Golf
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Elevated tees.  High altitude drives.  Banana Belt. These are terms regularly bandied about by Black Hills golfers.  Golf is a passion for lots of local people, the reason some of them live here — liberated from crowded, flat-land courses they knew elsewhere.  Elevated tees mean teeing off a high point … Read More

Roma’s Ristorante
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Close your eyes. Breathe in and out slowly. Imagine this: steamy hot bread dipped in olive oil and balsamic vinaigrette, you chew slowly. You’re sitting at a table, cloth napkin folded upon your lap. You can see the pink sun painting the sky from a theater-sized window. The live jazz … Read More

Green Bean Coffeehouse
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Good morning travelers! How’s your motel coffee? Not so glamorous? Let me help you with that… The Green Bean not only has a wonderful selection of good coffee, but it’s comfortable enough to pacify your morning mood. (I’m a grouch in the mornings, let’s be honest! And that Starbucks antiseptic … Read More

Dakota Quilt
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Quilters! Don’t pass this one up! Stop into Dakota Quilt shop off of Main Street where you’ll find a wide selection of fabrics in one darling location. Opened in 1997, this house-to-business property is bigger than it looks. As a local, my family takes in their finished creations in for … Read More

Guadalajara’s Mexican Restaurant
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Whenever there’s a family birthday, we head straight to Guadalajara’s Mexican Restaurant in Spearfish. Not only will they give you a birthday dessert, but they’ll whip out those singing voices and a sombrero hat! Who knew one could look so fetching in a giant sombrero! Not only is it ranked … Read More

Black Hills Beer Vacations
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This ain’t your daddy’s beer vacation! A generation ago the term meant going to Florida over spring break, baking in the sun, and maintaining hydration by guzzling uniform, mass-produced beers. A Black Hills beer vacation means sampling an incredible variety of locally brewed craft beers. Black Hills waters seem especially … Read More

Pondo Burger
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The Ponderosa Café and Bar in Hulett looks like a local cowboy hangout. But with over a dozen beers on tap, an extensive wine list, and a chef straight out of New York, you’ll swear you’re in foodie heaven. Nightly dinner features and specials are sure to please the most … Read More