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. […]

August 5, 2022

Tipsy Chicken Kitchen & Cocktails

Food & Drink

Whenever my mom gives a recommendation, I go out of my way to indulge. She has an eye for finding diamonds. This time, she had me head to the Tipsy Chicken Kitchen and Cocktails and it did not disappoint! Tucked away in a strip mall on the edge of Elk River, Tipsy has an old-farmhouse-meets-retro-rustic […]

January 20, 2020

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

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