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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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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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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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