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Your complete guide to Rochester— dining, shopping, arts & culture, recreation, and heritage.

Official Travel Planner of the Rochester, Minnesota Convention and Visitors Bureau 2013 1

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Trolley & Tour Co. Experience The World Famous Med-City By Trolley! Rochester Trolley Tour Narrated by Local Storytellers Mayowood Mansion • Plummer House • Foundation House “Pill Hill” Historic District • Assisi Heights • Heritage House History Center of Olmsted County • Calvary Episcopal Church Peace Plaza • Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial & More! HOP ONF • Hop On & Hop Off at Rochester’s Top Sites & Attractions! HOP OF • Purchase Trolley Tickets Online or at Area Hotels!

• Open Air in Spring & Summer • Enclosed & Heated in Fall & Winter

Sightseeing Tours! Experience The Bluff Country Region With One of Our Signature Tours! Old Order Amish Country • Mississippi River Valley Lanesboro • Great River Road & Bluff Country Wineries Twin Cities • Fishing and Canoeing • Seven Days Per Week Year Round! • Look for Brochures at your Hotel • Check Website for our Public Tour Schedule • Private Tours also Available

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JOAN BLAKLEY-MCCOY Owner Tangerine Gifts & Baby Clementine, 110 1st Ave SW, Rochester, MN 55902 (507) 252-8119

On Tangerine: The allure at Tangerine is its vibrant and cheerful colors along with wonderfully displayed merchandise. Every time a customer comes into this store they always discover new and interesting things that make them smile. I’m always getting in new merchandise so our frequent visitors always have something new to view. Our product lines consist of highly colorful eyewear, hats, handbags and jewelry accessories, greeting cards, books and much, much more. The store’s environment is a great place for gaiety, laughter and glee!

There are always things in our daily lives that cause us to be stressed or unhappy. People often shop to defuse from that. I want my store to be a place where people can forget about that for a while.

On Baby Clementine: Baby Clementine is a small portion of Tangerine that features soft, cuddly and cozy baby items. I adhere to the same philosophical theme as Tangerine. We carry unique books for babies too. On Visual Appeal: It’s very important to me. I know what makes me happy and what makes me feel good and that translates into my display. The colors are vibrant in terms of products and decor – orange, hot pink, lime green, black and white stripes, checks and polka dots!

On Customers: Many of my customers are from out-of-town, both national and international as well as the local community. Many of my out-of-town customers come in and repeatedly buy from me on their many visits to Rochester. It’s nice to know that I am helping to make people happy and cheerful through my merchandise selection. Philosophy: There are always things in our daily lives that cause us to be stressed or unhappy. People often shop to defuse from that. I want my store to be a place where people can forget about that for a while. Retail therapy: People often come in just to have a good time. My store is a great place to shop while getting stress-relief and having a little fun.


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Contents FEATURES 7 Welcome from Rochester Mayor Ardell F. Brede 8 Deli Delights—Rochester is serious about sandwiches 15 Going Gluten-Free in Rochester—Restaurants and markets are celiac-sensitive 19 Food for Thought—Three chefs share their secrets of success 24 Affordable Art—Learning, connecting, and appreciating the local art scene 31 Shop Talk—Meet the Hobby Guy and The Mouse Keeper 32 The Marketplace—Take Rochester home with you 34 Rochester Dance Company—Dedicated dancers bring audiences delight 37 Fine Wineries—Taste the Minnesota grapes in our local wines 39 Creative Minds—A canoe maker and a John Deere decal duplicator 40 Mayo Historical Trolley Tour—Exploring local landmarks 44 Summit Success—Indoor climbing is an adventure to remember

47 Rochester Tees Off for Great Golf 49 Local Legends—A Minnesota Viking and a Disney on Ice skater 51 Pamper Your Pooch—Paws down, Rochester is two tails up 53 Historic Forestville & Mystery Cave State Park—3,000 acres of beauty and living history 54 Catering to Questions—Rochester Community Hosts are walking information booths GUIDES 10 Dining 26 Tune In/Turn On 27 Shopping 36 Night Life 36 Movie Theatres 36 Arts/Culture 42 History/Heritage

46 General Recreation 47 Golf 52 Day Trips 54 Transportation 56 City of Rochester Map 57 Downtown Rochester Map

On the cover: The Rochester Trolley & Tour Company makes a stop at the historic Plummer House. Photo by On this page: "The best sandwiches come on the best bread, and we do have the freshest," says Bread Baker owner Mark Grimes. Photo by

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At Treasure Island Resort & Casino, you'll find first-class accommodations and the best in gaming and entertainment. Our stay and play package includes blackjack match play, complimentary cocktails, an offer for our famous Tradewinds Buffet and more. We've also got packages that include bowling or golfing, and a romance package for a night with someone special. Plus, our hotel is just steps away from our 24 lane bowling center, and eight action-packed casino areas featuring slot machines, blackjack tables, live poker room, bingo and more! Good times are always in the cards at The Island.


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Experience Rochester Issue 7 2013 Publisher Doug Solinger Editor Ellington Miller Creative Director Lisa Houghton Ad Designer Emily Benike Contributing Writers Amy Brase Nicole Czarnomski Bob Freund Penny Marshall Melissa McNallan Ellington Miller Susanne Novak Katherine Shine Karen L. Snyder Brent Westra Sales Representative Terri Helgerson Photography MVP Magazine Experience Rochester is produced annually by Midwest Litho, 101 16th St. NE, Rochester, MN 55906, for the Rochester Convention and Visitors Bureau, 1-800-634-8277,, or Copyright 2013 Midwest Litho. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher and the Rochester Convention and Visitors Bureau. Experience Rochester does not necessarily endorse the claims or contents of advertising or editorial materials. Produced by Midwest Litho, Rochester, MN. Printed in the U.S.A.

Dear Rochester Visitor, As Mayor of the City of Rochester, Minnesota, I welcome you to our fine city and invite you to “Experience Rochester!” Consistently recognized as one of the most livable cities in America, Rochester was rated number six of the “10 Best Cities for the Next Decade” by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine, July 2010. Rochester is built on the world-renowned Mayo Clinic’s rock-solid foundation. In return, the community serves as host to 2.7 million visitors each year, many of them receiving care at Mayo Clinic. Currently, more than 100,000 people reside in the growing community of Rochester. We are defining what is to be a Destination Medical Community. If this is your first visit, or you have not been here in some time, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the new developments and amenities and around Rochester. We are a city that values diversity, the arts, higher education and our many cultures. The University of Minnesota Rochester has added a new dimension of student life. Start experiencing Rochester by strolling along the vibrant Peace Plaza, around the Peace Fountain, into The Shops at University Square and throughout downtown. Take a walk along the newly reconstructed 2nd Street over to the Rochester Art Center and Mayo Civic Center. Restaurants, fine shops and food courts are connected by our climate-controlled pedestrian skyway/subway system. We invite you to experience Rochester’s many landmarks on the Mayo Historical Trolley Tour. Sample Minnesota wines at our local wineries, where you can taste the cold-climate grape. Feed the adventurer inside of you by climbing 27-foot high walls at Prairie Walls Climbing Gym. Take a day trip that promises a step back in time (to 1899) at Historic Forestville. If you brought your pet with you, Rochester is proud to offer plenty of services for your pooch, including pet-friendly hotels, doggie daycare and even a canine bakery. Please use this issue of Experience Rochester as a guide in planning your activities in and around Rochester. Theatres, wineries dining, shopping, golfing, climbing, walking and historic sites are just a few of the many choices Rochester has to offer. The hospitality of Rochester businesses and people in our community will help you feel comfortable during your stay. Find out for yourself why the people of Rochester, Minnesota are so excited about this city that we can’t help but cheer, “Rah! Rah! Rochester!” Sincerely,

Ardell F. Brede, Mayor City of Rochester, Minnesota

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Deli Delights

Rochester is Serious About Sandwiches By Penny Marshall Photography by


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Opposite page: At the Bread Baker, sandwiches are made on freshly-baked bread and named after area counties. This page: Hot off the grill, a delicious sub from Tinn's Grilled Philly Steak Subs.

There’s probably no other meal that’s as versatile as the deli sandwich. You can custom order the ingredients, preparation is quick, the fare is a cinch to transport, it’s easily shared, and most of all—it’s delicious.

“The best sandwiches come on the best bread, and we do have the freshest,” says Mark Grimes, owner. Not sure which to choose? Perhaps a sample with a swipe of real butter will help you decide. There’s a local twist to Bread Baker sandwiches as they’re named after area counties. The popular Pipestone is smoked turkey, provolone, ham, Swiss, lettuce, tomato and mayo. The Winona is tuna salad, lettuce, tomato and onion. Based on your appetite, you can order a half sandwich or choose On the run? Prefer bread over bun? Here are four of Rochester’s favora box lunch that includes sandwich, fruit or cookie and gourmet chips. ite deli sandwich haunts to pique your pleasure. The Bread Baker carries a full line of gluten-free fare and all food is “to go” with seasonal outdoor seating. The Bread is the Base Open the door to the Break Baker and “Mmmmm.” You’re greeted by the comforting aroma of fresh, homemade bread, the sight of loaves cooling on the rack, and the mill waiting to grind the wheat for another batch of dough. Thick slices of bread including Dakota Whole Wheat with Poppy Seed, Sesame and Sunflower Seeds, Granny’s White, 100 Percent Whole Wheat, Cheese Potato, Outrageous Rye and others make the foundation for a scrumptious sandwich at the Bread Baker.


