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Jayne and Chris Erwin pose near a classic car mural that Chris painted on a wall inside the couple’s new restaurant in Perham. The Erwins enlisted the help of family members and Refreshing Designs Studio to create the look and feel of the restaurant, which serves all-American fare such as specialty hot dogs and burgers. Marie Nitke/FOCUS

Hot dog! CJ’s opens in Perham

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Just when you thought there was nowhere to get a foot-long hot dog anymore, CJ’s Garage and Grill proves that some all-American classics will never stop being relished.


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Marie Johnson
Marie Johnson (formerly Nitke) came to the Perham Focus after several years as the Education and Arts & Entertainment Editor at the Herald-Review of Grand Rapids, Minn. She lives in rural Ottertail with her husband, Dan, and their spunky yellow lab, Louisa.
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