[PHOTO GALLERY] Best Selling Author & Local Native, J. Ryan Stradal Visits The Bierstube

Best-selling author and local native, J. Ryan Stradal visits The Bierstube and reads from his new paperback, Kitchens of the Great Midwest to an overflowing crowd in Hastings, MN. He treated fans, relatives and high school alum to a special book reading followed by an informal and oftentimes humorous Q & A session. Sue Roegge with Chapter2Books hosted the event and later sold autographed copies to those in attendance. Award-winning chef, Amy Schabert Kovacs, currently with The Lowbrow, and an inspiration to J. Ryan's lead character Eva Thorvald, delighted the audience with homemade bars and cookies. 


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