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• FM’s largest area guide to entertainment.
• The best dining, shopping, nightlife and fun!
LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER m hungry! Putting this pizza issue together took a lot of self control to not eat all of the pizzas. We went out and found some of the most unique pizza pies in the area and wanted to highlight them. The biggest challege was choosing which ones. There are so many great places to grab a slice and I hope next time we run a pizza issue we can include more. As for the rest of the content,
I am extemely proud of how it all turned out, especially with the extra work our other two publications made for us this month. You might not know this but we also publish Stride Magazine and Bison Illustrated. Oh yeah, next month we add the Design and Living Magazine to the mix. Between the four publications, I am confident to say that we will be making a substantial impact on the
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communities we live in. And I will tell you, our mission has always been to put out high quality magazines that actually provide the area with opportunities of happiness. Back to this issue though. Check out our interview with Karen Stoker (owner of the Hotel Donaldson.) She provides this community with so much and it was a privilege to have her in our magazine. On top of that
FM Spotlight Magazine is published 12 times a year and free. Copies are available at over 500 Fargo-Moorhead locations along with digital versions at www.fmspotlight.com AUGUST 2012 Edition
• Some of the best pizzas in the FM area. Hungry yet?
Rhyme or Reason has a new CD out that we quizzed them about. Our event guide is packed as usual and be sure to try out some of our Hot List suggestions this month. I hope you’re having a great summer where the ball flies straight, your knowledge of SPF becomes abundant and you focus your evenings around patios. Enjoy!
• Find out what drives Hotel Donaldson’s owner.
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AUGUST Music e
Park It! 2nd, 9th, 16th at 1 p.m.
Fargo Parks Come join the Xcellent art teacher at the park and create arts and crafts. These events travel, to a different FM park each week. All supplies are provided, all that is needed is supervision. This month they will be at Elephant Park on the 2nd, Village West Park on the 9th and Centennial Park on the 16th.
Red River Kart Club – Kart Racing Every Monday Night
Fairgrounds The Red River Kart Club races go-karts on a 1/10 mile asphalt track located on the Northwest corner of the Red River Valley Fairgrounds. Races are held every Monday night during the summer with some special
events in-between. Entrance to the grandstands is FREE! Gates open at 5:30 p.m., hot laps at 6:30 p.m. and race at 7 p.m.
Every Tuesday Night Red Raven Espresso Parlor Whether you are a comedian yourself, or just need a good laugh, Tuesday nights at the Red Raven is the place to be.
Signup is open from 8:45 – 9:15 p.m. and the show begins at 9:30 p.m. e
Your Pad or Mine Every Thursday
The Hub Don’t turn down this cheezy pick up line, hook up with a brand new iPad Thursday nights at Vibe! Ladies, get one entry ticket with your paid cover. Drawings begin after Midnight and someone will go home with a brand
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HFM RedHawks Baseball vs Lincoln 3rd – 5th
Newman Outdoor Field Come out and watch Fargo’s favorite baseball team, the RedHawks, play against Lincoln. e
Kottonmouth Kings 5th at 6:30 p.m.
The Venue This is an all ages show. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets can be bought at the door or at www.tickets300. com
State of the Military 6th from Noon to 1:30 p.m. Hilton Garden Inn
North Dakota Adjutant General Major General Sprynczynatyk will keynote the Chamber’s inaugural State of the Military Luncheon. Top ranking military leaders will address Chamber members and outline the current state of the military. For more information on the event go to the Chamber’s website, www.fmwfchamber.com.
7th – 8th
Newman Outdoor Field Come out and watch Fargo’s favorite baseball team, the RedHawks, play against St. Paul.
Operation Salute our Service Members: Joes for G.I.’s 8th from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
New Festival Markets 6th at 12 p.m.
Dike East A variety of produce, breads, jams, jellies and salsa will be sold.
Great American Barnstormer Tour 9th – 12th from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Make A Date With A Bomber 6th and 7th from 1 to 5 p.m.
vs. St. Paul
Corks & Canvas: Art and Wine Walk 9th from 5 – 9 p.m.
HFM RedHawks Baseball
Downtown Fargo Sample wines from downtown businesses, watch art being made before your eyes and stroll from shop to shop. Pick up a wristband from participating businesses the day of the event, or visit www.fargodowntowner. com for more information.
Fargo Air Museum The B-25 Bomber, Miss Mitchell, will be at the Fargo Air Museum for tours or even for rides. For more information go to the Fargo Air Museum’s website, www.fargoairmuseum.org.
Family Fun Concerts 8th at 7 p.m. Island Park Silverado will entertain families with lively music. Get your face painted, jump in the bouncy castle and take home a craft project. This is a free event and there will be limited concessions for sale.
