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Real Bites - Intermission


Fri, Apr 19th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Real Bites

Grilled New York Strip with bleu cheese butter, served with garlic mashed potatoes and sautéed fresh vegetables at Intermission in Lanesboro. Photo by Jason Sethre

A Perfect Combination

Surely, you’ve been to the Commonweal Theatre in Lanesboro before. If you haven’t, you really should check it out.

And, before a 7:00 p.m. show at the Commonweal, you’ll want to book a dinner reservation at Intermission -- adjoined at the hip with the theatre.

David and Nancy Harrison, a husband and wife team of owners, share a passion for providing the ultimate dining experience. On the evening of Friday, April 5, 2013, just one day after they opened up for the season, we made reservations to take the kids out for dinner. Landon had just lost his first tooth, ready for a visit from the Tooth Fairy, and it was time to celebrate!

Now, I have conservatively held back from taking our children, ages six and eight, out for dinner at such a fine dining establishment. Since restaurants like Intermission are embodied with a quiet ambiance, sophistication and class, I didn’t want for my children to act like they do at McDonald’s and attract unwanted stares.

Children can get bored at church, restaurants, board games, and just about anything, so you need to keep them busy and entertained.

Fortunately, our children were on their best behavior the night we visited Intermission. While all of the other restaurant tables were full of doting couples, we took up every seat with our family of four.

The children ordered their favorite dish of noodles covered with butter, while Amanda and I took this moment to enjoy the finer things in life.

Amanda ordered the Grilled Atlantic Salmon with maple crème fraiche, served with a wild rice blend and sautéed fresh vegetables. Meanwhile, I was hungry for steak, but not just any steak. I ordered the Grilled New York Strip with bleu cheese butter, served with garlic mashed potatoes and sautéed fresh vegetables. While we waited for our food, we talked about how our day went, including anything interesting that happened at school that day. It was a nice round table family discussion, but in a much fancier setting.

When our food arrived it was a work-of-art, a true masterpiece. Thanks to chef David Harrison for a wonderful meal.

We go to the same church, Christ Lutheran in Preston, as David and Nancy Harrison along with their sons. Throughout the year, the Harrisons have hosted fine dining experiences for the church with David in the kitchen preparing enough meals to f .....
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Real Bites - Chat-N-Chew

Fri, Apr 5th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Real Bites

Chat it up The other day, Duane Gilbertson, owner of Duane Gilbertson Construction, joined me for lunch at Chat-N-Chew in Lanesboro. The owner, Roger Baker, was taking care of business that day, so he stopped by our table to take our order. Whil ..... 
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Real Bites

Fri, Mar 29th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Real Bites

Rushford’s charm I’ve been to Lynndyn-Bridge Restaurant in Rushford a number of times since they first opened, and I am always impressed. They provide a professional, classy dining establishment perfect for the daily lunch crowd or a night in ..... 
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Real Bites

Fri, Mar 22nd, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Real Bites

When dad is in charge On Friday, March 8, I was in charge of making dinner, which meant we were going out to eat somewhere. Since we live in Fountain, almost centrally located in Fillmore County, we usually just spin the dial and see where it take ..... 
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Family, fun and food

Fri, Mar 1st, 2013
Posted in All Real Bites

One of the most beautiful views in all of Historic Bluff Country can be seen as you enter from the west side of Rushford. During my travels to Rushford, I always feel like I am entering a village in the foothills of Switzerland. Truly picturesque! ..... 
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I’ve been Branded

Fri, Feb 8th, 2013
Posted in All Real Bites

For my last year in my thirties -- yes my 39th birthday -- I decided to celebrate with my family at The Branding Iron in Preston, Minn. I’ve bragged about The Branding Iron to friends and family before, and I’ve even written about my fantastic ..... 
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A place for family and friends

Wed, Jan 2nd, 2013
Posted in All Real Bites

I have written about the Old Barn Resort before, but it is definitely worth revisiting for many reasons. This is one of those places that melds well with its natural surroundings. Whether golfing within the valley along the Root River and the Ro ..... 
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A Slice of Americana

Fri, Sep 28th, 2012
Posted in All Real Bites

As I walked into the Village Square of Fountain, I could feel the vibe of happiness. Happy people eating some good – no GREAT food! There was a full crowd with nearly every table consumed by food and conversation. I was lucky enough to nab a table ..... 
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Shawnee's serves up a slice of BBQ heaven

By Sheena Tollefson

Sun, Jul 8th, 2012
Posted in All Real Bites

Do you remember as a kid the long list of foods you didn't like or were unwilling to try? What about the things you didn't like but couldn't live without now as an adult? The biggest two on my list: mustard and barbecue. They're two of my favorite f ..... 
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