A five-hour drive north of Minneapolis, about an hour south of the Canadian border, and half an episode of A Prairie Home Companion east of North Dakota, is the pinhead-size town of Euclid, Minnesota. It is home to less than 500 people, a grain elevator and a small white house that serves some of the best ribs you ever stepped off the grid to try.
The One N’ Only is—you guessed it—the one and only restaurant in this town surrounded by farmland. Chris Weiland and his wife, Melanie, bought the business from his parents 12 years ago, when it was mainly just a bar. (His parents owned it for 12 years; before that, it had been Euclid’s grocery store since the 1940s.)
Armed with an intense passion for food, Chris expanded the menu to include a special Wednesday-night brisket, legendary crab legs, and out-of-this-world award-winning ribs that go down like candy.