U.S. Bank Plaza downtown Fargo and U.S. Bank Service Center Sloppy joes, chips, cookies and pop will be served for the price of $5, to benefit local military support groups. There will be live radio coverage and a presentation of colors as well.
Fargo Air Museum Come check out some of the coolest vintage planes around. The barnstormers will recreate the era with period clothing, airplane signage, historical information and the use of props. A select group of topper club automobiles will be on display during the evening as well. Admission for museum members is free, adults will be admitted
for $8, seniors, military members, and students for $7, children for $5 and kids under the age of 5 will be admitted for free.
Heading Home 9th at 5:30 p.m. social and 6:30 p.m. dinner
Ramada Plaza Suites A special event for the children of Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch Bierdeman Center and School. There is no charge for dinner at this special fundraising event. Call 701-364-0264 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info e
Music Montage 9th from 6 – 8 p.m.
Great Northern Park With an open mic format, you’ll be able to showcase your talents as an artist, as well as listen to the areas up and coming musicians at this event.
Business After Hours 9th from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Holiday Inn This is one of the best ways to make business contacts
out there. The social atmosphere allows for individuals to network with business leaders, trade-show vendors and representatives of other organizations. For more information on the event and how to get involved go to the Chamber’s website at www. fmwfchamber.com.
Candi Stratton: A Tribute to Cher 10th at 8 p.m.
Radisson Hotel World renowned and multi award winner Candi Stratton brings her amazing tribute to Cher to the Radisson Hotel. e
Prof with St. Paul Slim and Kipp G & Tony the Butcher 11th at 10:30 p.m.
The Aquarium - The Gampo is comin’ back to Fargo, this time with Recession Music counterpart St. Paul Slim. Prof, the whiskeydrinking party animal, never fails to deliver an incredibly energetic live performance. Come out and support the
Midwest hip-hop scene and download King Gampo at Stophousegroup.com for free!
and free for children under the age of five.
Car Show and Corn Feed 12th at 2 p.m.
Comstock Social 12th from 1 – 4 p.m.
Comstock House Explore the historic Comstock house and learn more about the Comstock family. Comstock was the founder of Minnesota State University Moorhead, and his wife Sarah helped to establish the first library in Moorhead. Admission is $5 for adults,
Shepherd of the Prairie Moravian Church Fresh sweet corn, cold lemonade and cool cars? What more can one ask for on a Sunday afternoon? This event will feature some of the coolest cars around town. Plus it’s free! Can’t get much better than that.
EVENT CALENDAR Barnesville Potato Days 25th - 26th
Barnesville Fair Grounds Last year over 20,000 people invaded Barnesville to participate in the Potato Days. There are plenty of activities to participate in, such as mashed potato sculpting, potato peeling contests, mashed potato wrestling and just about any other potato related activity you can think of. For more information go to www.potatodays.com.
18th at 7 p.m. The Venue at The Hub Creed will be playing a 21+ show at The Venue. For more information visit www.thehubfargo.com.
Movie Night 13th at dusk
Island Park Come enjoy a movie in the park. Free Pepsi and popcorn will be provided, while supplies last.
HFM RedHawks vs.
Red River Valley Speedway Races 15th at 7 p.m.
Red River Valley Speedway Watch as the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints race to the finish line for the win.
area pet vendors and register for great door prizes. Free hotdogs and a beverage will be served while supplies last. Dog Show registration will be at 5:30 p.m., Agility Demonstration at 6 p.m. and Dog Show will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Winnipeg 13th â€“ 17th
Newman Outdoor Field Come out and cheer on the FM RedHawks, as they take on Rockland.
Bonanzaville This annual event will show you what life was like 100 years ago in the valley. There will be embroidery, woodcarving and threshing demonstrations.
Fargo Rock Concerts 13th from 7 to 9 p.m.
Dike West Old Vern and Moody River Band will rock out the Dike West. Shows are free and all ages are welcome to attend.
Memorial Park This festival features a free concert, rides, games and other activities.
17th - 19th
Pioneer Days at Bonanzaville 18th
River Arts 14th at 5:30 p.m.
HFM RedHawks vs. Rockland
Newman Outdoor Field Make your way over to Newman Outdoor Field, and watch the RedHawks take on Winnipeg.
Outdoor Town Hall Bean Bag Tournament
North Elmwood Park Dogs will be judged and awards will be presented to most unusual breed, owner/dog lookalike and various other categories. Visit with
Rheault Farm Bring the kids for a day filled with yard games, crafts, running around the playground and music.
5th Annual West Fargo Parks Dog Show 16th 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Community Play Day 16th from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 1 - 3 p.m.
18th at 11 a.m. Town Hall Bar Come out and compete for a chance to win $250! This tournament will include two person teams in a double elimination format. Call the Town Hall at 282-3568 to register.
19th at 4:30 p.m.
Dike West Skate Park All BMX bikers are welcome to showcase their talent at this event sponsored by Snap BMX Products. Participants are required to wear helmets.
