The Creamery and Nordic Lanes in picturesque downtown Rushford is the go-to place for that hard-to-buy gift. Continue reading for a list of unique gift ideas — the Creamery and Nordic Lanes, a family-owned and operated business. James and Debra Kitchens own and manage The Creamery and Nordic Lanes. Debra Kitchens and Creamery Manager Daren Chambers have worked at The Creamery for 30 years.
Debra Kitchens stresses the importance of shopping locally this year during the pandemic, “Help keep small businesses open by shopping small businesses. We need your help; we are trying to do our part to keep everyone safe.”
Recommendation number one. If you are looking for the perfect location to take this year’s family photo, The Creamery is the ideal site. The rock stone building built in 1915 has been serving the community for over 100 years! Imagine a picture of everyone enjoying a slice of pizza or a homemade waffle cone overflowing with ice cream. Your holiday card will be the most sought-after card among family and friends.
Recommendation number two. The best advice for what to order at a restaurant comes from the folks who work there. After 30 years, Debra Kitchens is qualified to ask. Her personal favorites are The Creamery’s pizzas. A variety of pizzas are offered, such as Rueben, taco, veggie, meat eater, spinach chicken. What better way to enjoy the holiday season than getting together at the local pizzeria?
Recommendation number three. Check out The Creamery’s menu online. The menu includes one full page of appetizers ranging from waffle fries to nachos supreme. Burgers include pizza, taco, mushroom, UFFDA, an extensive range of sandwiches, and a full dessert page. The Creamery offers a different soup every day of the week, served in a bread bowl.
Recommendation number four. Check out the merchandise – t-shirts, sweatshirts, can and bottle coolies if a wrapped package is a must. What bowler would not like a new ball and bag? If you waited until the last minute, no worries. Most of the merchandise is in stock, and bowling balls and bags can be ordered and shipped the next day.
Recommendation number five. Do not forget the Nordic Lounge for a unique gift. Have you thought about purchasing state lottery tickets as gifts? Think how much fun it would be to open a bright red or green envelope and find not only a card but a lottery ticket or two. The receiver is sure to grab their lucky penny and start scratching with dreams of sugar plums winning big money dancing in their head.
Recommendation number six. What friend would not like an invitation to unwind during happy hour? Happy hour specials every Friday at the Nordic Lounge is $2 beer and rail drinks from 3-6 p.m. (some exclusions apply) and two-for-one drinks from 6-8 p.m.
Recommendation number seven. An evening of bowling and pizza is sure to please any family. Make sure to call first for reservations at the bowling alley during COVID-19.
Recommendation number eight. Still not sure what to buy? The all-time favorite gift for both the giver and receiver are gift cards. During the pandemic, the purchase of gift cards is a great way to support your local business.
Nordic Lanes is located at 403 South Mill Street in downtown Rushford. Call (507) 864-7799 to make reservations. They are open Monday – Thursday from 3-11 p.m., Friday 3 p.m. – 2 a.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. – 2 a.m., and Sunday from 12-11 p.m.
The Nordic Lounge located at Nordic Lanes can be reached at (507) 864-7799 and is open during the same hours as the bowling alley.
The Creamery is located at 407 South Mill Street in downtown Rushford. The telephone number is (507) 864-7214. The Creamery is open Monday – Thursday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., and Sunday from 12-9 p.m.
Visit their Facebook page or website nordiclanescreamery.wixsite.com/creamery, for up-to-date information on hours and events due to COVID-19.