When Travis Dickey opened the first Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in 1941, the menu offered beef brisket, pit hams, barbecue beans, potato chips, drinks, and that’s all. By focusing on perfecting the flavors of a few dishes, Travis was able to increase quality, and, ultimately, customers. Patrons were so enamored of the food that the restaurant eventually expanded into a nationwide franchise, allowing Americans all over to wear badges made of barbecue sauce. Over the past 70 years, Dickey’s has been passed on to Travis’s sons, but not much else has changed—the quality meats are still seasoned and smoked on site, and except for the addition of spicy cheddar sausage in 2011, the menu remains the same. Regional meats ensure that the most succulent Texas-style chopped beef brisket, old-recipe polish sausage, and fall-off-the-bone pork ribs make it to tabletops. Sides such as mac 'n' cheese and green beans with bacon continue to enhance feasts with an extra punch of homestyle tastiness. Each meal comes complete with complimentary ice cream, soft rolls, and dill pickles.
After suffering from chronic knee pain despite years of practicing tai chi and a decade of studying mind and body healing, (R)evolution Bodywork LLC's Chris Hayden stumbled upon the rolfing structural-integration body-realignment technique. As a certified rolfing therapist, Chris passes on his personal success with the technique to ease chronic pain and correct poor posture in his patients. Using his hands and arm edges, Chris applies slow, sustained pressure on the limbs and back, easing them toward postural soundness. The patient turned practitioner prides himself on his sensitivity and sense of humor, adjusting each session to the client's response to treatment and punch lines.
Usually people coast over the hills of Coffee Mill Ski & Snowboard Resort on terrain covered with fresh powder. But during the Grumpy Muddah 5K, runners tackle the steep slopes on foot instead, and end up covered themselves?in wet mud. That's because the course has obstacles that might challenge participants to carry dirty logs down a hill or slide on their bellies through muddy water. The obstacles tend to be easier to complete with a team (you can register in a group), but those running solo can skip any obstacle that proves too difficult or requires a human pyramid to complete.
The event, which helps raise money for the Wabasha Ambulance Service, culminates in an after party that includes one free beer for each of-age participant, a T-shirt, and a medal, as well as various food options.
Plainview Stables is a boarding stable in the beautiful St. Croix River Valley. We have a 160 X 80 heated indoor arena and 12 X 12 heated box stalls. Warm water wash stalls, commercial washer and dryer, large green pastures are available. 83 acres of trail riding, you never have to leave the property.
Joe and Courtney Norgaard, the owners of Local Roots Fine Foods, create made-from-scratch soups with locally-sourced ingredients. Late summer flavors harmonize in the gluten-free garden vegetable soup loaded with zucchini, onion, red potatoes, and carrots in a fire-roasted tomato base. Creamy red-potato-and broccoli-chowder makes bellies purr with its natural decadence, and free-range chicken noodle soup might tempt family members to fake the common cold. All of Local Roots Fine Foods' products are free of hormones, antibiotics, and preservatives, and each of the sampler's six 32-ounce containers arrives filled with enough soup to feed 2–3 people.
Shutterbug Photo Booths' use hand-built photo booths with their own personal touch and the latest photo technology. The current models not only spit out strip after strip of photos, but can also upload pictures directly to Facebook and compile photo guestbooks throughout events. While the booth works its magic, the company's friendly attendants work the crowd, handing out freshly printed photo strips, props to enliven snapshots, and free critiques of Robert De Niro impressions. They also take care of transportation, set up, and tear-down of the photo booths, making rentals stress-free for party hosts.