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Summer 2010

Behind the Grill

Curb Appeal

Tips To Make Your Home More Sellable

Talking Technique with Fargo’s Top Chefs

Ask the Expert Build Your Own Walkway

Patio Guide All The F-M Area Patios


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Publisher Ampian Publishing

Editor Brian Bestge

Account Executives Brian Bestge Lynn Hanson

Content Manager Sarah McCurdy

Lead Designer Dan Nisbet

Design & Layout Mike Biewer Nikki Calvin Jamie Farmen

Contributors Molly Bestge Lori Funfar Courtney Kastning Roger Klocke, Jr. Sarah McCurdy Dan Nisbet Karla Tetrault Kim Zubke

PHOTOGRAPHERS Brian Bestge Ben Nash

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Summer in the Valley In this part of the country, we appreciate summer. We’ve paid our dues and we’ve earned this nice weather. Recently, you’ve seen your friends and neighbors come out of hibernation. Your neighborhood has become a flurry of activity once again and you have a major itch to get projects done. I’m sure your list is a mile long. My advice? Take it one project at a time and don’t worry about getting everything done at once. Being overwhelmed can take the joy out of what you’re planning. I know, it’s easier said than done. Let me help you prioritize. This is the time of the year to increase your home’s value by upping your curb appeal. In this issue, get tips from the area’s top real estate agents and landscapers. Though our warm weather is short lived, we know how to make the most of it. Add an outdoor room to your home – enjoy your backyard while you can. Check out the great backyard oasis one West Fargo couple has created and add your own touch to your backyard. While you’re outside, fire up the grill. In this issue you’ll find great recipes from Fargo area chefs. Also try Uncle Pete’s recipe for venison steaks. You can’t go wrong. Let us know what you’ve tried and what you loved. We want to hear from you. What ideas do you have? What would you like to see in this magazine - your magazine? Submit your ideas and photos to info@outdoordesignandliving.com. I look forward to hearing from you. In the meantime, enjoy the outdoors,

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C ont e nts Summer 2010 6–11

Creating An Outdoor Room

12–13 Ask the Expert 14–17 Reinventing Herself, One Bud at a Thyme 18–19 Midwest Cooking Corner 20–23 F-M Tree Guide 24–25 Inspiration Guide 26–31 Increase Your Curb Appeal 32–39 Behind the Grill

Talking Technique With Fargo’s Top Chefs

40–41 The Midwest Looks East 42–45 The Ultimate Patio Guide to Fargo-Moorhead 46

What’s Happening


C r e a t i n g an Outdoor Room

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hen you travel or visit friends and relatives, you can pick up ideas about landscaping and inspiration on how to create your own space. Many of us strive to capture the relaxing feeling or memories of hanging out with friends and want to recreate it.

Relaxing Oasis

Chris and Tiffany Wirth of Fargo, N.D. wanted create to that type of relaxing oasis in their backyard in the form of an outdoor living room. They wanted their space to be more private and comfortable than a typical backyard patio. “When we are in our backyard relaxing, it makes us feel as though we are on vacation!” Chris Wirth says. 6  Outdoor Design 

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Wirth looked through outdoor magazines and knew he wanted to create a sunken living room. The yard’s retaining wall allows them to have trees and plants a couple feet higher than the floor of the patio. It creates the sunken living room feel but also creates privacy. Wirth advises you take some time looking through magazines picking out the things you would like to incorporate into your plan, then break the project into phases. He started with the retaining wall, then hauled in black dirt and put up a fence. The next step was the paver patio, then planting trees and shrubs and finally adding lighting and mulch to complete the look. Wirth says he couldn’t have done it all himself. His


brother, Ross Michels has been doing landscaping projects for years and played a big part in helping to create the Wirth’s beautiful backyard oasis.

That Lake Cabin Feeling

As the co-owner of Valley Landscaping, Craig Wendt spends his time designing backyard dreams for people and helping bring them to life. He wanted to create a lake cabin feel, without having to travel off of his property. His vision became a reality in the summer of 2008 and so far, he has enjoyed one full season relaxing in his backyard oasis. His must-haves were a fireplace, a pool to keep cool when the mercury skyrockets and to keep everything as maintenance free as possible. Wendt accessorized the family’s backyard room with outdoor fabric curtains and freestanding walls. “People can create this in their backyards and get that sense of privacy to create that outdoor room,” Wendt says. Wendt wanted to create an area that keeps your eyes busy. “We used a lot of different elements, so there’s not just

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one thing that draws your attention,” Wendt says. “I wanted to create that excitement and I’m always looking to update.” Wendt plans to add a few new things each season. His next step is an outdoor kitchen.

Outdoor Room Concept

The concept of outdoor rooms started to catch on about 10 years ago, with people defining it with a term about five years ago. Mark Hulbert, Outdoor Funiture Buyer for Scheels Home and Hardware, says most outdoor trends like this start in the South. “Backyard design and landscaping has become more extravagant,” Hulbert says. “People want to put in more upscale and stylish furnishings and accessories to match.” Hulbert says 30 years ago, most patio furniture was the same – a set of table and chairs and lawn chairs. Now anything you want to use to decorate the interior of your house has an outdoor alternative. For example, outdoor sofas and loveseats are designed with an external frame; cushions mold or mildew resistant and fade resistant. They get wet and dry relatively

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quickly but do not absorb water. Other elements people add to their backyards are outdoor rugs, large vases, fire pits or fireplaces, and torches – they are usually larger items so they can withstand the wind. For someone who wants to create an outdoor room, Hulbert suggests working with the strengths and advantages that exist. The design is driven by what you want to do in that space. Create a focal point that becomes your design’s anchor: if you plan to dine outside, your anchor is a dining table, if you’re entertaining the focal point is a sofa and loveseat set or a fireplace. If you don’t feel comfortable designing and planning on your own, enlist the aide of a landscape designer. They can help you put together a whole plan. And remember, you can tackle it in steps. Think about what you want your yard to look like five years down the road and create your first step to an outdoor oasis. a

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Build Your Own Walkway by Roger Klocke, Jr. Natural Environments Landscaping Have you cut across the lawn or landscaping to save a few steps when there was no other way to get to your destination? Soon that path becomes matted down, leaving an unsightly area. Rather than planting new grass, how about installing a walkway? Creating a walkway using stone is a great way to enhance your yard. This project is simple overall, but could mean some heavy lifting, depending on the material you choose.

