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7 West Taphouse Opening Second Duluth Location Next Week

The Taphouse Has Expanded to a Location Along Maple Grove Road

DULUTH, Minn. – Northlanders will soon have a new location to stop for a burger and a brew in the Twin Ports. The owner of 7 West Taphouse tells FOX 21 he and his staff should be ready to open their new Duluth location Monday, August 14. Since May, crews have been busy turning the former Nevada Bob’s Golf space…

Cooking up a Cuban with The Rambler

Cooking Connection: Food Truck Season

DULUTH, Minn. – August is here and food truck season is well underway in Duluth. One mobile restaurant, The Rambler, has been seen around town and this morning owner Jonathan Reznick cooked with FOX 21’s William Seay. Reznick showed viewers the unique spin The Rambler puts on a classic cuban. The Rambler’s full schedule can be viewed on their website…

Duluth Police Encourage National Night Out Participation

Thousands of Communities will Celebrate National Night Out on Tuesday, August 1, 2017

DULUTH, Minn. – Happening Tuesday, August 1, thousands of neighborhoods throughout the country will be invited to join forces for the 34th Annual National Night Out Crime and Drug Prevention Event. The Duluth Police Department registered more than 60 block parties in 2016. That number is now up to 74 this year. Over 37.8 million neighbors across 16, 124 communities…

Spicy Pulled Pork Carnitas with Cast Iron Bar and Grill

Cooking Connection: Sweet and Spicy Appetizer

DULUTH, Minn. – A Duluth bar and grill has a new chef and recently updated its menu. Cast Iron Bar and Grill has kept the staples, but added a few new options as well. Chef Mike from Cast Iron Bar and Grill cooked with the FOX 21 morning crew for this week’s Cooking Connection. FOX 21’s William Seay learned how…

Annual Sidewalk Days Festival Begins Wednesday with New Events

Sales and Car Show Return to Take Over Superior Street

DULUTH, Minn. – A downtown, summertime tradition will be shutting down parts of Superior Street once again. The Sidewalk Days Festival begins Wednesday, July 12 and runs through Friday, July 14. About 80 vendors are expected to participate. There will be a car show, crafts, clothes, food, live music and more. New this year, there will be a selfie scavanger…

New Café Brings Year-Round Jobs, Revitalization to Gary New Duluth

The Trophy Café is locally owned and operated by Mont du Lac Resort

GARY NEW DULUTH, Minn. – Gary New Duluth has lived through decades of history. Buildings have changed ownership and new beginnings have come and gone. Now, one local resort is expanding into the neighborhood, inviting you to stop by for a fresh home cooked meal. “When you make an order, a chef in the back is going to make it…

New “Taste of Duluth” Festival to Provide Local Entertainment

Festival Encourages Family-Fun

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend a first-of-its-kind festival is coming to Bayfront Festival Park. The Taste of Duluth is Saturday, July 1 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. There will be more than 60 vendors of food, beer, crafts and more. There will also be live music throughout the entire festival. The event is aimed at highlighting all the great…

Beatrice Ojakangas Displays Many Uses of Rhubarb Juice

Cooking Connection: CHUM Rhubarb Festival

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend rhubarb will be filling Duluth for an annual festival. CHUM’s Rhubarb Festival is Saturday, June 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m There will be everything rhubarb from pies and jams to sausage and juice. There will also be games, crafts, music, auctions and stage shows. This is all taking place at 11th Ave. E….