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Cheese Please In Rochester, “Nelson Cheese” is synonymous with the Nelson Cheese Factory in Nelson, Wis. This family-owned business serves their cheese on a variety of specialty sandwiches, hot and cold, for take-out or dining in. It’s an easy establishment, both in menu selection and décor. In a deli where the food is the focus, patrons enjoy their sandwiches in an open, no-frills dining area. Continued on page 11

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300 First U8h H-16 $$$ 300 1st Ave NW • 507-281-2451 Mon-Thu 4-10pm • Fri-Sat 4pm-12am Sun 4-9pm • 331 Express Rochester International Airport 7600 Helgerson Dr SW • 507-535-0331 Sun-Sat 6am-6pm Applebee’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill h $$ 320 Apache Mall • 507-252-0155 3794 Market Pl Dr NW • 507-280-6626 Sun 11am-11pm • Mon-Sat 11-1am A & W All American Food $ h 202 Apache Mall • 507-288-1248 Mon-Fri 10am-9pm • Sat 9am-9pm Sun 11am-7pm Arby’s $ h 196 Apache Mall • 507-289-3010 1218 Apache Dr SW • 507-281-2729 Sun-Thu 9-12am • Fri-Sat 9-1am 2130 37th St NW • 507-280-6104 Sun-Thu 9-12am • Fri-Sat 9-1am Baker’s Square Restaurant/Pies h $ 819 Apache Lane SW • 507-252-1224 3539 22nd Ave NW • 507-289-2468 Sun-Thu 7am-11pm • Fri-Sat 7-12am Beer Bellyz $ 821 Civic Center Dr NW • 507-424-2908 Sun-Sat 11-2am Beetle’s Bar and Grill 0 ;8 h $ 230 20th Ave SW • 507-529-9599 Sun-Sat 11-12am Bread Baker Company $ 16 17th Ave NW • 507-289-7052 Mon-Fri 6:30am-6pm • Sat 6:30am-5pm Brother’s Bar & Grill ; 8 H-50 $$ 812 S Broadway • 507-281-8902 Sun 7-12am • Mon-Thu 6-1am Fri-Sat 5-1am Bruegger’s Bagels $ h 155 1st Ave SW 
Subway Level 507-424-4777 • Mon-Fri 6am-5pm U 102 Elton Hills Dr NE • 507-287-6045 Sun 7am-5pm • Mon-Sat 6am-7pm 0 Burger King $ h 1021 15th Ave SE • 507-252-0597 Mon-Wed 6-12am • Thu 6-1am Fri-Sat 6-2am • Sun 7-12am 2630 S Broadway • 507-252-0580 Mon-Thu 6-12am • Fri-Sat 6-1am • Sun 7-12am 1550 N Broadway • 507-285-1621 Mon-Thu 6-12am • Fri-Sat 6-2am Sun 7-12am •

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Café Presto 0 $ 1223 2nd St SW • 507-289-2690 Sun-Sat 7am-9pm • Canadian Honker 0 ;8 h $$ 1203 2nd St SW • 507-282-6572 Sun-Thu 7am-10pm • Fri-Sat 7-12am Center Street Country Café U $$$ 9 3rd Ave NW • 507-285-9200 Sun 4:30-8:30pm Mon-Thu 11am-1:30pm and 4pm-8:30pm Charlie’s Eatery & Pub ; 8 h H-50 $$ 1408 2nd St SW • 507-285-9229 Sun-Sat 6am-10pm Cheap Charlie’s $ 11 5th St NW • 507-289-7693 Sun 7am-3pm • Mon-Fri 5am-8pm Sat 5am-3pm Chester’s Kitchen & Bar 0 U;8 h H-40 $$$ • 111 S Broadway 507-424-1211 • Mon-Thu 11am-10pm Fri-Sat 11am-11pm Sun 10am-9pm City Cafe 0 U 8 $$$ 216 1st Ave SW • 507-289-1949 Sun 5-10pm • Mon-Fri 11am-11pm Sat 5-11pm • City Market 0 U h $ 212 First Ave SW • 507-536-4748 201 14th Ave SW • 507-226-8161 0 h $ Mon-Fri 9am-8pm, Sat 11am-4pm, Sun closed Club Cafe & Deli H-180 $ 3100 19th St NW • 507-287-9333 Sun 12-6pm • Mon-Thu 8:30am-9pm Fri 8:30am-8pm • Sat 8:30am-7pm Cousins Subs 0 h $ 187 16th Ave SW • 507-424-6140 Mon-Thu 10am-9pm • Fri-Sat 10am-10pm Sun 11am-8pm • Culvers $ h 3380 55th St NW • 507-281-8538 Sun-Sat 10:30am-10pm 36 28th St SE • 507-529-5052 0 Daube’s Bakery $ 155 1st Ave SW • 507-252-8878 Mon-Fri 7am-5pm U

DEN 0 U ; 8 h H-30 $$$ 101 1st Ave SW • 507-280-6000 Sun-Sat 6:30am-9pm Denny’s $$ 1226 S Broadway • 507-288-6482 Sun-Sat 24 hours • Dooley’s Pub & Restaurant 0 U 8 $$ 255 1st Ave SW •507-208-4085 Sun-Sat 11am-2am Downtown Kitchen U $$$ 14 3rd St SW • 507-286-8222 Tue-Sun 3:30pm-Close Eastwood Grill 0 $ 3505 Eastwood Rd SE • 507-281-6173 Open during golf season Erbert & Gerbert’s Subs & Clubs $ h 21 2nd St SW
 • 507-252-1881 Sun 10am-6pm • Mon-Sat 10am-8pmU 2848 41st St NW • 507-280-0060 Sun-Sat 10am-10pm Field House 0 ; 8 h H-300 $$ 1625 S Broadway • 507-424-5880 • Mon-Fri 4-10pm • Sat-Sun 11am-10pm Five Guys Burger and Fries 0 $ 2800 41st St NW • 507-288-1464 Sun-Sat 11am-10pm • Glynner’s Pub $$ 1643 N Broadway • 507-252-8800 Sun 11am-11pm • Mon-Sat 11-1am Grand Grill U $$ 20 2nd Ave SW • 507-285-2585 Mon-Fri 6:30am-9:30pm • Sat-Sun 7am-9:30pm • Grandma’s Kitchen $ 1514 N Broadway • 507-289-0331 Mon-Fri 6am-8pm • Sat 6am-3pm Great Harvest Bread Company $ 706 N Broadway • 507-286-1101 Mon-Fri 6:30am-6pm • Sat 6:30am-5pm Green Mill Restaurant 0 8 h $$ 2723 Commerce Dr NW • 507-282-4222 Sun 10-12am • Mon-Sat 11-1am Ground Round Grill & Bar 0 h $$ 7386 Airport View Dr SW • 507-258-4200 Sun-Thu 11am-10pm •Fri-Sat 11am-11pm Inta Juice $ h 2550 S Broadway • 507-536-0500 Sun 10am-7pm • Mon-Sat 9am-9pm Jimmy John’s 0 h $ 9 3rd Ave NW • 507-289-9900 Sun-Sat 10:30am-8pm h $ 90 14th St SW • 507-424-2000 2986 41st St NW U• 507-424-0100 10:30am-10pm • Continued on page 13

Dining Key 0 = Outdoor seating • U = Downtown •; = Often features live entertainment • 8 = Reservations accepted • h = Call-ahead seating available h = Quick eats • H-number = Private dining or meeting room and number of people it will seat Price Guide Price reflects the estimated price of dinner for one with one drink and tip. Lunch usually costs 25% less. $ =Under $10 •$$ =$11-$20 • $$$=$21 and up 10

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Part of the experience at Tinn's Grilled Philly Steak Subs is watching your sandwich sizzle on the griddle. Enjoy your fresh Bread Baker sandwich outside their shop.

One of Nelson’s popular selections is the Hero, with thinly sliced Virginia ham, hard salami and provolone cheese piled on a chewy French roll with lettuce, tomato, onion, green pepper and zesty Italian sauce. Another scrumptious choice is the Rochester Special, with roast beef, spicy pastrami and pepper cheese served on pumpernickel with lettuce, tomato, onion and special sauce. On the warm side, City Chicken includes melted Havarti cheese on a tender chicken breast with crispy bacon, lettuce and tomato on a toasted Kaiser roll with a splash of guacamole. Customers can customize a box lunch with chips, cookies, salads, fruit and brownies. New York Style in the Midwest Located in the heart of downtown and also across the street from Saint Marys Hospital, City Market is known for its New York deli style sandwiches. More than 15 cold sandwiches and an assortment of hot ones are served on freshbaked breads and rolls with fresh produce and delicious homemade mayos and spreads. Sandwiches are available in generous halfor whole portions or in a box lunch that you can customize with chips, fruit, cookie or pickle. The Dill Egg Salad is served on sourdough with jack cheese, tomato, leaf lettuce, red onion, cucumber and sprouts.

Another favorite is New York Pastrami that boasts City Market coleslaw, Swiss cheese and herbed mayo on rye. Hot sandwiches include the Ham & Honey Mustard Panini, with Swiss cheese, tomatoes and honey mustard, and the BBQ Chicken, with bacon with blue cheese dressing on Portuguese bun. Add a signature salad or soup and enjoy your deli delight eating in or taking out. Really Philly There’s a little bit of “Philly” right here in Rochester. Tinn’s Grilled Philly Steak Subs uses beef steak, onion, mushrooms, banana peppers, steak seasoning and provolone cheese, and piles them high on their homemade bread to create the Philly Steak Sub, made to order while you watch. Listen to the sizzle and watch the veggies and cheese melt in to the meat before it’s all tucked in to a warm pocket of bread. If a traditional “Philly” doesn’t strike your fancy, variations include Teriyaki, Ranch, Chipotle, Wild East, Beef Mexican and Texas Fire. Subs come in 6-, 8- and 12-inch portions and include beef, chicken, grilled vegetarian, grilled deli and grilled salads and wraps, as well as cold subs, burgers and kabobs. Voted Rochester’s Best Philly Steak Sand-

wich and Rochester’s Best Fries, owner Tien Danh takes pride in freshness. “We hand-cut over 200 pounds of fresh potatoes each day,” he says. “And our special seasoning is what makes the fries so good.” h

Bread Baker Miracle Mile Shopping Center 507-289-7052 Nelson Cheese Factory and Deli 210 N. Broadway 507-288-1888 City Market 212 First Avenue SW 507-536-4748 201 14th Avenue SW 507-226-8161 Tinn’s Grilled Philly Steak Subs 3462 55 Street NW 507-529-7715

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Stop by for a DRINK: Adventurous wines and craft-brew beers complement your lunch or dinner. Waters and sodas like real ginger beer; fermented cola and lemonade; rhubarb, cucumber, and lavender sparkling waters; and locally roasted coffees served in a French press. Cocktails on the patio? Yes please!