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Flagstone comes in a variety of colors and patterns. The patterns are carefully fitted together creating a work of art. The flagstone comes in irregular patterns creating a natural environment as well as more regular shapes making a more formal look. Flagstone can be installed in several different methods, which include mortared, crushed gravel or directly in grass areas. Clay brick pavers also come in


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Reinventing Herself, One Bud at a Thyme by Karla Tetreault When her former co-workers at a corporation ask how Mara Trygstad has been doing since she got laid off last spring, their pity couldn’t be more unnecessary. Unlike thousands of others whose lives have taken an unexpected turn after losing their jobs during the recession, Trygstad hasn’t responded by trying to find a new one. She took a different path. In her kitchen, she started by creating a whiteboard that - in typical 14  Outdoor Design 

corporate style - she filled with post-it notes. The words scrawled on the top of the board asked “What should I do next?” It was filled with ideas thought up by Trygstad, her family and friends. They included things like “travel to interesting places,” “take a watercolor class,” “write a blog/website,” “improve recycling habits” and last, but not least, “start an organic garden/roadside stand.” And so the inspiration of her herb

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greenhouse, “It’s About Thyme,” began. Utilizing her green thumb has been Trygstad’s passion for decades. She has been teaching classes through Moorhead Community Education about how to grow plants for salsa gardens and herbal tea gardens for nearly 40 years. Trygstad has always found a need for an herbal greenhouse in the Fargo-Moorhead area and after evaluating her resources, she couldn’t help but ask the question,


“Why couldn’t it be me?” She had the resources: the background skill and know-how, the space (a basement she could transform into a winter greenhouse), counter space in her kitchen where she could spread out seedlings once a year and now, lots of time. So she went for it. In February 2009 Trygstad started growing plants from seeds to sell, and

had her greenhouse open by April. Her first season in business she sold herb pants, vegetable plants, jellies, pickles, birdhouses, books, homemade herbal salves, and produce. Trygstad then bought a greenhouse and rented out space in the parking lot across from her house for the summer. One product that she hadn’t originally planned to sell was

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tomatoes. But when a friend of hers offered her a handful of tomato seeds that she didn’t know what to do with, Trygstad took them. With a little luck and a lot of TLC, they all sprouted, and to this day have become the product she’s most famous for. Starting out by selling only 10 types of tomato plants last year, Trygstad plans to sell 130 kinds this year. But when explaining the purpose of having so many different types of tomatoes she lightly chuckles, inhales and starts explaining with a sparkle in her eyes. Not only do Trygstad’s tomatoes come in a variety of colors, some of them are good for eating fresh while others are better for making salsa. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and these heirloom tomatoes have a

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notably better flavor than grocery store tomatoes, which are easier to ship and ripen right after they are picked. Easy to understand for the woman who has started selling her tomatoes to local restaurants like the HoDo and the Radisson. Simply as her new life direction slipped into place, Trygstad’s everyday life is completely different from what it was a year and a half ago. Her basement is layered with growing seedlings and hanging fluorescent lights in the winter and spring, and keeps the gardener busy in her off-season by their constant need to be watered and transplanted. However, the physiological paybacks of her job make the commitment well worth it. Trygstad, who in the past has suffered from Seasonal


Affective Disorder, calls the constant transplanting of seedlings her “herb therapy”, and jokes merrily about the idea of making people pay to come help her with the calming, aromatheraputic chore. “[The plants] don’t talk back, they never complain, and when it’s a crappy spring, it’s so nice to come down here where things are green and growing when you can see snow outside,” Trygstad said. “It assures you that ‘Yes, Spring is coming.’” As the owner slowly contemplates her words and leisurely twiddles her thumbs while speaking, observers become overtly aware that she doesn’t take this well-deserved opportunity for granted. Her knack for resourcefulness makes Trygstad careful not to waste any of the assets she’s gained. She saves the plants that she doesn’t sell in the early summer and grows them until they are ready to be sold as produce. If her produce doesn’t sell, the entrepreneur uses them to create her salsa, jellies and hand salves that she will either sell or keep for the next season. Due to the limited space she has in her house and her hands-on style of running most of her business entirely on her own (while the greenhouse is in open to customers, Trygstad is there working and tending to her plants nearly every minute that it’s open), the gardener relishes in her project being all her own. She even admits that one of her favorite things about her business in the summer is being able to wake up and look outside her bedroom window to see her bursting greenhouse across the street. And then, after admiring it for a few minutes, she is able to step off of Cloud 9 and once again realize her ambitious vision has indeed become a reality. “I realized that people don’t need to get locked into one job,” Trygstad says as she reflects on the past year. “Everybody can do different things.” While it didn’t take the gardener long to take her abilities and passions to find her new personal direction, Trygstad’s overlying message is one that she continuously shares with all of her neighbors in the F-M community. “I think everybody needs and opportunity to reinvent themselves every now and then,” she declares with confidence. a

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I’m a guy who just loves to cook, and grill, and use my smoker. There’s nothing better than some good grilled meat, a great side dish and your favorite beverage on a hot summer day. Last time I promised some grilling ideas for summer, and hopefully these ideas will tickle your taste buds! First, let’s address the whole charcoal vs. gas grilling issue. Personally, I’m a charcoal and wood

kind of guy. I prefer the additional flavor and the control of the fire/ temperature that charcoal grilling delivers. But if you’re a gas griller, the biggest challenge you’re going to face is heat - too much of it. Most gas grills only go so low, and usually it’s not low enough. Try using only one side’s burner for temperature control. Also, as charcoal grillers do, soak some hickory or apple wood chips in water,

Venison Steaks with Pan-Roasted Garlic •  8 average sized venison steaks (about 1/4 lb. each) • 1 bottle cabernet sauvignon (cheap stuff ’s fine) • *Marinade the venison in the cabernet overnight. Discard the marinade after use. • 25 cloves garlic (peeled) • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes • ½ to 1 cup olive oil In a saucepan on stove, add the garlic cloves and pepper flakes, just covering with olive oil. On a medium/low heat, sauté the garlic until it begins to lightly brown. When it does, remove from heat and set aside.  Grill your venison steaks approximately seven minutes on each side, checking for doneness. Sometimes they might go a bit faster, as they’re so lean.  Remove the steaks and spoon garlic sauce on top. Salt and pepper as desired.

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then make a foil pouch to put them in, cut a few slits in the foil pouch and you can achieve the real smoke flavor if that’s what you want. Just toss the pouch down on the burner. After you’ve let the grill cool down, pull the pouch and toss it in the trash.  The following recipes are easy ones you could do any night of the week. Each will serve four.


