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THE EATBEAT: Tasty Reuben helps Whitey’s live up to its long-standing reputation

September 19, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Long have I been looking for the best hamburger around the Grand Cities. Instead, I found the best Reuben sandwich when I went for a late lunch last week at Whitey’s in East Grand Forks. Continue Reading

THE EATBEAT: Creative menu brings diners back to Boardwalk

September 12, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

There is a difference between going out for dinner and “having a bite to eat.” And it was the “bite” we were seeking after Mary Golden (MG) of Gilby, N.D., toured the new UND Art Gallery in the Empire Arts Center with me. Continue Reading

Two-for-one burgers a draw at Ground Round

August 15, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Two-for-one burgers bring hungry people into the Ground Round at 2800 32nd Ave. S. on Tuesday evenings. The free popcorn is a draw, and customers count on it. Continue Reading

THE EATBEAT: Applebee’s menu is loaded with options

August 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

“See you tomorrow,” said hostess Sue Prowse as I left Applebee’s after having lunch there the other day. I was somewhat startled wondering if I was forgetting something. Then she grinned and explained that is just the Applebee’s way of ushering customers out. “See you tomorrow,” is what they use as a promotion. Continue Reading

THE EATBEAT: Dining at Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is like going to a picnic

July 31, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

It was suppertime six o’clock. And my first trip through the ordering line at Dickey’s Barbecue Pit was challenging. I found myself looking up at the menu board, sizing up the line of people ahead of me, trying to decide what to order. Continue Reading

MARILYN HAGERTY: Blue Moose has something for almost everyone

July 24, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

They were finishing up an order of Cowboy Nachos when I joined a jolly group of women at the Blue Moose on a recent warm summer evening. Talk and laughter is nonstop with this group of five UND professionals who enjoy the occasional dining-out experiences. Continue Reading

THE EATBEAT: Delta Airlines offers first-class service

July 18, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

She reached out with tongs holding a warm washcloth for my hands. Then, the first-class cabin attendant came around with a linen-looking cloth to put on top of the tray in front of my seat on Delta Airlines Flight 2153 from Minneapolis to Seattle. Continue Reading

THE EATBEAT: Be sure to go hungry to the Wild Hog

July 11, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Regular customers at the Wild Hog bar and Grill on South Washington Sstreet know what they want to eat. The menu is long on imagination, and we were glad to have a knowledgeable and helpful waitress when Laura Jane Paulson (LJ) and I had supper there on the last Friday night in June. Continue Reading

THE EATBEAT: IHOP receives a return visit

July 3, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

It could have been a late, late lunch. Maybe it was an early supper. I wasn’t sure when I ordered what the menu at IHOP describes as two savory stuffed crepes. Continue Reading

THE EATBEAT: Paradiso’s chimichanga more than enough

June 26, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A giant tortilla stuffed with nicely seasoned and finely ground beef appeared when I ordered a chimichanga at Paradiso Mexican Restaurant. One of the assistant managers had told me this is a signature item of the large and attractive eatery, which has been a fixture on South Washington Street since 1976. Continue Reading