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Real Bites - Rhu-berry delight!


Sun, Jun 10th, 2012
Posted in All Real Bites

Before heading to Rhino's Pizza and Sub Shoppe in Lanesboro last Friday night for supper, someone was telling me about a special kind of Spring Grove pop available now to go along with the Rhubarb festivities going on in Lanesboro for the weekend. A limited edition of Spring Grove Rhu-berry pop was specially made for Rhubarb Fest last year and available only in Lanesboro. It went over so well, that it was brought back this year and made available elsewhere, also. I was intrigued by this rhubarb pop and made it my goal to try some while dining in the rhubarb capital of Minnesota.

As we walked into Rhino's debating on trying some pizza or a sub, I immediately noticed the Spring Grove pop in the cooler and my hopes were high of finding this interesting rhubarb delight. And I was in luck! The waitress said they had just gotten some in that day!

We decided on trying the Chicken Bacon Ranch pizza and a couple Rhu-berry pops. It was hard not to drink all my pop before the food came! It was a perfectly crisp drink on a warm summer day.

You truly come to enjoy and realize summer is upon us as you sit looking out the window onto the quaint streets of Lanesboro. The unique bikes for rent across the street and the tourists alongside the locals taking a leisurely stroll make you appreciate the small town life we have in this area. Everyone is friendly and seems to know each other as different groups come in off the street to order some ice cream or a pizza to go.

The food was delicious, the pop was refreshing and the service friendly while dining at Rhino's. And if I had left room for dessert, I'm sure the ice cream would have been just as equally fantastic.

Real Bites - Sweet Stop and Sandwich Shoppe

Wed, May 23rd, 2012
Posted in All Real Bites

It's like a Friday lunchtime ritual at the Fillmore County Journal after the newspaper goes to press. All of our employees trickle up to The Sweet Stop & Sandwich Shoppe and relax with a sandwich, soup and some dessert.

Having Joanne Szuch's ..... 
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An apple a day will make you ‘turnover’

Mon, May 14th, 2012
Posted in All Real Bites

I’ll never forget when I first walked into Preston Apple & Berry Farm and first met Joe Gosi -- the world famous “Pie Man.” I heard his accent and asked him where he was originally from. He said, “I am authentic Norwegian. That’s what ..... 
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Real Bites-Water St. Cafe

By Sheena Tollefson

Sun, Apr 22nd, 2012
Posted in All Real Bites



After my recent battle with cancer, I took a new and improved interest in eating healthy and treating my body right. I've joined a yoga class, started going to the gym more and have been trying to sneak more of those fruits and veggies into ..... 
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I’m back, and I’m hungry

Mon, Apr 16th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Real Bites

By now, you’ve probably heard of the new restaurant in Rushford named Lynndyn Bridge. After we ran an article on our March 16, 2012, front page about this fine new restaurant, I had to make it a priority to make this my first Real Bites stop of 2 ..... 
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Real Bites-Village Square of Harmony

Fri, Apr 6th, 2012
Posted in All Real Bites



A couple of weekends ago, I and my family made another trip to Harmony for a fantastic lunch. The nice thing about Harmony is that there are so many great options.

In my last review, I touched on the heavenly 'real bites' of the wor ..... 
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Almost like another place of worship

Sun, Mar 18th, 2012
Posted in All Real Bites

This past Sunday, my wife and I, along with our two children, made plans for lunch at the Harmony House Restaurant in Harmony right after Sunday School at Christ Lutheran Church of Preston.

I've been to the Harmony House Restaurant many time ..... 
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Real Bites-The Creamery

Sat, Feb 25th, 2012
Posted in All Real Bites



This past Wednesday, I visited with a great friend and co-worker, Peggi Redalen of Rushford, at one of my favorite places in that direction -- The Creamery.

I'll never forget the first time I ate at The Creamery in Rushford. Former J ..... 
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Good Times means Great Times

Sat, Feb 18th, 2012
Posted in All Real Bites

My wife and I recently traveled to Caledonia for dinner at a place that, by name, makes me think of the fictional character J.J., from the 1970s sitcom Good Times, who would most likely say this place was "Dyno-MITE!"

I'm not sure if Mr. Jam ..... 
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