Perfect Pork Chops I have to credit this recipe to my exmother-in-law, who is a great cook! • 8 assorted Bone-In Pork Chops • 1 cup honey • 1 cup lemon juice • 1 cup soy sauce *Combine these ingredients for the marinade. Take eight of the assorted bone in pork chops (the cheap ones) and put in marinade, preferably overnight. Discard the marinade after use.  Grill the pork chops about seven minutes each side, checking for doneness. When done, give them a light dusting of cracked, black pepper. You shouldn’t need any salt as the marinade included soy sauce. These will be the best pork chops you’ve ever sunk your teeth in to. I can’t tell you how many requests I get to do this recipe every summer with my gang at the lake.   Have fun grilling this summer! Try new things. Grill

some vegetables like bell peppers and zucchini. Get some good skewers and make kabobs out of whatever are your favorites. If you’re doing ribs, I beg of you, never boil a rib! Get the membrane off the back, and slow roast them at about 225 degrees. Add some hickory smoke to them. Try using one of the many “rubs” that are readily available in stores now. With all the resources available online now, you can become a great griller with a little effort. Till next time… Life’s Too Short To Be Bland!

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Tree Guide Prairie Expedition Elm

Providing some of the only variation in the generally flat North Dakota landscape, trees are an integral part of what makes summer look like summer in the Fargo-Moorhead area. They provide cool shade to lounge under, break up the winds to form a soft breeze, and shimmer in the sunlight, creating a welcome contrast after the gray winter months. But for someone who wants more of these gems in their backyard, it may be hard to distinguish between the vast varieties of trees available in the Midwest. So we’ve created a list of the most popular trees to plant in the area, to help you spend less time researching and more time enjoying all that these trees have to offer.

Ironwood (American Hophornbeam)

(American Elm)

Photo: Allen Lee

Due to its trunk dividing into several erect arching limps above, the Prairie Expedition Elm has an umbrella to vase shape. When matured it is 45-65 feet high and 30-50 feet wide with leaves that are dark green on top and lighter green below. The tree’s leaves turn yellow in the fall. This elm is tolerant of both droughts and infrequent, short duration flooding during the Spring and Summer. It survives best in full to partial shade. However, caution is given when planting this tree, since it is susceptible to Dutch Elm disease.

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Photo: Allen Lee

The Ironwood is a small, slow-growing tree commonly found growing along rivers, in landscapes and along boulevards. Its leaves are green above and light yellow/ green beneath, turning yellow to orange in the Fall often retaining coppery-tan leaves well into or through winter. It has a pyramidal shape in its younger years, forming a broader crown with horizontal, drooping smaller branches once it matures. The Ironwood grows 15-30 feet high and 12-25 feet wide, preferring moist, fertile, well-drained rocky or sandy soils along ridges. It survives best with full sun or partial shade.


Kentucky Coffeetree

Photo: Ben Nash

With oval leaflets that have a pinkish-tinged to a dark, almost blue-green color, the Kentucky Coffeetree is picturesque in both summer and winter. It tolerates most conditions, drought, and pollution but needs full sun in order to flourish. It grows 60-75 feet high and 40-50 feet wide and has a slow to medium growth rate. The tree works with various soils and has an overall oval shape. The purple flowers that bloom in April and May have a rose-like fragrance make this a great option for a ornamental shade tree.

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Ways To Reduce Storm Water Runoff by Integrating Trees Into Your

Did you know that as storm water runs down roofs and driveways it can pick up oil, lead, antifreeze, soap and other elements that can be harmful to our watersheds and the aquatic life living in it? Did you know that you can use vegetation to reduce this storm water runoff while improving the look of your home?

Here’s 5 ways you reduce storm water runoff just by integrating trees into your landscape… 1. Trees intercept rainfall (storm water) in their canopies slowing the rate and quantity of surface runoff. Trees capture the water in their canopy and release it back into the environment through the natural process of evapotranspirtation. This reduces the quantity of storm water that reaches our storm sewers and the rate at which that water is re-introduced into our environment. 2. Trees slow the flow of storm water and stretch it over a greater amount of time. This helps to slow the movement of water in our

Common Hackberry

drainage systems which may have the potential for overages during heavy rainfall events. 3. Trees naturally filter polluted materials in water reducing the amount of potentially harmful pollutants in our watersheds. Trees can absorb chemicals that are prevalent in urban life such as Nitrogen and Phosphorus and use them as nutrients, keeping those

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elements out of our watersheds. 4. By absorbing and intercepting storm water, trees reduce the amount of runoff that your

As a medium-sized deciduous tree, the Common Hackberry is 40-60 feet tall and 25-45 feet wide at maturity. Its leaves are simple, bright green on the top and paler below, turning gold in the fall. This tree works well for ornamental landscaping and along boulevards, performs well on a variety of soils, and is moderately drought tolerant (although it survives best on moist, well-drained sites). It takes full sun to partial shade, and performs well in relatively dry and windy areas.

water treatment facilities must store An easy way to reduce your impact on local facilities! 5. Trees help to reduce the impact of impervious surfaces such as concrete driveways and sidewalks. With the increase of urbanization, there is an increase in the amount of impervious surfaces (surfaces which cannot absorb water). Trees help to absorb storm water (which may contain potentially harmful elements picked up from these surfaces like motor oil) that would otherwise run off of these surfaces into storm drains.

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The Bur Oak is one of the most massive in the oak species. With stout, informally spread branches it grows slowly (one to two feet per year) but is excellent to use in landscaping or to put in your yard. The Bur Oak grows best in fertile soils but can grow well in a variety of soil types and is tolerant of droughts. Full sun is preferred for this tree, but it is moderately shade tolerant as well. The leaves are dark green and lustrous on the top and gray to white on the bottom. In the fall the leaves turn yellow or a gold brown.

Bur Oak

Photo: Ben Nash

The Prairie Torch Buckeye is a medium-sized tree with an oval to rounded crown. Its leaves are a medium green color, turning a yellow or amber color in the Fall. This tree grows 20-40 feet high and 20-35 feet wide and is adaptive to a variety of soils, although it prefers moist soil. The Prairie Torch Buckeye is good for landscaping and has attractive flowers and Fall colors. It requires full sunlight.

Prairie Torch Buckeye (Ohio Buckeye)

Photo: Ben Nash

As a very large shrub or small tree, the Japanese Tree Lilac has stiff, spreading branches that develop a somewhat ovalrounded to vase-shaped crown. Its leaves are dark green above and grayish green below, and in the Spring it blooms with fragrant creamy-white flowers. Growing 20-25 feet high and 15-25 feet wide, the Japanese Tree Lilac works well as a specimen or in groupings. It requires full sun, but can adapt to a variety of soils. However, it prefers moist, well-drained soils and is moderately drought-resistant.