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1190 16 St SW #600 • Rochester, MN 55902 Open Tuesday - Saturday • Market: 10am - 9pm • Lunch: 11am - 3pm Dinner: Tue, Wed & Thur 5pm - 9pm • Fri & Sat 5pm - 10pm closed Sunday & Monday (but open for your special event - Call Us!)

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Continued from page 10 JW Bunker Grill $ 244 Soldiers Field Dr SW • 507-287-1390 Open during golf season Kentucky Fried Chicken 0 $ h 1510 2nd St SW • 507-288-3223 Sun-Thu 10:30am-9:30pm Fri-Sat 10:30am-10pm 717 12th St SE • 507-288-6200 Sun-Sat 10:30am-10pm Kings Crossing Bar & Grill 0 ;$ 915 21st Ave SE • 507-289-1690 Sun-Sat 11-2am Legends Bar & Grill 11 4th St SE Mac’s Restaurant 0 U 8 h $$ 20 1st St SW • 507-289-4219 Sun 8am-9pm • Mon-Sat 6am-9pm Martini’s 0 U 8 h $$ 20 2nd Ave SW • 507-280-6200 Mon-Fri 11-12am • Sat-Sun 5pm-12am McDonald’s $ h 1937 Frontage Rd W • 507-288-3672 Sat-Thu 6am-11pm • Fri 6-12am 1505 2nd St SW • 507-252-0691 Sat-Thu 5:30am-11pm • Fri 5:30-12am 0 1116 N Broadway • 507-288-4454 Sun-Thu 5:30am-11pm • Fri-Sat 5:30-12am 5500 Hwy 52 N • 507-289-5289 Sun-Thu 5am-11pm • Fri-Sat 5-12am 0 1306 Apache Dr SW • 507-288-2264 0 4636 Commercial Dr SW • 507-281-1167 SunSat 6am-11pm • McGoon’s Pub & Restaurant U; $$ 7 Second St SW • 507-288-8130 Mon-Thu 11am-10pm • Fri 11-1am Sat 12pm-1am • Melissa’s on 2nd 0 $$$ 723 2nd St SW • 507-226-8685 Mon-Sat 5pm-9pm • Michaels U 8 H-20,75 $$$ 15 S Broadway • 507-288-2020 Mon-Sat 11am-10pm Nelson Cheese & Deli 0 U $ 210 N Broadway • 507-288-1888 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm • Newt’s U $$ 216 1/2 SW 1st Ave • 507-289-0577 Sun 11-10pm • Mon-Thu 11am-11pm Fri-Sat 11-12am Newt’s Express U $ h 100 1st Ave SW • Mon-Fri 10:30am-2pm Newt’s North $$ 5231 E Frontage Rd Hwy 52 N 507-226-8266 Sun 8am-10pm • Mon-Wed 11am-11pm Thu-Fri 11-12am • Sat 8-12am

Noodles & Company 0 $ h 4607 Maine Ave SE • 507-292-6996 3938 Market Dr NW • 507-285-1111 Sun-Wed 10:30am-9pm Thu-Sat 10:30am-10pm Old Country Buffet H-40 $ 1300 Salem Rd SW • 507-289-4617 Sun 8am-8:30pm • Mon-Thu 11am-8:30pm Fri 11am-9pm • Sat 8am-9pm Outback Steakhouse 0 h $$$ 1201 S Broadway • 507-252-1150 Sun 11am-9pm • Mon-Thu 11am-9:30pm Fri-Sat 11am-10:30pm Panera Bread 0 $ 3780 Market Pl Dr NW • 507-280-9185 460 Crossroads Dr SW • 507-285-5800 Sun 7am-8pm • Mon-Sat 6am-9pm Pannekoeken Restaurant $ 6 1st Ave NW • 507-287-0722 0U8 Sun-Sat 6am-9pm • Pappageorge Taverna at Michaels U $$ 15 S Broadway • 507-288-2020 Mon-Thu 11am-2pm, 5-9pm Fri-Sat 11am-2pm, 5-10pm People’s Food Co-op 1001 6th St NW • 507-289-9061 Sun-Sat 8am-9pm • New location in Sept. 2013 Perkins H-30 $$ 1818 S Broadway • 507-288-9400 431 16th Ave NW • 507-288-1996 Sun-Sat 24 hours Prescotts $$$ 1201 S Broadway • 507-536-7775 Mon-Thu 5-9pm • Fri-Sat 4:30-10pm Quizno’s Subs $ h 3449 22nd Ave NW • 507-282-8113 Sun 11am-8pm • Mon-Sat 11am-9pm 101 1st Ave SW • 507-292-5725 Mon-Fri 7am-6pm U • Redwood Room U ;8 h $$ 300 1st Ave NW • 507-281-2978 Mon-Thur 5pm-11pm • Fri-Sat 5pm-12am Rooster’s Barn & Grill 2280 Superior Dr NW • 507-226-8885 Saints on Second 08 H-12,55 $$$ 161 13th Ave SW • 507-536-0040 Sun-Sat 6:30am-10pm Salad Brothers $ h 111 S Broadway • 507-289-1560 Sun 11am-3pm • Mon-Fri 8am-7pm Sat 11am-5pm

Shar’s Country Palace & Bar $ 3925 Marion Road SE • 507-289-9592 Sun-Sat 12pm-1am Söntés 0U;8 h H-45,12, 6 $$$ 4 3rd St SW • 507-292-1628 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm • Mon-Thu 4-10pm Fri-Sat 4-11pm • Snappy Stop $ h 3553 55th St NW • 507-288-6671 Mon-Sat 10am-10pm • Sun 10am-9pm 37 9th St SE • 507-289-6116 Sun-Sat 10am-10pm Stadium Club Cards & Concessions 0 $ 1340 Salem Rd SW • 507-280-6800 Sun-Thu 9am-8pm • Fri-Sat 9am-9pm Subway Sandwiches & Salads $ h 210 4th St SE • 507-289-5459 Mon-Fri 7:30am-10pm Sat-Sun 9am-10pm U 1505 Hwy 14 E • 507-281-9830 Mon-Fri 7:30am-10pm • Sat-Sun 9am-10pm 205 Apache Mall • 507-292-9449 Sun 8am-7pm • Mon 8am-9pm Tue 6am-9pm • Wed 7am-9pm Thu 8am-9pm • Fri 6am-9pm • Sat 7am-9pm 2711 Commerce Dr NW • 507-281-0520 Mon-Fri 7:30am-10pm • Sat-Sun 9am-10pm 3615 21st Ave NW • 507-281-8291 1103 7th St NW • 507-280-0545 Mon-Wed 8am-10pm Thu-Fri 8am-10:30pm Sat-Sun 9am-10pm U 155 1st Ave SW • 507-282-7976 Mon-Fri 7am-6pm 3400 55th St NW • 507-252-9485 Sun-Sat 8am-10pm 25 25th St SE • 507-252-0029 0 Mon-Fri 7am-10pm • Sat-Sun 8am-10pm 3456 E Circle Dr • 507-292-9465 Sun-Sat 7:30am-10:30pm 4576 Maine Ave SE • 507-280-2426 Sun-Sat 8am-10pm 2008 S Broadway • 507-282-3582 Mon-Fri 7am-10pm • Sat 8am-10pm Sun 9am-9pm • The Loop 0 U 8 $$ 318 1st Ave SW • 507-226-8644 Mon-Fri 11am-2am • Sat-Sun 10am-2am The Sahara Restaurant 8 H-30 $ 1205 7th St NW • 507-226-8336 Sun-Sat 8am-10pm The Tap House 0 U ; $ 10 3rd St SW • 507-285-4017 Sun-Thu 7am-12am • Fri-Sat 7am-2am Three Crowns Dining 8 H-225 $$ 1630 S Broadway • 507-288-1844 Sun 7am-9pm • Mon-Sat 6am-9:30pm Thyme Restaurant and Lounge U8 h $$ H-200 • 220 S Broadway 507-252-8200 • Mon-Sat 6am-10pm Sun 6am-9pm Continued on page 14

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Continued from page 13 Tinn’s Grilled Philly 
Steak Subs $ h 3462 55th St NW • 507-529-7715 Sun 11am-6pm • Mon-Thu 10:30am-8:30pm Fri-Sat 10:30am-9pm 0 Twigs Tavern & Grille U 0 H-47 $$ 401 6th St SW • 507-288-0206 Mon-Thu 11am-10pm • Fri 11am-11pm Sat 11am-11pm • Sun 5-9pm Viking Lounge 0 ; $$ 1630 S Broadway • 507-288-1844 Sun-Sat 11-2am Wendy’s Restaurant $ h 2986 E Frontage Rd Hwy 63 S 507-288-3821 5330 Hwy 52 N • 507-252-0453 1405 N Broadway • 507-292-6266 Sun-Sat 10-1am Whiskey Creek Wood Fire Grill 8 h $$ 1705 S Broadway • 507-288-6551 Mon-Thu, Sun 11am-10pm • Fri 11am-11pm Whistle Binkies ;8 H-30 $$ 3120 Wellner Dr NE • 507-289-9200 Sun-Wed 11-12am • Thu-Sat 11-1am Whistle Binkies on the Lake 0 ;H-40 $$ 247 Wood Lake Dr SE • 507-424-1227 Sun 10-12am • Mon-Wed 11-12am Thu-Sat 11-1am White Wolf Creek 8 $$ 4125 E Frontage Rd NW • 507-288-1038 Mon-Sat 4-8pm • Sunday closed Wicked Moose Bar & Grill 1201 Eastgate Dr SE • 507-208-4088 Sun-Sat 11am-2am Wild Bill’s Sports Saloon 0 ; $$ 300 Hwy 52 N • 507-226-8601 Mon-Sat 11am-2am • Sun 10am-2am, Wildwood Sports Bar & Grill 0 8 $$ 1517 16th St SW • 507-226-8380 Sun-Thur 11am-11pm • Fri-Sat 11am-12am Zumbro River Café 0 8 $$ 120 Elton Hills Dr NW, • 507-285-2516 Sun 8am-7pm •Mon closed Tue-Thu 11am-8:30pm • Fri-Sat 8am-8:30pm ZZest 0 $$ 1190 16th St SW • 507-424-0080 Tue-Sat 11am-9pm •