Dog Swim 20th from 4 to 7 p.m.
South Park and Northeast Park Wading Pools 2102 14th St. S, Fargo & 1817 8th Ave. N, Fargo Bring your dog to cool off with other furry friends! Admission is $2.50 per dog and all dogs should have a collar to participate. e
Symphony Rocks 21st at 6:30 p.m.
Bluestem Center for the Arts The FM Symphony is once again teaming up with the 12-piece band, PostTraumatic Funk Syndrome, for a concert that will be sure to rock your socks off. The concert will be conducted by Jane Linde Capistran and feature new arrangements by Russ
Peterson. For more info and tickets go to www. fmsymphony.org.
Concordia Cobber Feed 22nd at 5:30 p.m.
Concordia Campus near Prexy’s Pond This annual tradition will feature inflatable games, clowns, a barrel train, face painting and, of course, corn on the cob. Concordia will provide the corn and fun, you bring the rest. People are expected to bring anything else they’d like to eat as well as utensils. e
Island Park Show 25th and 26th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Island Park The Saturday lineup will include Tucker’d Out, Eldon Johnson, Penny and Pals. The Sunday lineup will include Tucker’d Out, Eldon Johnson and The Moody River Band. For more information go to www. fargoparks.com.
HRock City Riot and
FM Derby Girls Fan Appreciation Night
25th at 5 p.m.
Southwest Youth Arena The men’s and women’s roller derby are teaming up for this hard hitting fundraiser. Guys and gals will skate along side each other in this fan appreciation bout. Fans can affect the outcome of the match by buying points, putting skaters in the penalty box or making skaters swap teams.
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Speedway Races 25th at 7 p.m.
Red River Valley Speedway In the last race of the year the Red River Valley Speedway will present $4,000 to the winner of United States Modified Touring Series.
Streets Alive 26th from Noon to 5 p.m.
Downtown FargoMoorhead Three miles of downtown Fargo-Moorhead are shut down to encourage people to turn off their motors and turn on their hearts. There will be classes as well as healthy food vendors.
Jack Sundrud & Craig Bickhardt 26th at 8 p.m.
Studio 222 After more than two decades touring with Poco and building a career as a respected songwriter in Nashville, help welcome Jack back to the Red River Valley. Jack will be joined by Craig Bickhardt, an extraordinary writer and performer.
HFM RedHawks vs. Laredo 28th – 31st at 7:02 p.m.
Newman Outdoor Field The FM RedHawks take on the Laredo Lemurs in the last home series of the regular season.
Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion 31st to Sep. 3rd
Hawley, MN Every year the Steam Threshers Reunion gather to relive the traditions and memories. For more information go to www. rollag.com.
Bob Dylan 19th at 7:30 pm
Fargo Civic Center Watch the legendary folk musician bring his talent and energy to the great city of Fargo. You wonâ€™t want to miss seeing a legend like this so get your tickets soon! Tickets available at www. ticketmaster.com
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What Is your favorite part of the job? I love to be able to interact with the customers and I have a lot of fun hula hooping.
What Is the best way to ask out your waitress without being a total creep? Just keep me laughing. That’s what flatters me the most. If you can make me laugh without being overly creepy, then you win my heart over. A lot of people write it on napkins, but if you leave a really good tip that’s how you get most of the girls to text or call you back. (Laughs)
What Is your go to meal and drink? Definitely the root beer and the ham and cheese sandwich or the cheesecake. I love cheesecake.
Favorite story from working at Hooters? It’s kind of cheesy but that’s how I met my boyfriend. It was UFC night and it wasn’t my table, but apparently he had been looking at me all night and finally, at the end of the night he got the courage to come up to me. I waited until the next day to hear from him and said, “Are you sober?” He said yeah and now its been almost three months.
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EAT Tuesday Nights at The Winery
They had great food before, but their new patio makes their famous Lavosh even better! Stop in and dine out for their Happy Hour, Tues - Thur from 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. for great deals on bottles of wine and appetizers! Or check out the seasonally inspired menu and wine lists! 1404 33rd St. S., Fargo
Entertainment in Fargo is hot. Check out these hotspots around town to make sure you’re always on top of the coolest happenings.
