Places to see (and be seen)
The New Scenic Café. It’s a short drive up the
shore. The atmosphere is casual, the food
is incredible, and you can wander through
the garden and look at Lake Superior while
waiting for your table. Order dessert, even if
you think you’re too full to eat it.
WHERE TO GO AFTER A LOSS
It’s been so long since I lost, I really can’t say.
BEST THING ABOUT YOUR OFFICE
My wonderful co-workers. My view of
Lake Superior is a close second.
BEST BREAKFAST SPOT
The Duluth Grill. I order breakfast, even if I’m there for
lunch or dinner. The seven-grain porridge is very tasty.
BEST LUNCH SPOT
At Sara’s Table Chester Creek Café. I don’t totally
understand the name of the place, but the food is
local, sustainable and delicious.
BEST PLACE TO REFLECT
I love to sit in the long hallway between Tower Hall
and the Monastery at St. Scholastica. It is a warm,
beautiful space filled with light and shadows.
You can sit in the Leif Erickson Park Rose Garden
and watch the sailboats race on Wednesday nights.
It is one of our summer family traditions.
FAVORI TE PARK
My family loves to hike through the little
city parks near our house. We spend a lot
of time on the trails along Tischer Creek
and the Lester River.
BEST ARTS VENUE
A tie between the Minnesota Ballet
and the Duluth Playhouse.
BEST MOVIE THEATER
Zinema 2 in the Zeitgeist Center. It’s not
your typical movie theater.
Jessica L. Durbin
Duluth-based attorney Jessica Durbin tells
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BEST LOCAL SHOP
The Duluth Kitchen Company. They have every
kitchen gadget you can imagine, along with
unusual and delicious jams, jellies, sauces and
BEST COFFEE SHOP
I am a cocoa (and tea) drinker, not a coffee drinker—something the previously mentioned wonderful co-workers tease me about. The organic coffee
bar at the Whole Foods Co-op makes a great hot
cocoa, as does Pelican Coffee over the hill.
Vitta Pizza. My absolute favorite is the Tomasso—
prosciutto, goat cheese and arugula on an incred-
ibly chewy crust.