Flavor of the North A Success!!

Held on April 10th, United Way of NE MN's 5th Annual Flavor of the North event was hugely successful and raised $36,766 for the Buddy Backpacks program!

Winners of this year's best food are:

The Sunset Steakhouse at Fortune Bay - Best Appetizer - Jalapeno Stuffed Shrimp

Sawmill Saloon & Restaurant - Best Entree - Walleye Fish Tacos

The Cupcake Lady - Best Dessert - S'Mores Cupcakes  

In addition to the winners above, delicious items were also featured by Adventures Restaurant & Pub, Andrej's European Pastry, BayView Lodge, Binsters, Chiqui's Chocolates, Country Kitchen Catering, Good Ol' Days Bar & Grill, Grandma's Saloon & Grill, Michael's On the Course, Paul's Market & Catering, Perkins Restaurant & Bakery, Super One, The Stand, Valentini's Supper Club, Viking Bar, Village Inn, and Wandering Pines.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the Buddy Backpacks program, which provides supplemental meals to children who are at risk of going hungry on the weekends.  During the school year, 626 children across the Iron Range are receiving these backpacks each Friday as they head home from school.