1/2 Price Pizza Monday at Rhombus Guys
Monday’s from 10 p.m. to midnight Rhombus Guys offers all of their large pizzas for half price. This special is for dine in only. 606 Main Ave, Fargo
Take the family out on Tuesdays at Chili’s
Every Tuesday Chili’s offers free kids meals with the purchase of an adult entree. Save money and have your family dinner at Chili’s. 4000 13th Ave. S, Fargo
Monday’s at Buffalo Wild Wings Every Monday Buffalo Wild Wings has their bogo burger special. Choose from any of the burgers listed in their menu. You can bring a friend and share or keep it all for yourself. 1501 42nd St. SW, Fargo
A real happy hour at Vic’s Bar and Grill
Located in the Moorhead Center Mall, Vic’s Bar and Grill serves up a happy hour eat that’s worth checking out. On Monday - Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. they serve up $2.99 hamburger baskets. Better be on time or you won’t find a seat. One of Moorhead’s best kept secrets. 27 Center Avenue Moorhead
Late night cravings at John Alexander’s John Alexander’s lounge has a new bar menu featuring American classics. This menu is served from 9 p.m. until whenever the fun stops. Enjoy a relaxing atmosphere with live bands and good drinks in downtown Moorhead. 315 Main Ave, Moorhead
Fry bread tacos at O’Leary’s
Cant’s wait a whole year until Fargo’s next Street Fair for that fry bread taco? Well look no further then O’Leary’s. All day Tuesday is fry bread taco day for just $6.99, or come any other day for menu price. 808 30th Ave. S, Moorhead
Korean BBQ at 101 Sushi
101 sushi is the first and only restaurant in Fargo to offer table top Korean BBQ. You can cook/grill the meat at your own table top girll. This is a great, unique spot to try out. 4480 23rd Ave. S, Fargo
DRINK Wine Wednesday’s at Granite City
Spend your Wednesday at Granite City, for their half priced bottles of wine special. This special goes on all day, so whether you are stopping in for lunch with friends or having dinner with that special someone, this is certainly a special you don’t want to miss out on. 1636 42nd St. S, Fargo
Long Island Wednesday at Applebee’s
You’ll feel like you’re in New York with these $2 Long Island Teas on Wednesday. The only hard part is finding a spot to sit at this Wednesday night hotspot.
Wednesdays at Bar Nine
Looking for some live music and cheap drinks? Bar Nine is the place for you. Wednesdays are mug night at this bar in West Fargo. Five dollars buy you a 32 oz. mug and beer or well drink. You can then get a refill for only $3. Don’t forget about the live music. Each week they attract some of the top local acts around. 1440 Prairie Parkway, West Fargo
Kayak and canoe rental at S.S. Ruby Tours
PLAY Good music and good times at We Fest
One of the biggest country music festivals in the country returns for another wild year. From Aug. 2 – 4 thousands of people will flock from the FM area to Soo Pass Ranch to see Alabama, Toby Keith, Jason Aldean, Steve Martin and several other acts. Whether you’re the biggest country fan out there, or you don’t know the difference between Toby Keith and Keith Urban this is the place for you. Detroit Lakes, MN
Sun and friends with Frisbee Golf
Grab your Frisbee Golf Disc and your friends and test out one of Fargo-Moorhead’s Disc Golf Parks. Frisbee Golf allows you to enjoy the beautiful outdoors. There are four parks in the FM Area: Woodlawn Park: 400 Woodlawn Dr, Moorhead Trollwood Park: 3664 Elm St. N, Fargo Oak Grove Park: 170 Maple St. N, Fargo Iwen Park: 1209 52nd Ave. S, Fargo
You’ll love kayaking or canoeing the Red. For only $7 an hour you’ll be able to experience the Red in a way you’ve never expected. The current is slow so even novice canoers/kayakers can enjoy the peaceful ride up the river. For more information call 701.793.RUBY. Adjacent to the Hjemkomst Center – 202 1st Ave. N, Moorhead
Free admittance for active duty military at Plains Art Museum
Thanks to the National Endowment for the Arts, Department of Defense and more than 1,800 museums; the Plains Art Museum is participating in Blue Star Museums. This allows all active duty military and their families free admission to the Plains Art Museum. This offer will run from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2012. 704 First Ave. N., Fargo
Women’s Clothing at MODE
Looking for an awesome pair of jeans, for an awesome price? Then look no further, MODE carries designer jeans for closeout prices. This store is perfect for any fashionista on a budget, and also offers a variety of designer tops, dresses, shoes and accessories. 4302 13th Ave. S, Fargo
Unique Shopping at the Dakota Business Building
It’s hard to find a unique spot to shop in Fargo like The Dakota Business Build-
ing. These businesses are located on 8th St. in Fargo. It houses The Studio which includes: Frozen Music Studios Photography, The Green Room and Midwest Junk as well as Turtle Shell Stained Glass Studio. Most of the businesses are open by appointment only. You can find them on Facebook at “The Studio Fargo” and www.turtleshellstudio.net for more information. 11 8th St. S., Fargo
Look great at Downtown Diva
Summer surfaces many formal
occasions, weddings, parties, etc, why not look great with one of Downtown Diva’s beautiful, unique dresses. You won’t find anything like it in the area. 1 8th St. S, Fargo
Find something unique at Funky Junque & Bano Home
Funky Junque and Bano Home style ranges from unique, primitive furniture to new, contemporary cottage style furnishing. They also sell dinnerware, rugs, baskets, lamps, sofas and many other items that compliment your individual style. Check them out today! 516 Broadway, Fargo.
