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AFTER5
UPPER RED RIVER VALLEYENTERTAINMENT NEWSPAPER
Photo Courtesy - Harley-Davidson
2014 RED RIVER VALLEY MOTORCYLCIST SHOW
APRIL 12TH, 13TH
 
THE DISH: THE EMERALD GRILL
By Elli de Bowen
With fewer and fewer late night menus being offered any longer and some favorite local spots, it’s getting tougher for the theatrecrowd to go out for a bite after a show. Luckily, an old favorite hasreopened its doors under new management! The Emerald Grill is back and ready to serve you! My friend and I stopped in after a play performance at the Fire Hall Theatre and were immediatelyand warmly greeted by the staff. We settled into a booth and took alook at the large menu. It’s your standard truck stop fair with breakfast items, burgers, huge dinners and several dessert options.But then we saw a special menu set on the side. A full pizza menuwith all the faves, plus some very unique flavors! Philly Cheeses-take Pizza, BBQ Chicken, Patty Melt, Chicken Bacon Ranch…plusmany more.Some of the customer favorites on the menu include the ChickenWrap, the Emerald Salad and the Meatloaf. I thought I’d better trythe Chicken Wrap, but I am unable to resist French Toast when it’son the menu, so I did what any right thinking human would do… Iordered both. And they were delicious. The French toast was a bittoo dough-y in the middle but the nutmeg flavor made up for it. Wealso tackled an order of the Waffle Attack which is something likea loaded baked potato on waffle fries. A good way to say goodbyeto your diet! My friend was happy with the Chili (piled high withfresh onions) and the Philly Stake Sandwich.But, for both of us, what really took center stage was the pizza.Brother, let me tell you! I was quite surprised! The crust was per-fect and the taste was superb. I am ordering this pizza again andagain! And to make this even better… They offer FREE DELIV-ERY! And not just the pizza. Anything on the menu! Right now,their delivery radius is a bit limited, but soon they will cater to theentire city! I can’t wait. Until then, I will be happy to return manytimes to The Emerald Grill!Where: Emerald Grill – 1212 47th St. (back of Stamart)What: Friendly diner atmosphereWhen: Open daily 6am to 9pm, late hours Thurs, Fri, Sat until11pm or MidnightHow Much: .99 to 20.00Call: (701)757-3009Last Words: Great after show/Late night/Study stop!
DO YOUR HOMEWORK BEFORE CUTTING GLUTEN
Family Features
In the battle to get leaner andhealthier, people have beentargeting many different foodgroups over the years, fromfats to carbohydrates. Now,experts are weighing in onwhether or not grains might bea culprit in the growing preva-lence of certain diseases, in-cluding obesity and dementia. Conflicting opinions on carbo-hydrates"Carbohydrates are awful for the brain," said Dr. DavidPerlmutter, neurologist andauthor of the new book "GrainBrain." "Eating carbohydratefoods increases blood sugar levels, which causes inflam-mation and can lead to demen-tias."However, a recent study conducted by the University of Nebraskashowed that eating whole grains, such as barley and brown rice, ac-tually helped decrease inflammation.Carolyn O'Neil, a registered dietitian, also agrees with these find-ings that dispute the elimination of carbohydrates in one's diet."Nothing could be further from the truth," O'Neil said. "A study byCenters for Disease Control researchers projected that if grainswere eliminated then diets would be extremely low in folic acid,iron and B vitamins. Even those with a gluten digestion problemhave their choice of many nutritious gluten free grains to enjoy, in-cluding amaranth, buckwheat, corn, millet, non-contaminated oats,quinoa, rice, sorghum, teff and wild rice."The experts weigh-inA growing number of people are being diagnosed with sensitivityto gluten, which is a condition that can cause a range of health problems. Gluten found in wheat, barley, rye and in oats processedin the same mills as those grains, cannot be digested by those withceliac disease (CD) and can affect the health of those who aregluten intolerant. According to the National Institute of Health, between 5 percentand 10 percent of all people may suffer from a gluten sensitivity of some form. One out of every 133 Americans (about 3 million peo- ple) have Celiac Disease. Individuals with CD do need to consumea gluten-free diet. Nutrition experts in the United States andCanada state there is no evidence eating whole grains containinggluten poses widespread health risks for the rest of the population.For more information, visit www.bestfoodfacts.org.Some experts, like Perlmutter, are also critical of wheat as a culpritin obesity. This is a claim disputed by others, including JudyAdams, registered dietitian with the Wheat Foods Council, who points out that Americans are actually eating less wheat today thanthey did one hundred years ago. O'Neil adds that those who arecutting gluten out of their diets in order to lose weight may windup gaining instead. "You can eat just as many or even more calories when choosinggluten free foods," she said. "After all, gluten free chocolate chipcookies are still chocolate chip cookies."Although gluten may be at the center of the current debate, allsides seem to agree some factors do play a key role in a healthylifestyle: physical activity; sleep; healthy fats, such as those inolive oil and avocado; and a Mediterranean style diet, which em- phasizes fruits, vegetables and seafood. With these healthy dieting elements in mind, and by keeping your-self informed about the facts and benefits of foods, you can makethe most educated decision when choosing what to feed your fam-ily.
