Fargo?

I can honestly say I never thought I’d go to Fargo, North Dakota.  But, this past September, that’s exactly what I did.  Watching my little bro play football took us to yet another STRANGE place.  When I searched Design Sponge to see if there was a Fargo city guide, by some small miracle there was!  Such a good surprise.  We didn’t have a ton of time in Fargo, but we definitely got to check out a few good restaurants while we were there.  Thanks again for the awesome recos Design Sponge!

JL Beers – great place with a really interesting concept.  Each of their restaurants only has 47 seats, no matter the location (it’s an ND, SD, MN mini-chain).  The place was packed when we got there, but totally worth the wait.  Delish burgers and fab beer selection (you’ll quickly notice that beer is a theme of my travels…) If you ever find yourself here, get the buffalo BLU chips with your burger, you will not be disappointed.

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Beermail - totally genius.  They have postcards at the bar that you can send to anyone, anywhere!

Beermail – totally genius. They have postcards at the bar that you can send to anyone, anywhere!

Wurst Bier Hall – this gem wasn’t in the city guide, but so glad we stumbled upon it.  Very cool, German style bier hall – complete with das boot.  This place wasn’t just cool for Fargo, it was cool for anywhere.  I’d definitely go on a regular basis if it was in Portland.

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locks of beer?

locks of beer?

Rhombus Guys Pizza – college-y atmosphere, really good pizza.  Very cool roof top deck that we weren’t able to take advantage of due to the weather.  Great selection of beers on tap.

A few more snaps from the trip…

Cheyenne, Wyoming

At the end of August, I went with my parents to watch my brother play football at the University of Wyoming.  We stayed in Cheyenne at the Little America Inn, which was basically like a time warp.  There was a ton of history, and a really cute downtown area. A few iphone pics below…

Morning coffee and cinnamon rolls at the Paramount Cafe

Morning coffee and cinnamon rolls at the Paramount Cafe

The Wrangler in downtown Cheyenne.  The building has been a retail outlet for 100+ years and some say it's haunted...

The Wrangler in downtown Cheyenne. The building has been a retail outlet for 100+ years and some say it’s haunted…

Wyoming State Capital

Wyoming State Capitol

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Pit stop at the Fat Tire Brewery in Fort Collins on the drive from Denver to Cheyenne.

Pit stop at the Fat Tire Brewery in Fort Collins on the drive from Denver to Cheyenne.