Posts Tagged ‘lake city’

Sad Day for Skyline Restaurant, Lake City, MN

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

I learned today that Skyline Restaurant, where the of Skyline Hotel Condos are on Hwy 61 in Lake City, MN has gone down and out.
It was one of my favorite places, located at the end of Lake Pepin, right there next to the water, where the Pearl boat harbors. The food, though sometimes missed a beat, was more often good and plentiful with very fair pricing.
A little word of advice on the side; never order a steak unless you are in a place that calls themselves a Steak House. It’s a special sort of situation that a restaurant that offers some of everything usually cannot cope with.
Anyway, I am so sad about them going down. A couple of new restaurants came to town and that may have pushed the sack over the bridge. I have been to one, called The Rail House, and it’s good, it has some original recipies, like pizza, and such, but it’s not that much different in its offerings, i think that its just that people like something new. We may get “5 senses blind” to a restaurant, it’s food, it’s ambiance and even it’s staff after a few dozen trips. So we go where everyone else is going to hit the latest trend in dining out.
Good luck to the new owners, if there will be new owners and if so, I hope to write about you, too.

Antique Shopper

Monday, June 4th, 2012

I am going to be focused more on shops and trips over the next few weeks because  after six years  I am tired of writing about food and I have found some darling shops to bring to your attention.

Yesterday, we visited Antique Shopper which is a multi-dealer shop with two floors of antiques, collectibles and more.   We were headed for our new fav restaurant Fiesta Jalesco again, but we well, I, wanted to check out the shop.  I have not been antiquing for awhile, as many of the shops are musty or too hot for me, but this shop was just right.  Not only that, but the owner, a really nice lady named Cathy or Kathy, was there to talk to us and who has such a lovely personality, I was just so very impressed.

I went in really just to browse around, but because they had such a wonderful selection of items, and well priced, I ended up coming out with four items.  Now, I am not a person who has to shop or won’t reconsider my purchases to make sure they aren’t just impulse buys.  I will walk out without a thing and feel just as good about that if I have not seen anything worthy of our hard earned cash.  But I did find the four items and I’ll pull a quick Maggie Lee* on  you right now;

I got a 5 inch deep and 11 inch in diameter gold leaf and etched clear glass bowl, a glass
wings spread bird statue about 9 inches high and as wide, a white and red stained glass sailboat about seven inches high with a green fishy,  an awesome set of stone coasters from Disney’s Yacht Club along with a black metal stand,plus a small burnished metal paddle boat with movable paddle, about 2 inches lone and 1 and 1/2 inch high.

When you are there, grab a yellow brochure that gives you all the area antique shops in the Zumbro River Valley…42 to be exact.  Well, there might be others, but that’s for you to discover, or not.

Antique Shopper is handicap friendly for the upper floor, but send someone down with an iphone to send photos up from the basement floor. The shop is opened every day, except Thursday in the off season months.

So, the shopping was good, the Mexican restaurant was good, and the people were all good.  Nice way to spend an afternoon in Lake City, MN.

Antique Shopper

113 S. Lakeshore Drive, Hwy 61

Lake City, MN  55401


Maggie Lee is the former editor, founder and now column writer for the Northfield News.