesses on Saturday, Nov 26, and head to the Small Business Saturday Holiday Pop Up Market at 10 a.m. at the Cellar 624 on Main!

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year It's that time of year when the holiday shopping scene explodes in the valley. From the Christkindlmarkt to the many shopping-themed events at West Acres, there's plenty to do and participate in this season. Explore pages 44 and 109 to learn more!

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The Advice That Helped Them Get There hannah stelter

Artist and Owner of Designed by Hannah

What it takes for success The path to success is hardly ever traveled alone, and rarely comes without a few bumps in the road. There's often a multitude of factors that play into one person's climb to the top of their ranks. We spoke with a handful of determined and successful people with ties to the Fargo-Moorhead area regarding what, and who, they believe helped them find success in the area we're proud to call home. Join us as we introduce these individuals over the coming months. Hannah Stelter was more surprised than anyone else when her business began taking off the ground. After going viral on social media at 21, Stelter decided to pursue her passion and launch “Designed by Hannah,” an outlet for her to express her art and talent, while also making a living out of it. Now, at the young age of 23, she’s launching her second business and latest company, Scribble Lady. Opening on November 5th, the company will offer a storefront pop-up location at 214 Roberts Alley through New Year’s Eve for the holidays!

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A&E / HEALTH & SPORTS / HOME & DESIGN / FOOD & DRINK / PARENTS + KIDS / BUSINESS / SHOPPING / CAREERS How did you get to the position you are in today? I started sharing my art on social media in college, selling a few random pieces here and there. It wasn't until the 2020 pandemic in the spring semester of my junior year that I consistently began to share my work. When everything shut down, I lost one of my two part-time jobs, and my classes shifted to online, so I found myself with a lot of extra time. I told myself I was really going to focus on selling my art. I also started posting on TikTok with the hope that I could grow a following there. One day, after a discouraging phone call from my mother urging me to stop sharing my artwork online due to the "foul language and nude portraits being inappropriate," I sat down and asked myself what the point of my artwork even was. I decided then and there that I would make the art that I loved. I felt passionate about it, so I decided to share it and let the universe bring the people to me. I made a video drawing a middle finger with a voiceover talking about just that. Don’t care what others think about your work. Instead, create what makes you happy, create the things you love, share it with the world and people who love them will find you. Not only did the video go viral on TikTok, it brought people to my page who resonated with my message and helped encourage me at the same time to continue making artwork that is unapologetically my own. From there, people started asking if they could buy the middle finger, so I did some research and started an online store with the one print available. I sold roughly 20 prints and made a few hundred bucks, so I said to myself, “Yes. This is what I am doing now.” Over the rest of 2020, I expanded to selling vinyl stickers and increased the number of artworks available. I also started live streaming weekly, as I would take drawing requests to connect with my audience and keep myself creatively accountable. Over the holidays, I set up a table at a few holiday brewery sales and make a few hundred bucks at each. However, it still wasn’t enough for me to quit my other part-time job. In the spring of 2021, I sold my work at the Annual Unglued Craft Fest and made about $5000 within two days. The next day, I called my boss and quit my part-time job. After that, the rest of the summer was a whirlwind of finding places to sell my art and posting on social media. By the end of 2021, my business had grossed just barely six figures, and after I checked my books, landed at the oh-so-disappointing $99,000. So I went into my second year with a goal to make it over that six-figure hump, officially this time. Now in my second full year of business, I have brought on two interns, with hopes of bringing on at least one full-time employee in the next few months, and my business has hit the sixfigure mark already in September! I have huge aspirations for my growing brand, starting this fall with a new company that I will be officially announcing in November! If someone would have told me three years ago that I would decide to not get a traditional design job after college and instead would be running two companies at the age of 23, I don’t think I would have believed them. 116 | NOVEMBER 2022 | FARGOMONTHLY.COM

#1

You will never be 100% prepared to start a business, and that’s okay.

My degree is in graphic design, so there was a lot that I needed to learn, but I didn’t let that hold me back from getting started. Since starting my first business, I have spent countless hours watching YouTube videos, reading business books and asking questions to educate myself. I didn’t know the first thing about taxes, business registration, cash flow projections, sales funnels, e-commerce or literally anything other than how to make art and brand myself. Educate yourself as much as you can to get started on the right foot and learn the rest along the way!

#2

Ask questions!

I attend a lot of entrepreneurs and founder-oriented events to get inspired by other entrepreneurs and also to get connected with other people. I am constantly asking people if I can grab a coffee and get to know them, their business and learn some things. It’s okay to not know everything, and once you admit that to yourself, it gives you an opportunity to expand your knowledge and grow your business.


#3

Expand your revenue.

Expanding revenue streams is important, and looks different for everyone, but something worth putting some energy into. I have income from my ecommerce store, in-person shows, wholesale, Patreon/subscriptions, Facebook/Instagram Reels, TikTok, teaching workshops, coaching and more.

#4

Focus on profit!

Profit is so important in running a successful business. I started my business as a junior in college with no money to personally invest, and I only reinvest 30% of what my business earns back into the business. This allows me to pay myself, set aside money for taxes and grow my business all at once.

#5

Always have a contingency plan.

This one is specifically applicable in the art realm but will work with many other business models too. If you find yourself with so much work that you never seem to have enough time to do it all (too many commissions, constantly booked schedule, etc.), you can either hire someone, raise your prices or both. For a while, I was doing so many custom pieces that I didn’t have time to focus on anything else, so I raised my prices. Now I only do one or two pieces, still make the same amount of money, and actually have time for other important things.


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What are some struggles you faced that helped you become the professional you are today? The first struggle is that I had a lot of skeptics when I started my business. Entrepreneurship itself is no small thing, and a career as an artist tends to have a bad reputation. I got a lot of advice that sounded like, “Well in case your little business doesn’t work out, at least you have a degree,” or, “Here is a job opportunity to look into in case your business fails,” and that can be really discouraging. There were also a lot of people who didn’t take me seriously, including my parents and some professors, until I told them that my business was making six figures. It’s so hard to power forward when you have so many people in your life telling you they don’t think it will work out, so I surrounded myself with people who were supportive instead. I started attending networking events, listening to other founders' stories and getting inspired. I then asked my friend to be my accountability partner and to get coffee with me once a month so we can talk about my progress, goals and work on my business. Another struggle was money management. My cash management was horrible during the first year of my business. I had income and was giving myself distributions as needed, and I was spending the rest on the business without a specific plan. When Q3 rolled around and my accountant told me I needed to pay $10,000 to the IRS, while my business account was sitting at somewhere around $2,000, I knew I was doing

something wrong. In a panic, I started researching the best money management for an art-based business and came across “Profit First” by Mike Michalowicz. It helped me regulate my incoming and outgoing expenses, properly set aside money for taxes and learn the importance of not putting everything back into the business. Educating yourself on money management and taxes is so boring and complicated, but so important in making sure that your business is successful.