Japanese Tree Lilac

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Outdoor Inspiration Get inspired by the creative touches your neighbors have added to their yards and gardens. Photos that appear in the Inspiration Guide have been taken in the Fargo-Moorhead area and showcase ideas that you can adapt and make your own. Add a piece of your personality to your yard by using antiques, colorful flowers or shrubs to your design. To be part of the Inspiration Guide, send photos to info@ OutdoorDesignandLiving.com. *Correction – Outdoor Design & Living Guide mistakenly credited another group in Spring’s Inspiration Guide. Credit for the photo on page 27 should have been given to Natural Environments Landscaping of Fargo, N.D.

Continuing your retaining wall to double as a walkway is a way to guide and divide. Photo Location: Moorhead, MN Photo By: Ben Nash


Add vintage elements to your garden to add more depth to the scenery. Photo Location: Moorhead, MN Photo By: Ben Nash

Slate can really add a touch of class to your landscaping. Photo Location: Alexandria, MN

Addition of interesting flowers, like these bleeding hearts, can add conversation to your space. Photo by: Ben Nash


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Increase Your Curb Appeal 1. What is the first impression you feel as you look at the house and the yard? 2. What exterior features are strong? 3. In what ways could those features be enhanced? 4. What are the worst exterior features? 5. How can these features be minimized? 6. How can the approach to the home be improved? 7. Is there low-voltage lighting, adding to landscaping? 8. Does the landscaping need a face-lift?

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wning a home is a process. Homeowners are continually looking for ways to return on the investment of owning a home by maintaining and making improvements to the property. Everything that is done to improve the home positively increases the value of the property. That applies to curb appeal as well. Curb appeal is all about the look and feel you get from the outward appearance of your property. It’s what invites others to your home and neighborhood. It’s what gets your house noticed. Ultimately, it’s what makes your house, your home. The old adage “You never get a second chance to make a first Taking the time to answer these questions impression��� fits with people and homes. When someone comes to truthfully will guide the process of visit your home, you have a few precious seconds to make that first increasing the curb appeal of your home. impression. If you’re wondering how to improve the curb appeal of your home, a person must first look critically at the home. You might immediately think “big bucks” when you think about making improvements to your home’s curb appeal. People are adding vinyl siding, windows, concrete edging, expensive shrubbery and rock, large trees and building composite decks. These can be big-ticket improvements, yet you have to think about what it does to the value of your home. When you spend money on the outside of the home, you recoup a good percentage of the costs in the value of your home. “You have to make sure the walk up to the front door is clean and inviting,” says LuAnn White, realtor with Coldwell Banker in Fargo. The attention to what may seem like a minor detail makes for great curb appeal. Keep the front steps neat and clean, and if they need repair, budget for the repair. Consider a front door change to something that really makes a statement or freshen up the door with a new coat of paint. Thoughtfully place potted plants and planters with annuals in vibrant colors that complement the home and your guests will want to settle in. Add things like flower or window boxes to older homes to add charm and character. Pops of color make a huge difference when it comes to curb appeal. But beyond the front entrance, there is still a lot more house to think about when you’re dealing with

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PAINT everything that needs to be freshened up (siding, trim, outdoor furniture).

ADD potted plants to the front porch or entry. Plant colorful annuals that complement the home.

INSTALL a more attractive front door or give the current door a new paint job..

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yard nice and green. Mow the grass, get rid of weeds and fertilize. A green lawn is key to curb appeal. Trim up the shrubs, and make sure you don’t have anything that’s dead. If you can

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curb appeal. Your front yard should always get more attention. Doug Kuhn of Curb Design in Fargo advises people to focus on several things right away. Buy some grass seed and get the

afford it, put in a couple of new shrubs each year to minimize costs. Another thing he’s noticed is that often times edging needs attention. It doesn’t take much to put in new pieces of edging if it’s worn out and needs an update. “All of this stuff you can do for about nothing,” Kuhn says. And Kuhn advises to focus on the backyard, too. He says too many times, everyone focuses Cost

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ADD new rock or mulch to the landscaping. Consider adding low-voltage lighting to current landscaping.

The Female Perspective

on the front yard, but no attention is given to the backyard, and that is where most people spend their time grilling out and spending time with family. “The outside of a home is just as important as the inside of the home. Your eyes should get lost in everything as you approach the house. Everything is really one package,” says Craig Wendt of Fargo-based Valley Landscaping. It’s important to remember that in order to keep good curb appeal, you have to maintain it. Edging needs to be tended to, shrubs need to be trimmed and not overgrown, and attention needs to be taken about the drainage around the house. Wendt advises that every year you check that you have black dirt around the foundation and that there isn’t negative drainage around the home as it settles. Water shouldn’t drain toward the house. Good landscaping should take the water away from the foundation. Flowerbeds and rock need to be weeded and maintained. A new load of rock or mulch can drastically update the appearance of the landscaping. “Trees are a huge value,” Wendt says. “They don’t cost a lot, but they add so much to the home.”

By Lori Funfar

You can learn a lot about decks from my husband, but I look at decks a lot differently! To the female, a deck is more than good decking materials and fasteners. To me, a deck is an extension of the home. It’s an additional room that has many purposes, and decks are so much more now than they were just a few years ago. Along with almost every deck is a custom design fit solely for you. A deck should reflect your personality and enhance the backyard appeal of the home. Gone are the days of a guy coming to give you an estimate on a deck with only two options for the look of the deck. In are the days of visiting a showroom to see what’s really “in” when it comes to decking. My womanly advice--look at tons of pictures of decks, visit lots of friends’ decks, and get yourself to a showroom! You have to figure out what you like and want in a deck. Look at projects that have already been done, walk on the newest decking, and take home samples to look at and match to your house. Touching and feeling what is being used in the industry will help you pick the proper product for your lifestyle and needs. A deck can be a beautiful addition to the home if it’s done well. It can make the backyard experience! As you go through the process, think about the following things. Do you want composite or cellular decking? What colors and combinations will fit best with the exterior of your home? What are the trends in colors? Do you want matching screws or do you want grooved or hidden fasteners? So many options and combinations to achieve the look you want! On to space and entertaining. How many people will be using the deck? Will there be a grill? What kind and how large will the furniture be? Will there be any “kid” accessories? All of this will determine the space needed and the “feel” of the deck. As for the railing, do you need to maintain your view and consider using a cable rail or glass rail? What about decorative aluminum rails? Colored balusters are always a fun touch, and a “Cocktail Rail” offers a place for coffee cups or the occasional cocktail. Options, options, options!  Your deck can be all that you want it to be with the right combination of options. Bringing in the “female” perspective while designing the deck will really make the deck an extension of the home. Figure out the look and design you want, its use, and the fun “extras” that will make your deck unique. Then the only thing left is to get it built, and that can be left to the men, if you’d like!


