Fargo Monthly 0000 9
in , , , ,

Patio Season!


You may leave this magazine hungry…

There are so many great things about summer, but one that everyone can get behind— summer dining. Be it fresh produce from local growers, delicious snacks from local vendors or adventurous drinks for those hot days; summer has it all. This month we explored some of what Fargo always does well, food, but with a summer twist. Grab some friends, apply your sunscreen and make sure you have an empty belly. Summer has hit the Red River Valley! You may leave this magazine hungry…

Third Drop Coffee

Start Your Morning Right

Third Drop Coffee has two locations! Find another favorite spot for your morning coffee right in downtown Fargo. Visit the second Third Drop Coffee at 111 Broadway, Fargo, North Dakota.

Third Drop Coffee, located on 4th St S in downtown Moorhead, is the perfect start to your day. With delicious coffee and even tastier breakfast items, you can enjoy your treats in the peaceful morning sun before the hustle and bustle of your day begins!

115 4th St S, Moorhead, MN

Fargo Monthly 0000 3 2

You might recognize this location as something else. Before Third Drop Coffee, was the beloved Moxie Java! But the history of this family-owned shop is far more than just coffee shops…


Located in West Acres Mall, the Nerland family opened up Freddy’s Fudge Factory!


Staying in the mall, the store transitioned into the Candy Cottage, but they didn’t get rid of the sweets the community loved!


Moxie Java was officially born in the Fargo-Moorhead community.


As popularity grew, many more locations of Moxie Java began sprouting up in the FM area, in addition to a bakery!


To celebrate three generations in the business, Third Drop Coffee, and it’s now two locations in downtown Fargo and downtown Moorhead, was established and is what we know and love today.

Fargo Monthly 0000 4 2

Granite City

Brunch Hour

One of the most acclaimed brunch spots in town, Granite City serves up exactly what your craving for those weekend brunches. With what they call, “Lawless Brunch” you can find yourself surrounded by made-to-order omelets and breakfast sandwiches, prime rib, pastries, sides, chefs specials, and, one of my personal favorites, the infinite mimosa. Visit this amazing brunch spread Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

1636 SW 42nd St S, Fargo, ND

How do “infinite mimosas work? Well it’s simple, delivered right to your table is a bottle of Brut or Brut Rosé Champaign and orange, cranberry, and pineapple juices… as they say at Granite City, “We supply the bottle and juices, you do the rest.”

While I may have a preference for mimosas, they’re not for everyone. Luckily, Granite City has a completely customizable Bloody Mary experience! Choose your vodka, chaser, heat level, and even garnish, which includes The Signature. The Brewmaster, The Carnivore, and The Farmer’s Market.

Brew Bird

Love Your Lunch Tender

Whether you’re grabbing a quick bite for lunch or spending some time with friends or family, Brew Bird is the ideal summer spot. Choose from any of their delicious menu items, which feature some of the best fried chicken around town. Try out one of their unique and tasty cocktails for an afternoon sip! Lastly, you can’t visit and forget to grab a photo under the iconic neon sign inside the garage doors!

30 N University Dr, Fargo, ND

Fargo Monthly 0000 9 1

Did you know?

Brew Bird is gluten-free! Rumor has it, in trying out recipes before opening. the owners preferred the gluten-free dishes better. so they went with it! Make sure you order a gluten-free bun to complete your gluten-free sandwich!

Fargo Monthly 0000 10

Pro tip from the crew

While you can find parking in front of the restaurant on the corner of 1st Ave N and University Dr, you can also head west on 1st Ave N and park on 13 13 St N.

Fargo Monthly 0000 11

While I didn’t get to include Brew Bird’s brunch in this day of patio eating, I will definitely be trying it soon, and you should too! Check out the delicious brunch menu online, served Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Junkyard Brewing

Hoppy Hour

Need an excuse to leave work a little early? Head on over to the locally loved spot, Junkyard Brewing Company. Situated east on 1st Ave in Downtown Moorhead, this brewery has not only created some favorites in the community, but these creations have continued to bring back devoted patrons and curious newbies as well. Enjoy some laughs, some brews, and some major chill time and watch the afternoon city when you visit Junkyard!

1416 1st Ave N, Moorhead, MN

Hungry? You’re in luck, right next door to Junkyard Brewing is Sol Ave. Kitchen! Find global dishes with a hint of the homey midwest feel, in a street food style. Owned by the same owners of the local restaurant, Luna Fargo, Sol Ave. The kitchen also uses locally sourced ingredients to support local growers and our community’s sustainability!

Fargo Monthly 0000 14

Whether it’s just you, friends, family or whatever other group heading over to Junkyard, here are a few good things to know:

  • Children are allowed! They must be accompanied and supervised by an adult.
  • Well-behaved pups are too! Keep them on the patio, supervised and on a leash and you’re set.
  • Get your Sol Ave. order delivered right to your spot at the brewery, or bring your own snacks. Although, Junkyard does have popcorn… and it’s really, really good!
  • You can always find unique and delicious taps at Junkyard Brewing Company, but if you want to check out what’s new or if they have what you’re looking for, just head to junkyardbeer.com/menu

Camp Lone Tree

Evening Escape

Trying the food on the patio? If so, the Lone Tree Nachos are a must-try! Although I had to have a photoshoot on the rooftop, I can promise the nachos were thoroughly enjoyed.

Fargo Monthly 0000 15
Fargo Monthly 0000 17

Discover a great view of the city at the Camp Lone Tree rooftop patio. Describe your perfect summer evening and you’ll find it here! Visit Prarie Kitchen for midwest dishes with a unique flair, then venture upstairs to find this amazing hangout. Complete with a fire pit, yard games, drinks and food, end your summer day with this beautiful view and cozy environment!

701 N University Dr, Fargo, ND

Fargo Monthly 0000 18
Fargo Monthly 0000 19

Did You Know?

The tall black building on the corner of University Dr and 7th Ave N that we call 701 Eateries is actually home to three different amazing spaces? The Camp Lone Tree bar and patio sits on top, Prairie Kitchen houses the amazing restaurant on the main level, and the Dain Room takes up the bottom level. You can book the Dain Room for your next corporate meeting or small private event!


Bonus Patio

Everyone knows that one of Fargo’s hotspots for the summer is right in the heart of downtown at Broadway Square. Last year, the square welcomed a new neighbor— Rosewild. Located inside the Jasper Hotel, this farm-to-table dining experience is making its way to the sidewalks! Here’s what you will need to know for the first full patio season at Rosewild!

  • The Rosewild patio will be open every day from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m until Labor Day.
  • The full dinner service will still only be served inside the Rosewild, but the patio will feature brunch, lunch and lounge dining options.
  • The patio’s grand opening included an ice cream social, collaborating with Silver Linings Creamery to introduce a new flavor called the Rosewild! Rosewild’s Executive Chef will be curating a signature dessert using this ice cream available all summer long, exclusively at Rosewild!
  • Bring your family, friends and even pups to this patio for this summertime patio experience!

215 Broadway N, Fargo, ND

Written by Geneva Nodland

BeFunky collage 1 scaled

 5 Things to Eat & Drink This Month

G0021370 maxWidth 1200 maxHeight 628 ppi 72 quality 80

More Than Just a Vacation: A Second Home