Handmade at Willi Nilli
Willi Nilli sells one of a kind dresses and leather satchels. All of their items have been handmade here, in Fargo. How cool is that? Willi Nilli creativity has won them three Niche Awards in the categories of fiber and fashion. Swing by their store today and take a look! 412 Broadway, Fargo
NEW Lose those extra pounds at Fit Republic
The newest shake shop in town has come to Moorhead. This is a great place for the fittest athletes or somebody who is looking to lose a few pounds. Their team of fitness experts will help you lose those unwanted pounds or help you meet your fitness goals. 21 4th St. S, Moorhead
This park, located by the Dike East, will be fenced in and is near many lovely trails. The dog park is expected to open sometime in early August. 100 2nd St. S, Fargo
New hairdo at Urban Edge Salon
More art downtown at Unglued Market
This new shop on Broadway will feature the finest crafts and accessories from local artists. The new store was debuted at the Fargo Street Fair. Located just north of the Fargo Theatre it has the perfect location to add to the art scene of downtown Fargo. They’ll also serve cupcakes and coffee from Bakeology. 408 N. Broadway, Fargo
Dog days of summer at Downtown Dog
Bring that special dog of yours to Fargo’s newest Dog Park located in downtown Fargo.
South Fargo welcomes a new independent styling salon bringing cutting edge style, color, cuts and even promises top trends without the trendy prices! Stop in to try out the Jane Iredale line of cosmetics, the award winning PCA Skincare line and an extensive line of hair care products! Opening Mid August! Book your appointments online at; www.urbanedgesln.com or call 701.356.5115. 2600 52nd Ave. S, #103, Fargo
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LIVE MUSIC A U G U S T
3rd – The Brave 11th – June Bug 18th – Hoot and Holler with The Blue Wailers 31st – Heavy is the Head
3rd – Rock Bottom 17th -Poitin 18th – Killer Spin 24th, 25th, 31st – Anthony Glacken
M&J SALOON 3rd, 4th – Hometown Zero 10th, 11th – Save Me CJ 17th, 18th – Triple Play 24th, 25th – Road Trip Radio 31st – Work Release
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3rd, 4th – 7PM 5th – Mike and Kyle from Carmen the Cactus 10th – Skyline 11th – The Arthurs 14th – Open Mic Night 17th – Eden Parker Band 18th – Sex Knuckle 19th – Anthony Chaput 22nd – Dirty Word 23rd – Dueling Artist 24th – 24 Seven 25th – Ciro and Topher Show 26th – Mike and Kyle from Carmen the Cactus 28th – Open Mic Night 30th – Burlesque Show 31st – Jeez Loueez
5th, 12th, 19th, 26th – Dave Ferreira Trio
2nd – Bad Weather Burlesque 3rd – Sleeping in Gethsemane 4th – Go Murphy 5th – Shonen Knife 7th – The Sights 8th – Southeast Engine 11th - Prof with Kipp G and Tony The Butcher 13th – Primitive Weapon 17th – Tenement 18th – Secret Cities 21st – Eyes Set Kill 24th – Cure for the Common 25th - Eden Parker Band 28th – Elizabeth Cook 31st – Sovereign Sect
3rd – Rhyme or Reason 10th – Devon Worley 17th – Boomtown 24th – Shane Martain 31st – Silverado
2nd – The Move Groovement 3rd, 4th – Skyline 9th – The Move Groovement 10th, 11th – Helena Handbasket 16th – The Move Groovement 23rd – The Move Groovement 24th, 25th – Jeez Loueez 30th – The Move Groovement
12nd – IOS & Friends 9th – Flatlands 12th – Brooks West, Mark Reitan & Melody Bell 15th – Soul Shakedown Party with Heavy is The Head 17th – Mark Joseph Project 23rd – Erik Koskinen and Molly Maher 30th – D Mills and The Thrills
2nd – Skeletonwitch 3rd – Michael Graves 4th – Silent Theory 9th – Sex Slaves 23rd – Stone Iris
3rd, 4th – Flashback 10th, 11th – TBA 17th, 18th – Measures 24th, 25th – Blues Tonic
CADILLAC RANCH 6th – Silverado 13th – The Roosters 20th – Thunder Ridge 27th – October Road
RED RAVEN 6th – Channing and Quinn 10th – Utopia Park and Mumford’s 16th – Dorothy Fix 30th – Celtic Jam
3rd, 4th – Pucker Up 10th, 11th – Rocket Man 18th – The 4onthefloor 24th, 25th – Twice as Hard 31st – Work Release
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3rd, 4th - Where’s Eddie 10th, 11th – S.O.L 17th, 18th – San Haven Chuckle 24th, 25th – Face For Radio 31st – Carmen the Cactus
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4th – Tracings 9th – The Great Sabatini 10th – Orwell with Speaker Eater and Tracings 18th – Baltic to Boardwalk with Crab Legs, Remiss and Andrew Jonathon 19th – Divided Heaven
VFW DOWNTOWN 3rd – Michael Pink Band 10th – The Brew 11th – Eden Parker Band 18th – Rustic Rhythm 24th – Micheal Pink Band 25th – Dirty Hurlers 31st – Helena Handbasket
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Summerâ€™s not over yet. Get out and play in Fargo-Moorhead. Photos by Kaitlyn Teske and Repor Photography
Out n' about
You have a busy night ahead of you so thatâ€™s why we love El Zagal. This par 3 course offers great golfing for those in a hurry.