REPLACE old hardware (locks, mailbox, house numbers) with updated versions.

ADD outdoor art (birdbaths, metal cutouts, sculptures, water features).

TRIM shrubs and foliage and keep away from the house. Plant a tree if you can.

Wendt also says you shouldn’t be afraid to get rid of shrubs that are not working out anymore. Landscaping doesn’t last forever, and

needs to be updated every 12 to 18 years. If you do a little each year in maintenance, it can go a long way. As you approach the curb appeal of your home, it’s important to stay true to the style and era of your home. What may look great in an historic neighborhood may not be as readily accepted in a newer development.

Historic homes are quaint and have character, with window boxes, flowerbeds, cobblestone walkways, picket or iron rod fencing, or trellised walkways. The architecture of newer homes lends itself to concrete poured edging, retaining walls, rocked landscaping with shrubs in colors that complement the home’s outer décor, outdoor lighting and the use of unique grasses and perennials for easy upkeep. The picture you paint as someone comes to your home is as unique as your home. Newer homes tend to all look the same so that challenge becomes, making your home unique and different from the next person’s house. Kipp Harris of Prudential Premier Real Estate advises adding a panel to the garage door with a window,

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DRESS up the driveway (repave or repair). GREEN up, weed and edge the lawn. ADD a new flowerbed or garden.

as this can change the entire look of the home. Consider adding light fixtures that are unique and will set your house apart. He also says pavers, stone and edging the driveway add character to newer homes. As homeowners of newer homes, everything most likely won’t be done in the first summer that you own the home. Doing little projects every year is what Kipp advises his clients to do. He says people will know when a property has been well kept. Older homes have charm, but they need much more attention. All paintable surfaces need to be painted and maintained yearly. Downspouts and eaves need to be tended to, as well as the siding. LuAnn White calls this the “constant maintenance” of owning a home. When you maintain your home, people notice. “If all of the houses on your block are maintained on the exterior, it’s infectious to do what you can to keep the entire neighborhood looking great,” White says. “Soon, everyone’s curb appeal has increased.” Curb appeal is all about making that good first impression. Taking the time to deal with the little things goes a long way. Adding color, character and your own sense of style brings appeal to your home. Tending to the lawn, shrubs, flowers and exterior of your home not only increases your curb appeal, but increases the value of your property. a

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Behind the Grill: Talking Technique with Fargo’s Top Chefs

by Kim Zubke

Summertime emits tempting cues to our taste buds, luring us to grills and backyard bonfires. But one can’t slap a piece of meat onto a grill to share the sweet aroma. Grilling requires finesse and quality meat for a savory experience. Need a few tips? Outdoor Design and Living Guide recruited some of Fargo’s top chef’s and sacrificed for our readers. We selected various reviewers to taste test their grilling creations to offer you professional advice. Their comments will help guide you to the steak recipe that best suits you. Impress your family and friends with your new found grilling skills!

WF Maxwell's Chef Watson's Pepper Grilled Top Sirloin Steak with smoked tomatoes, chimichuri sauce and manchego cheese

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WF Maxwells

Eric Watson, executive chef and business partner for West Fargo’s WF Maxwells, exhibits fine culinary skills. Him and his wife Sara first exercised cooking skills in Fargo with Mosaic Foods, their catering company featuring fresh homemade foods. Watson aims to utilize quality ingredients to support his inspirations.

Pepper Grilled Top Sirloin Steak

with smoked tomatoes, chimichuri sauce and manchego cheese • 2 beef top sirloin butt steaks • Fresh ground black pepper, coarsely ground • Sea or kosher salt • Olive oil Cooking Instructions: 1. Season steaks with salt and generous amounts of black pepper 2. Rub steaks with olive oil 3. Let sit for 10 minutes 4. Sear on a hot grill and cook to medium rare (125-130 degrees internal temperature) 5. If slicing, allow steaks to rest at room temperature for at least 10 minutes.   Chef’s Tip

2. Smoke for approximately 15 minutes or until desired aroma is achieved 3. Toss tomatoes and other seasonings together in a bowl 4. Allow to marinate for at least 30 minutes   Chef’s Tip

• “Don’t have time to wood smoke your food? Add a little liquid smoke. It’s not quite as good, but it’ll work just fine.”

Chimichuri Sauce

1 ½ cups grape tomatoes, halved 2 green onions, sliced 1 tbsp sherry or red wine vinegar 1 tbsp honey ½ tbsp olive oil Salt & pepper to taste

• 2 bunches parsley leaves, coarsely chopped • 8 cloves garlic, minced • 3/4 cup olive oil • 3 tablespoons lemon juice • 1 teaspoon sea salt or kosher salt • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne

Cooking Instructions: 1. Place tomatoes on a baking pan in a cold smoker

Cooking Instructions: 1. Place all ingredients in a food processor and puree until smooth.

• “Don’t sub sirloin tri tip, it’s much tougher!”

Smoked Tomato Relish

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Chef Eric Watson, WF Maxwells

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Chef Watson’s Tips • Always work with a hot grill. You will never achieve proper caramelization and flavor development with a lukewarm grill. • Keep the grilling surface clean. Scrub the grill with a grill brush regularly as food particles build up. • Don’t over crowd the grilling surface. Too many items at once will cool down the grill quickly. • Don’t over cook meats! The meat shouldn’t look and taste like the charcoal. Most red meat should be served between rare and medium. Chicken should be cooked to 165 degrees at the very most. Over cooking will produce a dry and bland dining experience. • Keep seasonings simple. If you have a quality piece of meat or vegetable, you shouldn’t need to mask it with anything. Often times the only seasoning you need is salt and pepper.

Reviewer’s Comments: Rachel: “My mouth is doing a little dance! It makes me think of summer and camping. The smoked flavor enhances the steak and vegetables, there is a good representation of spices, and I can tell the black pepper is freshly ground.” Erik: “It has a kick. It’s a little spicy right away, but doesn’t build intensity and make it hard to eat. Just has good continuous flavor.”

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Krystal: “I like the pepper, it’s crunchy; makes the flavor pop. The garlicky flavor isn’t overpowering, the cheese adds good flavor and I can tell it’s from a grill.” John: “Very tender, I’m cutting it with a butter knife. Everything is blended so well I don’t get bored. I’d take the time to grill this at home, but it may be more of a time consuming weekend recipe.”


