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Vegan Food Ordering: How to Properly Word Your Request



Today I just want to SHARE with you an easy way to dine vegan – it obviously is meant for when you are dining out.

You can simply skip to the enlightening post – which tells you of several KEY tips to order a vegan dish  (or Read on…)

Btw, the guide below will advise you on how to “order vegan” at a Thai restaurant, a Mexican restaurant, a Japanese restaurant, Italian restaurant, a French restaurant, a steak restaurant, an american restaurant etc.


My name is Jan Ashby, and I live about an hour from Minot.  So I do try and share my discoveries from restaurants, as I can – I also take note of restaurants that really try and go the extra mile to accommodate their diner.

An example I have mentioned previously (in the post “Off The Vine: Minot Nightlife”  ) is Off the Vine – as this Minot ND establishment will sometimes create a meal, based on the customer’s suggestions or request.  The waiter will assist with wine recommendations, too – so you can pair your wine with your specific supper.

If you’d like to explore more about Minot nightlife, you can see the YELP reviews online or visit my section entitled “MINOT NIGHTLIFE” here .



While there are apps you can use to uncover some “vegan-friendly” restaurants close to you, you can’t count  on this – so it’s best to phone ahead.  That’s 1 of the tips in the Post I found.  The helpful site is called ““.  

*NOTE:  There are half a dozen tips or “advice” you should use before you ever visit the restaurant.  LOOK these over first – which includes a hint about Apps to use.

For entire article, go to VEGAN FOOD post .


Copyright  2016

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Montana Mike’s Steakhouse: Kid-Friendly Dinners

    BY JAN ASHBY       Steak-Dinners

It is important to make kids feel special, when dining out. When the family is out to dinner, Mom wants to relax.. If a restaurant goes the EXTRA mile to make a child feel special, then it can only help moms out. At Montana Mike’s Steakhouse, “Kid-friendly” menus are part of the offerings.


  • Specifically, they have 7 meals TAILORED for kids:  
  • Hamburger $5.49
  • Cheeseburger $5.49
  • Mac & Cheese $5.49
  • Chicken Strips $5.49
  • Mini Corndogs $5.49
  • Steak Tips $5.49
  • Grilled Cheese Sandwich $5.49 


KID Friendly dinners    Montana Mike’s does not normally put seasoning on the steaks – instead, they have a number of sauces you can choose from:




Another way for moms (& dads) to get some peace at the Dinner table is through popular apps – I found an iTunes Burger Games app you may like to employ:

>>  iTunes Apps for Kids – Burger Games Download (FREE)  <<


Crazy Burger is in the TOP 100 apps in many nations, btw.  To get it free, VISIT THIS URL.

Now there are some BURGER GAMES” apps that are best suited to Older Children – for instance, there is a neat virtual McDonalds Business game, where a teen (or older child) gets to RUN the entire business!  It’s at this location:  McDonalds Burger games

It involves the following: Office of planning, Burger shop in front and factory processing, milk production, pasture and paddy fields.  The game is fairly interesting, as it’s totally up to the child to run a “profitable” business.

More Apps:  PLAY “Spot the Differences” – Here you are shown 2 images and must find 5 differences between the two.  It’s been “Google Plussed” about 529 times, and is RATED at 4.2 of 5.  It Requires Android 2.1 and up !     

Steak Dinners for Adults: A Ton of Choices


Naturally, americans like to have a choice.  That’s a part of being american – well, MONTANA MIKE’S Restaurant in Minot ND has a huge offering of steaks !  I have compiled a quick list for you steak lovers:


Filet Mignon

Prime Rib

Rancher’s T-Bone


Ancho Momma Ribeye

Mountain Momma Ribeye

Mile High Ribeye

Center Cut Top Sirloin Steaks



Mike himself recommends the center cut top sirloin – which COMES in these SIZES:    

 6 ounce

 8 ounce

 11 ounce

 22 ounce



And if you need to understand the VARIOUS kind of steak dinners you might have, simply visit the official WIKI Site





Copyright  2014





Minot Restaurants That Deliver  

 Local Business Superstar   By Jan Ashby Reporter

Minot, ND/USA, July 18, 2014

As one who has spent a far amount of time in Minot ND exploring the restaurants, I feel well equipped to write on this topic.  I realize that some people simply do not like to dress up, make a reservation, and then go out to eat. I have noticed there are just a few Minot restaurants that will deliver – aside from pizza restaurants, I found only a few.  That is, unless you consider the companies that have food trucks touring around.

First up, there is Jimmy Johnsa gourmet sandwich shop. It is willing to deliver, which is not really surprising considering they have the college crowd in their neighborhood. Their sandwiches are quite good, as they have special sauces and you can tailor it the way you most desire.

Now, if you look at Google reviews for Jimmy Johns, you will see they score pretty high. Their food is very fresh, so you may want to hang on to this idea. They generally deliver within ten minutes of order time.   See Jimmy Johns menu

The second restaurant is Sakura Japanese restaurant. Located on 24th Avenue near the Dakota Square Mall, Sakura does offer delivery in Minot. Yet, please bear in mind that for families it may be more entertaining for the kids if you eat there. This is due to the fact they are quite “kid friendly”, and will entertain you at your table.

There is lots of good seafood at Sakura Japanese restaurant in Minot ND, and there is incredible variety. Of course, you can have beef, chicken, or filet mignon if you prefer – done “hibachi” style.  For lunch – as an example – you might have shrimp tempura, vegetable tempura, chicken katsu, shrimp teriyaki, steak teriyaki, scallops teriyaki, or salmon teriyaki.

They have a special thing called “Bento Box“, which you can order for Dinner or for Lunch; the entree is accompanied by salad, soup and a roll. They are open 7 days a week.



Minot Restaurants That Deliver: Food Truck Craze

          food truck

As to food trucks in Minot that deliver, there is one I know of – it is called Muncheeze, and it has one positive review on Yelp. The lady who left the review said it was “totally worthwhile”, as she had a tasty shrimp sandwich that was served with fresh cabbage, red pepper and sliced onion. She also liked her soup, which was Lobster Bisque!  She commented on the texture of her sandwich –  that the wonderful “crunch” was something she appreciated.

To top it off, she had a Red Bull smoothie – said it tasted like strawberry, banana and Red Bull.

In summary, there are not a lot of restaurants in Minot ND that deliver. Your choices are somewhat limited. Of course, there are pizza restaurants that will deliver – like Dominos or Pizza Hut – but that is a choice for “pizza lovers” only. If you like sandwiches, or Japanese food, you may be in luck. The rest of you may just have to dress up, and go out.


This site is a few years old, however I’ve been a reporter for 4 years – with a number of sites.  You can READ more about me here.



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