27 April 2012

grand opening shindig and flying pigs.

So all month, okay, for a little bit longer, I've been planning a Grand Opening Shindig for River City Eatery.  I think it is finally the right time to do it, I'm feeling a little more comfortable being an owner, entrepreneur, employer, mom, wife, friend, and active community member all at the same time.  What a learning experience it has been and continues to be.  We are finally settling into a good groove here at River City Eatery, my employees or should I say, team is amazing here at River City Eatery, and we are throwing a huge bash to celebrate RIVER CITY EATERY.  Set for tomorrow, April 28th, ALL DAY LONG.  Hope to see you all there!

Here is the itinerary:

7:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m

All you can eat French toast for $6.  Check out a plethora of baked goods.  Rolls, scones, muffins, cupcakes...mmmm...

11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Check out some new menu items like our Chicken Brushetta Wrap, Chipotle Chicken Salad Wrap, and our Chips with Fresh Salsa new Shareable.

Get FREE chips and fresh salsa with your meal to jumpstart its addition to the Shareables portion of the menu!

2 p.m. -5 p.m.
Registration for EATING CONTEST begins at 1 p.m. Contest begins at 3 p.m. Enter the Spaghetti Eating Contest to win TWINS TICKETS or enter the Pie Eating Contest to win STEVE MILLER BAND TICKETS! And of course you’ll get the opportunity to brag to all your friends that you are the champion…must be at least 13 years of age to enter.

FREE Cookies

River City Root Beer Floats for $2

Bean Bag Toss, guessing games, door prizes, and oh so much fun!

Your coffee will come with a Wildflower Garden!  Our new coffee sleeves (while supplies last) are made with 100% recycled materials and come with seeds, so you can plant your coffee sleeve and watch a garden grow.  How cool is that?

For the kiddos:
Face painting, Noodle Necklace Makin’ Station, Ice Cream Samples (for big kids too).

6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Live music by Betty and Ocho from Mankato, Minnesota—good stuff!

All you can eat Appetizer Bar for only $6.

And try a Prairie Stone Wine Float for only $3…must be 21 years of age to experience this float made with ice cream and, you guessed it, Prairie Stone Wine from Fieldstone Vineyards in Redwood Falls. MN.

I CAN'T WAIT to celebrate RIVER CITY EATERY.  The pigs are flying high, folks...I love flying pigs...

04 April 2012

a good meeting.

I can’t believe it has been a month since my last post. I’m so sorry that there is so much to do around here that the weeks have slipped through my fingers. There are a million posts brewing in my head, so much to do, so much we’ve done and River City Eatery…just let me tell you, my love for this place keeps growing. I’m really looking forward to these upcoming warm months. Warm months unveil even more possibilities in this community, so exciting!

I was reading the Citizen this afternoon and was pleased to read about our City Council meeting with other entities within our community. It is so important to communicate with each other, so you can imagine my excitement when reading about this much needed collaborative meeting. Not only was this much needed meeting exciting because it shows the Council is acting on goals set in 2011, but the topic of how to attract younger people into our community and also reaching out to Windom Alum came up during the meeting. My hats go off to you, Windom City Council and Kelsey Fossing, for addressing this topic—a topic I am very passionate about. Cottonwood County has one of the highest outmigration populations in the country, a very serious matter, so it is wonderful that council members are bringing this subject to light and willing to try some new things to see younger people move to our wonderful community. I’m looking forward to seeing more!