The last struggle was and still is making sure I am taking care of my mental health while running my business. During my first summer in business, I worked every show opportunity I had, pulling late nights prepping and succumbing to “The Grind.” I was on the road to burnout, but thankfully in the art field, January and February are inherently slow months and forced me to take a break. During those two months, I began planning for the next summer season, focusing on how I can optimize my sales with fewer shows, and really focus on a healthy work-life balance. A lot of entrepreneurs will joke that they quit their 9-5 to work a 24/7 job and that it's always a grind. First of all, I don’t like the word grind because to me, it

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implies burnout. After all my late nights and last-minute prep of my first summer, I knew I didn’t want to be working 24/7 because it’s not sustainable. This is something I am still working on, but now, two years in, I actively ask myself how my mental health is doing and how I can continue to grow my business without fear of burnout. I also have a small team of people now working with me which has been incredible as well. What did you learn from those struggles? I learned that you don’t need to listen to everyone’s advice, especially the negative critics. I also learned that the boring stuff is so important (money management, etc.) and worklife balance is key. Entrepreneurship is not easy, and most entrepreneurs will tell you that. But the hardest thing about entrepreneurship for me is setting myself boundaries and actually giving myself the time off that I deserve. Have you had any notable mentors? While I don’t have any specific mentors I can attribute my success to, my friend Chase agreed to be my accountability partner three years ago. He has been an integral part in keeping the momentum going. We still meet regularly, now more like weekly, as he is growing his photography business at the same time. I also follow a few amazingly talented artists on TikTok who helped me understand the business side of being an artist and inspired me to do the same. I also took an online business class hosted by Sophia Amuroso. She’s someone who has inspired me since I was 16 when I first read her book #Girlboss about how she built the clothing empire, Nasty Gal. The local art community has been amazing to me. I’ve learned so many things from my fellow artists. I also have a huge appreciation for Emerging Prairie and everything they do to inspire and uplift founders. Lastly, a huge inspiration of mine is Ashley Morken, owner of Unglued. Not only was Unglued the first big show that I participated in, giving me the courage to quit my job, but they continue to uplift artists and inspire them every day. If you’ve never attended any of their events, their business model is so fantastic and something I look to for inspiration.

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Alibi Lounge and Casino 1340 21st Ave S, Fargo

$2.50 wells/calls/ domestic bottles $3 22oz domestic and $3 Jack Fire. $3 22oz Select Craft Beers

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Happy Hour 3 p.m.-7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Close: $3 Small Domestic Draft and Well drinks. $4 House wine, Classic Margarita, Small Premium Draft and Large Domestic Draft. $5 Presidente Margarita, Large Premium Draft and Long Island Tea

Happy Hour 3 p.m.-7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Close: $3 Small Domestic Draft and Well drinks. $4 House wine, Classic Margarita, Small aPremium Draft and Large Domestic Draft. $5 Presidente Margarita, Large Premium Draft and Long Island Tea

Happy Hour 3 p.m.-7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Close: $3 Small Domestic Draft and Well drinks. $4 House wine, Classic Margarita, Small Premium Draft and Large Domestic Draft. $5 Presidente Margarita, Large Premium Draft and Long Island Tea

Happy Hour 3 p.m.-7 p.m.: $3 Small Domestic Draft and Well drinks. $4 House wine, Classic Margarita, Small Premium Draft and Large Domestic Draft. $5 Presidente Margarita, Large Premium Draftand Long Island Tea

46 North Pints

& Provisions 635 2nd Ave N, Fargo

2350 45th St S, Fargo The Bismarck Tavern

522 Broadway N, Fargo Bomb Shelter 325 10th St. N, Fargo * This is not a full list of specials. Specials subject to change. For updated and entire list of specials, go fargomonthly.com.

The Bowler 2630 University Drive S, Fargo The Box 1025 38th St. SW, Fargo (Inside the Fargo Inn & Suites)

Happy Hour All Day: $3 Small Domestic Draft and Well drinks. $4 House wine, Classic Margarita, Small Premium Draft and Large Domestic Draft. $5 Presidente Margarita, Large Premium Draft and Long Island Tea


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Ladies Night-1/2 Priced Mixed Drinks, Chub's Mugs, $4.25 Refills 7pm-Close

Game Night-$1 off Taps & Wells, Free Pool & Darts 8pm-Close

Chub's Mugs Wednesday-$7.25 New Mug, $4.25 Refills,$1 off Shots 8pm-Close

$3.95 You Call It -All Mixed Drinks 8pmclose

Beer & A Bump NightDomestic Beer and an Ice Hole for $7, $3.95 Chub's Long Island Teas,$3.95 Stumplifers 8pm-close

$1 off Bloody Marys & Caesars, $$1 off Crown Royal, Tito's & Craft Taps 8pm-close

Sunday Funday-$1 Off All Drinks In Your Chub's Gear 10am-close

Cork ‘N Cleaver 3301 S University Dr, Fargo

2-4-1 bottles of house wine; Happy hours 4-6pm, 9-11pm: $1 off Tap beers, well drinks, glasses of house wine

2-4-1 glasses of our featured wine; Happy hours 4-6pm, 9-11pm: $1 off Tap beers, well drinks, glasses of house wine

½ price long island teas; Happy hours 4-6pm, 9-11pm: $1 off Tap beers, well drinks, glasses of house wine

Wine Club - $15/year, every Wednesday at 5:30pm; Happy hours 4-6pm, 9-11pm: $1 off Tap beers, well drinks, glasses of house wine

Weekly Patio Specials; Happy hours 4-6pm, 9-11pm: $1 off Tap beers, well drinks, glasses of house wine

Happy hours 4-6pm, 9-11pm: $1 off Tap beers, well drinks, glasses of house wine

2-4-1 bottles of house wine; Happy hours 4-6pm, 9-11pm: $1 off Tap beers, well drinks, glasses of house wine

