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Avenue C Restaurant In Cloquet Closes Without Warning

For the employees at "Avenue C" in Cloquet they are not only out of a job, but had no notice that the restaurant was closing.

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Cathy Kates
Cathy Kates
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Review Of The New Crooked Pint Ale House In Duluth

There has been a plethora of restaurants that have opened up in the Northland and I had the opportunity to visit one of the latest, Crooked Pint Ale House at 1402 W Arrowhead Rd Suite 100 in Duluth.  Here is my opinion on my first visit. (meaning there will be more).

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Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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Crooked Pint Ale House Opens in Duluth’s Kenwood Village

The Duluth area officially has another option for dining and craft beer. Crooked Pint Ale House opened in the Kenwood Village in Duluth Tuesday, marking the 6th location the company operates around the region.

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Cathy Kates
Cathy Kates
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Duluth East Culinary Student Moving On To Nationals [VIDEO]

I can cook if it comes in a box and there's instructions.  I have always been in awe of chefs that just pour, taste, season and use words like demi glaze and balsamic vinegar reduction.  I was hoping reduction meant taking the calories out, but that's a no go.  We as a community should be so proud of one culinary student at East High School and there's a place you can go to eat the deliciousness that he and the other culinary students have prepared.

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Cathy Kates
Cathy Kates
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My Review Of The New OMC Smokehouse Restaurant In Duluth

To be honest, I've actually been to the OMC Smokehouse at 1909 West Superior St.
Duluth twice.  But I forgot to take pictures my first time so I made sure to do so this time.  They serve smoked meats, craft beer and sides all done very uniquely.  Here's my review.

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Josh Koop - TSM Duluth
Josh Koop - TSM Duluth
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Gordy’s Hi-Hat Takes You Behind The Counter [VIDEO]

Oh yes I did and I was thrilled!  My family has been going to Gordy's Hi-Hat since the day I was born, literally.  I was born at the Cloquet Hospital which is blocks from Gordy's Hi-Hat.  My father got tired of waiting for my arrival and left for lunch.  While he was AT Gordy's I was born and they had to call him back.  Gordy's has countless fans because they know exactly what they're getting when they walk through the door.  Delicious hand-crafted food made with customer satisfaction in mind.  But, have you ever been on the other side of the counter?

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UPDATE: The Corporate Answer To If Outback Steakhouse In Duluth Will Close

As we awaited news on whether Duluth's JC Penney will be closing.   We heard that another national company, Outback Steakhouse, would be closing some of their locations and wondered if our local Outback restaurant was on the "chopping block".  We were contacted by the parent company, Bloomin' Brands and we have the answer!

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Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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The Secret To Why A&W Root Beer Tastes So Much Better [VIDEO]

While driving on Belknap in Superior this past weekend I noticed the sign boasting homemade Root Beer at the A&W Restaurant.  They aren't kidding, it IS homemade.  I use to work at the A&W in Cloquet and we made our root beer too.  Don't believe me, here's proof.

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Google Street View
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Outback Steakhouses Close Across The Nation, Will Duluth’s Be Spared

Last week we learned that the company that owns JC Penney will be closing some of their stores and that honestly made me sick to my stomach.  I love shopping at JC Penney and it has been an anchor store at the Miller Hill Mall for so many years. While we're waiting to hear for sure what stores they'll be closing, another company has announced they'll be closing some of their locations, will our Outback Steakhouse on Haines Road be on the chopping block too?

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Josh Koop - TSM Duluth
Josh Koop - TSM Duluth
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When Is The New Lucky’s 13 Pub Opening In Duluth? [VIDEO]

When a new restaurant opens in the Twin Ports there is always a high level of excitement.  It didn't take long for another restaurant to open where Old Country Buffet had been.  It's called Lucky's 13 Pub and the menu is huge, just like the portions, according to General Manager, Ken Wilson.

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Josh Koop - TSM Duluth
Josh Koop - TSM Duluth
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Pita Pit Restaurant Now Opened In The Maurices Building, Downtown Duluth [VIDEO]

There is always a buzz when a new restaurant opens in the Northland.  The buzz in the Northland is in downtown Duluth in the new maurices building with the opening of the Pita Pit.

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Cathy Kates
Cathy Kates
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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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