El Zagal Golf Course
Thereâ€™s nothing better than a summer night at the ballpark. Hot dogs, beer and baseball. What more can a person ask for?
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9 p.m. This child (and adult) dreamland is open until 11 p.m. so you can mini golf, go kart, bumper car or laser tag until late in the night.
Out n' about
Downtown Fargo is always eventful. You still have three hours to try Rooter’s famous Rooter’s root beer, get your dance on at the Old Broadway or catch some live music at the Aquarium or the Pickled Parrot.
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Drunken No odle
Youâ€™ve probably worked up quite the appetite with your event filled evening. Grab a bite to eat before heading home. Drunken Noodle is located in the heart of downtown and offers their delicious Thai and American food until 3 a.m.
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HOT SLICES OF FARGO-MOORHEAD! We picked six of our favorite pizzas in Fargo-Moorhead in order to see how hungry we can make you!
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GOOGLY MOOGLY Ten years ago Scotch and DUI from 101.9 FM held a competition to create a pizza. This is what they came up with. Itâ€™s as fun to eat, as it is to say the name.
The Difference: This pizza is made fresh when you order it and uses only the freshest ingredients. INGREDIENTS: Alfredo sauce, garlic chicken, red onions, tomatoes, black and green onions and Italian seasoning WHERE TO GET IT: 1404 33rd St. Sw, Suite D, Fargo www.xtremepizzakitchen.com
Xtreme Pizza Kitchen
SPAGHETTI PIE It may be carb overload but we promise that you’ll love it.
The Difference: Have you ever had a pizza with spaghetti noodles on it? No? That’s what we thought. INGREDIENTS: Spaghetti noodles and sausage topped with spaghetti sauce, Parmesan and mozzarella. WHERE TO GET IT: 3241 42nd St. S, Fargo www.thatzzapizza.com
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HOTDISH PIZZA Five years ago Shane Balken, founder of Ole and Lena’s Pizza, was looking for a signature dish for his new pizzeria. A hotdish pizza seemed like a natural fit for Ole and Lena’s. The Difference: You’ve never had a pizza like this. Creamy mushroom sauce and wild rice for a topping. That should be all the difference you need to know. INGREDIENTS: Creamy mushroom sauce, wild rice, beef, Italian sausage, onions and mushrooms. WHERE TO GET IT: West Acres Mall 3902 13th Ave. SW, Fargo www.oleandlenaspizzeria.com
Ole & Lena’s Pizzeria
PEPPERONI PIZZA We know that pepperoni pizza is kind of boring but this is one of the best pizzas that youâ€™ll ever have. The Difference: Open until 4 a.m. thereâ€™s no better satisfaction for that 2 a.m. pizza craving than this basic but delicious pizza. INGREDIENTS: Mozzarella, marinara sauce and pepperoni WHERE TO GET IT: 104 4th St. S, Moorhead 701.241.9000
T-REX PIZZA This was the five-time winner of â€œGrand Forks Best Pizza.â€? This award winning pizza made the move with Rhombus Guys down to Fargo and we love it! The Difference: They use the highest quality mozzarella and meat to create a taste that will drive your taste buds wild. INGREDIENTS: Pepperoni, sausage, Canadian bacon, beef, bacon and mozzarella. WHERE TO GET IT: 606 Main Ave, Fargo www.rhombuspizza.com
TACO JOE The founder of Happy Joeâ€™s, Joe Whitty, was trying to think of something better than simply selling tacos so he went out and bought all the supplies necessary for tacos. Out of his test kitchen came the Taco Joe. The Difference: The Taco Joe brings a fiesta to your mouth with its fresh ingredients and taco sauce. INGREDIENTS: Refried beans, taco-seasoned beef, sausage, lettuce, tomatoes and taco chips.
WHERE TO GET IT: 2511 S. University, Fargo www.happyjoes.com
September 7 - 14
Join in the fun of a parade, bocce challenge, bonfire and band, car show, pageant, kids fest, and pool party! See the full schedule of events and details at
c it yofmoorhead.com/p a r k s Medallion Hunt Beginning September 10th, a clue will be announced each day. Use the clues to lead you to one of the five medallions. Great prizes await the winners!
