All Roads Lead to Bergen: Deciphering the magnetism of a small town supper club

Deep in southwestern Minnesota, the unincorporated township of Bergen begins and ends at the intersection of 540th Avenue and 900th Street. All you can see for miles is flat, monoculture farmland, liberally punctuated with towering wind turbines that work lazily in the late afternoon summer haze. At the southwest corner, a shuttered old general store … [ Read more]

Shucking oysters in the face of doom: The staying power of Meritage

There’s a style of dining that has been steadily vanishing from the Twin Cities in recent years. The kind of experience where you arrive in your finest outfit, are greeted by an impossibly caring host, and sit in an elegant room at a white tablecloth. Where a knowledgeable, non-apathetic server will care of you professionally, … [ Read more]

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