China King $ 3434 55th St NW • 507-292-8900 Sun-Thu 11am-10pm • Fri-Sat 11am-10:30pm

China Star $ 405 1st Ave SW • 507-281-0014 U 1505 12th St SE • 507-285-5924 2808 41st St NW • 507-281-3905 Sun 11am-9:30pm • Mon-Thu 11am-10pm Fri-Sat 11am-10:30pm Far East Fushion 8 $ 4180 18th Ave NW • 507-208-4628 Sun 11am-9pm, Mon closed Tue-Thu 11am-9pm • Fri-Sat 11am-10pm Great China 8 $ 4214 Hwy 52 N • 507-280-9092 Sun-Thu 11am-9pm Fri-Sat 11am-10pm Great Wall 0 $ 1516 N Broadway • 507-292-0888 Sun-Thu 11am-10pm Fri-Sat 11am-10:30pm Hu Hot Mongolian Grill H-10 $$ 102 Apache Mall • Sun-Thu 11am-10pm Fri-Sat 11am-11pm • Hunan Chinese 8 H-50 $$ 844 S Broadway • 507-287-0002 Sun-Thu 11am-9:30pm Fri-Sat 11am-10pm Hunan Garden 8 H-40 $$ 1120 7th St NW • 507-285-1438 Sun-Thu 11am-9:30pm Fri-Sat 11am-10:30pm Ichi Tokyo 102 20th St SE • 507-288-2577 Mon-Thu 11am-2:30pm • 4:30-10pm Fri 11am-2:30pm, 4:30-10:30pm Sat 11am-10:30pm, Sun 11am-10pm Imperial Wok 0 8$ 90 14th St SW, Ste 700 • 507-208-4288 Mon-Thu 11am-10pm • Fri-Sat 11am-11pm Sun 12-10pm • Impiana Kitchen and Sushi Bar U 0 8 h $$ 318 S Broadway • 507-282-8318 Sun closed • Mon-Thu 11am-2:30pm & 4:30-9pm • Fri 11am-2:30pm & 4:30-10pm Sat 4:30-10pm Jenpachi Japanese Steak House 8$$$ 3160 Wellner Dr NE • 507-292-1688 Sun 12-9pm • Mon-Thu 2:30-10pm Fri-Sat 2:30-11pm Kabab U $$ 125 E Center St • 507-288-2181 Mon-Sat 11am-9pm Kingdom Buffet H-90 $$ 1639 N Broadway • 507-282-0211 Mon-Sun 11am-10pm Manchu Wok $ 210 Apache Mall • 507-252-1218 Sun 11am-7pm • Mon-Fri 10am-9pm Sat 9am-9pm • New China $$ 2630 S Broadway • 507-292-9392 Sun-Sat 11am-10pm

Osaka Japanese Seafood Steakhouse 08 H-22 $$$ 2043 Superior Dr NW • 507-288-5283 Sun 12-10pm • Mon-Thu 11am-2:30pm & 4:30-10pm •Fri 11am-2:30pm & 4:30-11pm Sat 12-11pm • Pho Chau 8 $ 1014 N Broadway • 507-281-3342 Sun 11am-7pm • Mon-Sat 11am-9pm Closed Tues Pho Tai $$ 1726 37th St NW • 507-281-9993 Tue-Thu 11am-9pm • Fri-Sat 11am-10pm Sun 11am-8pm Sarku Japan $ 198 Apache Mall • 507-536-9412 Mon-Fri 10am-9pm • Sat 9am-9pm Sun 11am-7pm Sky Dragon Buffet H- 30 $$ 115 16th Ave NW • 507-281-1813 Mon-Fri 10am-10pm • Sat-Sun 10am-11pm Wong’s Café $$ 1654 E Frontage Rd • 507-288-3730 Sun-Thur 11am-9pm • Fri-Sat 11am-9:30pm


Buffalo Wild Wings $$ 3458 55th St NW • 507-536-0717 Sun-Wed 11-12am • Thu-Sat 11-1am Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que 0 $$ 431 16th Ave NW • 507-282-4200 Sun-Sat 11am-10pm John Hardy’s Bar-B-Q 0 $$ 1940 S Broadway 507-281-1727 929 Frontage Rd W • 507-288-3936 Mon-Thu 10:30am-9pm • Fri 10:30am-10pm Sat 11am-10pm • Sun 11am-9pm Roscoe’s 0 $$ 3456 E Circle Dr NE • 507-281-4622 Sun-Thu 11am-8pm • Fri-Sat 11am-9pm 603 4th St SE (open summer only) 507-285-0501• Tues-Sun 11am-9pm


Bravo Espresso U $ 111 S Broadway • 507-281-4076 Sun 11am-3pm • Mon-Fri 6am-7pm Sat 7am-3pm Caribou Coffee $ 1147 2nd St SW • 507-281-1052 Sun 6:30am-9pm • Mon-Thu 5:30am-9pm Fri 5:30am-10pm • Sat 6:30am-10pm 0 4662 Maine Ave SE • 507-292-0952 Mon-Thu 6am-9pm • Fri-Sat 6am-10pm Sun 7am-9pm 0 9 3rd Ave NW • 507-280-4375 Sun 6am-9pm • Mon-Thu 5:30am-9pm Fri 5:30am-10pm • Sat 6am-10pm 0U Continued on page 17

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Green Bean Frittis served with bleu cheese dip and cayenne horseradish, and the Babcock Pulled Pork Sandwich from Twigs Tavern & Grille.

Going Gluten-Free in Rochester Restaurants and markets are celiac sensitive By Amy Brase Photography by

Rochester is a great place to be if you want to eat gluten-free. In fact, Rochester’s restaurants are familiar with accommodating dietary preferences and restrictions. As more people are searching for them, gluten-free items are appearing on restaurant menus and in markets. The Southeast Minnesota Celiac Support Group (www.semnceliacs. org) offers lists of area restaurants and grocery stores that support the gluten-free lifestyle. Here are a few of them. Twig’s Tavern & Grille The Unique Sliced steak, seafood and Babcock pork cooked by guests on a 650-degree granite rock right at their table with gluten-free dipping sauces and sides. Steak BLTs. Philly Pork Nachos. The Popular Mini Ahi Taco Bowls. Sandwiches and burgers on gluten-free bread with French fries, sliced spuds, or sliced sweet potatoes.

The Story Myron and Michelle Salz opened Twigs Tavern & Grille 13 years ago after purchasing the attached Best Western Soldiers Field hotel. A family trip to Spain inspired the tapas-style menu with small plates and unique entrees. Michelle was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2010. “We had the space to create a separate gluten-free kitchen.” The kitchen has its own refrigerator, preparation area, cutting boards, utensils and fryers. “Our staff does everything in their power to protect guests from cross-contamination. We have a dedicated gluten-free fryer,” says Michelle. “I loved fries too much to give them up, and suspected that I wasn’t the only one.” Victoria’s Ristorante & Wine Bar The Unique Veal Vesuvio. Mushroom Passion. Salted Caramel Almond Cheesecake. Raspberry Crème Brulee. The Popular Chicken Marsala. Lasagne. Stuffed Shells Napoletana. Pizzettas. GlutenFree Rolls. The Story “We have an influx of patients from Mayo Clinic, as well as local celiac customers,” says manager Natalie Victoria, who recently completed a class on celiac disease

and gluten-free eating. “It was very helpful, especially with the ingredients used at Victoria’s,” she says. “We are starting to see more items becoming gluten-free such as cheesecakes, brownies, breads, muffins and pasta. There’s a large celiac population out there.” Gluten-Free Cupboard The Unique Fresh bakery items. Vitamins and supplements. Chicken nuggets. Corn dogs. Fish sticks. The Popular Frozen bread. Pizza crust. Donuts. Pasta. Cereals. Salad dressings. Barbecue sauces. Crackers. Ice cream cones. Soups. Pies. Cookies and cakes. The Story Owners Michael and Jane Mueller are in their tenth year of business. “Three out of five people in our family have celiac disease,” says Jane. “We wanted to make it easier for those who are new to celiac disease to be able to shop at a store without having to read every label. Years ago, I either settled for the few products at the grocery story, ordered online with a big shipping fee, or tried to make things from scratch,” she says. “It used to be hard to find a cookie or cake mix, but now you just go and pick a box off the shelf.” h E x p e r i e n c e Ro c h e s t e r 2 0 1 3 15

