Joe Huie’s Cafe

Feb. 14, 1988 Duluth remembers Joe Huie By Don Jacobson, News-Tribune The death of 95-year-old Joe Huie, former Duluth restaurateur, on Friday (Feb. 12, 1988) brought forth a flood of memories from residents who recalled Huie’s eatery as “the” place to go in Duluth. Joe Huie’s Cafe was known not only for authentic Oriental food…
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Thanksgiving Dinner In Duluth In The 1890s

Broiled bluefish. Braised saddle of squirrels. Cream of terrapin. And, yes, turkey and pumpkin pie. Items both odd and familiar to modern-day palates were on the menu for Thanksgiving dinner at Duluth’s top hotels 120 years ago. This item from the News Tribune from Nov. 25, 1897 — headlined “The Homeless Man,” referring to traveling…
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What Was On The Thanksgiving Menu 100 Years Ago?

From the Duluth News Tribune of Nov. 25, 1914 — the day before Thanksgiving 100 years ago — we found this page of advertisements for local stores offering all kinds of food for holiday dinners. Click on the image, then zoom in for a larger version to see what was on the menu for Thanksgiving…
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Chinese Lantern Fire Was 20 Years Ago

Flames erupt from the upper windows and roof of the Chinese Lantern shortly after 7 a.m. on Jan. 16, 1994 as firefighters pour water into the three-story structure from their hoses and aerial trucks. Twelve units and up to 50 firefighters were at the scene in downtown Duluth. (Dave Ballard / News-Tribune) Today marks the…
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Downtown Duluth’s Sunnyside Cafe, 1981

October 13, 1981 Here’s a story from the Duluth Herald files from 1981, profiling an old-fashioned downtown Duluth cafe and its proprietors. It’s kind of a long article, but it’s a pretty fun, charming story with some memorable anecdotes. Enjoy… Art Rode mans the counter at the Sunnyside Cafe in downtown Duluth in October 1981.…
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