Recently, Aaron and I had a wedding to go to in Fargo, ND. Since I had lived in Fargo for 7 years before moving to Minneapolis, we decided to make a weekend out of it. I wanted to catch up with friends and check out how the area has grown over the past few years.
I hadn’t been to Fargo since I moved to Minneapolis 3 years ago. I had driven through it a couple of times but hadn’t actually stopped and spent a real amount of time there.
The weekend we went to Fargo also happened to be the weekend of the Fargo Marathon, which causes a huge influx of visitors to the city. I was really worried that would cause us a lot of headaches with roads closed plus extra people everywhere. I’ve apparently become immune to increased population though, because this didn’t really bother me at all throughout the weekend.
Here are some of my favorites from the trip:
The Boiler Room
After the wedding, we decided to grab a bite to eat. I had heard of The Boiler Room before but never had the opportunity to go. It’s in downtown Fargo, in the basement of a building right on Broadway. If you enter in through the Broadway entrance, it feels like you’re going to some super secret place which adds to the fun of the bar. They have this industrial theme going on, which I think is fitting for a basement bar.
We ordered some apps to start: guacamole and a spinach and bacon dip. The spinach and bacon dip was awesome. The guac on the other hand wasn’t the best I’ve ever had but I realized later that I had never had guacamole in North Dakota prior to this. I just don’t think Fargo is ready for guacamole yet. Everything else we ordered was awesome though. I would definitely recommend their mac and cheese with the andouille sausage.
We didn’t actually go see any shows in the theater this time, but it’s always worth a mention. Plus as an iconic symbol of Fargo, it’s fun to walk downtown and see the sign in person. We spent part of Sunday afternoon walking through downtown Fargo, checking out some of the cool boutique shops.
This place is new to Fargo. It’s a super cute little bar in the downtown area. Even though it’s new, it feels like a place that’s been there forever. It feels like the place you want to hang out at every day. They’ve got chalkboard walls and couches to hang out on, plus a really fun drink menu. My drink came with a cinnamon honey stick and my friend’s drink had maple syrup in it.
Visiting Fargo was a nice little getaway for the weekend. I’m glad I was able to see friends and explore what is new in my home state.
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