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Continued from page 14 308 Apache Mall • 507-288-5117 Sun 11am-7pm • Mon-Fri 10am-9pm Sat 9am-9pm 3938 Market Place Dr NW 507-252-0066 • Mon-Fri 5:30am-9pm Sat-Sun 6:30am-10pm 1315 6th St NW • 507-288-8233 Sun-Sat 5:30am-8pm 101 1st Ave SW • 507-288-6230 Mon-Fri 6am-6pm U Dunn Bros Coffee 0 $ 1340 Salem Road SW • 507-424-3086 Sun 7am-7pm • Mon-Fri 6am-8pm Sat 6:30am-8pm 120 Elton Hills Dr NW • 507-285-4991 Sun 7am-8pm • Mon-Thu 6am-9pm Fri 6am-10pm • Sat 6:30am-10pm MOKA $ 1023 N Broadway • 507-282-6652 Sun 7am-7pm • Mon-Sat 5:30am-8pm 306 12th St SE • 507-280-6652 Sun 7am-7pm • Mon-Sat 5:30am-8pm Paradise Island 0 $ 445 Alliance Pl NE • 507-282-8181 Summer Mon-Fri 6:30am -10pm Sat 7:30am-10pm • Sun 8am-10pm Winter Mon-Fri 6:30am-8pm Sat 7:30am-8pm • Sun 8am-7pm St. James Coffee $ 4156 18th Ave NW • 507-281-3559 Mon-Fri 7:30am-6pm • Sat 7:30am-8pm Starbucks $ 150 S Broadway • 507-529-2433 Mon-Fri 6:30am-4pm • Sat 7am-12pm (noon) Sun 7am-12pm (noon) U 20 2nd Ave SW • 507-280-6200 Mon-Fri 5:30am-8pm • Sat-Sun 7am-8pm U 0 15 1st St SW • 507-288-3848 Sun 10am-6pm • Mon-Fri 8am-9pm Sat 7am-3pm U 4611 Maine Ave SE • 507-206-5020 3827 Marketplace Dr NW • 507-536-2555 Mon-Sat 8am-9pm • Sun 8am-8pm


Auntie Anne’s $ 322 Apache Rd • 507-252-6936 Mon-Sat 10am-9pm • Sun 11am-7pm Bread Baker Company $ 16 17th Ave NW • 507-289-7052 Mon-Fri 6:30am-6pm • Sat 6:30am-5pm Carroll’s Corn U $ 20 2nd Ave SW • 507-287-3307 Mon-Fri 6:00am-5:30pm

Carroll’s Cup U $ 20 2nd Ave SW • 507-288-2470 Mon-Fri 10am-6pm 215 Apache Mall • 507-288-2470 Mon-Sat 10am-9pm • Sun 11am-7pm Cherry Berry 0 $ 123 16 Ave SW • 507-258-4002 Sun-Thur 11am-10pm • Fri-Sat 11am-11pm Chocolaterie Stam U $ 111 S Broadway, Ste 208 507-536-2722 • Mon-Fri 9:30am-8:30pm Sat 9:30am-5:30pm • Sun 12-5pm Cinnabon U 101 1st Ave SW Cold Stone Creamery $ 3780 Marketplace Dr NW 507-424-3374 • Sun-Thu 11am-10pm Fri-Sat 11am-11pm 0 1050 Apache Mall • 507-424-2990 2650 S Broadway • 507-424-3717 Dairy Queen 0 $ Some locations closed mid-Oct thru Feb. 538 N Broadway • 507-288-3863 0 320 12th St SE • 507-282-8633 0 Sun-Sat 10:30am-10pm 4140 E Frontage Rd NW 0• 507-281-0762 101 1st Ave SW Subway Level U 507-282-6633 • Mon-Fri 10am-6pm Daube’s Bakery $ 1310 5th Place NW • 507-289-3095 Sun 7:30am-2pm • Mon-Sat 6am-6pm 0 Flapdoodles 0 $ 3525 22nd Ave NW • 507-288-3527 Mon-Thurs 11am-10pm Fri-Sat 11am-11pm • Sun Noon-10pm Gingerbread House Bakery $ 1104 N Broadway • 507-288-2621 Great Harvest Bread 
Company $ 706 N Broadway • 507-286-1101 Mon-Fri 6:30am-6pm • Sat 6:30am-5pm Orange Julius and 
Karmel Korn $ h 405 Apache Mall • 507-281-1212 Sun 11am-7pm • Mon-Sat 7:30am-9pm


The Nile 8 h $ $ 2711 Commerce Dr. NW • 507-226-8778 Tue-Sat 11am-9pm •


Restaurant 0 U 8 h $$ 20 1st St SW • 507-289-4219 Sun 8am-9pm • Mon-Sat 6am-9pm Nupa 0 8 h $ 1035 Civic Center Dr • 507-206-5044 Sun-Sat 10 am-9pm 412 Crossroads Dr SW • 507-218-3130 Opa Opa 0 8 $ 1106 15th Ave SE • 507-282-1212 Sun-Sat 10:30am-10pm Zorba’s 0 8 h $$ 924 7th St NW • 507-281-1540 Sun-Sat 11am-10pm


Curry House U $ h 100 1st Ave SW • Mon-Fri 10:30am-2pm India Garden 8 $$ 1107 N Broadway • 507-288-6280 Mon-Fri 11am-2:30pm, 5-10pm Sat 11am-3pm, 5-10pm Sun 11am-3pm, 5-9:30pm Mysore Café $$ 1647 S Broadway • 507-288-5001 Tue-Sun 11am-3pm • 5-10pm


Fazoli’s 0 $ h 5550 Hwy 52 N • 507-286-8763 Sun-Thu 10:30am-10pm Fri-Sat 10:30am-11pm Olive Garden 8 h H-13 $$ 380 17th Ave NW • 507-288-8722 Sun-Thu 11am-10pm • Fri-Sat 11am-11pm Victoria’s Express U $ h 111 S Broadway • Mon-Fri 10:30am-1:30pm Victoria’s Fine Italian 
Cuisine 0 U8 h H-25, 30, 70, 40 $$ 7 1st Ave SW • 507-280-6232 Sun-Sat 11am-10pm •


Azteca Mexican 0 8 $$ 18 9th St SE • 507-281-0121 Sun-Thu 11am-10pm • Fri-Sat 11am-11pm Carlos O’Kelly’s 8 H-30 $$ 4825 Hwy 52 N • 507-282-2590 Sun-Mon 11am-10pm • Tue-Sat 11-12am Chipotle Mexican Grill 0 $ 3780 Marketplace NW • 507-288-9171 1201 S Broadway • 507-529-5484 Sun-Sat 11am-10pm •

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Continued from page 17 Dos Amigos I $$ 1611 52 Hwy N • 507-536-4527 Mon-Fri 10am-10pm Sat-Sun 11am-9:30pm El Carambas 8 $ 1503 12 St SE • 507-281-3104 Sun-Sat 10am-10pm Fiesta Mexicana Express U $ h 100 1st Ave SW • Mon-Fri 10:30am-2pm El Gallo Mexican Restaurant 0 h $$ 1141 6th St NW • 507-289-4623 Sun-Sat 10am-10pm El Loro 0 8 H-100 $$ 20 4th St SE • 507-226-8114 Sun-Sat 11am-10:30pm Fiesta Cafe Bar 0 8 h $$ 1645 N Broadway • 507-288-1116 Mon-Thu 11am-10pm • Fri 10am-11pm Sat-Sun 11am-11pm Hornitos Mexican Café $ 1217 2nd St SW • 507-281-2362 Mon-Sat 11am-9pm La Poblana 1121 Civic Center Dr NW • 507-292-7791 Sun-Sat 8am-9pm Taco Bell $ h 516 N Broadway • 507-282-1650 Sun-Thu 9-1am • Fri-Sat 9-2am Taco Bell/ Pizza Hut Express $ h 4000 Marketplace Dr NW • 507-292-1863 Mon-Sun 10am-2am Taco John’s and Steak Escape $ h 1045 7th St NW • 507-281-9409 Sun-Sat 9am-10pm Tortilleria Jalisco Restaurant 08hH-20 $$ 303 Elton Hills Dr NW • 507-252-5555 Sun-Sat 8am-8pm


BB’s Pizzaria 8 $ 3456 E Circle Dr NE • 507-424-3366 Sun-Thu 11am-10pm • Fri-Sat 11am-11pm Bilotti’s 0 U 8 H-40 $ 304 1st Ave SW • 507-282-8669 Sun 4:30-9pm • Mon-Thu 11am-10pm Fri 11-12am • Sat 4:30pm-12am Bilotti’s at the Mile 0 8 h 115 16th Ave NW • 507-287-8700 Mon-Thu 11am-10pm • Fri-Sat 11am-11pm Sun 4:30-9pm • Broadway Bar and Pizza 0 $ 4155 Hwy 52 N • 507-208-4111 Sun-Mon 11am-11pm • Tue-Sat 11am-1am

Cici's Pizza h $ 221 28th St SE • 507-282-2233 Sun-Thu 11am-9pm • Fri-Sat 11am-10pm Domino’s Pizza $ 438 3rd Ave SE • 507-288-3030 2906 41st St NW • 507-282-3030 Sun-Thu 10am-11pm • Fri-Sat 10-2am Godfather’s Pizza $ 1611 16th St NW • 507-288-7515 Sun-Thu 11am-10pm • Fri-Sat 11am-11pm 909 37th St NW • 507-287-6535 Take out and delivery only Sun-Thu 11am-10pm • Fri-Sat 11-12am Little Caesars $ 1641 Broadway • 507-289-1008 Sun-Wed 11am-10pm •Thu 11am-11pm Fri-Sat 11-12am • 507-289-1008 Mr. Pizza $ 1729 S Broadway • 507-288-1488 4040 28th St NW • 507-252-9400 Sun-Thu 10am-10pm • Fri-Sat 10am-11pm Nick-N-Willy’s Pizza $ 2571 Clare Lane NE • 507-280-9222 Sun-Thu 11am-8pm • Fri-Sat 11am-9pm O’Neill’s Pizza $ 1201 S Broadway • 507-529-1200 Mon-Thu 3-8pm • Fri-Sat 11am-8pm Papa John’s Pizza $ 3431 22nd Ave NW 507-282-0252 Sun-Thu 11-12am • Fri-Sat 11-1am 2550 S Broadway • 507-281-9000 Sun-Thu 10-2am • Fri-Sat 10-2am Papa Murphy’s Take & 
Bake Pizza $ 410 Crossroads • 507-536-0630 3936 Hwy 52 N • 507-285-4996 Mon-Fri 11:00am - 9:00pm Sat-Sun 11:00am - 9:30pm Pi Wood-Fired Pizza 0 $ h 3932 Marketplace Dr NW • 507-424-3885 Mon-Sun 11am-9pm Pizza Hut $ 1105 7th St NW • 507-252-1212 Sun-Thu 11am-11pm • Fri-Sat 11-1am 2001 W Hwy 52 • 507-287-6396 Sun-Thu 11am-10pm • Fri-Sat 11am-11pm 840 S Broadway • 507-285-5000 Sun-Thu 11am-11pm • Fri-Sat 11-1am Sbarro $ 200 Apache Mall • 507-289-1623 Sun 11am-7pm • Mon-Sat 10am-9pm

