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6  Spotlight: Speak Easy Restaurant & Lounge 952-460-1930 | VOLUME 2 - ISSUE 7

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6 Spotlight: Speak Easy Restaurant & Lounge 8 Save Money and Still Get in Shape 10 Lighten Up! Spring Tips for Freshening Up Your Home 12 Daran's - They've Got Soul 14 Who Was St. Patrick & Why is My Beer Green? 16 Doggy Daycares: Pampering the Furry Members of the Family 18 Spring Break Travel Hacks for Families 20 Shedding Your Winter Coat: Updating Your Look for Spring


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A Personality All Its Own by Jamee Larson

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their customer traffic. For Jim Mercil, then-owner of the Speak Easy Restaurant and Lounge, making up for the lost revenue proved to be a herculean task. On November 30 of last year, Mercil put the restaurant up for sale. Buying it was a no-brainer for Larry Hauger. Along with his business partner, Hauger took ownership of the restaurant and on December 1, it was business as usual.

Some people in the area refer to the restaurant as the “new” Speak Easy, but much of it remains the same. Walk through the doors and you will see the same Auburn 4-door sedan convertible in the northeast corner. The same gangster era portraits line the walls. Although there have been a few upgrades, the décor has been kept intact. “This place is really cool the way it is. It has its own personality and is a unique type of space,” Hauger explained. “The atmosphere and ambiance is something you wouldn’t want to change.”

Hauger has a long history with the restaurant. He had his first date with his wife in 1992 at the Speak Easy. They celebrated their grooms’ dinner there as well. There must have been something in the air because the couple is still married and have three children, all of which attended school in Moorhead. It is the history of the restaurant that makes it so special for Hauger, and it is what fuels his desire to retain the Speak Easy’s iconic status.

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“Same, only better,” is the sentiment that has been attached to the restaurant’s new ownership. Long time chef Kent Larson still works for the Speak Easy, which has ensured that its signature dishes will still spoil your palette for all other food. Much of the other staff have remained as well, which gave the ownership transition a continuity that is responsible for a customer rebirth of sorts. Hit up the restaurant during the dinner rush and you would think time has stood still for the restaurant. In a way, it has.

“Speak Easy is open, and even more importantly, it is the same great restaurant it always was.”

The Speak Easy’s menu has something for everyone. Although it is an Italian restaurant, the menu includes seafood and American entrees as well. Start a visit with some of its signature appetizers like Italian nachos or fried eggplant chips, however, and you may not make it any further. For those that do, the Italian dishes include everything from bruschetta, tortellini carbonara, and lasagna (done three different ways).

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On the seafood menu are such mouthwatering dishes as butterflied shrimp and deep fried walleye. Not to be outdone, the American menu features specialties like stuffed pork chops, ribeye steak, and Bonnie & Clyde’s prime rib (served Thursday through Saturday). The Speak Easy also features a full gluten-free menu, happy hour from 4:00 – 6:00 pm, and daily drink specials. As if that wasn’t enough, kids eat free on Sundays (ages 9 and under) and breakfast is served from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on Sundays. Truly something for everyone.

Hauger would like to let everyone know that yes, the Speak Easy is open, and even more importantly, it is the same great restaurant it always was. There have been some upgrades, including bigger televisions, but a return customer will quickly notice that the atmosphere that has given the restaurant its identity is largely intact. “We always knew it was a great place,” Hauger said. “We are just trying to give it some love and make it even better.”

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SAVE MONEY AND STILL GET IN SHAPE The costs of getting fit can sometimes seem formidable. Men and women on tight budgets may feel that gym memberships, home exercise equipment or costly personal training sessions are simply beyond their means. Such concerns can have long-term negative impacts on individuals’ health, which only highlights the need to find ways to save when attempting to get in shape. While there is no shortage of ways to spend money when trying to get back in shape, there are even more ways to save when adopting a healthier lifestyle.

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charge $89 for a month-to-month membership, but only $69 per month for people who commit for a full year. That’s a savings of nearly 23 percent. Personal trainers also typically offer considerable discounts to clients who commit to a greater number of sessions than those who simply purchase one session at a time. JOIN A GYM AT THE RIGHT MOMENT. Many gyms capitalize on people’s New Year’s resolutions to get fit by offering steep discounts to men and women who sign up at the end of December or in January. Others may discount memberships in late winter when people want to get in shape before the return of beach season. Signing up during the height of discount season or when gyms are offering special discounts, such as anniversary or holiday deals, can save you a lot of money over the course of the year.