Silver Moon

Chef Josh Smith displayed exquisite skills on his home grill nestled in downtown Fargo at The Silver Moon Supper Club. Years as a hobby cook lead Smith into the profession in 2003. Enjoying an uninhibited approach to food, he strives to create playful and collaborative dishes every time. He enjoys keeping his creativity flowing among “a contemporary American menu that is truly eclectic and full of surprises.”

Grilled New York Strip

with roasted corn salsa and chipotle-gorgonzola cream sauce • 10-12 oz. New York strip steaks • Extra virgin olive oil • Salt and fresh ground black pepper Cooking Instructions: 1. Season both sides of steaks with salt and pepper 2. Brush or rub on extra virgin olive oil 3. Grill to your liking

Roasted Corn Salsa

• 1 cup sweet corn (lightly roasted kernels or grilled on the cob and trimmed off ) • ½ cup roasted red peppers, diced • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley • 3 strips bacon (cooked to crispy and chopped) • Extra virgin olive oil to taste • Red wine vinegar to taste • Salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste

Cooking Instructions: 1. Combine all ingredients in small bowl and season with oil, vinegar, salt and pepper.

Chef Smith’s Tips: • Let meat rest off the heat for a couple minutes to allow the flavors to settle in. • Fuss less with the meat. Let it cook in peace for optimal flavor and good grill marks. • Create a mixture of supporting and contrasting flavors.

  Chef’s Tips:

• “Before starting anything, let steaks reach room temperature before cooking for best results.” • “If you like your steaks rare or medium-rare, cooking the meat over higher heat will yield a nicely browned exterior quickly, leaving the interior of the steak beautifully undercooked.” • “If you prefer your steak towards the well-done end of the spectrum, grill over lower heat. Gentle heat in combination with longer cooking time leaves juices in the meat where they belong.”

Silver Moon's Chef Smith's Grilled New York Strip with roasted corn salsa and chipotlegorgonzola cream sauce

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• 4 green onions, sliced thinly (greens only) • Salt and fresh ground black pepper (to taste) • Lemon juice (to taste) Cooking Instructions: 1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix thoroughly, seasoning with lemon juice and salt and pepper as needed.

Chef Josh Smith, The Silver Moon Supper Club

Chipotle-Gorgonzola Cream Sauce

• ½ cup crumbled gorgonzola cheese • ¼ cup sour cream • ¼ cup cream

• ½ of a canned chipotle pepper, finely chopped • 2 tablespoons (or to taste) adobo sauce (from canned chipotle pepper)

Reviewer’s Comments: Rachel: “The salsa and cream sauce is different right away, but the flavors aren’t overpowering. It’s like a traditional streak, just with more interesting flavors added.” Erik: “It’s cooked perfectly. It’s tender, flavors blend well, but they still remain very distinct.” Krystal: “It’s like a fiesta corn dip, I like that! The flavors aren’t overbearing and they compliment each other.” John: “It has a Louisiana feel. I’d more likely have this with a candlelit dinner, not a beer outdoors.”

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Chef Fischer's Char Grilled

  The HoDo

North Dakota Bison Filet Mignon with truffle whipped

Executive Chef Timothy Fischer has brought his experience from some of the finest boutique hotels around the country to Hotel Donaldson’s restaurant on Broadway. The HoDo compliments his desire to use locally grown, fresh products and culinary arts. Fischer’s passion thrives with his chef ’s garden in Sky Prairie, the HoDo’s ultimate rooftop restaurant. His produce will soon flourish for garden-fresh dishes this summer.

potatoes, grilled local asparagus and a buerre rouge reduction

Char Grilled North Dakota Bison Filet Mignon with truffle whipped potatoes, grilled local asparagus and a buerre rouge reduction Char Grilled North Dakota Bison Filet Mignon • 2 – 6 ounce bison filets • Olive oil • Garlic • Salt and fresh cracked pepper Cooking instructions: 1. Marinate the tenderloins with the freshly chopped herbs. 2. Grill steaks to desired temperature.

Truffle Whipped Potatoes

• 3 small to medium potatoes per person • Heavy cream • Butter • White Truffle or Kosher salt • Freshly ground white pepper • 1 tbsp. white truffle oil

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Rachel Schram, Quincey Faul and Erik Ryan

Cooking Instructions: • After the potatoes have been riced and are still hot, add heavy cream and butter that has been heated just under scalding. • Pour over the potatoes (about 1/2cup for every 6 to 8 potatoes, depending on size) • Then slowly whip in salt and pepper. • Add about a tablespoon of oil just before serving.

  Chef’s Tip

• “We use locally grown Yukon Gold potatoes that have been peeled, boiled and then rice them through a food mill to get them nice and fluffy.”

Grilled Asparagus

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Asparagus Olive oil and Garlic Salt and fresh cracked pepper 1 tbsp. Balsamic vinegar

Cooking instructions: 1. Marinate with the freshly chopped herbs and the Balsamic vinegar. 2. Grill for about 4 to 5 minutes while your steaks are resting.

Beurre Rouge Reduction (French term for red butter)

• 2 cups Balsamic vinegar • 2 cups port or robust red wine • 3-4 tbsp. softened butter

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Cooking Instructions: 1. Reduce the wine and balsamic vinegar to a syrup. Be careful this is very hot and burns quickly. 2. Once wine is syrupy, whisk in the softened butter. It is very important to have small cubes of softened butter and whisk it in slowly not to break the sauce. Reviewer’s Comments: Rachel: “I think I just fell in love.” Erik: “Don’t even need a knife to eat it. It has a calmer, subtle flavor…maybe better for the blander meat and potato eaters.” Quincey: “It’s garlicky at first, then sweet. You don’t need condiments. It’s easy on the palette, well balanced, and the sweet potato adds interest. The asparagus actually takes like asparagus too. Wow.”

