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Michael and Irina Palmer are satisfying appetites with a creative, original menu at Barney's Headwaters Restaurant in Akeley. The restaurant is located at the corner of Highways 34 and 64. (Jean Ruzicka / Enterprise)

Barney's in Akeley offers unique menu

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Step into Barney's in Akeley and prepare to be swept across the planet - to relish Russian fare, to savor some Cajun or Key West chowder.


Michael and wife Irina, who grew up in Belarus in the southern part of the former Soviet Union, offer a cosmopolitan menu at their eatery on the corner of Highways 34 and 64, with favorite staples aplenty.

Opening last autumn, the restaurant is named for Michael's late father. "I'd been looking for a place and this fit the bill."

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