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Lighten Up! Spring Tips for Freshening Up Your Home

by Ana Mitrovic

Spring is around the corner and it’s the right time to think about adding a little refresh your home after the long months of being cooped up indoors. With a few simple changes, you’ll feel like you’re in a brand new space without breaking the bank. Once the weather permits and you’re no longer relying on your heater, it’s good practice to open a few windows for a few minutes before heading off to work for the day. Allowing fresh air into your home is not only invigorating and refreshing for you, but a great way to rid your home of the stale air of winter.

10  | Pillows & Throws: A simple and low-budget way of adding a little bit of spring in your home is to invest in a few new pillows for your living room. Choose light pillows with chevron print, yellow, or light blue tones to help brighten up any room. If you are feeling crafty, pick up some inexpensive fabric and try your hand at sewing a few of your own pillow covers, mixing your selection with a few neutral canvas textures or a few white accent pillows. You can rotate these throughout the spring keeping your living area always looking fresh and crisp. Likewise, try a fresh new lightweight throw for the couch in a pale green to keep you cozy on movie nights.

Candles: Another easy way to spruce up your home for spring without spending too much money is with a new scented candle. After the heavier scents we tend to use during the holidays and winter such as cinnamon, pine, or vanilla try opting for fresher and lighter aromas. If you’re missing sandy shores of the lake, go ahead and try a Melon and Seasalt candle by Swan Creek Candle Co. or, for those craving thunderstorms and fresh grass, try the Creative Co-op Flaire Candle in

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Fresh Rain or Tall Grass. All three are available at Country Greenery in Fargo, West Fargo, Dilworth, and Moorhead.

Flowers & Plants:

Everyone loves flowers, and

fresh greenery in the home always help to create a bright and cheery atmosphere. In the spring, opt for mixed bloom bouquets such as light colored roses and lilies. Peonies and hydrangeas are also a good choice for spring. Add some sprigs of eucalyptus to help create a clean and sharp color contrast. If you are looking for a few spring bloom choices that are more long lasting but which do require more care, choose flowering plants with bright pops of color, such as purple orchids or colorful gerbera daisies.

Donating & Cleansing: We all too often end up accumulating more than we need in our home spaces. A good practice to adopt to counter this accumulation is the “one-for-one” approach. For every new item you acquire, consider donating an item you no longer use. This will keep your home balanced as well as ensure that your future purchases remain intentional and well-thought out. Another great way to update your interior décor without spending a lot of money is to start a collection of favorite prints of your family and friends. Rotate these photos and rearrange their placement during the various seasons to give your home an instant lift. For more local ideas for interior design, candles, pillows and more, be sure to check out McNeal and Friends located on 506 Broadway N. in Fargo, or ScanDesign located at 110 N. Broadway in Fargo.

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SOUTHERN SOUL FOOD SOUTHERN SOUL FOOD SOUTHERN SOUL FOOD Darrell Randle grew up in Florida enjoying the delicious meals provided by his mother, grandmother and aunts. The flavors in their recipes and variety of foods they made are things that have stuck with him for years. In 2011, Randle and his wife Celena decided to move their family to Fargo, with hopes of a promising future ahead of them. After trying out several local restaurants, the Randles realized the variety and flavor they had come to love were lacking on a lot of the

menus. Not only that, but no one was offering the soul food they were fond of from their childhood. The couple had some experience in the restaurant industry, saw an opportunity, and knew what they had to do. Thus, Daran’s Southern Soul Food and West Indian Cuisine was born. Since they knew their business would be family-oriented, the name Daran’s comes from the first initials of each of their kids’ names. The Randles set up shop downtown Fargo at Square One commercial kitchen at 1407 1st Ave N. Right now, they take to-go orders, deliver,


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and cater meals to customers. They offer breakfast, lunch and dinner. Celena, who has roots in the South American nation of Guyana and New York, does most of the cooking, while Darrell handles the business end of things. Their menu includes items like fried chicken, catfish, and barbecue ribs. Side items like candied yams, collard greens and





