Lou’s Fish in Two Harbors wins over Martha Stewart

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Lou’s Fish Smoke House in Two Harbors is extra busy these days, thanks to Martha Stewart.

The mom-and-pop stop 20 miles up the North Shore from Duluth won kudos from Stewart’s Living magazine as the best smoked fish house in America.

Lou’s owner Brian Zapolski tells Duluth’s Northland News Center that smoking the fish to an exact temperature of 155 degrees is the key.

“We’ve been getting a lot of phone calls and we got a lot of orders going out on Monday and we have been shipping a lot of orders. We’ve been getting calls from all over the country.”

Zapolski, a lifelong Two Harbors resident and fisherman who has owned Lou’s since 2006, says the smokers take no shortcuts.

No liquid smoke, no chips, no gas or electric fires. Never! That’s because our passion is to provide our customers with a flavor that can only be found here at Lou’s Fish House!

We offer only the finest…from our Wild Alaska smoked Sockeye and King Salmon, to our local favorites, our smoked Lake Superior Trout, Whitefish, Herring and Ciscoes.

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Zapolski exudes his Minnesota enthusiasm in this interview with Northland News Center.