Cowboy Jack's 506 Broadway N, Fargo

HAPPY HOUR-36 EVERYDAY- $3 domestic taps bottle beer and any of rare liquor 4 mix drinks, late night happy hour as well Half of select appetizer

HAPPY HOUR-36 EVERYDAY- $3 domestic taps bottle beer and any of rare liquor 4 mix drinks, late night happy hour as well Half of select appetizer

HAPPY HOUR-36 EVERYDAY- $3 domestic taps bottle beer and any of rare liquor 4 mix drinks, late night happy hour as well Half of select appetizer

HAPPY HOUR-36 EVERYDAY- $3 domestic taps bottle beer and any of rare liquor 4 mix drinks, late night happy hour as well Half of select appetizer

Ate night happy hour 10pm-midnight $3 domestic taps and domestic bottle beer $3 rare mix drinks

Ate night happy hour 10pm-midnight $3 domestic taps and domestic bottle beer $3 rare mix drinks

ate night happy hour 10pmAmidnight $3 domestic taps and domestic bottle beer $3 rare mix drinks

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 $5.25 Jameson starting at 9pm

$3.50 Old Style and $5.25 Jameson starting at 9pm

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

1/2 price Wine by Bottle

$4 Domestic and Select Beer $5 Craft Beer

$2 off Crafted Cocktails

$3 off Manhattan and Old Fashioned

Drumconrath Brewing 630 1st Ave N, Ste 6

$1 off pints 4-6 p.m.

$1 off pints 4-6 p.m

$1 off pints 4-6 p.m

$1 off pints 4-6 p.m

$1 off pints 4-6 p.m

Empire 424 Broadway N, Fargo

Crown Royal $3.75

Bacardi $3.25, Tito’s $3.50

Windsor $3.25

$3.75 Jameson

Fort Noks Bar of Gold 52 Broadway N, Fargo

Happy Hour 4-7pm: $1 off all Taps, Wells & Domestic Bottles. Bucket of Beers $15 (Any 5 Beers). $4.50 Long Islands & Margaritas

Happy Hour 4-7pm: $1 off all Taps, Wells & Domestic Bottles. $3.50 Tap Beers all day (Pint glasses)

Happy Hour 4-7pm: $1 off all Taps, Wells & Domestic Bottles. $3 Select Whiskeys and $3 Import and Domestic Microbrew bottles all day. ½ price bottles of wine

Happy Hour All Day ($1 off all Taps, Wells, and Domestic Bottled Beer). 3 for 1’s from 7-10pm Domestic Taps and Well Drinks (made in plastic cups)

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

Margarita starts at $4 (Rocks only) 1/2 Priced Burgers ALL Day 1/2 Priceds APPS 8 pm - 11 PM Happy Hour: 4-6 pm and 9-Midnight Includes: $3 Domestic Bottles and Pounders and $3 Well Pours

Talls for Smalls (Any Tall beer for the price of a pint) $10 Boneless or tradictional wing basket wiht fries. 1/2 Priceds APPS 8 pm - 11 PM Happy Hour: 4-6 pm and 9-Midnight Includes: $3 Domestic Bottles and Pounders and $3 Well Pours

$4.50 Tito's and 1/2 priced wine by the bottle or glass $5 Off Lavosh 1/2 Priceds APPS 8 pm - 11 PM Happy Hour: 4-6 pm and 9-Midnight Includes: $3 Domestic Bottles and Pounders and $3 Well Pours

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

Doolittles Woodfire Grill 2112 25th St. S, Fargo

3803 13th Ave. S, Fargo

Stoli $3.75, Jack $4.25

Imports $3.75, Captain Morgan $3.50

$2.75 Rail vodka, $3.25 Windsor

Happy Hour 4-7pm: $1 off all Taps, Wells & Domestic Bottles. $3.50 Stoli Flavors (adding some juices and energy drinks is an up charge). $3.50 Icehole Flavors and Fireball shots. $2 Well Drinks & Domestic Bottles (8-10pm)

$4 Bloody Mary’s and Caesar’s (2-6pm). $3.50 Chuck Norris & Jag Bomb Shots. $3.50 Select Rums (Morgan, Bacardi Flavors, Don Q, Sailor Jerry and Malibu). $2 Well Drinks & Domestic Bottles (8-10pm)

All Specials from the week apply (excludes $2 wells and Domestics)

$4.50 Crown Royal and Grey Goose

$4 Bloody Mary's and Ceasars $3 Mimosa's Until 4 PM

$4 Bloody Mary's and Ceasars $3 Mimosa's Until 4 PM Talls for smalls (Any tall beer for the price of pint.) 1/2 Priceds APPS 8 pm - 11 PM

Half price bottles of Wine

614 Main Ave., Fargo

Gallery Restaurant & Cafe

$1 off Mimosa, Bloody Mary, Screwdriver

Happy Hour 4-6 $2 off Tall beers and $1 off Cocktail and Rare drinks

Happy Hour 4-6 $2 off Tall beers and $1 off Cocktail and Rare drinks

Happy Hour 4-6 $2 off Tall beers and $1 off Cocktail and Rare drinks

Happy Hour 4-6 $2 off Tall beers and $1 off Cocktail and Rare drinks

Happy Hour 4-6 $2 off Tall beers and $1 off Cocktail and Rare drinks

Happy Hour all day $2 off Tall beers and $1 off Cocktail and Rare drinks

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

Front Street Taproom

$1 off Mimosa, Bloody Mary, Screwdriver

$4.50 Jack Daniels and Deep Eddy Chef's Special Rotating Every Week Happy Hour: 4-6 pm and 9-Midnight Includes: $3 Domestic Bottles and Pounders and $3 Well Pours

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


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

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2 for 1 Tap beer until 6pm,$1 off Captain Morgan

