On today’s episode we travel back to North Dakota to visit The Red Pepper. The Red Pepper started back in the 60s and quickly became a Grand Forks institution. Jeff Tellmann comes on the show to talk all about his family’s history with owning this amazing gem.
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The History of The Red Pepper
The Red Pepper began in the 1960s. It was run initially by college students who treated it as a hobby and a party spot. Bruce Tellmann was a writer for a local paper in Grand Forks, North Dakota. He loved the food so much, he felt he had to get more involved.
In 1973, Bruce purchased The Red Pepper. He felt it just needed some leadership and stability and it would be a hit! Under his leadership and guidance, people were able to get the famous grinder sandwiches and tacos they knew and loved.
Today that legacy is carried by Bruce’s son, Jeff Tellmann. Today’s Red Pepper remains unchanged. Jeff continues to do what works. He is the first to admit that the food is simple. However, just because it is simple doesn’t mean it’s not amazing!
Where To Find The Red Pepper
If you are in the Grand Forks area, you have to stop in and get a grinder. Jeff and his team are pumping out delicious tacos, salads and sandwiches. You can find The Red Pepper’s website here. If social media is your thing, you can find their Facebook page here.
Bring The Red Pepper Home
Goldbelly is a great website that brings iconic regional dishes to your door. The Red Pepper is on Goldbelly. Now you can order your own grinder kit straight to your door. These kits come fully loaded with everything you need to get a solid taste of The Red Pepper. I could hardly wait to receive my very own grinder kit. It was amazing!
There is nothing to hate about these kits. They come with bread, cheese, deli meat, lettuce, white sauce, chip sauce and taco meat. Everything you need to get cranking! So if you grew up with The Red Pepper, or if you’re curious about what they are all about, order here today!
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