Midwest Living Review
If you can't decide what to order in this restaurant decorated in vintage photos of loggers, hockey players and skiers, go with a Minnesota theme. The ale-battered walleye comes nicely crisped with crunchy lettuce, tomatoes and a spicy tartar sauce in an easy-to-eat lunch wrap or on skewers as appetizer for $10. Or get wild rice soup with a grilled cheese sandwich with sliced apple, bacon and a drizzle of honey on top of cheddar for a salty-sweet combo. For visitors craving something more tropical or green, try the salad with grilled chicken, mango, coconut, mixed greens and mango vinaigrette. We tried the pickle slices deep-fried in panko crumbs ($9) and would skip them next time in favor of the onion petals. We also tried the chicken sliders ($9), which were fine but not special. The brisket tacos were kind of fun. The brisket meat, which could have been a little more moist, was pulled so finely that it piled on the tacos like a bad hair day. They came with tasty bacon and corn salsa. Dinners invite you to stay and linger longer with hand-cut ribeye ($22), macadamia-crusted walleye with lobster cream sauce ($21), or seared duck breast with acorn puree, cranberry relish and puffed wild rice. Ask for a table by the windows, and skiers' rhythmic swoosh downhill or sunset repainting the ridge can provide the entertainment.