$1 off can in bottles untill 6pm,$1 off Caribbean

Half priced wine and $3.50 well mixed

$1 off tall craft beer ending 6pm,$1 off tito's vodka

$12 domestic pitchers, $14 premium pitchers untill 6pm, $4 well mixed

$1 off tall craft beer untill 6pm, $1 off Ketel one vodka,$1 off Tin cup Whiskey

$12 domestic bucket all day until 6pm, $5 Blood Marys and Seltzers

$5 Pitchers and$5 Old Fashioned

$3 Margarita

1/2 Priced bottles of wine

$3 Pints

$3 Pint Monkey

saturday moning $11.99 Infinite Mimosa

Infinite Mimosa, Build your own Bloody Marys

Mug nights, $4.25 for 32oz Domestic Beer, $6.25 32oz of Craft and imported Beer

$4 Long Island Tea start 6pm

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

Herd and Horns 1414 12th Ave. N, Fargo

$5 Tall Bud Lights start 6pm

Holiday Inn 3803 13th Ave S, Fargo

Happy Hour 3-6 $2 off AllTall taps, $1 off Single Pour drinks, $1 off all wine Pour ,$1 off bottle beer

Happy Hour 3-6 $2 off AllTall taps, $1 off Single Pour drinks, $1 off all wine Pour ,$1 off bottle beer

Happy Hour 3-6 $2 off AllTall taps, $1 off Single Pour drinks, $1 off all wine Pour ,$1 off bottle beer

Happy Hour 3-6 $2 off AllTall taps, $1 off Single Pour drinks, $1 off all wine Pour ,$1 off bottle beer

Happy Hour 3-6 $2 off AllTall taps, $1 off Single Pour drinks, $1 off all wine Pour ,$1 off bottle beer

Happy Hour 11am-6pm, $2 off AllTall taps, $1 off Single Pour drinks, $1 off all wine Pour ,$1 off bottle beer

Labby’s Grill & Bar 1100 19th Ave. N, Fargo

Happy Hour 3-7 p.m. $3.50 wells, $1 off all pints, $1 off craft taps, $1 off wine. $1 off Morgan and all tap beers.

Happy Hour 3-7 p.m. $3.50 wells, $1 off all pints, $1 off craft taps, $1 off wine.$3.50 teas and top-shelf all day. $1 off Tito's drinks and tequila 7 p.m.-Close.

Happy Hour 3-7 p.m. $3.50 wells, $1 off all pints, $1 off craft taps, $1 off wine. $1 off all whiskey.

Happy Hour 3-7 p.m. $3.50 wells, $1 off all pints, $1 off craft taps, $1 off wine. $2.95/$3.95 pounders.

Happy Hour 3-7 p.m. $3.50 wells, $1 off all pints, $1 off craft taps, $1 off wine. $1 domestic bottles and wells 9 p.m.-close.

$3.95 Bloodys, Caesars, Screws and Mimosas 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $1 domestic bottles and wells 9 p.m.-close.

Legends Sports Bar & Grill at Rose Creek 1500 East Rose Creek Pkwy S, Fargo

Happy Hour from 3-6 $1 of all the drinks

Happy Hour from 3-6 $1 of all the drinks

Happy Hour from 3-6 $1 of all the drinks

Happy Hour from 3-6 $1 of all the drinks

Happy Hour from 3-6 $1 of all the drinks

$5 brunch buddy and $5 mimosa

Happy Hour from 3-6 $1 of all the drinks

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

Happy Hour 3-6pm & 9-Close $6.00 Moscow Mules

Happy Hour 3-6pm & 9-Close House made Margaritas $6 $4 Corona & Corona Light

Happy Hour 3-6pm & 9-Close $2.00/$4.00 Domestic Taps $3.00/$5.00 Lucky's Amber Brew

Happy Hour 3-6pm & 9-Close $3.50 Old School Pounders PBR & Busch Light

Happy Hour 3-6pm & 9-Close

$4 Mimosas 9am-1pm Try our Famous BLT Bloodys!

Happy Hour All Day! $4 Mimosas Our Famous BLT Bloodys 11am-2pm

Luna Fargo 1545 University Drive S, Fargo

4-6 Happy Hour $2 off of all the drinks.

4-6 Happy Hour $2 off of all the drinks.

4-6 Happy Hour $2 off of all the drinks.

4-6 Happy Hour $2 off of all the drinks.

4-6 Happy Hour $2 off of all the drinks.

Mexican Village 3155 45th St South, Fargo

1/2 price margaritas, $2 off tall taps (4 p.m.-6 p.m.) 1/2 price margaritas, $2 off tall taps,1/2 price appetizers (9 p.m.-close) $3 Mexican bottled beer, $5 taco plate (all day)

$2 off tall taps (4 p.m.-6 p.m.) $2 off tall taps,1/2 price appetizers (9 p.m.-close) 1/2 price margaritas, $5 taco plate (all day)

1/2 price margaritas, $2 off tall taps (4 p.m.-6 p.m.) 1/2 price margaritas, $2 off tall taps,1/2 price appetizers (9 p.m.-close) $2 off Patron, all you can eat fajitas (all day)

1/2 price margaritas, $2 off tall taps (4 p.m.-6 p.m.) 1/2 price margaritas, $2 off tall taps,1/2 price appetizers (9 p.m.-close) $3.25 Long Island Teas (all day)

1/2 price margaritas, $2 off tall taps (4 p.m.-6 p.m.) 1/2 price margaritas, $2 off tall taps,1/2 price appetizers (9 p.m.-close)

1/2 price margaritas, $2 off tall taps,1/2 price appetizers (9 p.m.-close)

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

College night free cover with college id

Couple nights free bottle of champagne with the paid cover

Ladies night all drinks domestic bottle and wells from 9pmmidnight $10cover

Mezzaluna 309 Roberts St. N, Fargo The Northern 325 10th St. N, Fargo NoBull Smokehouse 609 NP Ave, Fargo

Free cover with Millitary ID

Buy one and get one for penny

$11 for 5 Pounders. Add $2 more for premium

Happy Hour All day from noon-10pm, $2 off AllTall taps, $1 off Single Pour drinks, $1 off all wine Pour ,$1 off bottle beer

Closed

2 for 1 from 10pm-close

2 for 1 from 10pm-close

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O’Kelly’s 3800 Main Ave., Fargo

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Tall Taps for the small price-$465 after tax

$2 off Pounders

$2 off Specialty drinks

$2 off Whiskey

$2 off Tall taps

$4 tall Bunch light and $4 Mimosa and $4 Bloody Marys and Seltzer

2 for taps and happy hour all day.

$2 You Call Its (7 p.m.10 p.m.)

$2 You Call Its (7 p.m.-10 p.m.)

