Broken Brick makes unique list

Foodies in North Dakota have almost certainly enjoyed the delicacies of the major cities in the state. But, there’s a gem of a restaurant in southwest North Dakota, that recently garnered a headline on a nationally known website.

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By COLE BENZ
Herald Editor

Foodies in North Dakota have almost certainly enjoyed the delicacies of the major cities in the state. But, there’s a gem of a restaurant in southwest North Dakota, that recently garnered a headline on a nationally known website.

The Broken Brick in New England was No. 5 on a list of eight other restaurants, most from towns and cities much larger than New England, that features little-known restaurants with big-city taste. The list, titled ‘These 8 restaurants in ND don’t look like much…but wow, they’re good,’ was published on the website OnlyInYourState.com. The website, which publishes content from contributors from all around the country, focuses on various aspects of each state.

The Broken Brick was on the list with restaurants from Fargo, Grand Forks, Napoleon, Minot, Rolla, and Mandan.

Owner and operator Patti Juliano said she was excited to hear her establishment had been put on the list. Juliano said she didn’t know it would be listed, no one talked to her or interviewed her prior to the article being published.

“I was excited, I didn’t even know,” Juliano said. “I had no idea.”

Making a mark against cities like Bismarck and Fargo, Juliano said she was happy someone noticed her business.

“I’m thrilled, I’m thrilled that somebody even noticed me,” she said.

It took a phone call from someone to find out about the publicity. Shortly after she had heard the news, she went and looked for herself, and enjoyed what she saw.

“It was pretty cool,” she said.

The author, who only lists her first name, Leah, mentioned Juliano’s tomato soup as the “must-try food” at the Broken Brick. Juliano makes it herself every Friday and Saturday night, and said it is a nice, light side for her customers. On a rare occasion she will make something else, and that doesn’t stop customers from asking about its availability.

Juliano has been operating the business since 2010. Her most popular hours of business occurs on Friday and Saturday evenings, but she said lunch is also available. For only $7.95 a patron can get a meal, beverage and access to the salad bar.

The Broken Brick is closed on Sundays and Mondays, open Tuesday through Thursday for lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Friday and Saturday nights from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Juliano’s restaurant is also available for special events, and food catering. She can be reached at 701-579-5225.

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