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.
Mozzarella & Pepperoni Bites, Breaded Avocado Slices, Garlic Breaded Mushrooms, Spicy Batter Pickle Fries, Naked Wings & egg rolls. Served with 2 dipping sauces.
Vegetable Beef Barley
Hearty carrots, potatoes, onions, celery, diced tomatoes and barley with chunks of beef in a rich beef broth.
Cup $4.50 • Bowl $5.50
Berry Chicken Summer Salad
Spring & romaine lettuce with strawberries, grape tomatoes, cucumbers, bacon bits and bleu cheese crumbles topped with grilled or crispy chicken. Served with your choice of salad dressing & a warm dinner roll.
Manly Club Sandwich
Hamburger patties, bacon and ham, with Swiss and Colby Jack cheese all crammed into three slices of Texas toast. Served with FF, TT or coleslaw.
Baked roughy sautéed with capers, garlic & vermouth. Served with wild rice Pilaf.
Beef & Broccoli Stir Fry
Served on a bed of white rice.
Served on a bed of white rice
Chicken breast coated with panko, Parmesan & fresh garlic sautéed until golden brown served on a bed of sautéed zucchini.
All entrées start serving at 4:00. All entrees served with 2 sides.
AYCE Shrimp Basket
Friday & Saturday Evening
$20.95 & $25.95
SAM ADAMS PORCH ROCKER
Porch Rocker was inspired by traditional Bavarian Radlers that mix beer with German style lemonade. For our bright & citrusy Radler, we blended a Helles beer with lemon for a fresh squeezed lemon taste. Slightly tart & refreshing.
LIFT BRIDGE JUICE-Z HAZY IPA
Juice-Z NE IPA is a monstrous blend of fruit – forward hops & balanced out with golden malt, wheat & oats. Forget the bitter aftertaste this New Egland style IPA is smooth, citrusy ray of tropical sunshine in an otherwise chaotic world. Made in Stillwater, MN.
The perfect balance of Champagne & Orange Juice.
Tramonto Limoncello, Absolut Citron,
lemonade & our secret ingredient, served in a sugar rimmed glass.