Not open until the night club

Closed

Old Broadway City Club 22 Broadway N, Fargo Old Broadway Grill 22 Broadway N, Fargo

Extended Happy Hour 4-8 $3 drop beers $3 Seltzer

Happy Hour 4-6 and Half price bottles of wine

Happy Hour 3-6

OB Sport Zone 22 Broadway N, Fargo

$3 Draft Beers and Canned Seltzers (Bud Light, Truly and White Claw Varieties): Monday thru Friday from 4pm to 6pm

$3 Draft Beers and Canned Seltzers (Bud Light, Truly and White Claw Varieties): Monday thru Friday from 4pm to 6pm

$3 Draft Beers and Canned Seltzers (Bud Light, Truly and White Claw Varieties): Monday thru Friday from 4pm to 6pm, with extended Happy hour on Wednesdays from 4pm to 9pm

$3 Draft Beers and Canned Seltzers (Bud Light, Truly and White Claw Varieties): Monday thru Friday from 4pm to 6pm, with extended Happy hour on Wednesdays from 4pm to 9pm Half priced bottles of wine: Thursdays from 4pm-9pm

$3 Draft Beers and Canned Seltzers (Bud Light, Truly and White Claw Varieties): Monday thru Friday from 4pm to 6pm, with extended Happy hour on Wednesdays from 4pm to 9pm

Pickled Parrot 505 3rd Ave. N, Fargo

$3.50 Fireball & Ice Hole All Day

$3.50 Fireball & Ice Hole All Day

$3.50 Fireball & Ice Hole All Day

$3 Domestic Bottles, $3.50 Domestic Taps & Wells, $8 Well Jars

7 p.m.-12 a.m. $3.50 Domestic Bottles, $4 Crown Royal

7 p.m.-12 a.m. $3.50 Domestic Bottles, $4 Titos, $4 Chuck Norris

$3.50 Fireball & Ice Hole All Day

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

½ draft beer 3pmclose, Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9pm-close: $1 off cocktails, beer and wine

½ bottles of wine 3pmclose, Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9pm-close: $1 off cocktails, beer and wine

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

Pounds ​6 12 1st Ave. N, Fargo

Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. 9-12 a.m. - $3 Summer Teas, $3 Lil Fruitopias, $3 Spiked Capri Suns

Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. 9-12 a.m. - $3 Summer Teas, $3 Lil Fruitopias, $3 Spiked Capri Suns

Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. 9-12 a.m. - $3 Summer Teas, $3 Lil Fruitopias, $3 Spiked Capri Suns

Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. 9-12 a.m. - $3 Summer Teas, $3 Lil Fruitopias, $3 Spiked Capri Suns

10 p.m.-12 a.m. - $2 LilFfruitopias, $2 White Claws, $2 vodka, rum, whiskey, gin, $2 berry lemon drop shots

10 p.m.-12 a.m. - $2 LilFfruitopias, $2 White Claws, $2 vodka, rum, whiskey, gin, $2 berry lemon drop shots

All day Happy Hour - $3 Summer Teas, $3 Lil Fruitopias, $3 Spiked Capri Suns

Happy Hour 2-5 p.m.: $1 off draft & can beer, $1 House Wine by the Glass, $1 off single pour drinks. Pounder Special: $2 Hamms & High Life, $3 PBR & Busch Light. 12" Single Topping and either a pitcher of pop for $20, a pitcher of Iconic Blonde for $25, or a pitcher of Greenway for $30 9 p.m.-Midnight.

Pounder Special: $2 Hamms & High Life, $3 PBR & Busch Light. Specialty Bloody Marys and Build Your Own Mimosa Buckets 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 2-4-1 Well Drinks and $4 Draft Pints 9 p.m.-Close.

Pounder Special: $2 Hamms & High Life, $3 PBR & Busch Light. Specialty Bloody Marys and Build Your Own Mimosa Buckets 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $4 You-CallIts for Service Industry.

$3.95 Tall Taps All Day, $3.05 Well Drinks 4:30-Close

Rhombus Guys 606 Main Ave., Fargo

Happy Hour 2-5 p.m.: $1 off draft & can beer, $1 House Wine by the Glass, $1 off single pour drinks. Pounder Special: $2 Hamms & High Life, $3 PBR & Busch Light

Happy Hour 2-5 p.m.: $1 off draft & can beer, $1 House Wine by the Glass, $1 off single pour drinks. Pounder Special: $2 Hamms & High Life, $3 PBR & Busch Light

Happy Hour 2-5 p.m.: $1 off draft & can beer, $1 House Wine by the Glass, $1 off single pour drinks. Pounder Special: $2 Hamms & High Life, $3 PBR & Busch Light. 2-4-1 House Wine by the Glass 5-10 p.m.

Happy Hour 2-5 p.m.: $1 off draft & can beer, $1 House Wine by the Glass, $1 off single pour drinks. Pounder Special: $2 Hamms & High Life, $3 PBR & Busch Light. $4 Rhombus Brewing Company Pints 8-10 p.m.

Rick’s Bar 2721 Main Ave., Fargo

4:30-Close $3.95 Tall Taps, $3.35 Morgan and Bacardi

4:30-Close $4.05 Crown Royal, $4.25 Crown Black

4:30-Close $3.75 Tito’s Vodka

4:30-Close $4.05 Jack Daniel’s, $4.25 Long Island Teas, $4.25 34oz Taps

4:30-Close $3.50 Import Beers, $3.50 UV Vodka

$3.50 Pounders All Day, $3.50 Ice Hole 4:30-Close

Rooter’s Bar 107 Broadway N, Fargo

$2 12-ounce domestic draws all day

$2.50 domestic bottles all day; 9pm – 12a.m.: Late Night Happy Hour 2-for-1 Drinks

$2.50 Captain Morgan and Windsor all day; 9 pm – 1 am $3 PBR Pounders

$3 Rooter’s Root beers and $7.50 Domestic Pitchers all day

9 pm—1 am $2.50 12 oz Domestic Draw Beers

11 am – 4 pm $2.50 Homemade Bloody Mary w/Beer Chaser; 9pm-1am $2.50 12 oz Domestic Draw Beers

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

Happy Hour 4-6 $3 drop beers $3 Seltzer

Happy Hour 4-6 $3 drop beers $3 Seltzer


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

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The Round Up Saloon 4501 Urban Plains Drive, Fargo

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 open7pm: $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 open7pm: $1 off all drinks

$4.30 Bloody Marys and Caesars, $3.30 Mimosas

$4.30 Bloody Marys and Caesars, $3.30 Mimosas

Sickies Garage 3431 Fiechtner Drive S, Fargo

All day every day drink specials: $3 Sailor Jerry, Svedka Vodka, $4 Red Bull Vodkas, $4 Jack Daniel’s and $5 El Jimador Margaritas, plus 2 happy hours

All day every day drink specials: $3 Sailor Jerry, Svedka Vodka,$4 Red Bull Vodkas, $4 Jack Daniel’s and $5 El Jimador Margaritas, plus 2 happy hours

All day every day drink specials: $3 Sailor Jerry, Svedka Vodka, $4 Red Bull Vodkas, $4 Jack Daniel’s and $5 El Jimador Margaritas, plus 2 happy hours

All day every day drink specials: $3 Sailor Jerry, Svedka Vodka, $4 Red Bull Vodkas, $4 Jack Daniel’s and $5 El Jimador Margaritas, plus 2 happy hours.

