I’m spending the next two weeks taking you on a trip up north to the Brainerd Lakes area for snowmobiling, billiards, drinking, sledding, ice fishing, board games and even bingo!
The first stop for me is always food.
Located in the Jack Pine Center in downtown Pequot Lakes, the Hungry Loon is a perfect spot, no matter the season.
Boasting, and rightfully so, a casual ‘up north’ atmosphere, you’ll find the walls covered in all things Northwoods.
Since they have a collection of different mugs they serve hot beverages in, I got hot chocolate just to see which one I’d end up with.
Fan favorites are Loon’s cranberry wild rice bread, rosemary potatoes and the made-from-scratch Hungarian mushroom soup.
And you can’t go wrong with their smothered-in-goodness Reuben!