48th Annual Park Point Art Fair to Attract Thousands

The Art Fair Kicks off Saturday, June 24 and Wraps Up on Sunday, June 25

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth’s Park Point residents are inviting the community to take part in the 48th Annual Park Point Art Fair June 24-25. The fair starts at 10:00 a.m. and runs until 5:00 p.m. both days. Admission and parking is free at the nonprofit-coordinated event, which supports local ecological and civic initiatives. Over 110 premier artists will come together…

Fall-off-the-bone Ribs with Texas Roadhouse

Cooking Connection: Texas Roadhouse

DULUTH, Minn. – The weather is warming up and summer celebrations are beginning to take place. Barbecue ribs are a staple at many gatherings. For this week’s Cooking Connection we make some smoked, fall-off-the-bone ribs with Texas Roadhouse. Season pork ribs on both sides, rub it in Add liquid smoke and water to bottom of pan with drainer grate in place Transfer…

Grilling a Steak with Texas Roadhouse

Cooking Connection: Preparing for Grilling Season

DULUTH, Minn. – Summertime is nearly here and that means it’s time for grilling. Texas Roadhouse in Duluth features grilled hand-cut steaks the meat cutters carve fresh every day. For this week’s Cooking Connection kitchen manager Justin Beacom described the differences between several cuts of meat. The three main cuts of meat are sirloin, ribeye, and filet mignon. Grilling a…

Baking a Roasted Pear with Salted Caramel Sauce

Cooking Connection: A.G. Thomson House

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Cooking Connection we cooked with the A.G. Thomson House. The A.G. Thomson House was built in 1909 in Duluth and now serves as a Bed and Breakfast. Tim and Angie Allen own the establishment and do all the cooking for guests. For this week’s Cooking Connection we made a Roasted Pear with a Salted Caramel Sauce….

Heading into the Kitchen with the A.G. Thomson House

Cooking Connection: Cranberry Wild Rice Strata

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Cooking Connection we cooked with the A.G. Thomson House. The A.G. Thomson House was built in 1909 in Duluth and now serves as a Bed and Breakfast. Tim and Angie Allen own the establishment and do all the cooking for guests. Angie makes a several breakfast dishes and showed FOX 21 how to make a Cranberry…

Chipotle Teams Up With Animal Allies Humane Society

50 Percent of all Fundraiser Sales to be Given to Animal Allies Humane Society

DULUTH, Minn. – Happening Wednesday only, Chipotle lovers across the Northland have the chance to make their purchase go a long way in the community. Chipotle recently contacted Animal Allies Humane Society with a fundraising offer. Wednesday from 10:45 a.m. to 10 p.m., the Duluth Chipotle Mexican Grill will donate 50 percent of all fundraiser sales to the Animal Allies Humane…

In the Kitchen with FOX 21 Meteorologist Gino Recchia

Cooking Connection: Italian Sausage Rigatoni in a Red Wine Tomato Sauce

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Cooking Connection the FOX 21 morning crew welcomed Chief Meteorologist Gino Recchia to the kitchen. Gino grew up around good food as his father owns a prominent restaurant in Chicago near Wrigley Field, Calo Ristorante. For the segment, Gino whipped up an easy, yet flavorful, rigatoni dish. Italian Sausage Rigatoni in a Red Wine…

UMD Chef Heads to National Competition

Cooking Connection: UMD Chef Conor Maki

DULUTH, Minn. – A University of Minnesota Duluth chef is heading to a national competition, the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) regional conference. Conor Maki will be competing against six other chefs from across the country. Maki won the gold medal at the NACUFS culinary competition in Fargo, N.D. on February 21, 2017. Conor’s winning dish was…

Crafting Wild Rice Walleye Cakes

Cooking Connection: Burnt Onion Kitchen & Brews

BIWABIK, Minn. – Burnt Onion Kitchen and Brews is the restaurant in the new chalet at Giant’s Ridge in Biwabik, Minnesota. It’s headed up by Chef Dan Schimka. There is hand-crafted beer, hand-cut steaks, seafood flown in from Hawaii and fresh pasta. For this week’s Cooking Connection Chef Dan taught FOX 21’s William Seay how to make wild rice walleye cakes….

