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s we look into the future of our region, one thing is for sure – great things continue happening across our rural-but-wonderful towns and cities. There’s nothing we love more than hearing about a neat new spot to grab a beverage or meal, or a reason to get out and explore the Driftless. It also makes us forever happy to see that people continue to believe in this corner of the world – putting down roots, investing in businesses new and old (and buildings!), and generally working to make our communities better. Here’s a little list of recent additions that we think are totally worthy of checking out!

FAT PATS BBQ / JO’S COFFEE

Located inside Red’s IGA in Spring Grove, Minnesota – wait, you say!? You guys have already mentioned Fat Pat’s like five times in past issues… (have we?). Well, then we don’t need to tell you about the awesome BBQ they are offering on Friday and Saturday evenings (or about Jo’s amazing coffee and treats!). But what we do need to tell you is that Fat Pat’s is going to be brewing their own beer (and offering other beers!) very, very soon! Yep – a match made in heaven, or Spring Grove as it would be. Keep your eyes peeled for announcements for when the taps will be flowing – and make the beautiful drive for a little weekend BBQ & brew! www.fatpatsbbq.com

HEART ROCK COFFEE

As we all know, fall is quickly arriving – and with those shorter, cooler days comes the need…. to stay caffeinated!

Since we’re already talking about Spring Grove, Minnesota, we thought we’d better tell you about one of the region’s newest coffee roasters – Heart Rock Coffee. This veteran owned business focuses on single origin beans from across the world, roasting them to bring out the best from each unique batch. Find them at fun spots like Free Range Exchange in Hokah, Wired Rooster in Caledonia, Jo’s Coffee in Spring Grove, the La Crescent Farmer’s Market, and online at www.heartrockcoffeeshop.com

DECORAH FOOD TRUCKS – CAAAAAW CAW!

The dream is finally being realized as Decorah has picked up not one but two food trucks in recent months. The Albatross is a dream wagon of smash burgers, hot chicken sandwiches, and sides that slay. Most commonly found at one of the breweries or craft beer bars in Decorah – check out all the fun and upcoming schedules on Facebook or www.albatrossdecorah.com Meanwhile, Northeast Iowa’s craving for street tacos and the associated fare have finally found a worthy wagon – taco wagon that is! Lesly’s Taco Trunk (yep, Trunk!)! Favorites include the tacos (duh), tortas, and enormous burritos – in such traditional favorites as asada, alpastor, pollo, birria, and lengua (try it!). Keep up with them if you can, including fun afternoons at Convergence CiderWorks, regular days at the Mr. Carpet’s parking lot, and more: www.facebook.com/LeslysTacoTrunk/

PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRITTANY

WE LOVE TO FIND OUT ABOUT RAD NEW BUSINESS HAPPENINGS IN THE DRIFTLESS! GET OUT THERE AND SUPPORT LOCAL, FRIENDS!!

Dance & Theatre

JEWEL THEATRE, CENTER FOR THE ARTS • DECORAH, IA

COMING THIS FALL!

heathers – THE MUSICAL NOV 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, & 20

BY LAURENCE O'KEEFE AND KEVIN MURPHY DIRECTED BY DR. ROBERT VRTIS MUSICAL DIRECTION BY LYNNE ROTHROCK

www.luther.edu/theatre detaILS Check out the entire 2021-22 Luther Dance & Theatre season online... and mark your calendars! iloveinspired.com \ Fall 2021

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