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Dakota Diners

Visit some fantastic places to eat in North Dakota with The Great American Folk Show host Tom Brosseau.

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  • Inside the SCHEELS Home & Hardware store in south Fargo — between the grills, tools, clothing, furniture, paints, and more — sits Café Robert, a very unassuming, yet very popular eating destination.
  • People come from all over the state to eat the pies, kuchen, award-winning caramel rolls, knoephla soup, and fleischkuechle at the Little Cottage Café in Bismarck, North Dakota. On this episode of Dakota Diners, Tom Brosseau speaks with co-owner Robert Serr.
  • Today on Dakota Diners, Tom Brosseau takes a trip to Trapper’s Kettle in Belfield, North Dakota. It’s famous for its hearty, delicious meals, homemade soups, Certified Angus beef, and its all-day breakfasts.
  • Today on Dakota Diners, we visit with Kevin Hartel of Maple Valley Meats in Enderlin, North Dakota. He makes a sausage that’s very popular — a cold-smoked sausage called Farmer's Rope. Host Tom Brosseau visits with Kevin to learn about the process of cold-smoking.
  • In this episode of Dakota Diners, Tom Brosseau visits the Cowboy Café in Medora to talk with co-owner Beth Clyde.
  • On today’s Dakota Diners, Tom takes a trip to the Fairdale Café in Fairdale, North Dakota. It’s in the northeast part of the state, in Walsh County. Population: 25. Listen to Tom's friendly visit with Fairdale Café owner, Sheila Myrvik, as they talk about that famous Thursday Klub lunch special, and what it was like to run the café through the pandemic.
  • The Wurst Shop in Dickinson offers choice cuts of beef, pork, elk, and buffalo — plus, seafood selections, and all kinds of cheeses. The shop also carries many other North Dakota food products. Host Tom Brosseau visited The Wurst Shop to talk with owner Ken Molitor about the shop and its patrons, head cheese and liver sausage, and the old-fashioned way of preparing these food items.
  • Prairie Sky Breads in Minot, North Dakota, opened their storefront in 2020, serving fresh salads, sandwiches, pizzas, and, of course, bread — dill hamburger buns, sourdough, and jalapeno cheddar buns, just to name a few. In this Dakota Diners episode, Tom Brosseau visits Prairie Sky Breads and talks with co-owners Zach and Jazmine Schultz.
  • Tom Brosseau visits the Medina Café in Medina, North Dakota, and talks with a fellow diner about the necessity of cafés in small communities.
  • Tom Brosseau visits with Darcy's Café owner Michelle “Mick” Hajicek and Grand Forks Herald columnist Marilyn Hagerty.