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The Midwest Looks East

iety’s anic Garden Soc ot B s in la P n er but new of the North grand opening nize onlookers, e go th ta t ai an ay aw y m dl e campaign. citizens excite slow procedur their $4 million Members and d pavilion. The r fo an n en tio rd da ga un se l” Japane c yard soil fo “Mind and Sou ng a 5,000 cubi pi m du r te af somed anticipation blos

by Kim Zubke Finishing a garden is a never-ending process, says Vern Hunter, building committee chair and HunterGrobe Architects. It takes time for gardens to mature and emerge from their capsules of beauty. The decade-old dream may still look like a fantasy among the dirt mounds at 28th Avenue and University Drive in north Fargo, but the non-profit organization envisions a tourist attraction like none other in North Dakota. Approximately 1½ acres will house a large pavilion for social events, such as meetings, receptions and weddings with a backdrop of the Garden of Mind and Soul with a cascading waterfall. Walkways and a bridge over a koi fish, Sukiya-style pond guides visitors through the scenery. Sadafumi Uchiyama, Portland’s Japanese garden curator, is guiding the process with finesse and expertise. The master builder comes once a year to instruct the garden society members. His incomparable skill matches his extraordinary attitude. “He’s gracious, easy to work with and a fine teacher,” says Marilyn West, building committee member. Despite the North Dakota climate and small population, Uchiyama was very open to coming to Fargo. She is confident he will “grow us a fine garden.” Contrary to some belief, there is not an exact formula to creating a Japanese garden according to the building committee. It takes ability and sensibility to create an aesthetically pleasing garden, skills Uchiyama features. He relies on two main elements to add shape and texture to his gardens— rocks and water. The concept lies in the mountains and oceans representing much of Japan’s landscape. These elements conveniently require less attention during weather’s harsh variables. Each climate requires specific factors to successfully create a Japanese botanical garden. Japan contains multiple climates along its coastline, proving there is not simply one Japanese garden. Fargo, N.D. can and will display its very own Midwest Japanese garden. Local nurseries and floral shops will contribute North Dakota-friendly vegetation. Truckloads of boulders will roll in around May.


“The Japanese garden will feel ready for presentation once the stream, koi fish pond and pavilion are completed,” West says. It will reflect the Japanese Edo period emphasizing the close relationship between nature and everyday life. The garden will serve as a contemplative escape from busy lives, connecting mind and soul. Hunter said, “We’re also trying to build a connection with the Japanese citizens in our community and build interest among others.” However, without a corporate sponsor to reach these goals, they need donations and volunteers. Hunter once heard the first step when establishing sources of funding for a garden is to construct a wedding chapel. The unfinished south gate has already witnessed a wedding. Upon completion of the pavilion, the NPBGS counts on an influx of matrimony. Until then, the gate serves as an useful public relations tool in off-seasons. In addition to Uchiyama’s contributions, other major donors placed their puzzle pieces into the big picture. Monsato, a worldwide

agricultural company, generously donated an 80-foot glass greenhouse and lights to double the organization’s current greenhouse. Once assembled, summer workshops going on now and occasional meetings can expand. The Fargo-Moorhead Sadafmi Uchiyamma, Portland’s Japanese Garden Curator Convention & Visitors Bureau is also a major NPBGS currently houses a contributor. The Katherine Kilbourne collection of gardens including the Burgum Charitable Lead Unitrust woodland, butterfly and rain garden, awarded NPBGS a second grant of as well as the arboratum, or collection $2,500 as well as a $500 grant from of trees. July displays their peak beauty. the USDA/Resource Conservation Stop by the Northern Plains and Development Program. The Botanic Garden Society’s gardens next Fargo Park Board gave 52 acres to to the Humane Society to witness the accomplish the botanical dreams. Japanese garden blossom. For more The mission of NPBGS is to information about NPBGS, donating establish and operate a botanic garden, to the gardens or participating conservatory and arboretum in Fargo. in upcoming workshops contact The vision began in 1978 with Dr. Joan Horn at (701) 293–9696. a Chiwon Lee, a NDSU plant sciences professor. He transplanted his dream of blessing Fargo with public gardens into an organized movement.

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The countdown to our region’s shining season is over–we made it. With the warm temperatures upon us, now is the time to head outdoors. Kick up your feet and relax on the patios

of the area’s restaurants. Our Ultimate Patio Guide showcases hot spots throughout the Fargo-Moorhead area. Use it to guide your food and drink destinations for the season.

There is nothing better than good eats, cool beverages and great company – all in a relaxing atmosphere. Enjoy.


Fargo Applebee’s

HoDo – Sky Prairie

2001 16th St. N

Doolittles Woodfire Grill

701.293.0249

2112 25th St. S

701.478.8888

Patio Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.- Midnight; Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.- 1a.m.

701.478.2200

Patio Hours: 5-11 p.m. Patio Faces: All directions (rooftop)

Patio Faces: East

Patio Hours: 11 a.m.- Midnight, Sunday 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Patio Faces: South and West

Happy Hour: 3-6 p.m., 9 p.m.-Midnight Specials: $3 tall domestic beers, 3 long islands, $3 house wines, $1 Jello shots

Happy Hours: 3-6 p.m., 9 p.m.-close Specials: Mon. 1/2 price wine bottles, $1 off drinks, $2 off appetizers

Granite City

Buffalo Wild Wings

1636 42nd St. S

1501 42nd St. S

701.293.3000

701.356.9464 Patio Hours: 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Patio Faces: East Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 4-6 p.m. Specials: $1 off tall domestics, free chips and salsa; 2-4-1 appetizers Mon.Thurs. 9pm-close

Buffalo Wild Wings 1515 19th Ave. N 701.280.9464 Patio Hours: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Patio Faces: East Happy Hour: 3-6 p.m., 9 p.m.Midnight Specials: $1 off tall domestics, free chips and salsa; 2-4-1 appetizers Monday-Thursday 9pm-close

Patio Hours: 11 a.m.-Midnight Patio Faces: South Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 4-6 p.m., 9 p.m.-close Specials: $1 off beer on tap, mixed drinks, and wine glasses; ½ price pizza; 9pm- close $2 off appetizers

Green Mill 3340 13th Ave. S. 701.298.8000 Patio Hours: 11 a.m.-Midnight Patio Faces: North Happy Hour: 3:30-6:30 p.m., 9 p.m.-close Specials: $3 tall domestics, house wine, well drinks; $4.99 appetizers

101 Broadway N.

Specials: Daily grilling, 5-9 p.m., kitchen setup, outdoor menu – build your own kabobs, steak specials, full bar

J.L. Beers 518 1st Ave. N 701.492.3377 Patio Hours: 11 a.m.-Midnight Patio Faces: North Happy Hour: None Specials: None

Juano’s Mexican Restaurant 402 Broadway 701.232.3123 Patio Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday Noon-10 p.m. Patio Faces: East Happy Hour: Monday-Thursday 3-7 p.m. Specials: 2-4-1 all drinks

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Green Mill Patio

Justy’s Bar & Barbecue

Monte’s Downtown

Season’s at Rose Creek

Osgood Public Golf Course

220 Broadway

1500 E. Rose Creek Pkwy S.

4400 Clubhouse Dr. S.

701.526.0149

701.235.5000

701.478.0612

Patio Hours: 5 p.m. to close

Patio Faces: South and West

Patio Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-Midnight

Patio Faces: West

Happy Hour: Monday-Friday, 5 p.m.7p.m.

