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.
Turkey, onions, celery, & carrots in a rich broth with German dumplings.
Cup $4.50 • Bowl $5.50
Turkey Cranberry Sandwich
Sliced warmed turkey piled high with cranberry sauce & cream cheese spread on grilled cranberry wild rice bread. Served with choice of French fries, tater tot’s Or coleslaw.
All entrees start serving at 4:00
Diced lamb, potatoes, carrots & onions in
a rich lamb gravy topped with mashed potatoes. Served with soup or salad.
Shrimp & Chicken Florentine
Shrimp, chicken, onions, peppers & penne in our own Florentine sauce. Served with garlic toast.
Served with soup or salad.
Dodge City Sirloin
6 oz sirloin rubbed an old western style meat style rub then grilled to your liking. Served with 2 sides.
All entrées start serving at 4:00. All entrees served with 2 sides.
Friday & Saturday Prime Rib
10 oz $20.95 • 14 oz $25.95
MEXICAN HONEY BEER
Humming with a citrus and floral fiesta for the senses, Mexican Honey Imperial Lager is brewed with Mexican orange blossom honey and Amarillo hops. Refreshing and dangerously smooth, this award-winning cerveza is all buzz and no bite and 8% ABV
SAM ADAMS WINTER LAGER
German brewers were on to something centuries ago when they created rich bock beers for the winter. Our version is spiced with cinnamon, ginger and orange peel for a deep flavor and malty finish that will warm you on a cold winter’s night.
Peppermint schnapps, & hot chocolate. Topped with whip cream and drizzled with chocolate and finished off with a candy cane. Will warm you up from the top of your head to the tips of your little toeies
HOT GINGER TODDY
Brandy, Domiane De Canton Ginger & hot water. With a dash of nutmeg.