Toppers Pizza $ 187 16th Ave SW • 507-258-4444 Sun-Sat 10:30am-3am • Valentino’s Pizza & Pasta 0 $ 130 Elton Hills Dr #200 • 507-281-2100 Sun-Thu 11am-10pm • Fri-Sat 11am-11pm Zadeo’s Pizza 0 8 $ 1021 15th Ave SE • 507-282-5898 Sun-Wed 11am-9pm • Thu 11am-9:30pm Fri 11am-11pm • Sat 11am-10pm h H-60 zPizza U 111 S Broadway, Ste 211 • 507-424-0440 Mon-Fri 10:30am-8:30pm • Sat 11am-4pm Sun 12-4pm •


Hot Fish Shop 0 $$ 3456 E Circle Dr • 507-289-2399 Pescara 0 U 8 h H-10-80 $$$ 150 S Broadway • 507-280-6900 Mon-Thu 6:30am-10pm • Fri 6:30am-11pm Sat 7am-11pm • Sun 7am-10pm Red Lobster $$ 1280 Hwy 14 SW • 507-287-9710 Sun-Thu 11am-10pm • Fri-Sat 11am-11pm Sushi Nishiki 8 h $$ 2854 41st St NW • 507-292-1888 Mon-Sat 11am-2:30pm, 4:30-9pm Sun 12-3pm, 5-8pm


Four Daughters Vineyard & Winery 78757 State Hwy 16 • Spring Valley 507-346-7300 Post Town Winery 4481 N Frontage Rd NW• 507-251-1946 Fri 5:30-8:30pm • Sat 2-6pm for wine-tasting (June-December) Salem Glen Winery 5211 60th Ave SW• 507-365-8758 Thu-Sat 12-8pm • Sun 12-5pm Whitewater Wines 10832 Fischer Hill Drive • Plainview 507-534-1262 •

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Hometown: Macomb, Ill. Age: 35. Education: Le Cordon Bleu in Scottsdale, Arizona. Previously worked in country clubs and upscale hotels. Why cooking: I love to eat and I love to cook. Grew up standing on the stool in the kitchen and cooking with my grandmother, my mother and my father from a very young age. It comes naturally to me. Management style: Hands on. Won’t ask my employees to do anything I wouldn’t do. Mentor: A chef I was working for suggested I go to culinary school because he thought I was a really good cook and should go to the next level. Kitchen keys: Kosher salt, beef and sharp knives. Fresh vs. processed: I believe in really fresh ingredients. All our soups made from scratch every day. We don’t buy frozen beef or chicken. Hand patty all of our own burgers. All greens come in fresh. Favorite foods: Bacon, tomatoes, duck. Most proud of: My willingness to try new things like cooking wild game. Wild game at Wildwood: We’ve served smothered snapping turtle over white rice, ostrich meatballs glazed with Guinness, grilled rattlesnake sausage with sweet pepper relish—something different every month. Wild meats are very lean, healthy. Goal: Serve food that inspires people to say, “It’s a sports bar but they have really great food.” Would like to cook for: Andrew Zimmern, chef and foodie from “Bizarre Foods.” Where the chef eats: Local establishments like Beetles Bar and Grill.

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Classic American Menu Casual, Comfortable Atmosphere Serving steaks, burgers, pot roast, seafood, and salads. Local and organic food sources including Schultz Farm Organic Eggs, Organic Flour from Welcome, MN, and staples from the Wedge Co-op.

Breakfast: 8am-11am Friday 8am-1pm Sat-Sun Lunch 11am Mon-Sun Dinner 4pm Tues-Sun

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Hometown: Waseca, Minn. Age: 25. Culinary training: Le Cordon Bleu in Mendota Heights, Minn. Interned at Grandview Lodge on Gull Lake, Minn. Worked in Hawaii for six months at Genki Sushi (did a little bit of sushi and practiced some fish cuts). Then back to Grandview Lodge and took on the role of sous chef in the grand dining room. Most exotic employment: Six months at Le Mout in Taiwan, which serves the best in fine French cuisine. Truffles in Taiwan: I learned a great deal from Paris-trained chef Chen Lan-Shu, whose wealthy parents own Le Mout. I watched them throw truffles costing $4,000 into a pot of water to make truffle jus. Twenty-two cooks fed 50 people. Everything possible was made from scratch, including the butter and the phyllo dough. Chen was a perfectionist who wanted her three Michelin stars. Grandpa grew it: I remember his big garden out back and him drying herbs. He cooked cow tongue and made a raw, seasoned hamburger he called a “Cannibal Burger.” I enjoyed it! Favorite food: I love sushi. Put a simple, spicy tuna roll in front of me with soy sauce and wasabi and I’m happy. Recommended read: The Flavor Bible. Admired celebrity chefs: Mario Batali, Emeril. Favorite meal at home: Venison ring baloney (we make our own ring baloney during hunting season) with truffle hash browns, a little bit of American cheese and whatever kind of vegetable I’ve got.


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Hometown: Zumbrota, Minn. Age: 57 Culinary background: Cooking for my large family beginning at age 14 and “on the job” training. Why cooking: Instant gratification. You know immediately if you’ve pleased your guest. All in the family: I watched my mom cook. I was a middle child of 12 kids. Whatever mom told me to cook, I cooked—with her advice and, of course, trial and error. Mom was a wonderful cook, made her own bread and everything from scratch. Decades of dishing: Waitressed, bartended and short-order cooked at Wayne and Sandy’s Bar and Grill in Zumbrota. I enjoyed the business and working with people. At Michael’s three years and promoted to Greek chef. Worked at The Aviary for 20 years and pretty much did what I wanted. Have read extensively and experimented even more. Herbs preferred: Garlic, fennel with chicken, and basil with beef. Crowd-pleasing dish: Chicken and asparagus penne at Saints. My fajitas at home. The whole family loves fajitas! Favorite dessert: Banana bread pudding with vanilla cream sauce and a caramel pecan sauce. Admires: Alice Waters. I respect her because she was at the forefront of women cooking professionally in a male-dominated field. Advice to aspiring women chefs: Education helps, then get your foot in the door someplace. Favorite cooking show: Master Chef with Gordon Ramsey. Guilty pleasures: Chocolate and anything deep-fried! Challenge to food lovers: Be open to independent restaurants.


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Shopping at SEMVA Art Gallery, a co-op run by local artists.

In a city steeped in the science of medicine, art abounds. Whether you experience them in cultural nuggets or tangible take-home mementos, the city’s art centers will enable you to learn, appreciate and connect with the arts. And you may even discover that perfect gift, fashion accessory or design element for your home. APPRECIATE THE UNUSUAL When you walk through the door at Art Bitz Art & Gift you are immediately immersed in eclectic artwork. Owners Karrie Geroux and her mother, June E. Lamb-Kmiecik, strive to connect with their customers by offering unique and affordable art from local, national and international artists. “I’m very fussy when I select artwork for the store. It must be a one of a kind and it must be affordable,” Geroux says. “Most of our customers are not collectors; they want to deco-


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rate their home or add a few cute accessories to spice up their favorite outfits.” You’ll find mixed-media wall sculptures featuring found objects, like the contemporary version of O’Keeffe’s cow skull made from bicycle handle bars and other recycled objects. The store includes unique handbags and acrylic paintings bursting with vibrant colors. A variety of exotic jewelry, scarves and shawls have price tags that won’t break the bank. SUPPORT A LOCAL ARTIST SEMVA (Southeastern Minnesota Visual Artists) is a co-op brimming with artwork by area artists. Each artist rents gallery space to exhibit their work and helps to staff the gallery and keep it open for business. The artwork is diverse and ranges from drawings and paintings to sculpture and woodworking, collage, glass work and even wearable art. Gary Seaquist has been a member of the gallery for more than 10 years and enjoys exhibiting at the gallery. “It’s motivating to be around other artists and their work. It prompts me to complete my own work,” says Seaquist. Although he now lives in Minnesota, much of Seaquist’s pen-and-ink and watercolor art is

Artsy Shopping Found Here: Art Bitz Art & Gift 400 South Broadway, Suite 106 507-287-0000 Broadway Jewelry & Visual Arts 325 South Broadway 507-273-6376 Rochester Art Center 40 Civic Center Drive 507-282-8629 SEMVA Art Gallery 16 First Street SW on the Peace Plaxza 507-281-4920 Visit for a full list of stores offering gifts, apparel, jewelry and more.