Old Chicago

Specials: 2-4-1 martinis Thursday and Friday, 5-10 p.m.

Patio Faces: South and West Happy Hour: Monday-Thursday 4-6 p.m., 8-10 p.m. Specials: ½ price taps and wells; Tues. Ladies Night: $3 teas, $2 vodkas, $2 Bud Light Lime; Wed. Men’s Night: $3 Crown Royals, $2 Windsor, $2 Budweiser and Bud Light pints

Mexican Village

2551 45th St. S 701.356.8277 Patio Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-Midnight; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Patio Faces: East Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 4-7 p.m., 9 p.m.-Midnight; Saturday 9 p.m.-Midnight; all day Sunday

3155 45th St. S 701.356.0120 Patio Hours: Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m.-Midnight

Specials: $1 off well drinks, pint draft beer for price of a mug, appetizer discounts

Paradiso

Patio Faces: East

801 38th St. S

Happy Hour: 4-6 p.m., 9 p.m.-close

701.282.5747

Specials: $2 off appetizers, $2 off jumbo margaritas, $2 off tall tap beer

Patio Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 4-6:30 p.m. Specials: $1 off margaritas, $1 off tall beers

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Monday-Friday, 2-4-1 burger baskets, drummies 5-9 p.m.

Tailgaters 1322 Main Ave. 701.293.2091 Patio Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-1 a.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Patio Faces: East Happy Hour: 2-6 p.m., 10 p.m.Midnight Specials: $2.50 domestic bottles, $2.40 domestic pints, $3.40 domestic talls, $2.60 wells


Moorhead Bennigan’s Grill and Tavern 3333 Highway 10 E. 218.291.3333

Happy Hour: 3-5 p.m., $5 martinis Specials: Wednesday, Women’s Night - $5 drinks and dessert, Thursday – ½ price bottle of wine

Patio Hours: 11 a.m.-1 a.m.

Usher’s House

Patio Faces: Northwest

700 1st Ave. N

Happy Hour: Monday-Wednesday 4-6 p.m., 9 p.m.-close, Thursday 4 p.m.-close, Friday-Saturday 4-6 p.m., 9 p.m.-close, Sunday noon-close Specials: Domestics: $3.70 tall, $2.25 short; Imports: $4.50 tall, $3.50 short; 2-4-1 select wells; ½ price appetizers

Patio Hours: 11 a.m.-1 a.m.

Oxbow Country Club

Patio Faces: West Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 3-6 p.m. Specials: $1 off all drinks, ½ price appetizers

315 Main Ave.

218.233.1326

Patio Faces: South

130 Oxbow Dr. Oxbow, ND 701.588.4666

Speak Easy Restaurant

Patio Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.- 10 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.- 9 p.m.

Specials: Great Food & Beverage Specials offered daily – check out the Speak Easy’s fan page on Facebook for details.

Oxbow

218.287.0080

John Alexander’s/ Juano’s 218.359.0808

Lounge Specials from 7 p.m. to Midnight

Patio Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Patio Faces: South Happy Hour: Daily drink specials

1001 30 Ave. S. Patio Hours: 11am to close, Monday through Sunday

Specials: Thurs. 1/2 price wine bottles, $5 martinis

Patio Faces: North Happy Hour: 4pm to 6pm / Evening

The Area’s Premier Waterproofing Company

Explore our website for variety information, directions and our seasonal hours.

www.levirunions.com

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Wet basement? Need a dependable sump pump? We have all your waterproofing solutions so you will have no worries! Financing available.

TRANSFERABLE LIFETIME GUARANTEE! 701-478-0426

www.BasementTechND.com

Choose from a large selection of perennials starting at $4.99! Great variety of peonies -- order now for fall planting. Join Levi Runion’s Garden Center on Facebook! Levi Runion’s Garden Center 6970 70th Street South Sabin, MN 56580 218-789-7581 - Local F-M Call

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What’s Happening

July 9–17

Aug. 5–7

Aug. 21–22

Red River Valley Fair www.RedRiverValleyFair.com

WE Fest Detroit Lakes, MN 218.847.1340 www.WEFest.com

Pioneer Days Bonanzaville, USA 1351 W. Main Ave. West Fargo, ND www.Bonanzaville.com

July 10–11 Phelps Mills Art Festival 9:30–5:00 www.phelpsmillfestival.com

July 14–17, 21–25 and 28–Aug. 1 Anything Goes Trollwood Performing Arts School www.Trollwood.org

July 15–17 35th Annual Fargo Downtown Street Fair Opens daily at 10 a.m. www.fmdowntown.com

July 30–31 Fargo Blues Festival Newman Outdoor Field Fargo, ND www.FargoBluesFest.com

Aug. 10 Hawaiian Beach Blast Rendezvous Park West Fargo, ND 5:30–8:30pm www.wfparks.org

Aug. 25

Aug. 21

Aug. 27–28

Wine and Grape Harvest Festival 3510 142nd Ave. SE Buffalo, ND 701.633.5392 www.RedTrailVineyard.com

Barnesville Potato Days Barnesville, MN 56514 1.800.525.4901 www.PotatoDays.com

Aug. 21

Island Park Craft Show 2nd Ave. and 7th St. S. Fargo, ND 701.241.8160 www.FargoParks.com Booths of hand-made crafts, food and entertainment held at Island Park in Fargo, ND.

Home Builders Care Charity Ride Take your motorcycle, classic car, hot rod, street rod, or cruiser on a tour through lakes country 701-232-5846 www.hbcfm.com

Cobber Corn Feed Concordia College Moorhead, MN www.cord.edu

Aug. 28–29

Complete Landscape Center Patios & Retaining Walls • Trees, Shrubs, and Perennials Boulders & Landscape Rock • Water Features Outdoor Kitchens • Lawn Care

Visit Our Showroom 4347 12th Ave N, Fargo

701-232-7782

www.valleylandscaping.com

Far go, ND


1110 Hobart Street Hawley, MN 56549 218-483-3541 www.olsonpoolsandspas.com

More SPLASH For Your Cash! In Ground Pools • Above Ground Pools • Spas Chemicals • Saunas • Grills • Accessories

Come visit us in our showroom in Hawley Located on the North side of Highway 10

We have all your pool & spa needs, from chemicals to toys We also carry saunas, primo grills, & accessories

Over 30 Years of Service

Summer Store Hours Monday–Friday, 8–6 Saturday, 9–2


Outdoor Design & Living Guide - Summer 2010