All day every day drink specials: $3 Sailor Jerry, Svedka Vodka, $4 Red Bull Vodkas, $4 Jack Daniel’s and $5 El Jimador Margaritas, plus 2 happy hours.

All day every day drink specials: $3 Sailor Jerry, Svedka Vodka, $4 Red Bull Vodkas, $4 Jack Daniel’s and $5 El Jimador Margaritas

All day every day drink specials: $3 Sailor Jerry, Svedka Vodka, $4 Red Bull Vodkas, $4 Jack Daniel’s and $5 El Jimador Margaritas, plus 2 happy hours.

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

Happy Hour 2pm-7pm, $1 off All Alcoholic Beverages and half price Appetizer, Jameson Special for $5

Happy Hour 2pm-7pm, $1 off All Alcoholic Beverages and half price Appetizer, Jameson Special for $6

Happy Hour 2pm-7pm, $1 off All Alcoholic Beverages and half price Appetizer, Jameson Special for $7

Happy Hour 2pm-7pm, $1 off All Alcoholic Beverages and half price Appetizer, Jameson Special for $8

Happy Hour 2pm-7pm, $1 off All Alcoholic Beverages and half price Appetizer, Jameson Special for $9

Jameson Special for $5

Jameson Special for $6

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

SouthTown Pourhouse 4281 45th St. S, Fargo

All day happy hour $1 off all drinks (wine, beer, liquor)

Moscow mules for $4

Half price wine (bottles and pours)

Long island iced teas for $4

Speck’s Bar 2611 Main Ave., Fargo

$.50 Off on Happy Hour 4-7

$.50 Off on Happy Hour 4-7

$.50 Off on Happy Hour 4-7

$.50 Off on Happy Hour 4-7

$.50 Off on Happy Hour 4-7

Megillah $.375 all craft beer $3.74

Tall Taps $4

Spirits Lounge 3803 13th Ave. S, Fargo

All Day Happy Hour: $1 off all single pour liquors and glasses of wine, $2 off all Jumbo Taps. $4 Crown all day every day.

Happy Hour 3-6 p.m.: $1 off all single pour liquors and glasses of wine, $2 off all Jumbo Taps. $4 Crown all day every day. $2 off any Tequila cocktail/drink

Happy Hour 3-6 p.m.: $1 off all single pour liquors and glasses of wine, $2 off all Jumbo Taps. $4 Crown all day every day. $2 off all Proof Distillers and Far North cocktails/drinks

Happy Hour 3-6 p.m.: $1 off all single pour liquors and glasses of wine, $2 off all Jumbo Taps. $4 Crown all day every day. ½ priced bottle wines and $2 off all Jumbo Taps

Happy Hour 3-6 p.m.: $1 off all single pour liquors and glasses of wine, $2 off all Jumbo Taps. $4 Crown all day every day. $2 off Signature and Classic Cocktails, $4 bomb shots 9-11 p.m.

Happy Hour 11-4 p.m.: $1 off all single pour liquors and glasses of wine, $2 off all Jumbo Taps. $4 Crown all day every day

All Day Happy Hour: $1 off all single pour liquors and glasses of wine, $2 off all Jumbo Taps. $4 Crown all day every day

Twist 220 Broadway N, Fargo

Happy Hour 3-6 p.m. & 9-12 a.m.: $2 Domestic Beers & Cheap Shots, $3 Tap Beers & Rail Cocktails, $4 Wine of the Moment, Shots, & Premium Liquor, $5 Classic Cocktails, $6 Cocktail of the Moment, $8 Patron Margaritas all day.

Happy Hour 3-6 p.m. & 9-12 a.m.: $2 Domestic Beers & Cheap Shots, $3 Tap Beers & Rail Cocktails, $4 Wine of the Moment, Shots, & Premium Liquor, $5 Classic Cocktails, $6 Cocktail of the Moment, $8 Patron Margaritas all day.

All whiskeys half-price from open to close. Happy Hour 3-6 p.m. & 9-12 a.m.: $2 Domestic Beers & Cheap Shots, $3 Tap Beers & Rail Cocktails, $4 Wine of the Moment, Shots, & Premium Liquor, $5 Classic Cocktails, $6 Cocktail of the Moment, $8 Patron Margaritas all day.

$10 bottles of select wines and half off all other bottles of wine. Happy Hour 3-6 p.m. & 9-12 a.m.: $2 Domestic Beers & Cheap Shots, $3 Tap Beers & Rail Cocktails, $4 Wine of the Moment, Shots, & Premium Liquor, $5 Classic Cocktails, $6 Cocktail of the Moment, $8 Patron Margaritas all day.

Happy Hour 3-6 p.m. & 9-12 a.m.: $2 Domestic Beers & Cheap Shots, $3 Tap Beers & Rail Cocktails, $4 Wine of the Moment, Shots, & Premium Liquor, $5 Classic Cocktails, $6 Cocktail of the Moment, $8 Patron Margaritas all day.

Happy Hour 3-6 p.m. & 9-12 a.m.: $2 Domestic Beers & Cheap Shots, $3 Tap Beers & Rail Cocktails, $4 Wine of the Moment, Shots, & Premium Liquor, $5 Classic Cocktails, $6 Cocktail of the Moment, $8 Patron Margaritas all day.

