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Business Buzz: Momos n’ More now open, Downtown Yoga Fargo under new ownership, and more

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Husband and wife duo Brett and Prakash Haddaway-Pokhrel stand outside of their new restaurant Momos n More on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2022, in downtown Fargo. The new restaurant opened Monday, Dec. 5, 2022.
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FARGO — Momos n’ More is now open at 530 6th Ave. N. in downtown Fargo.

Co-owner Prakash Haddaway-Pokhrel, taking a brief break from cooking up his Indian and Nepali dishes, told The Forum Momos n’ More opened Monday, Dec. 5. Haddaway-Pokhrel owns the restaurant alongside his wife, Brett.

Momos are the central focus of the menu, with chicken, beef, pork and vegan options available. Momos come in servings of eight, with a steamed option priced at $11.99 and a fried option for sale at $12.99.

Also on the menu is a homemade chicken or pork curry combo. The combo includes naan and a cup of rice for $12.99. Plain and garlic naan are available.

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Prakash Haddaway-Pokhrel, co-owner of Momos n' More, a new Nepali and Indian restaurant in downtown Fargo makes naan bread for a customer on Dec. 7, 2022.
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To drink, Momos n’ More offers mango lassi for $4.99 or hot chai tea for $2.99.

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Though they have only been open for a few days, Prakash said that customers have responded positively thus far. “I’ve gotten very good feedback from everyone. People love the fried momos and everyone has been really nice to us so far,” he said.

Prakash indicated that while the current menu is small, he hopes to add more menu items in the future. For one, Prakash said he’d like to begin offering bison momos, an ideal marriage of food from his old and new homes. “It’s a pretty simple and short menu right now, but we’ll be adding more food items later on as we perfect what we are doing right now.”

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Dipesh Basnet makes fried momos at Momos n' More, a new Nepali and Indian restaurant in downtown Fargo on Dec. 7, 2022.
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In a previous interview with The Forum, Prakash and Brett explained that opening Momos n’ More had been a long-term dream of theirs. “Our dream has been to open up a restaurant. We worked so hard,” Brett, a Munich, N.D. native, said. “We’re really excited. This has been our dream since the day we got married.”

Now that the restaurant is open, Prakash said it has been “a little bit stressful,” but an enjoyable experience no less. “(It’s) kind of exciting,” he remarked. “I’ve gotten to talk to a lot of people and it’s fun.”

Hours for Momos n’ More are 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The restaurant is open Mondays to Saturdays and closed on Sundays.

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Downtown Yoga Fargo is located above Daily's Market at 216 Broadway in Fargo.
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Downtown Yoga Fargo under new ownership

Downtown Yoga Fargo is now under new ownership. Kim Hobbs has purchased the studio located above Daily's Market at 216 Broadway N #204 from founder Dani Leveringto n.

In an email to The Forum, Hobbs explained she and her husband recently moved here from Atlanta to be closer to family and "seize new opportunities in a smaller community."

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Back in Atlanta, Hobbs was the full-time studio manager of a successful, privately-owned yoga studio. She has 500+ hours of yoga training and over 2,000 hours of teaching experience.

"Downtown Yoga Fargo is an inclusive and accessible yoga studio that is committed to sharing the tradition and practice of Yoga," said Hobbs in a statement to The Forum. "You will find a variety of weekly classes, monthly workshops and events, and more. Be on the lookout for an available massage therapist in the studio and more offerings coming soon in 2023. We are a studio committed to the harmony and wellness of the F-M community, and we would love to have you join us in practice and in life."

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Angie Wieck is the business editor for The Forum. Email her at awieck@forumcomm.com
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