Northland Pizza Shop Celebrates 63 Years

Northland Uncovered: Sammy's Pizza

DULUTH, Minn. – Picking up a slice can mean a tasty dinner for many Northlanders, but for one family it means carrying on a tradition. This year Sammy’s Pizza Inc. is celebrating 63 years. Sam Perrella is the Vice President for Sammy’s Pizza Inc. and is the third generation working for Sammy’s Pizza. His grandfather started the business in 1954…

Hot and Cold Salad Perfect for Spring

Cooking Connection: Burnt Onion Kitchen & Brews

BIWABIK, Minn. – Burnt Onion Kitchen and Brews is the restaurant in the new chalet at Giant’s Ridge in Biwabik, Minnesota. It’s headed up by Chef Dan Schimka. There is hand-crafted beer, hand-cut steaks, seafood flown in from Hawaii and fresh pasta. For this week’s Cooking Connection Chef Dan taught FOX 21’s William Seay how to make a hot and cold…

Empty Bowl Raises Over $57,000 for Second Harvest

More than 150,000 Meals Raised for Needy

DULUTH, Minn. – Yesterday’s Empty Bowl event, raised $57,715 for the Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank. The annual event ensures that about 150,000 meals will be available to the less fortunate. Since it started in 1994, the event has raised more than a million dollars for the hungry, which equals about 3.1 million meals. “Once again we are amazed…

Getting Toasty on National Grilled Cheese Day

Locally Owned Toasty's in Duluth is Seeing a Spike in Business Since Opening a Second Location

DULUTH, Minn. – Things were getting toasty in the Northland Wednesday, and no, we’re not talking weather! Northlanders are taking part in National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day, especially the staff at Toasty’s Sandwich Shop in Duluth. Owner Tom Hagen says since the opening of their second location on Superior Street, business is booming. Toasty’s is using all fresh ingredients in…

Cooking up a Classic with Bucktales Cantina & Grill

Cooking Connection: Chilaquiles

SUPERIOR, Wis. – A Mexican restaurant in Superior is bringing traditional flavor to town. Bucktales Cantina & Grill is owned by Dee Morales, who also does all the cooking by himself. For this week’s Cooking Connection, Morales showed FOX 21’s William Seay how to make Chilaquiles. Bucktales Cantina & Grill is located at 6098 WI-35, Superior, WI 54880, which is about half a mile…

Cooking up Tradition with Bucktales Cantina & Grill

Cooking Connection: Bistec Ranchero

SUPERIOR, Wis. – A Mexican restaurant in Superior is bringing traditional flavor to town. Bucktales Cantina & Grill is owned by Dee Morales, who also does all the cooking by himself. For this week’s Cooking Connection, Morales showed FOX 21’s William Seay how to make Bistec Ranchero. Bucktales Cantina & Grill is located at 6098 WI-35, Superior, WI 54880, which is about half…

Shopping Made Easier with Groceries-to-Go

Groceries-to-Go Started in January 2017, Offering Seniors in Duluth, Hermantown and Proctor Help with Grocery Shopping

DULUTH, Minn. – When it comes to getting older, independence can often start to slip away, however, one local organization wants to change the outlook. Age Well Arrowhead is working to connect senior citizens in the Northland with volunteers, so living at home can continue for as long as possible. A trip to the grocery store can oftentimes be a…

Texas Roadhouse Creating Dockside Favorites

Cooking Connection: Grilled Shrimp

DULUTH, Minn. – Many Northlanders are currently recognizing Lent and Texas Roadhouse wants these folks to know the restaurant is not just a steakhouse. Jeff Fort, the Managing Partner at Texas Roadhouse, says there are many other options if someone is trying to avoid red meat. The restaurant is offering an entire Dockside Favorites menu. For this week’s Cooking Connection, FOX 21’s…

Texas Roadhouse Offering Options for Those Recognizing Lent

Cooking Connection: Norwegian Salmon

DULUTH, Minn. – Many Northlanders are currently recognizing Lent and Texas Roadhouse wants these folks to know the restaurant is not just a steakhouse. Jeff Fort, Managing Partner at Texas Roadhouse, says there are many other options if someone is trying to avoid red meat. The restaurant is offering an entire Dockside Favorites menu. For this week’s Cooking Connection, FOX 21’s William…

Sign-Up Date Approaches to Invest in CSA Farming

On Sunday, March 19, the 5th Annual Local Community Supported Agriculture Farm (CSA) Open House will Take Place

DULUTH, Minn. – Happening Sunday, March 19, from 2:00 – 5:00p.m., more than 200 people will be gathering in Duluth to choose a local farm to grow their vegetables this summer. Event organizers are hoping more Northlanders will choose to invest and buy local in 2017. The 5th Annual Local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Farm Open House will take place…

Miracle Eleven Provides Donations to CHUM, Other Shelters

Nearly $6,000 was Donated to Three Local Charities in Dultuh Wesdnesday Morning

DULUTH, Minn. – The CHUM Food Shelf and Shelter in Duluth received a big donation Wednesday from a local non-profit organization. Miracle Eleven was created by a group of brave men and women after a skydiving plane crash happened over Superior in 2013. You may recall, nine skydivers and two pilots walked away from the incident with minor injuries. The…

Crafting Cream Puffs with The Exchange

Cooking Connection: The Exchange Deli, Bakery & Catering

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Cooking Connection Lisa Quarles, the pastry chef at The Exchange Bakery, showed the FOX 21 crew the ropes in the kitchen. Quarles showed FOX 21’s William Seay how to make cream puffs. Quarles says these are perfect sweets to impress your friends with at parties. Cream Puffs: Add 1 cup of water to pan on…

Downtown Businesses Prepare for Birkie Crowds

With Over 40,000 visitors in One Weekend, Local Eateries are Prepared for Big Business

HAYWARD, Wisc. – Thousands of skiers, fans, and followers are heading to the Hayward area this weekend, taking part in the annual American Birkebeiner tradition despite this year’s lack of snow. However, trail conditions aren’t keeping folks from enjoying cold brews, Birkie fever, and friendship. The owner of the Gridiron Pub and Grub in Downtown Hayward tells FOX 21, his…

Night Out with Chocolate Supports Arc Northland

20th Annual Chocolate After Dark

DULUTH, Minn. – Local chefs are getting creative by combining chocolate with courses of a meal. The 20th Annual Chocolate After Dark event will include chocolate creations from featured local chefs, a silent auction, a wine wall, and a cash bar. All proceeds from the event go to supporting and expanding Arc Northland’s core services. Here’s a preview of what…

Fixing a Quick and Healthy Meal with Pita Pit

Cooking Connection: Pita Pit

DULUTH, Minn. – Did you make a New Year’s resolution to eat healthy? If so, you can pick up a quick lunch and not break your resolution at the same time. Pita Pit worked with FOX 21 for this week’s Cooking Connection. Pita Pit employee Erica Koski showed FOX 21’s William Seay how to make a veggie and hummus pita….

Duck Confit Salad with Ledge Rock Grille

Cooking Connection: Larsmont Cottages

TWO HARBORS, Minn. – For this week’s Cooking Connection, we worked with Chef Alex from the Ledge Rock Grille at Larsmont Cottages. Chef Alex showed FOX 21’s William Seay how to make duck confit salad. Ledge Rock Grille is located within Larsmont Cottages at 596 Larsmont Way, Two Harbors, MN, 55616. They can be reached by phone at 218-595-7510. You…

Bison Short Ribs with Ledge Rock Grille

Cooking Connection: Larsmont Cottages

TWO HARBORS, Minn. – For this week’s Cooking Connection, we worked with Chef Alex from the Ledge Rock Grille at Larsmont Cottages. Chef Alex showed FOX 21’s William Seay how to make braised bison short ribs. Ledge Rock Grille is located within Larsmont Cottages at 596 Larsmont Way, Two Harbors, MN, 55616. They can be reached by phone at 218-595-7510….

Delivering Food in the Cold

Drivers wear multiple layers as they make deliveries

DULUTH, Minn. – Despite the cold weather, delivery drivers are outside delivering food across the Northland. Tanner Carlson wears four layers of clothes as he makes his Pizza Luce deliveries in sub–zero temperatures. He says the worst part of the cold is waiting at doors hoping the customers answer, but he stays positive about doing his job in the freezing…