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Shopping—Antiques Collins Feed & Seed Center 411 2nd Ave NW • 507-289-4844 Country Shop 3705 Mayowood Rd • 507-288-6791 John Kruesel’s General Merchandise 22 3rd St SW • 507-289-8049 Kismet Clothing: 601 N Broadway • 507-252-9717 General Store: 607 N Broadway • 507-424-2636 Home Décor: 611 N Broadway • 507-424-0163 Mayowood Galleries—Kahler Hotel 20 2nd Ave SW • 507-288-2695 Old River Valley Antiques 3727 Commercial Dr SW • 507-208-4505 Old Rooster Antique Mall 106 N Broadway • 507-287-6228 Peterson’s Antiques & Stripping 111 11th Ave NE • 507-282-9100

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Apache Mall 333 Apache Mall, Hwy 52 S & Hwy 14 E • 507-288-8056 Shop Herberger’s, Macy’s, jcpenney, Sears as well as a collection of more than 100 stores including Swarovski, City Looks Salon & Spa, Buckle, Coldwater Creek, Abercrombie & Fitch, francesca's collections, Forever 21 and Victoria's Secret. Dine at HuHot Mongolian Grill, Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, Red Lobster and other great dining choices.

inspired by his time spent in Oregon. “I enjoy looking for the unique perspectives, the rich designs, the cultural images and the varied textures that present themselves in everyday life.” SHOP AND LEARN Get a glimpse of the gallery shop at The Rochester Art Center only after you’ve taken an opportunity to visit their current exhibit. “We are committed to being a cultural destination in Rochester and to building visual literacy and appreciation for contemporary art,” says Shannon Fitzgerald, executive director. The Rochester Art Center offers classes, tours, monthly family free days and workshops. “We are open late every Thursday, offering coffee in our new ANEX gathering space, while being the happening spot with our late night art, performance and music event FLUX,” says Fitzgerald. After you’ve taken a docent-led tour through the art center, stop in the gallery shop to discover affordable pieces of art from regional artists. You’ll find pottery, contemporary home and office accessories, children’s books, even a kit to design your own yo-yo. For more original works of art, Broadway Jewelry & Visual Arts features paintings, pottery, jewelry and sculptures. In the summer, Rochester invites you to gather for Thursdays on First & 3rd, a downtown celebration of fabulous food, arts and crafts and live entertainment. Take a day to enjoy the wonderful and affordable art Rochester has to offer. h

Bethesda Upscale Resale 1550 3rd Avenue SE • 507-292-0851 Broadway Commons 50 25th St SE Featuring Michaels Crafts, Kohls, Sports Authority, Dress Barn. Crossroads Shopping Center 1201 S Broadway • 507-288-5306 21 stores, including Hancock Fabrics, Pier 1 Imports, OfficeMax, Walgreens. Mall of America 60 E Broadway, Bloomington • 612-883-8800 90 minutes from Rochester. Largest fully enclosed retail and family entertainment complex in the U.S. Over 500 specialty stores. Numerous daily roundtrip shuttles available from Rochester to Mall of America. GO Rochester Direct • 507-280-9270 • Rochester Shuttle Service • 507-216-6354 Maplewood Shopping Center 4050 Hwy 52 N • Includes: Best Buy, Hobby Lobby, Ashley Furniture. Marketplace Center 3827 Marketplace Dr NW Includes: Super Target, Staples, Home Depot, Hallmark. Miracle Mile Shopping Center 115 16th Ave NW • 507-288-2455 Nearly 35 specialty stores anchored by HOM Furniture. Northwest Plaza 3400 55th St NW • Includes Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, Gander Mountain. Shops at University Square 111 S Broadway • 16 stores in the center of the downtown skyway system. Shoppes on Maine 4611 Maine Ave SE 15 stores, including Lowes, SuperTarget, Fleet Farm. The Grand Shops—Kahler and Marriott 101 1st Ave SW 60 unique shops and businesses in The Kahler Grand & Marriott Hotels. TJ Maxx Plaza 1300 Salem Rd SW • 15 stores, including TJ Maxx and Tuesday Morning.

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Kevin Guy

Wendy Byers

Hometown: Rochester. Age: 53. Experience: Started in the hobby business 21 years ago; opened Everything Hobby seven years ago. You’ll find: Radio-controlled cars, model airplanes, trains, accessories, smaller plastic model kits. Don’t call them toys: These are models. You fix them. More than a pastime: Fuel My Brain (, the store’s educational arm, teaches science by doing. I’m trying to present simple skills to kids to get them excited about how things work. Then they’ll be able to invent things. Trucks for Troops: A customer and I devised a remote-controlled truck with a wireless camera, allowing his brother and other soldiers to search safely for lethal roadside bombs in Iraq. In 2011, the truck triggered a 500-pound bomb in Afghanistan, saving six soldiers. With donor support, Everything Hobby has shipped about 170 camera-equipped trucks to troops. Flight lessons: I teach folks to fly radio-controlled planes and helicopters at Rochester Recreation Center for free on Tuesdays. I haven’t missed a Tuesday in seven years. Air shows over ice, too: We launch model planes at all Rochester Ice Hawks games at the Rec Center. The flying show puts a whole different twist on the game. Crowd-pleasing trick: Landing a plane on the Zamboni while it’s sweeping the ice. One year I lost 12 model planes to crashes. The hobby Guy’s hobby? I like to buy (Internet) domain names. I collect them (80 to 100 so far). I just bought my wife’s name.

Hometown: Rochester. Age: 45. Experience: Bergner’s department store; Target stores. I joined my mother, Jeanne DeBruin, in the family business in 2000. The Mouse mice: Me and my mom plus nine employees. You mean you’re not a pet store? No, we sell kitchen gadgets and packaged foods; women’s accessories; linens; wine-inspired gifts; home décor and other unusual furnishings. First nest: Jeanne’s house in Rochester in the 1980s. My mom made and sold Christmas crafts, including mouse dolls from pine cones. Customers labeled her the “Christmas Mouse.” She opened our store under the name The House of the Crafty Mouse 25 years ago. People still call us by that original name. Niche in the marketplace: We’re seasonal. We buy merchandise toward the season that we’re in. While shopping, look for: Miniature toy mice – some hiding, some in plain sight. The shop in a word: Comfortable. Customers: Mayo Clinic visitors, worldwide; Rochester regulars; “huge following” from Iowa. Best part of the job: Shopping at market (in Minneapolis, Atlanta, Chicago, etc.) with my mom … and displaying it (for customers). Signature seller: “Rochester” afghan blanket designed by Jeanne and produced exclusively for The Mouse. Comes with a history of Rochester. Wednesdays with Wendy: “Girl’s Night” with appetizers and wine, 4 to 8 p.m., Wednesdays. The store’s giant mouse: People do come and get their pictures taken with it. We’ve sold one.

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Sena Ehrhardt CD Nominated for the 2012 Blues Music Awards as Best New Artist Debut, Rochester’s Sena Ehrhardt is one of the freshest and most dynamic young voices on the blues scene today. U of M Gumballs M Gear/University of Minnesota Rochester Book Store Maroon and gold gumballs for kids of all ages. The bookstore is a one-stop access to university fashions, supplies and gifts. The Shops at University Square, 111 South Broadway, 507258-8070,


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Ear of Corn Water Tower T-Shirt A Shared Smile and HyVee North Built in 1931, it is the nation’s only water tower shaped like an ear of corn. Image created by Accent Promotional Products and t-shirts available at A Shared Smile, 207 14th Avenue SW, 507-282-7787 and HyVee North, 500 37th Street NW, 507-289-7408. Ice Hawks Cap Score a “hat trick” with this cap from the award-winning Ice Hawks hockey team, part of the Minnesota Junior Hockey League. Purchase items at any home game or by calling Dee Tiedeman, 507-923-0700,

Dr. Jack, the Helping Dog Mayo Clinic Gift Shop Read about Dr. Jack, a miniature pinscher and the first facility-based service dog (or therapy dog) on Mayo Clinic’s rehabilitation team. Fictional adventure story and biography of the real Dr. Jack. Mayo Clinic Gift Shop, Shops at Gonda, Subway Level, 888-608-4327,

Pottery Rochester Art Center Phillip Ahnen is the center’s head preparatory and a local potter. “I strive to make honest utilitarian pots that allow the user to develop a relationship with the work not just through function, but form as well.” Rochester Art Center, 40 Civic Center Drive SE, 507-2828629,

Bracelet SEMVA Art Gallery Wire and bead bracelet by Nancy Tyrrell Gross. Fine art and gifts created by more than 70 local artists who also staff the gallery. Southeastern Minnesota Visual Artists (SEMVA), on the Peace Plaza, 16 First Street SW, 507-2814920,


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Rochester Dance Company Dedicated Dancers Bring Audiences Delight By Melissa McNallan Photos courtesy of Rochester Dance Company


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Dancers perform The Wizard of Oz and The Nutcracker. Left: Allie Round with Daniel Klinkhammer.

When a dancer steps onto the stage to perform, she brings months of rehearsals, years of intense discipline and a passion for performing in this moment. Rochester Dance Company (RDC) has been producing both accomplished dancers and successful productions since its inception in 2006. Each December, RDC brings “The Nutcracker” to the stage. It also hosts a Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party before “The Nutcracker” opens. Its season closes with a full-length spring production. Prokofiev’s “Cinderella” is the 2013 spring production. “The story moves along, is clear, and emphasizes the acting as well as the dancing,” says Ted Sothern, RDC artistic director and “Cinderella” choreographer and director. Sothern brings more than 30 years of experience as a professional dancer. This year, he is emphasizing the importance of incorporating acting into dance performances. Keeping it Professional Professional dancers and guest artists have long been part of the mix at RDC. They are part of what makes the RDC experience special for members and audiences alike. “Our mission has always been to provide a unique dance experience and we will continue to foster that,” says Kerith St. Louis, former RDC board president. Company members are divided into four levels: Apprentice, Junior, Senior and Pre-Professional. Apprentices are as young as eight years of


