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Real Bites 1.19.15


Mon, Jan 19th, 2015
Posted in All Real Bites

Here lies a thing of beauty. A man-sized breakfast comprised of a four-egg omelet loaded with bacon, ham and sausage; accompanied by cranberry toast. Photo by Jason Sethre

A warm snowman

brings a smile

Do you remember when we had a late start a couple Fridays ago?

This was one of those mornings when the temperatures were dipping to 35 below with windchill.

So, didn’t have to get the kids to school at Fillmore Central until 10:00 a.m.

Since we only really have a chance to sit down and have breakfast together on the weekends, when life is less hectic, this was the perfect opportunity to start the day out right.

Olivia, Landon and myself strolled on down to B & B Olympic Bowl, where dice were rolling, the coffee was hot, and there was a welcoming crowd of men sitting around a table giving each other a hard time.

We sat in the corner booth, which was a good observation deck.

In the newly remodeled dining room that Shelly and Paul Hanson (owners) coordinated in late 2014, there’s a feeling of comfort and class.

The Hanson’s really did it right, and I think that’s what makes them great business owners.

They invested in new lanes about four years ago, and now they’ve invested in their dining room.

That continual investment has earned them business and accolades -- well deserved.

And, during our visit to B & B Olympic Bowl, Olivia and Landon had their choice of a wide variety of great breakfast items to choose from.

Olivia selected one pancake, one egg and three sausages. Landon chose to go with a two-egg cheese omelet.

And, I chose the motherload of breakfast choices -- the three meat omelet.

As we waited for our breakfast to arrive, we scanned the dining room, checking out the numerous flatscreen TVs and the sharp looking fireplace.

Breakfast didn’t take long to arrive, and when it was placed before us by Tom Klomps, it was awesome!

Of course, breakfast is almost always awesome, but this was exceptional!

Never before, at any restaurant that I can recall, have we ever witnessed the presentation of a pancake created in the form of a snowman.

And, all of us were smiling and talking about it at our table.

Olivia and Landon got a kick out of it, and they thanked Tom for making this pancake so special for them.

As a matter of fact, I sent a photo of this snowman pancake to my wife in a text message, and she was jealous.

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Time to grill?

Mon, Dec 1st, 2014
Posted in All Real Bites

While I usually write about a restaurant in our area, this special holiday edition of Real Bites takes us on the road to rural Spring Valley. There’s an awesome place out in the country where you can find an excellent cut of meat presented by a ..... 
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Easy Brown Sugar Pork Roast

Mon, Oct 27th, 2014
Posted in All Real Bites

1 (3-5 pound) pork shoulder 1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce 3/4 cup light brown sugar 1/2 tsp. dried thyme 1/2 tsp. pepper 1/2 cup water or apple juice 1 tsp. salt Preheat oven to 400. Place pork in a roasting pan. Pour Worcestershire sauce ov ..... 
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A little of this, A little of that.

By Kathy Little

Mon, Oct 27th, 2014
Posted in All Real Bites

CONNOISSEUR is a French word meaning a person who has expert knowledge and keen discrimination in some field, especially in the fine arts or matters of taste. Well, not to brag but I am a connoisseur...........of cardboard boxes ! It has taken me ..... 
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Real Bites - Fresh food, fresh look in Lanesboro

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
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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, Apri ..... 
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Real Bites - Intermission

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

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 Intermissi ..... 
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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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