Story and Photos by Brittany Olafson, online journalism major
In the midst of exploring downtown Fargo’s unique shops one can build an appetite. When this happens, downtown can offer several options. A survey conducted shows the top five most popular restaurants.
Wasabi Sushi & Asian Grill
623 NP Avenue
Wasabi offers both traditional and trendy sushi items. Sit at the bar and watch the chefs prepare your dish or grab a booth with all of your friends and explore the Asian cuisine. The relaxing atmosphere makes it a casual dining experience.
606 Main Avenue
If you are in the mood for pizza, Rhombus Guys has 34 gourmet pizzas to choose from. The restaurant also provides a wide selection of beer on tap, 20 different kinds of wine, and Coca-Cola products available.
King House Buffet
King House Buffet is a popular Chinese restaurant downtown that offers several entree choices. Pay at the door, load up your plate and fill up your stomach. Students receive a discount with their student ID.
322 N. Broadway
This pizza parlor specializes in New York style thin crust pizza. Order the whole pie or just a slice. It also serves grinders, tacos, beer and liquor. This venue is even open late on Fridays and Saturdays to satisfy that midnight snack attack.
115 N. Broadway
Subway is known for its traditional foot-long or six-inch subs. The prominent food chain features personal pizzas, daily fresh baked cookies that make great snacks. Subway is also open for breakfast.
A one-question survey was conducted amongst 50 people between the ages of 20 and 40. Based on asking random people in the street, at MSUM, and a form of crowd sourcing via Facebook, the sample size was to answer one basic question: Where is your favorite place to eat downtown Fargo? Wasabi Sushi and Asian Grill took first place with eleven votes, and following close behind was Rhombus Guys with nine. Third on the list was King House Buffet with eight votes, and Spicy Pie followed in fourth with seven. The fifth popular place to eat downtown is Subway, which had four votes. The other 18 percent was scattered among Drunken Noodle, JL Beers, Bertrosa’s, and Juano’s.
(Edited by April Knutson, multimedia journalism major)