11 a.m.-3 p.m. bottomless bloodies and mimosas

$1 off both Surly taps $3.75 Tall domestic taps $3.75 Bloody Mary's/ Caesars $3.75 mimosa's


VFW: Downtown

202 Broadway N, Fargo Vinyl Taco 520 1st Ave. N, Fargo

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Mon-E&J Brandy $375 shots of ice hall all flavors are $4

Medos $4 wooden shots $5

you call it drinks $5 you call shot $4.50

Domestic $4 shots of Jagermeister $3

long island free mix $4 Jello shots $2 cash only

Jameson $5 Jello shots $2 cash only

Happy Hour all day

$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 9pm-close

$1 Let’s Get It On Lemonades, $1 Sangria, $2 off Margaritas 9pm-close

Wild Terra Cider and Brewing 6 12th St N, Fargo

Miscelada

The Windbreak 3150 39th St. S, Fargo

It is Ladies Night Ladies drink free 9 to midnight (wells and millers lite taps) and $1 dollar drink if you show up early from 8-9, Men - $2 U-Call-It from 9 to 10 and $3 U-Call It from 10 to 11. Bomb Shots for $2.00 from 9 - 11.

$2 U-Call-It from 9-10 and Bomb Shots for $2.00 from 9 - 11.

$2 U-Call-It from 9-10 and Bomb Shots for $2.00 from 9 - 11.

Miscelada

Happy hour all day

$3.75 Captain Morgan

$3.75 Windsor, $4.25 Crown Jewel

$4.25 Tito's

$4.25Long island teas

$4 Imported bottles

$3.75 Mimosa

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 Morgan

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

Best Brews and BBQ: Two free tap pints and free apps from 5:30-7pm

Buy one mug, get one half off tap beer

True North Bistro 5064 23rd Ave. S, Fargo WEST FARGO Barcode 835 23rd Ave. E, West Fargo Bar Nine 1405 Prairie Pkwy., West Fargo

Server industry night (one free half pint of beer with proof of server training card.)

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A dollar off Domestic $4 Captain Morgan

$4 bacardi $1 crop pounder

a dollar of crown and a dollar of domestic bottle

$4 Medos Vodka and a dollar of crop tops

$4 deep eddy and a dollar of truely and lost lake

$5 dollar moscow meal and a dollar of domestic pounders

$475 bloodys marys and Seltzer and a dollar of all taps

Happy Hour from open to 8 p.m. - $1 off apps, taps, bottles, wells and wine. 8 p.m. to close - $3.00 Domestic Pounders & Wells

Happy Hour from open to 8 p.m. - $1 off apps, taps, bottles, wells and wine. 8 p.m. to close - $1.00 off All Taps, Bottles & Pounders

Happy Hour from open to 8 p.m. - $1 off apps, taps, bottles, wells and wine. 8 p.m. to close $4.00 Domestic Beer Mugs

Happy Hour from open to 8 p.m. - $1 off apps, taps, bottles, wells and wine. 8 p.m. to close $1.00 off Domestic Taps & $3.00 Wells

Happy Hour from open to 8 p.m. - $1 off apps, taps, bottles, wells and wine. 8 p.m. to close $3.50 Captain Morgan & Bacardi

Happy Hour from open to 8 p.m. - $1 off apps, taps, bottles, wells and wine. 8 p.m. to close - $4.00 Titos & $3.00 Well Vodka

All day- $8.00 Domestic Pitchers, $3.00 Fireball, Icehole, Wells & Domestic Pints

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

Woody’s Bar 1550 32nd Ave. S, Fargo


Blarney Stone 1910 9th St. E, West Fargo

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Wine not monday half of bottle of house wine all day, Happy Hour 3-6 and 9-close a dollar off drop beers and a dollar off house wine discounts on selected appetizer and two for one bar.

Happy Hour 3-6 and 9-close a dollar off drop beers and a dollar off house wine discounts on selected appetizer and two for one bar.

Trash can wednesney all flavors $6 5pmmidnight, Happy Hour 3-6 and 9-close a dollar off drop beers and a dollar off house wine discounts on selected appetizer and two for one bar.

Happy Hour 3-6 and 9-close a dollar off drop beers and a dollar off house wine discounts on selected appetizer and two for one bar.

Clawrita all flavors $6 5pm-midnight, Happy Hour 3-6 and 9-close a dollar off drop beers and a dollar off house wine discounts on selected appetizer and two for one bar.

Happy Hour 3-6 and 9-close a dollar off drop beers and a dollar off house wine discounts on selected appetizer and two for one bar.

Happy hour all day long, a dollar off drop beers and a dollar off house wine discounts on selected appetizer and two for one bar.

Drinking Meat Raffles 5pm to 9pm $8.99 Traditional or Boneless Baskets w/ Fries $4 Malibu, Morgan & Bacardi $3.75 Coors Lights

$3 Wells & Icehole Shots $4 Grape Apes $6 Vodka Redbulls

$3 Wells & Icehole Shots $4 Grape Apes $6 Vodka Redbulls

11am to 5 pm Happy Hour $4 Bloody Mary's, Ceasars & Mimosas Free Pool & Darts $6 Personal Pizzas

Hooligans 509 32nd Ave W. West Fargo, ND 58078

$8.99 Burger Baskets $12 Pizza (8in1 Toppings), Wing (4) & Beer Combo $4.50 Domestic 20 oz Beers

Free Bingo @7:30 PM $12 Large Pizzas $4 Teas & Titos

Trivia @ 7:30 PM $8 Long Island, Margarita, & Domestic Beer Pitchers 1/2 Garage Nachos

MacKenzie River Pizza 819 24th Ave W E, West Fargo

Happy hour 3 - 6, 5$ wolves, 5$ cracked pint , 4$ domestic pint, a dollar off wine

Happy hour 3 - 6, 5$ wolves, 5$ cracked pint , 4$ domestic pint, a dollar off wine, 5$ off Pizza and a pint special

Happy hour 3 - 6, 5$ wolves, 5$ cracked pint , 4$ domestic pint, a dollar off wine

Happy hour 3 - 6, 5$ wolves, 5$ cracked pint , 4$ domestic pint, a dollar off wine

Happy hour 3 - 6, 5$ wolves, 5$ cracked pint , 4$ domestic pint, a dollar off wine

The Piggy BBQ 816 24th Ave E, West Fargo

Half of Bourbon plate and $10 brick.

$5 Long island ice tea and $3 Tacos

$2 for 1 Whiskey and $10 Traditional and boneless wings

$10 4 Ribs and French Fries, $20 8 Ribs and French Fries, $5 Mule.

