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Real Bites - Fresh food, fresh look in Lanesboro

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in All Real Bites

Southwestern tilapia: seasoned grilled tilapia filet served with black bean and corn salsa, homemade guacamole, honey glazed carrots, and choice of potato. Winner, winner -- tilapia dinner! Photo by Jason Sethre

Have you been to Pedal Pushers Cafe lately? If not, you really should.

A few months ago, as I watched the graphics on their windows take shape, I was looking forward to seeing what else was changing on the inside of the restaurant.

On Friday, April 4, 2014, my wife and I felt a trip to Lanesboro for supper would be better than a home-cooked meal -- that night.

So, we entered Pedal Pushers Cafe to find the warm and inviting dining environment we had always loved even better than when we last visited.

Wow! Restaurant owners Scott and Angie Taylor could be interior designers. Along with a change in their color scheme, they added some new wall art like screen doors above each booth.

While their theme has always related to a 1950s or 1960s throwback, their new fresh look still maintains a small town charm. It’s new, but different in a good way.

So, we ordered our food, and enjoyed some conversation with our children while they colored the tabletop with crayons provided by the waitstaff.

When the food arrived, of course it was just a wonderful as the last time we were there. The Taylors have always maintained a goal of providing fresh and locally produced foods, connecting their guests with the best in the area.

I am usually a steak or burger (red meat) kind of guy, but my wife keeps pulling me the direction of chicken and fish. So, she encouraged me to try the southwestern tilapia.

And, as always, my wife has great taste.

If this was on a buffet menu, I would have gone back for seconds and probably thirds. I kept thinking that the black bean & corn salsa along with homemade guacamole would have been great on a lot of different types of foods. I mentioned to my wife that this topping would have been great on baked potatoes, too.

Well, needless to say, I was a member of the “Clean Plate Club.” I usually do live up to my lifetime membership eligibility requirements.

But, what I found most interesting during my visit to Pedal Pushers Cafe was that the crowd of guests came from near and far. I saw a Lourdes High School shirt walk through the door, and immediately thought of Rochester. I saw many locals, too, such as Amos Anderson and his grandson dining at the next booth. And, I couldn’t leave the restaurant without securing a crippling handshake from famous Amos.

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Spring sports start in Chatfield

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in All Sports

It doesn’t happen too often that a school hosts three varsity sporting activities all in the same day. To kick off the spring season, Chatfield did the honors. The baseball and softball teams hosted GMLOK in a trio of lopsided affairs. Gopher trac ..... 
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Lanesboro 6th grade class visits Minnesota State Capitol

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Education

State Representative Greg Davids (R-Preston) and State Senator Jeremy Miller (R-Winona) are pictured with 6th grade students from Lanesboro Elementary School. The group visited with the lawmakers recently while touring the State Capitol in St. Paul.

Rep. Davids appointed to taxes bill conference committee

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in All Government

ST. PAUL – Minnesota Speaker of the House Paul Thissen has chosen State Representative Greg Davids (R-Preston) to serve on a joint House/Senate conference committee that will craft legislation providing tax relief to Minnesotans. Both the House an ..... 
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State Representative Greg Davids endorsed for re-election

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in All Government

Republican Delegates from House District 28B met in Rushford recently and unanimously endorsed State Representative Greg Davids for re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives. House District 28B includes all of Fillmore and Houston counti ..... 
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Fillmore County police reports 4.21.2014

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in All Police Reports

Chatfield Police Department Amber Marie Brogan, 35, Chatfield, Minn.; 6/13/2013, Assault - 5th Degree - Inflict or Attempt Bodily Harm; Fine of $500 (stay $300 until 3/27/2015), Total fees $290, Local confinement for 90 days (stay 90 days for one ye ..... 
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Commonweal Theatre announces 2014 Student Matinee Series

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in All Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. — The Commonweal Theatre Company announces its Student Matinee Series for the 2014 spring and fall semesters. This program reaches more than 2,000 regional students and teachers annually as part of Commonweal Theatre’s goal that ..... 
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Poetry workshops hosted by Lanesboro Arts Center on May 2-3

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro Arts Center is offering an opportunity to ‘Experience Poetry!’ The public is invited to participate in a poetry workshop, where Ed Bok Lee will provide an introduction to poetry and an overview of its many forms. Participants will exp ..... 
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Singer-Songwriter Drew Nelson to appear in Chatfield

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Arts & Culture

CHATFIELD, Minn. – As part of the highly acclaimed Chosen Bean Concert Series, Drew Nelson will appear Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 4 p.m. at the Chatfield Center for the Arts, in Chatfield. Michigan-born Navy veteran Drew Nelson is a storytelling s ..... 
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