Faces of Duluth

Faces of Duluth

The People and the Place

From budget-friendly family activities to hidden waterfalls to recommendations from locals, check out our blog for trip ideas and to learn more about what makes Duluth so special. 

Tony O'Neil stands in front of Jamrock Cultural Restaurant

Faces of Duluth: Tony O’Neil

Tony O’Neil is the heart and soul behind Jamrock Cultural Restaurant in downtown Duluth. He brings the flavors of the Caribbean and his grandmother’s recipes to life, providing a place to share delicious food and build community. Another passion of his is football, and this year, he’ll take the field as head coach for Duluth’s new arena football team, the Harbor Monsters. His zest for both food and football are vibrant contributions to the community.

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Faces of Duluth: Sarah Herrick-Smíšek

Putting on a DLH hoodie feels like being wrapped in a warm hug, so we sat down with the founder and owner of DLH Clothing to hear about how she got started, the meaning behind the iconic logo and what shoppers can expect when they walk in the doors this holiday season.

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Faces of Duluth: Mallory Moore

Mallory Moore created Duluth Loves Local as a way to support and uplift the small businesses that define Duluth. We caught up with Mallory to chat about how Duluth Loves Local does just that and hear how the efforts for the upcoming Duluth Winter Village are coming along.

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Faces of Duluth: Eduardo Sandoval Luna

Eduardo Sandoval Luna is on a mission to build connections between people and cultures through food. For eight years, he’s done this as the owner of Oasis Del Norte food truck, and now, he’s expanded to a full fledge restaurant of the same name in Lincoln Park. This new community hub will provide authentic Mexican taqueria fare alongside art, music and camaraderie to all who visit.

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Faces of Duluth: Jay Walker

For more than 24 years, Jay Walker has been sharing his passion for aquatic animals and preservation at Duluth’s Great Lakes Aquarium. In the latest Faces of Duluth, we had the opportunity to chat about what drives his passion, what a typical day is like in his role as Executive Director, and some of his favorite spots in Duluth.

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Faces of Duluth: Janelle Long

We sat down with Janelle Long, who’s been the Executive Director of Hawk Ridge for over 15 years, to talk about how she, along with Hawk Ridge staff and volunteers, help people have a better understanding of birds and conservation efforts.

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