Photos by Hillary Ehlen
With the cold weather reminding us we are one step closer to an infamous Fargo winter, we are thankful for Tru Blu Social Club’s Chris Staloch for sharing this sweet drink, promising us that spring will come again. Garnished with a flower, it almost looks too beautiful to drink. But after the first sip, you’ll quickly get over that and be ready for another.
How long have you been in the bar and restaurant industry?
“I’ve been working at bars for eight years now. I worked at Lucky’s 13 Pub down in the cities for two years before I moved up here to be the bar manager at the Fargo location. I felt like I had learned all I could learn and wanted to be challenged, so I came over to Tru Blu to experience the higher end. I’ve been here since we opened a month and a half ago.”
Why’d you choose this drink?
“It appeals to a lot of people. It’s also easy to make, which works well for a busy restaurant. You can create all these time-consuming cocktails, taking five or six minutes to make each, but that’s not responsible for the rest of the customers.”
What are some cocktail trends you’ve been noticing?
“I’ve noticed that instead of there being a front of the house and back of the house, there’s been a unity starting where they work together. There are a whole bunch of ingredients in the back that would be great behind the bar, so it makes sense not to separate them.”
What’s you’re personal bartending style?
“I like to make drinks that are fun and leave a good memory with the customer. I focus on flavor first and foremost, but a fun presentation is necessary. I also think cost is important. You can use a lot of high-end ingredients and make cocktails really expensive, but you can also make them with fiscally responsible spirits and make it more affordable.”
What is some advice you would give to other bartenders?
“Make your regulars your family. The owners of the company treated me like a family member when I first started working for them eight years ago, and I feel like I’ve instilled that in both our staff at Lucky’s and Tru Blu. I think it translates to the regulars feeling like they are part of the family, too. We have an insane amount of regulars who take care of us.”
2 oz. Stoli Blueberi
1 oz. Chase Elderflower Liqueur
½ oz. lime juice
½ oz. simple syrup
Fill a shaker with ice and pour in all of the ingredients. Shake the mixture and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a flower and enjoy!
915 19th Ave. E, West Fargo
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Wired Up! is hosting an Open House on Small Business Saturday. Our studio is filled with unique wire art gifts and home decor. Each piece is individually hand-crafted, so no
Wired Up! is hosting an Open House on Small Business Saturday. Our studio is filled with unique wire art gifts and home decor. Each piece is individually hand-crafted, so no two are exactly alike. Proceeds from this event will help support our mission, The Outcome, which is designed to help our local community members in small, tangible ways. We take a portion of each sale and give back to those going through difficult times in hopes of brightening their day. We hope to see you at our Open House. Your purchase empowers our mission to happen! Event Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/692339624310076
(Saturday) 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
808 36th St. S, Moorhead, MN
The Arts Partnership is launching a Holiday Art Market at APT from November 25, Small Business Saturday, through January 6 (except for Dec. 23, 28 and 30). Open Thursdays from 4:30-8
The Arts Partnership is launching a Holiday Art Market at APT from November 25, Small Business Saturday, through January 6 (except for Dec. 23, 28 and 30).
Open Thursdays from 4:30-8 pm and Saturdays from 10-2, the Holiday Art Market will feature multiple APT studio artists as well as temporary studio spaces filled with other area artists. In addition, there will be live music, wine tastings, and snacks many Thursdays, as well as excellent coffee and breakfast, treats for sale on Saturdays throughout the run of the Market.
“Our hope with the Holiday Art Market is to really excite the community with a full artistic experience each time they come to APT throughout the holidays with tastes, experiences, performances, and opportunities to meet with artists, purchase locally made art and even make some of their own,” said Dayna Del Val, President and CEO of The Arts Partnership. “We also want to engage a large number of artists of all types to showcase the incredible talent of our community and just continue to grow the arts.”
While the times will be consistent throughout the seven weeks, what you will experience inside APT each week will not. Each week will bring in different, additional outside artists, different opportunities to make art and different performers. Thursdays will be more focused on grown-up activities while Saturdays will be family-focused, but everyone is, of course, welcome on every day APT is open.
Del Val added, “It’s such a treat for us to have a physical space to showcase the arts in this new way; we are thrilled to be providing this platform to the community and look forward to meeting many new people from inside and out of the metro through the arts.”
A weekly updated schedule of artists involved and activities planned will be available at aptartmarket.com starting on November 25.
APT, a creative incubator, is a partnership between The Arts Partnership and Kilbourne Group.
(Saturday) 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
APT, an arts incubator
225 4th Ave. N, Fargo
The Arts Partnership
Make your own winter wonderland wreath! Choose the accent yarn (criss-cross) color and ornament for a personalized look. The Fancy Dinosaur will walk you through the steps to make this
Make your own winter wonderland wreath! Choose the accent yarn (criss-cross) color and ornament for a personalized look.
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521handmade invited The Fancy Dinosaur to do this workshop during their open house on Small Business Saturday.
The workshop is Nov. 25 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at 521handmade studio
1001 23rd. St. S., Fargo, ND 58103
Tickets are $37
Register today! http://bit.ly/TheFancyDinosaurSBSWorkshop17
(Registration is required so we can make sure to have all the supplies ready for you that day)
(Saturday) 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
1001 23rd St. S, Fargo, ND, 58103
Multi-platinum rockers, Hinder, have sold over 3.8 million albums and more than 7.5 million singles. As one of the few bands to have massive cross-over success, Hinder’s debut album Extreme
Multi-platinum rockers, Hinder, have sold over 3.8 million albums and more than 7.5 million singles. As one of the few bands to have massive cross-over success, Hinder’s debut album Extreme Behavior climbed to #1 on Billboard’s Top Heatseekers chart and made its way to #6 on The Billboard 200 chart. The album featured one of the biggest songs of the year, “Lips of an Angel” – a Top 5 hit across eight Billboard singles charts (including #1 on Top 40). Their sophomore effort, Take It To The Limit peaked at #4 on The Billboard 200, solidifying Hinder as the biggest new breakout rock act. Hinder followed with a #1 Top Modern Rock/Alternative Album (All American Nightmare), and a #3 Top Hard Rock Album (Welcome To The Freakshow).
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Tickets are available at JadePresents.com, at the Tickets300 box office (306 North University Drive, Fargo; open Monday – Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.), the Jade Presents app or by calling (866) 300-8300.
(Sunday) 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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670 4th Ave N, Fargo, ND 58102
Get ahead of the holiday stress this season by learning practical ways to help relax during one of the busiest times of the year. Touchmark is offering a 6-week course
Get ahead of the holiday stress this season by learning practical ways to help relax during one of the busiest times of the year. Touchmark is offering a 6-week course to help you learn to relax, beginning November 6 and running through December 11. Every Monday from 2:30pm- 4:00pm, join us for sessions on calming breath and massage therapy, progressive muscle relaxation, visualization and much more!
The workshop costs $75 for the entire series. RSVP by November 3 by calling 701-476-1200.
(Monday) 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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The Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker will return to Aberdeen on Monday, Nov. 27, at 7 p.m. at Northern State University. Tickets are now on sale. For more information visit: www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets
The Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker will return to Aberdeen on Monday, Nov. 27, at 7 p.m. at Northern State University. Tickets are now on sale.
For more information visit: www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets
(Monday) 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm