To introduce city folks to small-town cafes, Minneapolis artist Mat Ollig created collage-style paintings of 10 diners across the state. Each painting hangs in the diner that inspired it. There also are postcards of each painting. Ollig hopes people go see his paintings, pick up a postcard and enjoy an authentic diner meal. (For more info, go to his Twitter hashtag, #mnArtHunt.)
1) The Barn
711 Washington St., Brainerd, Minn.
2) Bev’s Cafe
221 Bush St., Red Wing
3) Charlie’s Cafe
115 Main St. E., Freeport, Minn.
4) Coney Island Deluxe
112 W. 1st St., Duluth
5) Costa’s Candies and Restaurant
112 N. Cedar Av., Owatonna, Minn.
6) Lange’s Cafe
110 8th Av. SE., Pipestone, Minn.
7) Leo’s Grill and Malt Shop
131 Main St. S., Stillwater
8) Red’s Cafe
221 Nelson Blvd., Montrose, Minn.
9) Ricky’s Embers
5400 Central Ave. NE., Fridley
10) The Viking Cafe
203 W. Lincoln Av., Fergus Falls, Minn.