Section of the menu at Joe Huie’s Café

Section of the menu at Joe Huie’s Café

Part of the American section of the menu at Joe Huie’s Café, 1956. From the Lois Westfall Menu Collection at the Conrad N. Hilton Library, Archives and Special Collections, Culinary Institute of America.

Section of the menu at Joe Huie’s Café

Section of the menu at Joe Huie’s Café

"Chinese Dishes" section of the menu at Joe Huie’s Café, 1956. From the Lois Westfall Menu Collection at the Conrad N. Hilton Library, Archives and Special Collections, Culinary Institute of America.

Joe Huie’s Café menu insert

Joe Huie’s Café menu insert

New Year’s Eve menu offered at Joe Huie’s Café in Duluth starting at 11 pm on December 31, 1956. From the Lois Westfall Menu Collection at the Conrad N. Hilton Library, Archives and Special Collections, Culinary Institute of America.

Joe Huie’s Café menu

Joe Huie’s Café menu

Joe Huie’s Café menu, 1956. From the Lois Westfall Menu Collection at the Conrad N. Hilton Library, Archives and Special Collections, Culinary Institute of America.

Huie family members outside Joe Huie’s Café

Huie family members outside Joe Huie’s Café

Oct, Ying, and Kwong Huie (left to right) outside Joe Huie’s Café in Duluth, ca. 1955.

Joe Huie outside his restaurant

Joe Huie outside his restaurant

Joe Huie outside his restaurant, Joe Huie’s Café, in Duluth, ca. 1950s. Photograph by Wing Young Huie; used with the permission of Wing Young Huie.

MN90: Joe Huie’s Cafe

Politicians ate there. Celebrities, too, apparently even a king—Elvis Presley. It was Joe Huie’s Café, open twenty-four hours, every day. And, for twenty years, it was the place to go for Chinese in Duluth. Britt Aamodt reports.

Joe Huie’s Café, Duluth

Joe Huie’s Café—an iconic Duluth landmark—was a modest eatery that became a community hub between its founding in 1951 and its closing in 1973. Owned by an enterprising Chinese immigrant, the restaurant served classic American Chinese, authentic Chinese, and down-home American food to a broad swath of customers with humor and hospitality.

MN90: Dayton’s Department Store

In this segment of MN90: Minnesota History in 90 Seconds, Britt Aamodt ventures into the history of Dayton's.

Interior of the Persian Palms Tavern

Interior of the Persian Palms Tavern

The interior of the Persian Palms Tavern (109–111 Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis), August 1945.

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