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Family, fun and food

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

The Creamery has daily specials including this enchilada alongside a salad covered in a raspberry vinaigrette dressing. Photo by Jason Sethre

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!

Well, on Tuesday, January 15, 2013, I had the pleasure of meeting up with Peggi Redalen for lunch at The Creamery in Rushford, Minn.

Peggi coordinates all of the advertising sales and marketing efforts for Rushford, Rushford Village, Peterson, Houston, and Winona for the Fillmore County Journal, Visit Bluff Country Magazine and Daytripper.

Since Peggi is involved in the Rushford Area Chamber of Commerce, the Rushford Branding Committee, and the very popular ExpoCulinaria, I always appreciate gaining her perspective on how our newspaper can better serve the region. While we conversed, I ordered the daily special, which was an enchilada partnered with a salad covered in a raspberry vinaigrette dressing. And, since I haven’t had a raspberry iced tea in a long time, I asked if they had that available and they did. While The Creamery is well known for their pizzas, I am always interested in trying the daily special at most any restaurant.

My meal arrived along with a welcoming smile from the waitress. As I enjoyed my enchilada in the backroom of the dining area, I was reminded of the first time I dined at The Creamery.

Back in 2009, that backroom of The Creamery had a full house with locals coming to see the Minnesota Twins Caravan. Since I grew up going to Twins games with my father, becoming a very proud Twins fan back in 1987 and 1991, it was a memorable experience to meet with rookies and retirees from the Twins organization at The Creamery -- something I’ll never forget.

And, I’ve been there many times since, primarily because owner Deb Kitchens runs a wonderful restaurant. They have great food, outstanding customer service, and an authentic experience. In this historic building dating back to 1915, The Creamery and the adjoining Nordic Lanes can best be described as a centerpiece for Rushford. They provide something for everyone with both a restaurant and a bowling alley, which offers a spectacular family fun experience as well as a great place for a couples night out on the town.

On this cold day in January, I enjoyed a great conversation coupled with great food. Rushford has a lot going in their favor. The Creamery is one of those bright spots.

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