WDSE-TV‘s The PlayList Presents is a series of 5-minute segments featuring emerging musicians, including interview clips and a live performance. This episode focuses on Cory Coffman, with a performance of the song “Canvas and Color,” shot at Duluth Cider.
The PlayList Presents airs Thursday nights at around 8:20 p.m., after Making it Up North.
Don’t “pandemic panic” because Perfect Duluth Day is back again with its “Daily Menu.” Here’s the latest social-distancing dining option:
Wussow’s Concert Cafe is open today from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. with a special weekend curbside menu. Call 218-624-5957 to order, and pickup at their drive-through window. Gluten-free and vegan options are available. To continue finding their new updated menu after this weekend, check out their Facebook page.
When did I come to consciousness? Its bars and venues the wombs I gestated in, the booths and stages framed my embryogenesis. Birthing me to myself, I walk between trees. Light and water conspire mysteriously. My shadow stretches to the lake and covers it in the setting sun. Praise it!
I am bridges staring down into darkness and depth. I am mirrored streams carving the hillside like molten silver from a furnace pour, the lake a great ingot. More than anything, I am the lake. Gleaming as if the sun has transferred its powers to Lake Superior in guardianship, Lucifer abandoning hell to an angel of water. The lake is a tectonic plate of fire subducting at the shoreline, trapping the light in water like amber, a bowl of liquid light. Golden honeyed light, silver light like photographic emulsion, sepia light. Ore boats sailing the surface of white stars, red giants, blue neutron stars. Ore boats sailing out of faded, flaking photographs. The lake like Io, blinding bright, sea planet of perpetual ice cover, Jupiter blots out the sky rising over Superior. The lake a reflecting mirror like a planetary laser defense system, peering into every south-facing window on the hillside, light pouring into every home as the lake searches them with its blazing eye. Praise it!
Imagine that 100 years from now you are researching the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic in Northeastern Minnesota. It’s easy to find dry statistics and numbers, but you want more. What were people thinking and feeling during this time? What informational materials and public art did they create? How were they helping each other? What did the day-to-day experience of this time look like in Duluth?
What if there were an archive of those experiences for you to explore?
Pak’s Green Corner, a Thai-fusion restaurant in Superior, has announced it will close on March 29. The restaurant’s lease ends at the end of May, but COVID-19 shelter-in-place orders in Wisconsin and Minnesota pushed forward plans to shut down.
“What will we do next?” a letter to customers from the Pak’s team asked. “We will keep you posted by our Facebook page.”
The restaurant opened June 1, 2018 at 1901 Tower Ave. in Superior, the former location of Kenny Wong’s Oriental Express. Pak’s previously operated for two years in West Duluth, where it found instant acclaim. It was voted Perfect Duluth Day’s best new restaurant in 2013 and was featured on the national television show, Diners, Drive-ins and Dives in 2014.
While we are cooped up inside, there are still great take-out dining options available to satisfy the taste buds. Next up on Perfect Duluth Day’s daily take-out menu is Northern Waters Smokehaus. Orders can be picked up from the DeWitt–Seitz Marketplace or delivered to a Duluth or Superior address. Platters can also be ordered, but must be requested 24 hours in advance. Patricia’s featured baked goods are currently carrot cake cookies and coconut macaroons, which can be ordered by the dozen or half dozen 48 hours in advance.