Monday, September 28, 2009

Lunch Specials, September 28 - October 3

Swiss Chard, Beer & Cherry Salad - Locally grown swiss chard with walnuts, goat cheese, sambuca and a black garlic vinaigrette - $9

Turkey Pesto Sandwich - Sauteed turkey with cranberries and fontinella cheese on ciabatta with pesto aioli and lettuce, served with sweet potato chips* - $9

Wild Boar Quesadilla - Braised boar and boar bacon with roasted peppers, onions, mangoes and pepper jack & cheddar, served with heirloom tomato salsa and sweet chili sour cream - $10

Pork Chops - Spiced panko crusted pork chops with a rhubarb chutney, grilled green beans and mashed mascarpone red potatoes - $10

(*sub fries, cup of soup, side salad or fruit + $1)

Monday, September 21, 2009

Lunch Specials, September 21 - 26

(Lunch specials are available in addition to our all-day menu, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

Warm Swiss Chard Salad - Assorted locally grown swiss chard sauteed with saffron couscous, bacon and marinated chili peppers, topped with crispy spiced chick peas and shaved manchego - $9

Surf & Turf Sandwich - Grilled white wine and truffle marinated shrimp on braised beef with pink peppercorn aioli and spinach and finished with shaved fontinella cheese, served open faced on sourdough with sweet potato chips* - $11

Chorizo and Chicken Wrap - Grilled chicken and chorizo sausage with romaine, guacamole and papaya & tomato chutney in a garlic herb wrap, served with sweet potato chips* - $9

Sausage and Mushroom Pizza - Italian sausage with a wild mushroom cream sauce and gruyere cheese topped with a fresh tarragon & heirloom tomato - $10

(sub fries, cup of soup, side salad or fruit, +$1)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

All It Takes Is a Washboard, a Rope and a Guitar

In the right hands, good music doesn't take much. In the case of The Brass Kings, the term "stripped down" is a bit of an understatement - one well-picked guitar, a washboard, and a one-string rope bass is all they need to create a sturdy blues/folk sound. Sub out the washboard for a djembe and they're tooling around with an Eastern meets Western design for added depth. The Brass Kings are a treat for blues, folk and bluegrass enthusiasts and for music fans in general, especially fans of "how'd they do that?" Check 'em out tomorrow night, Thursday the 17th, at 8 p.m. No cover, 21+.

*The Brass Kings on MySpace.

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Monday, September 14, 2009

Lunch Specials, September 14 - 19

(Lunch specials are available in addition to our all day menu from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

Heirloom & Spinach Caprese Salad - Locally grown heirloom tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil with balsamic vinaigrette - $10

Curry Chicken Pot Pie - Carrots, onions, celery, peas, bamboo shoots and water chestnuts with a curry cream sauce in a puff pastry - $9

Braised Beef Sandwich - Open faced on sourdough with horseradish creme fraiche, spring greens, sherried red onion, St. Pete's bleu cheese and asparagus, served with sweet potato chips* - $10

Spicy Sausage Ziti in marinara with grilled zucchini and caramelized fennel - $9

(*sub fries, cup of soup, side salad or fruit, +$1)

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Inside Out String Trio - It's a String Thing

While the geographic center of the bluegrass universe seems to be somewhere south of Duluth, some good stuff has been cropping up close to home. Exhibit A is the Inside Out String Trio, a tight Fargo-Moorhead outfit that pays homage to the great mandolin of David Grisman and explores the ever-widening field of acoustic jazz and bluegrass. It's a gratifying sound and well worth a listen, so stop on by the HoDo Lounge tomorrow night at 9 p.m. for a gander. No cover, 21+.

*See this event on Facebook

*The Inside Out String Trio on MySpace


Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Hat Freshness!

Our new hats came in! Look your HoDoiest with these flashy, embroidered lids available in Ninja Black or Blizzard White. Stop by and pick one up or call us at 701.478.1000 and we'll get one sent out to you.

(Blizzard White)

(Ninja Black)

Turn an outfit into an ensemble!

Lunch Specials, Sept 8 - 12

(Lunch specials are available in addition to our all-day menu 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

Mixed Vegetable Salad - Spring greens and sundry fresh vegetables with your choice of dressing - $8

Fish Tacos - Fried cod with chipotle remoulade, spring greens, shredded cheddar & smoked tomato pico in corn tortillas, served with sweet potato chips* - $9

Roast Beef with roasted potatoes, mixed vegetables and gravy - $10

Pepperoni Cavatappi - Red and green peppers, onions and kalamata olives in an herb cream sauce - $9

(*sub fries, cup of soup, side salad or fruit + $1)