Perhaps you’ve been fortunate enough to sample Eric Goerdt’s house-smoked salmon or whitefish, or some of his smoked ham and bison pastrami. Even if you’ve never been to Duluth, Minnesota, Northern Waters Smokehaus‘ reputation may have spurred you to place an order by mail. Or maybe you’ve paid a visit to his place in the DeWitt-Seitz Marketplace and enjoyed a Banh Faux Mi (smoked Berkshire ham, country pâté, quick pickles, Smokehaus kimchi, cilantro, hoisin, chili sauce, and butter on a hero roll) or The Big Dipper (smoke-roasted MN Berkshire porketta, provolone, peperoncini, green olives, and butter on stirato) – all meats made in house. You may have wondered, could it possibly get any better than this? Well, we’re all about to find out!

One of Northern Waters' most unique offerings is their whitefish sausage.

One of Northern Waters’ most unique offerings is their whitefish sausage.

Next month (probably – the timing’s still a little flexible) Eric Goerdt will present his new Northern Waters restaurant in Duluth’s Mount Royal Shopping Center. Northern Waters will be open for lunch and dinner, with counter service during the day and table service in the evening. Best of all, the menu will feature fresh Lake Superior fish. No doubt, many of the products from his smokehouse will find their way to his menu as well. We can’t wait to give Northern Waters a try!