$10 Pulled pork sandwich and fries, $3 Pint.

$11Sausage trail and Bartender's choice for drinks.

$10 rice bowl, $5 off sampler, 2 for 1 beer.

4$ Double shots

4$ Double shots and Happy hour all day

Half prize pitchers

5$ Premium Solo

4.50$ Cheetos

A dollar off seltzers

A dollar bush light solos from 4 - 6

They don't have anything but they have all day specials like Monday - Sundays, 4$ ponder anyday, 4$ domestic solos all day

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

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

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

Happy Hour noon6:30pm, 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

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

Buy 2 dollar mug pay pinkes fries

$4 well teas $5 signature long island teas

$350 seltzer beer $250 domestic beer bottle $350 import beer bottles

$350 pounders

$3 captain morgan,pidos, aisle and fireball

$20 domestic pitcher and pounder wings or $350 Bloody Marys and seltzer

Half domestic pitcher

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

​JoJo's 915 19th Ave. E, West Fargo

$5 Margarita

$5 Sangria

$950 Wine plates

$5 Mojitos

$16 beer bucket

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

Happy Hour 4-7 p.m

Happy Hour 3-7 p.m Pitch & Large Pizza $14 Domestic $18 Premium

Happy Hour 3-7 p.m Burger & a Bump $12 Burger & Pint of domestic beer or well drink

Happy Hour 3-7 p.m

Happy Hour 3-7 p.m

$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

Pub West 3140 Bluestem Drive, West Fargo

Rookies 715 13th Ave. E, West Fargo * This is not a full list of specials. Specials subject to change. For updated and entire list of specials, go fargomonthly.com.

Work Zone 701 Main Ave. E, West Fargo

$5 Bellini and Mimosa

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

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


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JC Chumley’s 1608 Main Ave., Moorhead

$4 Busch light mug,$5 all the domestic mug 8-12am,Happy hour 4pm-6:30 $2.50 domestic, taps and wells

College night .$75 Busch light Tap 7pm9pm, $1Busch light tap 10pm-1pm, Happy hour 4pm-6:30 $2.50 domestic, taps and wells

Mug night and ladies night, for ladies 3 mugs and single fill $2.50 wells for everyone $4 Busch light mug, $5 all other Domestic mug, $5 Premium Long island iced tea 8pm-midnight, Happy hour 4pm-6:30 $2.50 domestic, taps and wells

$3.50 Budweiser and Bud light,$1 off Import Pines 8pm-midnigt, Happy hour 4pm-6:30 $2.50 domestic, taps and wells

$3.50 Fireball shots from 5pm-12am, $3 Domestic bottles and Captain Morgan 8pm10pm,Happy hour 4pm6:30 $2.50 domestic, taps and wells

Bloods Marys and Mimosa $2 Mimosa,$5 Bloods Marys and Seltzer 11am-4pm

$5 Bloods Marys and Seltzer

Legends Bar and Grill 803 Belsly Blvd, Moorhead

$3.50 Domestic Pounders. 3pm-7pm: $1 off drinks. 8pm-10pm: $1 off drafts.

$3.50 Domestic Pounders. 3pm-7pm: $1 off drinks. 8pm-10pm: $1 off drafts

$3.50 Domestic Pounders. 3pm-7pm: $1 off drinks. 8pm-10pm: $1 off drafts. $3 wine night from 3 p.m.-12 a.m.

$3.50 Domestic Pounders. 3pm-7pm: $1 off drinks. 8pm-10pm: $1 off drafts

$3.50 Domestic Pounders. 3pm-7pm: $1 off drinks. 8pm-10pm: $1 off drafts

$3.50 Domestic Pounders. $5 Bloody Mary's/Bloody Caesar’s, $3.50 Mimosas, $1 off Legendary Drinks

Service Industry Night: 10 percent off all beverages

Mick’s Office 10 8th St. S, Moorhead

service industry nighthalf price drinks and 25% food

$3 taps and $3 teas

1.50 for burgers 8-10pm $1 Busch Light

College and mug night $3 mug field and .$275 drinks

$3 pounders night

$5 Bloody Marys and seltzer,$2 Mimosa

Happy hour all day

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 3-7 p.m $1 off all drinks. $3.50 domestic pounders all day everyday.

Happy Hour 3-7 p.m $1 off all drinks. $3.50 domestic pounders all day everyday.

Happy Hour 3-7 p.m $1 off all drinks. $3.50 domestic pounders all day everyday.

Happy Hour 3-7 p.m $1 off all drinks. $3.50 domestic pounders all day everyday.

$5 bloodys and caesars and $3.50 Mimosas.

Happy Hour all day. $1 off all drinks. $3.50 domestic pounders $5 bloodys and caesars and $3.50 Mimosas.

$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)

Regular liquor and happy hour from 4-7pm

Regular liquor and happy hour from 4-7pm

MOORHEAD

Rustica Tavern 315 Main Ave., Moorhead

Speak Easy 1001 30th Ave., S, Moorhead

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

2-for-1s 4-6pm

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

Vic’s Bar & Grill 427 Center Ave, Moorhead

Regular liquor and happy hour from 4-7pm

Regular liquor and happy hour from 4-7pm

Regular liquor and happy hour from 4-7pm

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

Murphy's Pub 808 30th Ave. S, Moorhead

Happy Hour 3-7 p.m $1 off all drinks. $3.50 domestic pounders all day everyday. Free drink raffle for vikings and bison games.


Take your tailgatingapproved glass and invert it over the smoke vent of the Big Green Egg. This will capture the real smoke from the Egg that you are cooking on. Slide a coaster under the glass and turn it over. Then, move the coaster to allow yourself to pour in your ingredients. Cover again and let sit with the smoke for a few moments. Remove the coaster, garnish with Luxardo Cherries and just a dash of juice, add ice and stir. Enjoy and cheer your team to VICTORY!!!

Local personality and longtime tailgater

Paul Bougie Jim Beam Devils Cut Smoked Manhattan

(tailgating edition with a Big Green Egg) Ingredients A solid shot and a half of Jim Beam Devil’s Cut Bourbon (it is tailgating, the amount is up to you) Sweet Vermouth (to taste) 3-4 drops of bitters Luxardo cherries 128 | NOVEMBER 2022 | FARGOMONTHLY.COM


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