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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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  • 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.
  • Tom visits Due North GF Bakery in Hatton, North Dakota — A bakery with a gluten-free menu of pies, cakes, pastries, and more.
  • Tom Brosseau talks with Queen City Café owner Silke Pierce and manager Brenda Curtis, who bring a lot of heart and personality to the table.
  • Tom Brosseau talks with Madge Dows and Cindy Workman, who are part of the Page Café Association. Listen to their conversation as Tom tries a made-from-scratch apple pie — made with apples from a nearby orchard, and topped with a slice of American cheese.
  • Tom Brosseau visits the Let's Eat Cafe in New Leipzig, North Dakota, and visits with the café owners, Marissa and Phil Sprenger.