Ties to Paul Bunyan?
Paul Bunyan has been in Minnesota folklore history for over a century. The earliest printed stories about him and his infamous blue ox, Babe, date as early back as 1906. He was a legend in the logging community and an integral part of Minnesota’s heritage. Kind of like ice fishing, log cabins, the loons floating on the lakes and rivers and lastly lutefisk dinners put on by area groups throughout the lakes area.
Bites Grill & Bar is located on the beautiful trail of Paul Bunyan right out front of Bites parking lot and game patio. Bites is not hard to miss as it’s built out of logs and the Paul Bunyan trail passes right in front of big picture windows.
Bites log building was constructed around 1997 with locally sourced logs made from aspen, birch, red oak, and Norway pines sourced from the George Kinney Memorial Forest located in Crow Wing County Minnesota. They have beautiful pictures of the process it took to make Bite’s reality. From the logging of the wood right up to the finished masterpiece that is Bites today.
Throughout the year customers can witness the ever changing seasons of Minnesota life. In the fall the leaves will be in various shades of yellow, orange, and red creating a scene straight from a postcard. The fireplace will be lit and if you time it just right you can get a stunning picture of those magnificent logs with the sun setting behind it. Or if you’re an early riser you can sit inside and look out at the sunrise with your morning cup of coffee and newspaper. During the winter you will see snowmobiles coming in off the snow-laden trail warming their hands by the roaring fire, grabbing a bite to eat to fill their rumbling stomachs and telling stories of their various adventures. And in the spring and summer the snow will have melted and made way for flowers to blossoms, the deer to roam with their new offspring, and the bikers to visit. With the Paul Bunyan trail right out front there’s endless things to do in the sun or snow. So no matter which season you find yourself at Bites, make sure you run your hands over the beautifully crafted log walls, venture out on the Paul Bunyan trail taking pictures of the seasons and grab a bite to eat. And just maybe you will feel the spirit of Paul Bunyan and Babe as you sit besides the fireplace warming your hands or while you stop in for a refreshing drink and bite to eat after a stroll on the trail.
Stop in today and say hi to the owners, Roger and Wendy Hoplin. Bites Grill and Bar won the Minnesota Restaurant Association’s new award, the Restaurant Neighbor Award, in November 2016.
Chicken Quesadilla Soup
Chicken, black beans, peppers, onions and cheese sauce topped with tortilla strips
Cup $4.50 | Bowl $5.50
Pulled pork, feta cheese, avocado and a wedge of lime on a toasted tortilla
Beef or chicken, shredded lettuce, cheddar cheese, peppers, onions, jalapeños and black olives served in a crispy tortilla shell with salsa and sour cream
Add guacamole $2.00
Three soft shell crispy fish tacos served in a shredded slaw & Pico de gallo salsa and a lemon wedge served with Mexican rice and refried beans
Trio of Ecnchiladas
Cheese, beef & chicken enchiladas, In our home made enchilada sauce, Served with Mexican rice & refried beans
Served with soup or salad. $15.95
Add guacamole $2.00
Chicken or Steak Fajitas
Sizzling hot peppers and onions sautéed with steak or chicken, warm tortilla shells, lettuce, tomatoes, Mexican rice, refried beans and sour cream
Add guacamole $2.00
Don’t forget Mother’s Day Brunch May 13th, 10 am to 2pm
Corona or Corona Light
Corona is made with the finest quality blend of filtered water, malted barley, hops, corn and yeast. Corona’s smooth taste offers the perfect balance between heavier European imports and lighter domestic beer.
Margarita on the Rocks
Nothing beats a great margarita. Tequila, sweet-sour, lime juice, & triple sec shaken with ice and served in a salted rimmed glass
A south of the border original. A punch that delivers a punch. Red wine, fruit juice and lots of cut up fruit.
Salted Nut Roll
Rum Chata & Butterscotch schnapps need we say more? Yum!