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mac n’ cheese round out the menu, along with sweet potato pie and peach cobbler for dessert. While Darrell has plenty of ideas himself, he admits a lot of the recipes come from his family back home. “To this day, I’m still getting ideas from my grandma,” he said. The Daran’s menu is posted every day on its Facebook page. Preordering for the next day is strongly recommended since selections often run out. Walk-ins are also welcome, but food is based on availability. So far, the most popular day has been Barbecue Friday,


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featuring ribs, barbecue chicken and chicken wings. The business has had a good start, and the owners have high hopes. “We have big plans, and are hoping to have a new location by June,” Darrell said. “That’s our goal right now.” Their own restaurant will allow for expanded hours, menu, and hopefully, customer base, he added. “It’ll allow us to do everything we’ve been trying to do. The lack of flavor and food options in Fargo are about to come to an end.”


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Who was St. Patrick

& why is My Beer Green? by Jamee Larson and Ella Larson

For many people, St. Patrick’s Day means green beer and “Kiss Me,

passed, he worked and worked and soon found his way to God. One day

I’m Irish” t-shirts. It is a holiday that has been embraced equally

God sent him a strict message to go back to France, so he felt he had to

between those with Irish heritage and those without. Never miss a

go. In France, he studied at a monastery.

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Ask the average reveler about the meaning of St. Patrick’s Day

went back to Ireland as

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clovers, and the color green. Press for deeper answers, however, and

people about God by using the

you could be met with silence. Few people know the history of St.

three leaves of the shamrock to

Patrick’s Day. Nine-year-old Ella Larson (an aspiring writer) was

symbolize the Father, Son, and

asked to research the history of holiday and Patrick himself. Her

Holy Spirit. Legend also says

findings reveal a tradition that is about much more than just green

that St. Patrick put the curse

beer. In her own words:

of God on poisonous snakes in Ireland and drove them all into

Patrick was just a little boy at first like anyone growing up in England.

the sea.

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St. Patrick as a missionary

popular or famous thick storybook.

in Ireland for more than 20 years. He died March 17 of

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461 AD. Although Patrick green because of Ireland’s green lands and because the shamrock is green.

Irish pride. The number three is also considered Ireland’s lucky number. It is believed that everything good in Ireland comes in threes. In addition to the shamrock, another popular symbol associated with St. Patrick’s Day is the leprechaun. Although the most famous leprechaun is possibly Lucky from Lucky Charms cereal, the leprechaun actually goes back several centuries in Irish folklore. It is believed that the leprechaun is a short, aloof, gruff, and tricky character that possesses a pot of gold. Leprechauns pass their time making shoes. Legend has it that a leprechaun has never been caught. If you do happen to catch one, make sure you don’t take your eyes off of it or it will disappear. No St. Patrick’s Day is complete without a Guinness beer or a shot of Irish whiskey. For those that don’t indulge in the spirits, you can celebrate with a plate of Bangers and Mash, Shepherd’s Pie, Beef Stew,



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or Irish Soda Bread. Whether you embrace your Irish heritage on St. Patrick’s Day or just enjoy the opportunity to celebrate, be sure to toast to good health (Slainte) or bless your companions with Dia dhuit, or God Be with You.

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Doggy Daycares: Pampering the Furry Members of the Family by Jamee Larson

Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole. ~ Roger Caras

Dogs have long been considered man’s best friend. It’s not unusual for canines to be personified as an actual member of the family. There are even pooches that have their own Facebook pages. Nowhere is the deeply cherished relationship between people and dogs more apparent than the doggy daycare industry. In the past, people who needed to board their four-legged friends did so at a no frills kennel generally consisting of a cage and a place for the dogs to run. Food, water, and a place to sleep was all that was expected. Fast forward to present day, however, and many area businesses have taken boarding to an entirely new level. HOME OF THE


Kelly Norton is the owner of Prairie Dog Hotel Grooming and Canine Daycare in South Fargo. Norton understands the transformation of the owner/dog relationship. “Dogs are family. They need a great place to stay and be cared for by the best

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trained staff who can love the dogs as their own,” she said. “It is necessary to have a top notch place to bring your family dog.” Like many doggy daycares, Prairie Dog

