Duluth Grill

Fundraiser to Open New Black-Owned Duluth Soul Food Restaurant Draws Hungry Crowd

Solomon and Stephan Witherspoon are raising money to open Doc Witherspoon's Soul Food Kitchen in Lincoln Park in 2021.

DULUTH, Minn.- A pop-up fundraiser at Peace United Church in Duluth Sunday raised money to help bring a new, black-owned soul food restaurant to the city next year. A line of cars snaked around the church, filled with anxious customers all hungry for some new soul food. “It’s a dream come true,” said Solomon Witherspoon, “I have tears of joy…

OMC Smokehouse Shuts Doors Temporarily After Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

The restaurant says they will be identifying anyone who may have been in contact with the employee and encourage them to get tested.

  DULUTH, Minn. — A popular restaurant in Duluth’s Lincoln Park Neighborhood, OMC Smokehouse is closing temporarily due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19 Sunday. “We are just working on trying to understand this and trying to do it the right way,” said owner Tom Hanson. In a post on their Facebook page Sunday, OMC Smokehouse said they will…

OMC Smokehouse Expanding into Next-Door Noble Pour; Now Called ‘OMC Whiskey Bar’

A hole in the wall now connects the restaurant to the bar, increasing seating.

DULUTH, Minn.- Governor Walz announcing that bars, restaurants and other business can open at 50% capacity Wednesday is a relief for many restaurant owners. But for one in Lincoln Park, that meant scrapping a newly opened business to give new life to an existing favorite. “We’re kind of calling an audible on every play that we’ve made in the last…

OMC Smokehouse Opens Back Up For Online Pre-Orders

On the first day open, the restaurant received 200 online orders.

DULUTH, Minn.- Amid the many local restaurants forced to close under Governor Tim Walz’s Executive Order, OMC Smokehouse in Lincoln Park decided to get cooking again, doing takeout in an unconventional way for them. The restaurant opened up to online pre-orders only on Saturday, with food prepped and ready 5-10 mins before scheduled pickup. “I’ve been doing this 40 years,…

OMC Owner Opening New Cocktail Lounge

What initially was an OMC expansion is now a separate business.

DULUTH, Minn.- The owner of Lincoln Park businesses OMC Smokehouse, Duluth Grill, Corktown Deli and Taco Arcada is opening up a new business right next door to OMC. “Noble Pour”, as it will be called, will be a craft cocktail lounge on West Superior Street featuring local craft beverages and beverages made in house. Owner Tom Hanson says the idea…

Tacos and Arcade Games Come to Lincoln Park with Taco Arcada

Owners of Duluth Grill Family open up fourth establishment.

DULUTH, Minn.- The expansion of the Lincoln Park Craft District is continuing with the grand opening of Taco Arcada, bringing a twist to your traditional taco restaurant. The owners of Duluth Grill, Corktown Deli and Brews, and OMC Smokehouse debuted their newest hotspot in Lincoln Park, and the place was packed. The pixelated sounds of old games and the clicking…

Taco Arcada Coming to Lincoln Park

May 5th is the expected opening day for pinball and taco restaurant

DULUTH, MINN.- The owner of Duluth Grill, OMC Smokehouse and Corktown Deli is getting ready to open another business in Lincoln Park and this time it’s all about tacos and pin ball machines. Taco Arcada plans to open on West Superior Street on Cinco de Mayo and it’ll be connected in the basement by a hallway to nearby Corktown Deli…

Boys and Girls Club Gives Feast of Thanks and Coats for Kids

Hot Thanksgiving Meal and a Coat Provided to Families

DULUTH, Minn.- On Tuesday night the Boys and Girls Club of the Northland held its annual Feast of Thanks, for dozens of families who otherwise might not get to enjoy a traditional hot thanksgiving meal. Around 200 people packed the Holy Family Catholic Church in Duluth for Turkey, Ham, Stuffing, and all the fixings. The free event is designed to…

Duluth Grill Named Best Breakfast in the State

One reason Duluth Grill was recognized was for its Smoke Salmon Hash.

DULUTH, Minn. – Not many restaurants in the Northland can say they have the title of being one of the best breakfast restaurants in the state of Minnesota. But Duluth Grill received that honor from People Magazine.” Staff say it’s a team effort and it also has a lot to do with loyal customers. One reason Duluth Grill was recognized was…

Two New Business Join in on Revitalizing Lincoln Park

Owners of both Corktown Deli and Brews and Love Creamery are celebrating their grand opening in Lincoln Park on the 1900 block of West Superior Street.

DULUTH, Minn.- Two new businesses opened their doors in Lincoln Park Wednesday. These businesses are part of a larger movement to transform a section of Duluth, which hasn’t seen much new development in a long time.  The Lincoln Park district continues to grow, and neighborhood residents are excited to see more accessible food options. Many business owners are collaborating to…

“Mouth Full Of Maple” Kicks Off Tonight

Glensheen Hosts Tastes Of Local Syrup & Syrup Infused Dishes

DULUTH, Min. — It’s that time of year again when the maple trees are producing sap! If you are craving maple syrup, you’re in luck! The Glensheen Mansion is kicking off their “Mouth Full of Maple” Wednesday night. They’ve partnered with The Duluth Grill and are featuring tastes of local syrup and syrup infused dishes. A new dish is revealed each…

On Sale Now, ‘The Copper Hen Cookbook’

Duluth's Best Bread Co-Owner Robert Lillegard Has Released His Third Cookbook, 'The Copper Hen'

DULUTH, Minn. – Cooking can be difficult for many of us, whether it be finding certain ingredients or the time to perfect the best dishes, but one Duluthian is looking to eliminate the hesitation. Co-owner of Duluth’s Best Bread, Robert Lillegard first dabbled in cookbook writing when he was asked to write the first cookbook for The Duluth Grill. Since then,…

How Sweet It Is Back Open for Business

Two local businesses team up to keep staple eats in the Twin Ports available

DULUTH, Minn.- A popular sweets shop that was forced to close last month after 20 years of business has officially made an unexpected comeback. How Sweet It Is Cakes has re–opened a revised business model inside the Duluth Grill in Lincoln Park. The owner of How Sweet It Is closed in October because of declining sales, after moving into the Holiday…