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Q & A >>
What is Rhyme or Reason all about?
Koth: We’re about rocking dude! (Laughs) We like to think that with our shows, each song is a freight train and every song is an engine. There’s no dead weight. If a song doesn’t work, we dump it. Rock and country are our two main genres, but we’ll try any genre if we think it’ll work.
“We like to think that wi is a freight train and ev What’s your favorite part? The recording, performing or writing?
Svenby: For me it’s the live performance. That’s what makes the less entertaining parts bearable. Koth: The studio stuff can definitely be a pain. It’s like labor pains though. You know you’re giving birth to something, so it’s worth it in the end.
>> Why do you write originals instead of strictly being a cover band?
Koth: We know that the market up here is 60
ROCK out that if you want to make any money and attract crowds you play what people know and want to hear. It all comes from within though. Jelleberg: It’s like a creative outlet for all of us.
>> Talk about making the new music video and some of the challenges with that.
Koth: It was fun. I’ve gotten into photography and videography, so I had a really good DSLR
>> So you’re energetic performers?
Koth: We come from the school of Arena Rock. We don’t stare at our shoes. We try to interact and rock out as much as possible. Svenby: Making it a show is a big part of what we do. From how our stage looks to the song list and how the show flows from song to song. We’re all about the performance.
th our shows that each song very song is an engine” and I thought, “What the hell?” The only reason we did it was because it was fun and for a promo for the new album. Svenby: It’s cool promotion for the band to take advantage of Youtube and Facebook. Josh does a lot of 2-3 minute clips of studio or live performances. It’s so cool to have that out there so people can see what’s going on.
>> So what’s next for Rhyme or Reason?
Koth: Summer is our busy season so we’re trying to play as many shows as possible… We try to bring the fun each time we perform.
>> Spotlight: Best concert story?
Jelleberg: Last year a big storm came through so we tarped everything up and waited it out so the crowd had time to get a little tipsy. Afterward we’re waiting to play and we see this kid running down the street full-bore. He stumbles, falls and gets back up and takes off running. I see him smoke the side of the truck, the side that I can’t see. So Brad goes over and says, “Holy, there’s a big dent in your truck.” I think he’s joking so I go over there and there’s this great big dent about the size of a basketball from his head in the side of my truck.
Enjoy the New Summer Inspired MENU & BEVERAGE LIST on the Patio!
N O I T A G INTERRO WITH
R E K O T S KA REN Karen Stoker is busy, resourceful, talented, passionate, driven. The list of adjectives that describe her goes on and on. One thing that everyone needs to know is that Stoker cares about Fargo. As the owner of the Hotel Donaldson she is involved with fundraising events that support breast and prostate cancer, is dedicated to providing first class dining, drinks and living and is devoted to bringing Fargo together. Whatever she does she commits herself 100 percent. This month she committed to sitting down with FM Spotlight in one of her first class hotel rooms. PHOTOS BY REPOR PHOTOGRAPHY
ABOUT KAREN • • •
Owner of the Hotel Donaldson. Believes the world would be a better place if we all worked together. Originally from Clearbrook, MN but has made Fargo her home.
BEHIND THE SCENES You’ve done so much already, what more would you like to accomplish in your life?
Stoker: I love to travel and I love travel with adventure and purpose, so Andy (friend) and I have traveled quite a bit around the world to some obscure places, so we’d love to go and help. I think if I would have known what the Peace Corps was in high school I would have done that. I’m glad it worked out the way it did, I have no regrets. I’ll probably be doing grown up Peace Corps when my kids are out of school. The world gets a lot smaller very quickly when we think outside of ourselves. I have a friend who has been building schools in Afghanistan and Pakistan for the last 15 years and he was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. He’s a wonderful human being and I agree with his philosophy that if the world can read, our other problems will be taken care of. It’s the old seven-generation thing but once the world is literate, just think about the changes that can come.
What does Fargo mean to you?
Stoker: Since I’ve lived here a lot longer than where I lived where I grew up, Fargo really is home. You don’t choose where you grow up as a kid but I chose to be here. I choose to be here because it is a great place to be. We’re a small enough community where we can make a difference. It’s big enough with the universities and all the great things we get to experience, whether it’s food, entertainment, low crime, more bike paths... it’s all of those wonderful things. We’re a small enough community, small enough state, we only have 680,000 people in the state, that’s the size of Lexington, KY. You can make a difference, whether it’s something as simple as volunteering or starting a new venture. Eighty percent of life is showing up. If you show up in a town our size you can really make a difference.
Describe your philosophy with the HoDo.
