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It Sadly Marks The End To Another Summer: Gordy’s Hi-Hat In Cloquet Closes This Sunday

The excitement in the air when Gordy's Hi-Hat in Cloquet opens in the Spring is equally matched by the sadness when they close for the season in the Fall.  You days to get your faves are seriously numbered.

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Ian Redmond - TSM Duluth
Ian Redmond - TSM Duluth
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Duluth Old Country Buffet Abruptly Closed

Employees and patrons alike were greeted today by a note taped to the door saying the location was closed and instructing employees to return for their final paychecks.

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Food Giants Kraft And Heinz To Merge
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Are Glass Ketchup Bottles Considered Obsolete

Have you heard of "marrying ketchup bottles"?  I use to have to do that, not only with ketchup bottles, but the mustard and steak sauces too.  When Ken Hayes and I started having this conversation we realized that it's been awhile since we've seen a glass ketchup bottle.

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Sophie Asselin;
Sophie Asselin;
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How Early Can You Start Drinking? Bloody Mary Bars Let The Restaurant Industry Advance The Clock On Alcohol Sales

It's truly "5 o'clock somewhere"!  Just ask the restaurant industry.  It's no small secret that alcohol sales constitute the largest percentage of the revenue pie for food establishments. In the last few years, many food places have found ways to insert liquor sales into an earlier part of their day:  breakfast!

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Creatas
Creatas
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Duluth Named As One Of The Country’s Top Foodie Cities

Forget its arts and entertainment offerings;  look beyond the battle with Saint Paul for who has the best craft beer.  Here's one thing that can't be taken away from the Zenith City:  Duluth was recently named as one of Livabilty.com's Top Ten Best Foodie Cities.

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Dmitry Kalinovsky;
Dmitry Kalinovsky;
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What Do People In Minnesota And Wisconsin Like To Eat? New Survey Discloses The Most-Popular “American Cuisine” State-By-State

The term American Food or American Cuisine gets tossed around by people all of the time.  But what does it really mean?

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irman;
irman;
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Revolutionary New Domino’s Pizza Coming To The Twin Ports; Hermantown Location Will Give Customers A Different Experience

Forget what you know or think you know about Domino's Pizza;  The newest location that's coming to the Twin Ports will be vastly different from any one you've ever been to.

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Neilson Barnard - Getty
Neilson Barnard - Getty
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Olive Garden Never Ending Pasta Pass Allows You To Fill Up For $100; Struggling Restaurant Chain Tries New Approach To Lure Customers In

Darden-owned Olive Garden has been struggling for some time now.  To offset sluggish sales, they recently went on a "health" kick, serving smaller portions in an attempt to lure customers back.  Now it appears they're going the opposite direction.

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steve everts
steve everts
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Where Do Five Star Chefs Like To Eat Fast Food?

First things first - there is no comparing a five star meal to what comes inside that paper bag from the drive through.  In many ways that's okay because I believe we eat gourmet food and fast food for two different purposes.

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Joe Raedl
Joe Raedl
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Chipotle Ordering Manners; Thirteen Things To Avoid Doing

Now that Duluth has a Chipotle - and the opening day-line has diminished - it's a good time to review ordering ettiquete.  In some ways, these tips are transferrable to just about any restaurant - especially fast food places.

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(Photo by Roger L. Wollenberg-Pool/ Getty Images)
(Photo by Roger L. Wollenberg-Pool/ Getty Images)
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Obama’s Favorite Burger Restaurant Closes Two Locations

It's possible that Barack Obama might start to develop a complex - what with nose-diving approval ratings, a crumbling economy, international scandal, and now - his favorite D.C. burger joint is closing.

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Source:  McDonalds Corp - website - press kit
Source: McDonalds Corp - website - press kit
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Fish McBites Join Chicken Nuggets On McDonalds Menu For Lent

Just in time for Lent, McDonalds is adding a new option to their menu!  Fish McBites join Chicken Nuggets on the Happy Meal menu - tailored towards kids and adults who are looking for fish options during the lead-up to Easter.

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