A few meals over the past month stand out in my mind, starting with a walleye fish fry for 20 people hosted by Cousins Ron and Dawn one of the first weekends we are in town.
There’s a Thai restaurant named Eat just two blocks from our Airbnb. I pass by it almost every day on my morning walk. One Wednesday we order take-out from Eat and Mom, Jan and Barb have their first Thai food experience. The restaurant offers four heat levels, so we ask for the most dishes at mild (1) or no heat(0). Good thing - even the mild gives quite a kick! Everyone finds they have a favorite or two but all find the food to be very good and an interesting new experience.
We have a wonderful steak dinner Monday and a fantastic beef roast dinner on Thursday of the last week we are in Bismarck. It’s beef that is raised and butchered locally in North Dakota. Very, very, good!
On a number of mornings William and I go to Kroll’s Diner for breakfast, a local favorite since 1969. William orders the Meatlover’s Breakfast, which includes four eggs served with two strips double-smoked bacon, two link sausages and two country sausage patties. Oy! We take some home each time we visit.
When talking about local foods with the family many people comment about going to Big Boy (yes, Bismarck still has a Big Boy!) for a pizza burger “flying style” (grilled in a sandwich press) and “hot ‘n tots” (a cinnamon coke). We didn’t make it to Big Boy on this trip... maybe next time. 🙂