Pompeii Pizzeria


Food & Drink

If you are a fan of Neapolitan-style pizza, I have a recommendation. Go out of your way to check out Pompeii Pizzeria in Elk River. A downtown walk-up storefront just above Diamond City Bread, Pompeii is THE neighborhood-style pizza parlor in the area. Celebrating their 9th anniversary, Pompeii offers a whole host of reasons why you […]

November 14, 2019

Olde Main Eatery 


Food & Drink

When it comes to hospitality and graciousness, Olde Main Eatery in Elk River makes the top of my list. I have, on very good authority, heard it called the best place for breakfast in the northwest metro, and I couldn’t agree more. A casual, homey, small town place where you can feel right at home. […]

November 17, 2016

Babock Memorial Park


Parks & Geology

Constructed in 1938-39, ‪Babock Memorial Park‬ was named to commemorate Charles M. Babcock (1871-1936), who served as Minnesota’s first Commissioner of Highways and who initiated the “Babcock Plan,” which established the state trunk highway system. The project was announced in the January 20, 1938, issue of the Sherburne County Star News: ‪‎Elk River‬ is to […]

April 13, 2016

The Sunshine Depot


Food & Drink

The Sunshine Depot in Elk River, although the sign says the Depot, Elk River, is up next. This informal, bar / neighborhood comfort hangout is nothing short of an homage to the city and citizen of the town. Check out the crazy ceiling! With quick and easy food like baskets, burgers, salads and sandwiches, it’s […]

July 28, 2015