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and she plans to grow with it. “I plan on adding a canine taxi service, massage therapy, and dog training,” she said. Black also sees and increased demand. “We have new customers almost daily. I think more and more people are able to have pets because of our services.” One of the newest players in the area’s doggy daycare scene is Moorhead’s Wags Stay ‘n Play. According to Sammy Smith, Wags is a one-stop shop, offering boarding, grooming, and daycare services. “We spend the time and make sure your dog as a good experience,” she said. “The daycare has fun themed activities every week; we take pictures to send home, make ornaments with paw prints, and other fun stuff like that.” Wags Stay ‘n Play offers three different options for boarding, including VIP suites that are all decorated with individual themes. The site also offers packages for daycare and boarding to save money for repeat visitors. Prairie Dog, Doggy Depot, and Wags Stay ‘n Play are part of an evergrowing collection of doggy daycares in the greater F/M area. Many offer top of the line services for those interested in pampering your canine. For a complete list of services, visit the websites listed below. Regardless of the business you choose, make sure your pet is comfortable with the setup and being around other dogs before dropping him/her off for the day. Like humans, some dogs have a difficult time in groups. It’s far better to know that ahead of time then discovering it on the spot

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Give each child a set amount of money to spend and stick to it. Kids tend to be much more discriminating when they’re spending “their” money.

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SHEDDING YOUR WINTER COAT: Updating Your Look for Spring by Ana Mitrovici

The weather is warming up and you’re probably looking forward to ditching your winter layers soon. This spring, consider a few of these suggestions to welcome the new season and updating your look while at the same time keeping your savings intact.

The first thing you’ll want to do is pack away your down coat for something a little lighter and sleeker. Try a trendy and water resistant knee-length trench coat in navy blue or a neutral color like tan. If you’re feeling a little bit bold, try a pastel lilac or sky blue trench coat. In addition to keeping you dry on rainy days, trenches also help dress up any pair of jeans, t-shirt and ballerina flats combo while you’re out running errands. If you’re not ready to switch to flats just yet, pair your jeans with faux-suede ankle boots in tan or caramel for a timeless look.

Scarves are another great and simple way to update your look without spending too much money. Opt for lighter woven fabrics with fun prints that you can mix and match with a variety of other neutral tones. These optimistic colors are sure to put you in a good mood.

While out shopping for new wardrobe items, consider investing in a few well-made key pieces such as from silk rather than synthetics like polyester. In addition to the added luxurious feel, these natural fibers work better for regulating body-temperature, preventing bacterial growth, and keeping you more comfortable throughout the work day. Silk is also a great material for comfy pajamas!

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CREATE A SAFE SPACE Most of us have a “Home Base” in our home where we set the mail that has to be dealt with, invitations that need an RSVP, and that random stack of things you’re not quite sure what to do with. Deal with this zone first. If your “Home Base” is clean, you can always retreat to this sanctuary for some fresh mental clarity. If you don’t have a home base, make all the beds in the house. You just need to start somewhere.

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haven’t made the beds yet, do that. And then focus in on one thing. Maybe it’s the basement closet that has become the purgatory for everything that doesn’t have a home. Maybe it’s the tupperware drawer. Maybe it’s the “cord drawer” that houses every charger you’ve ever needed. If you can walk into a room with a fresh set of eyes and determine what areas stress you out, that’s a good place to start. HAVE DONATION AND THROWAWAY BAGS If everything you own doesn’t have a place to belong, you have to decide if you are going to get rid of some things, or change the way you organize (Hint: the first one is WAY easier). Stock up on garbage bags and label some “donate” and some “garbage” - and just start filling them up. If you forgot you had it, you probably don’t need it. If it doesn’t fit you anymore, get rid of it. If it’s not something someone else could use, toss it. If you’re sentimental, it’s okay to keep a few mementos, but the memories are what’s important, not the things that represent them.

SET REASONABLE EXPECTATIONS - THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT If you’re expecting to get everything done in one day, you’re setting yourself up for frustration and failure. Spread out your cleaning over a few weeks, taking a day off now and again to enjoy the fruits of your labor. There are a plethora of apps designed to help you regularly clean and deepclean your living spaces. I use Chorelist, and I’ve somehow transformed into someone who constantly washes out the inside of the garbage can. The app’s customizable interface can be a little daunting for those looking for something a little more simple, so you should also check out Unfilth Your Habitat (Warning: This app uses adult language to “encourage” you). It breaks things down into different challenges, gives you a time limit, and somehow cusses you into getting things done. HomeRoutines is also a great option, sans language. Another amazing app takes a little work to set up, but is absolutely worth it in the long run. For iOS it’s called Sortly, and for Android it’s called My Things, and it’s essentially a catalog filled with your stuff. You take a picture of something you