Stoker: We opened nine years ago. I’ve always called it a “come as you feel” kind of a place not a come as you are. It really depends on the mood you’re in. With being a small community, we have over 70 regional artists represented, our list of purveyors is really long, musicians, writers and the people that work here, just about everyone in the area knows someone that has a connection here. We work very hard on our mission to create memorable experiences. We do our best to make people proud of the fact that we’re from here.
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KAREN STOKER CONT... Why did you decide to open a fine-dining restaurant and hotel in the heart of downtown Fargo?
Stoker: It was part of my mid life awakening... I like awakening more than crisis. (Laughs) I’d had a wonderful “first half”. I didn’t want a crisis to take some time to stop and figure out how to be smart enough to be happy. I wanted to create memorable experiences in and with the community that has been such a wonderful place for me and my family. I’ve loved downtown since I was a kid. Fargo was the big city we came to get back-to-school clothes. I hoped to make something the community could be a part of and enjoy. I wanted to create one of the best places to “play” and celebrate our community: our art, music, food, mattresses and more are from here. It’s good to do business with your neighbors, know where your food comes from and enjoy being here. Some say the grass is greener…I like to fertilize the side I’m on.
Can you tell us about your history with Fargo and what made you decide to stay here?
Stoker: As I mentioned, Fargo was the big city when growing up in Clearbrook, MN – my first escalator and elevator ride in one day. So, when I came to Fargo to play volleyball at NDSU, it felt good. Getting a job at Great Plains Software when there were about 15 people is what kept me here…for over 30 years…it seems crazy to say that. I don’t feel that old!
The HoDo does a lot of work with cancer and other charities. Why is this important to you?
Stoker: We are a mission driven, socially conscious organization. If everyone helps each other along, it’s a better place. It’s great to be part of a community. We’re not many generations from the pioneers who knew the importance of working together to get things done and help each other out.
What do you want people to remember you for someday?
Stoker: For being helpful, curious, kind and collaborative. Being a good steward. Being a good mom. It may seem the hotel would be an answer, however, the hotel is a collection of many good things in our region. It’s an honor and pleasure to be a part of, I see it having a life of its own.
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So you’re having curious stirrings in your Bat-Utility belt for a girl! Good for you! And it sounds like she’s “one of the guys” kinda girls, which rocks! Gotta love a gal that laughs at potty humor and has a respectable spitting distance...God bless her. Sounds to me like you’ve landed yourself a fun gal that’s low-drag, low-drama. So the only problem is she only has guy pals? It’s NOT an issue amigo...let it go. Unless she’s hosting pajama parties with these dudes complete with slow-motion erotic pillow fights and such, which I kinda doubt, it’s much ado about nada. So, in short, don’t worry about something so much that YOU are the one turning it into an issue. And in closing, if you sense that there’s funny business going on, start cutting brake lines. Good luck. -Dave Jacobs
Hey Dave & Amanda,
I just re-entered the dating scene and met a girl that I am very interested in. We get along great, but I have one concern. She only has guy friends. She says she gets along better with men than women. This strikes me as odd because I have never met a woman like this. Should I be worried about her male friends interfering in our relationship?
[SHE SAID] Hey Brandon, Oh Sugar! You have NOTHING to worry about, if anything you should be happy. Most women who have more guy friends than girl friends just try to avoid drama at all costs. With that said, you have to realize that some of these guys may have been “more than friends” at some point. If you can get past that and focus on your new relationship and take the time to get to know the guy friends, I have a feeling things will turn out just fine. Use your best judgment if you see any of the guys getting frisky — RUN FOR THE HILLS!! I think I just confused you even more! HA! Good Luck! -Amanda
How long have you been bartending?
What’s your favorite part of the job? The people.
What’s your least favorite part of the job?
The people. (Laughs) You get the good, the bad and the ugly. 5
What’s your go to drink?
The Rooter’s root beer has been the house drink for 26 years.
Go to summer drink?
I invented a drink called the Irish American Redhead with highlights. That’s my go to summer drink here. It’s Jameson – the Irish, American Honey Wild Turkey – the American, Ginger Ale – the redhead and lemon – the highlight.
Why do you stay with it?
I like interacting with the people. You can be yourself and be goofy. I like to run around. I wouldn’t do well behind a desk. I have too much energy for that. 3
I’ve been in the industry for 24 years, nine years at Rooters.
My girlfriends and I always say, “Don’t sweat the petty stuff, pet the sweaty stuff.” 8
It’s so bad: A horse walks into the bar and the bartender says why the long face. 9
First date advice?
Leave your cellphone in the car. It amazes me how many people will be at a table as a group and they’re all on their cellphones. Why’d you waste a shower on that?
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Published on Aug 1, 2012
In this issue we make you hungry with the best pizzas in Fargo-Moorhead, sit down with Karen Stoker, the owner of the Hotel Donaldson and fi...