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March
AFTER5
UPPER RED RIVER VALLEYENTERTAINMENT NEWSPAPER
 TAYLOR BROST  JEFF PETERSON MIKE PETERSONGF YOUNG PROFESSIONALS ELLIE DE BOWENCHRISTY LEMIRE JAIMIE MIESEL 
 F  O  O  D 
Contributors
2014
Photo Courtesy Emerald Grill Facebook Page
 
DJ MACE
By Mike Peterson
I’ve had the privilege of getting to know a local and talented DJ, who goes by DJ Mace. He has aninteresting story and defines what it means to strive for your dreams and that with enough hardwork, you can make it. Take a read!
After5: How long have you been in the DJ business?
DJ Mace: We started back in 2011. I had always wanted to DJ and my fiance wanted to start a business to bring in extra money. I had the idea and she made it happen. We started buying theequipment, doing advertising, taking care of music. We did a few open dances and birthday partiesin Grafton, ND under the name of Sonido Azteca (Aztec sounds) as the business name and I cameup with my DJ name as DJ mace, which is actually the initials of all of us. That same year, My fi-ance who is also owner with me, was diagnosed with cancer. We took a break from the businessand moved away for her treatment and to be with family. We came back fall of 2012. We threw a big dance party in grafton nd to let everyone know we were back in business, thats when wechanged the name to Mace Productions. People seemed glad to have us back because there hadn'treally been many dances since we took a break. We had raffles for bottles of tequila, games, it wasa really good time and we got quite a bit of jobs out of that night.
A5: Is this your sole way of making a living?
DJ: No. I used to do maintenance in Grand Forks for several apartment companies. I really love being a maintenance technician and i also would have weekends free to do my dances. We movedto stephen mn in 2013 where we now own a house and i started work at Marvin windows anddoors in grafton ND and even though it's hard traveling right now because of the crazy weather, imglad I still have weekends free for the business.
A5: What's are some your preferred songs or styles?
DJ: I love techno music. I know its not very popular here but I really love it. Now that I live herethough im getting used to country music and I've gotta admit there's some really great songs andartists in that genre. I play it all though, from regional Spanish, Cumbias, rock, new country, Pop,all the way to Elvis Presley!
A5: Briefly, what's your life story and what kind of hardships have you encountered on theway to being a DJ? How did you find your way to Minnesota?
DJ: My family moved us to St James MN from Mexico city when I was in first grade. I grew upthere and I would visit the rest of my family in Mexico City every summer. In high school I metmy fiance who's family was from Stephen. She moved to Grand Forks to go to Northland Collegeand I decided to join her and permanently move to Grand forks. Now her mom has given us her house in Stephen for us to raise our family. We are very grateful to her because our children reallylove this small town.
A5: What sort of venues do you play?
DJ: We do it all. From weddings, graduation parties, birthday parties, Quinceañeras (sweet six-teens), anniversaries, open dances, any special ocassion where people want to have a great and funnight. We travel wherever we are required as well.
A5: You're from Mexico, originally. Are there any similar challenges here that you may havefaced over there?
DJ: ve never DJ'd in Mexico but I do follow some DJ's from mexico city on YouTube, just be-cause I love spanish music. I think the biggest challenge I have here is getting exposed, advertise-ment. There's a couple other DJs around the area that play spanish music like I do and becausethey have lived here all their life, people know them and give them preference. People are afraid of change, or trying something new I think. But we still keep advertising with flyers and on our face- book page so hopefully we start meeting more and more people. Would you consider the Ameri-can Dream to be alive and well? I feel it is. There's many opportunities out there you just have tosacrifice a little bit of time and put a lot of effort into something in order to succeed at what you'redoing or want to accomplish. And being successful and loving what you do is my version of theAmerican dream.