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LOWER YOUR CHOLESTEROL High cholesterol is an issue for many men and women, who may or may not know that excessive cholesterol in the blood can increase a person’s risk of cardiovascular disease. That’s a genuine concern for many people, as the American Heart Association notes that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Statistics Canada reports that heart disease accounted for 21 percent of all deaths in 2008 (the most recent year for which statistics were available), placing it behind only cancer among the leading causes of death in Canada. The link between high cholesterol and cardiovascular disease has long since been established, but the good news is that even men and women with considerably high cholesterol levels can greatly reduce their risk of one day developing cardiovascular disease. Some may need the help of prescription medication to lower their cholesterol, while others might only need to make certain lifestyle changes to lower their cholesterol. Men and women should discuss a plan of attack to lower their cholesterol levels with a physician, who will determine if medication should be a part of the plan. Even if medication is a factor, the following are some lifestyle changes men

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healthy diet does not have to be devoid of taste. You can still eat red

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lose weight is that it can raise your so-called

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The Big Bog: A Jack & Lauren Learning Adventure - A Preview from SDL’s Own Steve Johnson A bonus Twin Trails column this month is for the kids! Our columnist has a shiny

ste d to li stoppe t s u li j y e big, en the all on s a evident and influential than to the curious and th w e ge ike it igh; th own, l and tireless mind of a kid. ke a s i of its l s a ing e sw e tree ometh d. i s h a t The first of a learning s s a n i n w re w ent Laure ed to nd the differ ll is!” adventure series, this t seem reen’s lood. A a g b en it a h f t e d o r r e g l ea al fad at how e or h ted in episode is based in a en, or “Look not se s pain n lich . e a s e s w r o g t s m of ore tled northern bog forest. arpet hole f s, mot close. the w reen c e tree g c d e u a e, Ha r s m p s. a e s r e w n d , e l o n grov It se e u o e r o t p g , b s d f k a r o n y ou es a Along the way the brother/ like da nearb the gr nd sid ,” he s hues, In the ost of a logs a leaves d M n g e . o n s r i s e e l s v v sister main characters gro co mo lea emb ats; it some green olony, The tr s “ c m s k o .” e c r e i n c o learn about different da hom l in th rt of roves er han bed at It grew All pa ran h eate g n my r o d c habitats, life highlights of t n o e a t k n an ding re the bl ed dow sprea wildlife, and much more. The e log a reach . “Like h d n t i e a d r ere c s n u La oss a ight h u ,” she r o t m f Y e o e e . s r h e t o s book actively engages readers ur n n. T t’s s this , of co hildre Laure log. “I “Then cteria e its c ding a . “Yes, i r with a tale of exploration b d h a e t y s d s e n l d re o pti d. Ti rnes n all the and re s a be and unique ways to learn and ard Ba birds ng ha l i l ua h a t e m Hayw om ns d. “Yo here s nodde experience the outdoors. rs, eve w e d d r d i a e p e s w ind the gr Hay ects, stem. nd of ee ins y e s s r o o a c s f l e te re can a at the ot sys iniatu the ro ible m d h e r g .” t c u i e n it in thro he i ny wh ism.” d by t ere ti organ cinate w In this excerpt, the kids wander g s n a d s i f e n v e i k l r o, a wfla ids we ers, to e sno into the bog, escorted by loo The k . w flow et lik w o e l o f l b e uren ’ n y s kid and a rai nd La e e r a h u t o l k Hayward Barnes, a wise deer that s b r c n Ja ea hild ayo er, e and red n aves. C x of cr t of h purpl e o l n b o w g r Scatte a a f n lives nearby: s i in in r ren tick colors n enti e air s. Lau of the gh th ce of a u r flower a o e r r b h h t d m e e ed emind bounc they r t lebee i b t m h g u . ou ne tly b airpla and th A por e moss an old n e e nd th k i e l r g nd fou d of g a n e buzzin l u d o tops pud nam lored nto a i p x foot o r e e s i g y h fin s, The ressed of tree astic. oked a Jack p ren p e bark like el h u t e a l d L b e . a ve touch ongy nd mo s and felt sp soft a th log a e e b n r o e t und bottom eered and p s r e d l of bou new children’s book ready for eager young readers. The outdoors inspires creation, exploring, and discovery, and never is this more

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