Taste the Best in the Northland

Event proceeds support Buddy Backpacks!

Participating Restaurants/Menu

Congratulations to this year's winners!

Best Appetizer
Philly Egg Roll

Best Entree
Valentini's Supper Club
Cherrywood Smoked Bacon & Broccoli Cheesy Cavatappi

Best Dessert
Burnt Onion Kitchen & Brews
Blackberry Dumplings a la Mode 

Best Beverage
Cantilever Distillery + Hotel
1932 Lemonade - Woody’s Fairly Reliable Spirits Vodka with Fresh Blueberry Lemonade Puree 

Thank you to all the local restaurants that supported UWNEMN's Buddy Backpacks by participating in Flavor of the North!

BoomTown Brewery & Woodfire Grill
Cranberry Pecan Chicken with Brie
Peach Cooler

Burnt Onion Kitchen & Brews
Seared Duck Breast with Red Curry and Jasmine Scented Rice
Blackberry Dumplings a la Mode

Cantilever Distillery + Hotel
Pulled Beef "N" Pork Sliders
1932 Lemonade - Woody’s Fairly Reliable Spirits Vodka with Fresh Blueberry Lemonade Puree

Caribou Coffee
Glazed Donut
Sweet Thai Cooler

Castle Danger
Aurora Haze
Castle Danger Cream Ale
17-7 Pale Ale
George Hunter Stout
Summer Crush

Eshquaguma Country Club
Bootlegger Cocktail

Fraboni Sausage Co.
Jalapeno Polish and Polish Delights with Pepper Jack Cheese

The Hive Coffee and Bakehouse
Sugar Cookies and Macarons

Jim's Sports Club Bar & Grill
"The Longyear Gobbler" Cranberry Turkey Grinder 

Klockow Brewing Company
Hazy IPA
Travelin Jack
Mlinar Delight
Dukka Water

Lake of the Woods Brewing Company
Lakeside Kolsch 
Channel Marker Lager
Forgotten Lake Blueberry Ale

Philly Egg Roll
BBQ Pulled Pork
Banana Cream Pie Cheesecake

Neighbor's BBQ Co.
Jumbo Wings with House BBQ or Honey Bourbon Sauce

Northern Divide Bar & Eatery
Divide Beef Taquenos
Divide Mealoaf with House Gravy
Lemon Berry Cake Pops
Spiked Blackberry Grilled Lemonade

Paul's Market & Catering
Homemade Ring Bologna
Pulled Pork Sandwiches

The Rustic Pig at Minnesota Discovery Center
Lobster Tartlet
Braised Short Rib Mushroom Risotto
Mixed Sweet Tartlets: Apple, Apricot, Orange Marmalade

Sawmill Saloon & Restaurant
Korean Tacos
Sparkling Sapporo Shandy (Sapporo, Kettle One Grapefruit Rose Vodka,Garnished with Edible Orchids)

Starbucks Loafs
Iced Teas

Street Eats and Taco Way
Caribbean Ribs with a Citrus Chipotle Sauce
Deconstructed Mexican Fried Ice Cream

The Sugar Shack
Mini Cupcakes

Sunset Steakhouse at Fortune Bay Resort Casino
Sunset Flatbread
Peach Paloma

Valentini's Supper Club
Cherrywood Smoked Bacon & Broccoli Cheesy Cavatappi

The Wacootah Grille
Cold Smoked Norwegian Flatbread
House Smoked Brisket Sandwich
Cucumber Melon Sangria

The Whistling Bird
Panna Cotta with Sour Cherries, Vanilla Bean, and Buttermilk

Thank you for your support of Buddy Backpacks!

About Buddy Backpacks

UWNEMN's Buddy Backpack Program provides supplemental non-perishable meal kits full of nutritious, child-friendly food to children at-risk of hunger each Friday or weekend break they head home from school.  

There are currently more than 1,000 local children enrolled in this program. To learn more about Buddy Backpacks, click here!