Saturday, December 29, 2007

Food - Dockside Fish Market

Grand Marais, MN

If you are near Grand Marais along Minnesota's North Shore looking for some really good fish products, be sure to stop in at the Dockside Fish Market. A seasonal business that has been in operation since 1998, Dockside is located right along highway 61 in town. They feature an array of locally caught fish, both fresh and smoked, along with a number of deli and "to go" items as well. Speaking from experience, their smoked lake trout is excellent.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Places - Hamel

Hamel, MN

While is has been encroached upon by the ever-growing city of Plymouth, the town of Hamel manages to retain some of its small town charm. Sitting in the middle of town on the old fashioned main street (Hamel Road) is the beautiful St. Anne Catholic Church. And in keeping with the small town feel, every summer you can catch the Hamel Rodeo, which has raised over $700,000 for local community service organizations.