A5: Any interesting or fun stories from your DJ'ing experience?
DJ: We got hired for an outdoor wedding last fall. We got to the venue, set up all of our equipment,the lights, the speakers, the mixer. All was up and running so we decided to take off to the cere-mony where we were going to play some music there as well. After that was over we went back tothe venue and as we were pulling up we see this big gush of wind blowing away the tarp whereour equipment was set up and just as we thought, all of our equipment had been blown down to thefloor. I thought I was gonna start crying! It's expensive equipment and we didnt have the insurance onit yet. Thankfully everything was fine. Nothing broken, nothing damaged. Westill bought new lights and of course insurance.
A5: How about DJ'ing etiquette. Are there certain things that people re-ally should not do while you are on the board?
DJ: Touch my laptop! I cannot tell you how many times people get a bit tipsyand they want a certain song right there and there, get impatient and decide tofind the song for themselves on my laptop. Or maybe they just want to knowhow it feels to be a DJ for one night but either way, it's one of my pet peevesas a DJ. I also get a lot of weird requests from weddings... crazy song re-quests and I have to end up asking the couple if its ok with them for me to play certain songs. Maybe sometimes guests forget there's family and kidsaround.
A5: Anything else you want me to squeeze in there that I may havemissed?
DJ: If people are looking for an amazingly fun night, we are theones to hire. We are the full package. I get people fired up with my Emceeand entertainer skills. We do games with couples, activities with the audienceto get them involved, raffles, prizes. Our motto is to serve our client with thehighest of professionalism for maximum entertainment and fun. No one has been disappointed. We guarantee fun. Not many DJ's can do that. How can people book you? I welcome everyone to Like our Mace Productions page at www.facebook.com/dj-mace4. Or send me a friend request, facebook.com/djmace. They can also call (701) 317-6690 for Rates and Bookings.
 M  U  S  I  C 
YOUR NEW WORLD SPORTS PUB
Located in the Canad Inns Destination Center, Tavern United is a new world sports pub for all ages where friends gather for frothy fun, fabulous food and guaranteed good times!Tavern United presents a full menu of your favourite pub meals each with a special twist thatyou’re sure to love. Check out our complete menu below.Tavern United offers over a dozen premium beers on tap from dark, rich stouts, tasty paleales, to light and frothy lagers. Tavern United also offers a variety of sophisticated and funmartinis. For wine lovers, we will delight you with our selection of reds and whites fromaround the globe including new world reds from Australia and sunny whites from SouthAfrica and the USA. You can also enjoy a selection of fine wines from Canada’s wine grow-ing regions in Southern Ontario and British Columbia.It’s all served up in a friendly sports bar atmosphere where you can play a game of darts or  pool with the gang from the office, your curling, baseball, or hockey team, or just relax withfriends and catch up. There are always sports on the many LCD flat screen TVs around the pub, so it's a great place to watch UND Hockey, the Grey Cup, the Stanley Cup Playoffs, theSuperbowl, a Bowl Game, NBA, World Soccer, the Olympics, the Winnipeg Jets, WinnipegGoldeyes, or Winnipeg Blue Bombers and cheer on your heroes with your many new friends.For more information or for reservations, contact Trisha Kinney at 701-787-2511 or tkinney@canadinns.com.Canad Inns Destination Center Grand Forks reserves the right to modify or change specialswith little or no advance warning. Visit www.canadinns.comfor updated information.
SUNDAY
$2.50 Select Drinks
MONDAY
1.50 Captain Morgans andKaraoke (7pm-close)
TUESDAY
$2.50 Select Drinks (7pm-close)
WEDNESDAY
$3 Domestics and 25 centwings (7pm-close)
THURSDAY
$3 Domestics and 25 centwings (7pm-close)
FRIDAY
$2.50 Domestic (7pm-close)
This Month’s Feature at Canad Inns
MAR 2014 •YEAR SIX NUMBER THREE | AFTER5GF.COM •PAGE 3 | /After5GF @After5GF

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