I assure you, Fargo is not a culinary void. Nor is it full of citizens who wood-chip their local nemeses. On a recent long weekend trip to Fargo, I had the pleasure of enjoying some new and familiar culinary goodies. For one, Nicole's Fine Pastries:
This. Was. Amazing. I didn't even know I liked coconut cream pie.
What meringue perfection. I wonder if they use a creme brulee-type blow torch on the meringue? I've never seen meringue look like that! It's like Redi-Whip!
And last, but not least, fruit tarts. Once you dive in, you can actually see the flecks of vanilla bean in the custard below.
And for another - the new JL Beers. I first read about it on The Heavy Table, and I think it fulfills a longtime area need for a restaurant/bar with an impressive list of taps. And, I don't know of any other place in town where you can get a beer flight. The place is small, and so is the food menu, but they do small well. The burgers were perfectly tasty, and the fresh potato chips were a perfect complement to the flight. I couldn't keep my eyes off the potato slicer - ribbon after curled ribbon of potato goodness! My one complaint? No tap water. Who doesn't have tap water? When I asked, they tried to sell me a bottle of water. I told them no thanks, I'll stick to the beer.