image description June 10, 2014

Help Russ Kendall’s Smokehouse

Help Russ Kendall’s Smokehouse

Lend a Helping Hand

On the Minnesota episode of Bizarre Foods, I stop by a small smokehouse near Lake Superior in Knife River, Minn. Russ Kendall’s Smokehouse serves up some of the best smoked whitefish I’ve ever had. Whenever I visit the North Shore, I stop at Kendall’s on the way. Open since the 1920s, the smokehouse has been in the Olson family for five generations, and they are always kind and gracious hosts.

On May 11, 2014,  a fire broke out in the smokehouse and destroyed the entire production area of the building leaving hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of damage. Find out more about the fire here.


Please help the Olsons rebuild this North Shore landmark and get back on their feet. You can donate to the Russ Kendall Smokehouse Fund through PayPal or by sending your donation care of:

Russ Kendall Smokehouse Fund
Two Harbors Federal Credit Union
626 2nd Ave.
Two Harbors, MN 55616



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