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age. Students from any local studio may audition to be part of RDC. After the audition, the acceptance letter, role and company assignments, Rochester Dance Company members begin Ballet Boot Camp: one week of intensive rehearsals and classes. Dancers practice technique, rehearse choreography for “The Nutcracker,” and receive training in character and jazz. "We start preparing for Nutcracker in August during our Ballet Boot Camp. After Nutcracker is finished we start preparing for our next performance in January," says company member Allie Round. “Sometimes I am absolutely sore from head to toe, but typically it’s not that bad,” Round says of boot camp. Round, 17, has been with RDC for seven years. “We have the unique advantage of not being aligned with any one studio,” says St. Louis. While students do have the option of studying at a studio of their choice, study they must. Expectations for even the youngest of dancers in the company include two ballet classes per week, in addition to the required RDC classes and rehearsals. It is also recommended that members take at least one jazz class per week. “I dance every day except Fridays and Sundays. The most I do on a weeknight is three-and-a-half hours,” Round says. Part of a Family The hard work pays off on the stage and in the studio. “Not only are the teachers and guest artists great,” say Round. “It’s like a family. RDC is a great environment for dancing and making friends.” The time and dedication required to bring a full dance production to the stage create more than a high-quality production to delight audiences; it’s a great way for student dancers to develop dance and life skills.h

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Night Life

Beer Bellyz 821 Civic Center Dr NW• 507-424-2908 Beetle’s Bar & Grill 2002 2nd St SW • 507-529-9599 Big Brad's on Broadway 309 S Broadway • 507-226-8100 Blue Moon Ballroom 2030 Hwy 14E • 507-288-0556 Boomers Lounge 3737 40 Ave NW • 507-424-3220 Brother’s Bar and Grill 812 S Broadway 507-281-8902 Canadian Honker 1203 2nd St SW • 507-282-6572 CJ’s Midtown Lounge 8 S Broadway • 507-289-7478 Dooley's Pub & Restaurant 255 1st Ave. Sw • 507-208-4085 Fieldhouse 1625 S Broadway • 507-424-5880 Glynner’s Pub 1643 N Broadway • 507-252-8800 Goonie’s Comedy Club 7 2nd St SW • 507-288-8130 Green Mill Restaurant 2723 Commerce Dr NW • 507-282-4222 Kathy’s Pub 307 S Broadway • 507-252-8355


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Legends Bar & Grill 11 4th St SE • 507-424-1899 The Loop 318 1st Ave SW • 507-226-8644 Martini’s 20 2nd Ave SW • 507-280-6200 Mickey’s Irish Saloon 1605 Civic Center Dr NW 507-535-0557 Newt’s 216 1/2 1st Ave SW • 507-289-0577 North Star Bar 503 N Broadway • 507-289-1091 Pappageorge Taverna at Michaels 15 S Broadway • 507-288-2020 Shar’s Country Palace & Bar 3925 Marion Rd SE • 507-289-9592 Söntés 4 3rd St SW • 507-292-1628 The Tap House 10 3rd St SW • 507-258-4017 Top Shots! Bar 316 S Broadway SE • 507-252-6915 VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) 16 6th St SW • 507-289-6818 Viking Lounge 1630 S Broadway • 507-288-1844 Whiskey Bones Roadhouse 3820 N Broadway • 507-287-8017 Whistle Binkies 3120 Wellner Dr NE • 507-289-9200

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Whistle Binkies on the Lake 247 Wood Lake Dr SE • 507-424-1227 Wicked Moose 1201 Eastgate Dr. SE • 507-208-4088 Wild Bills 300 Hwy 52 South • 507-226-8601 Wildwood Sports Bar & Grill 1517 16th St SW • 507-226-8380

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CineMagic Stadium 12 2170 Superior Dr NW • 507-280-0333 Paragon Chateau 14 971 East Circle Dr NE • 507-282-2020 Wehrenberg Galaxy 14 4340 Maine Ave SE • 800-FANDANGO


Allegro School of Dance and Music 2342 Superior Dr NW •507-288-0125 Bella Voce Young Women’s Choir 507-269-7114 • Auditioned choir for young women in grades 8-12. Children’s Dance Theatre 507-281-3335 Creates an annual theatrical dance performance featuring dancers from area schools/communities.

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Visit Salem Glen Vineyard and Winery for a walk through the vines and a taste of the northern hybrid grapes, bred to survive Minnesota’s cold winters.

Fine Wineries

Taste the Minnesota Grapes in Our Local Wines By Katherine Shine Photography by

Dustin Ebert began making wine with his father, Tony Ebert, about 10 years ago. When Ebert discovered the northern hybrids in 2004—grapes specially bred to be disease resistant, produce high quality wine and survive Minnesota’s cold winters up to 30 or 40 degrees below zero—his “hobby” became a passion. Salem Glen Vineyard and Winery opened in 2007. Salem Glen Vineyard and Winery Approximately nine miles from downtown Rochester, Salem Glen feels like another world. The setting is off the main road and pastoral, with cornfields and grapevines in summer, snow covered in winter, and peacefully beautiful any time of year. Five of the winery’s 12 acres are planted, with 600 vines per acre. The tasting room seats 60, with arched, mahogany entrance, arched windows, cherry floors and a vaulted cedar ceiling. Tastings include up to six wines. Guests can sample cheese plates, olive oil and bread trays and chocolate. An observatory added in spring 2013 feeds another one of Ebert’s interests.

“Astronomy is one of the winery’s themes and some wines have names like Pulsar Red, Stella Nova, and Moonlight White. The bottles’ labels depict stars and an observatory. “This will be a wonderful space for events based on whatever’s occurring in the sky. What the telescope ‘sees’ will be projected onto a screen in the building.” Salem Glen is open Thursdays through Sundays. Every Saturday, live musicians play jazz, bossa nova and blues, 2 to 5 p.m. Other times and tours are available by appointment. Post Town Winery In 2002, Steve and Bonita Patton were on a California wine country trip with friends. Relaxing and sipping wine at a Napa Valley familybased winery, the couple thought, “If our friend Steve, a dentist, can do this, so can we.” They began growing grapes in 2003, and Post Town Winery’s tasting room and production operation opened in September 2011. “Our wines are Minnesota hybrid wines from 100 percent Minnesota grown grapes. The wines are produced on site and give you a taste of what Minnesota soil with Minnesota grapes and Minnesota agriculture produces,”

Steve says. “We minimally process our wines, without a lot of oak and sugar, so the taste is more true to the actual grape.” Approximately 2,000 grapevines, on 21 acres, are grown in a rural area outside Rochester. “The grapes get picked, big truckloads of them come in, and all the wine production is done right here in Rochester,” says Bonita. Nearly half of the winery’s 2,500 square footage is the production area, filled with tanks, barrels, hoses, crusher and presses. The other half is the tasting room, imbued with a Tuscan palette of yellow and gold, burnt orange and sage green. Low lighting enhances the ambiance. The bar is made from distressed hickory wood and accented with wrought iron clavos (dented studs). Post Town produces 5,000 bottles of wine a year. Prairie Gold, made from Frontenac Gris grapes, is one of the most popular. You’ll notice wine-themed items—t-shirts, hats, magnets and jewelry—throughout the tasting area and available for purchase. The winery is open Friday through Sunday and can be reserved for private tastings and events. h See the list of local wineries on p. 18. E x p e r i e n c e Ro c h e s t e r 2 0 1 3 37

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Continued from page 36 Choral Arts Ensemble Assisi Heights, Ste 900 • 507-252-8427 A 40-voice auditioned choir performing concerts Oct-May. Gallery on First 101 First Ave SW • 507-288-2979 Specializing in Cohn-Stone Glass, Michaud Jewelry and regional painters. Hill Theatre University Center Rochester • 507-285-7200 Theatrical programs/productions in conjunction with classes and public events. Honors Choirs of Southeast Minnesota Assisi Heights, Ste 920 • 507-252-0505 Six youth choirs, grades 3-12. Lyra Baroque Orchestra Zumbro Lutheran Church 624 3rd Ave SW • 800-762-6353 Five-concert season Sept-May. Mayo Civic Center 30 Civic Center Dr SE • 507-328-222 Mayo Clinic Art and Architecture Tour 200 1st St SW • 507-284-0239 For Mayo Clinic patients and guests. Mon-Fri from 1:30 pm. Tours begin in Judd Auditorium, in the subway level of the Mayo Building. Minnesota Theatre Company 507-993-5244 Rochester Area Girls Choir Rochester Aria Group www. Performs operatic music in a 4-concert series.


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Rochester Arts Council 507-424-0811 • Inspiring arts collaboration and host of Artigras and Dancing for the Arts. Rochester Art Center 40 Civic Center Dr SE • 507-282-8629 Contemporary art exhibitions and educational opportunities. Wed, Fri, Sat 10am-5pm Thurs 10am-9pm • Sun 12-5pm • Mon-Tues closed Rochester Chamber Music Society Broad range of music styles/periods performed by small ensembles four times annually. Rochester Civic Music-Riverside Concerts 201 4th St SE • 507-328-2201 Performances throughout year including free Down by the Riverside concerts Sunday nights July-Aug in Mayo Park; indoor concerts Sept–May. Rochester Civic Theatre 20 Civic Center Dr SE • 507-282-8481 Produces and presents professional and community theatre, dance & music throughout the year, as well as, classes for children K – 12. Rochester Community Band 507-282-4286 Performing 4 free concerts in Rochester yearly. Rochester Dance Company 507-271-1572 Rochester Male Chorus www. 30-member chorus performing several times each year, primarily at Christmas and in mid-spring. Rochester Music Men Barbershop Chorus 507-285-9259 • A chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, the largest all-male singing society in the world.

Rochester Public Library 101 2nd Ave SE • 507-328-2300 Rochester Repertory Theatre 103 7th St NE • 507-289-1737 Classical and contemporary works. Box office is open Wed–Fri. Rochester Symphony Orchestra and Chorale 400 S Broadway, Ste 100 • 507-286-8742 Works performed by Maestro Jere Lantz. Rosemary & Meredith Wilson, Harmony for Mayo Program Free weekly concerts are performed. Mondays from 12:10-1pm on the Mayo Clinic campus. SE Minnesota Visual Artists Gallery 16 1st St SW - 507-281-4920 • Original work and reproductions from local artists. SEMSA www. Teachers, parents & students devoted to music instruction using the Suzuki method for cello, flute, harp, piano, violin, and viola. Southeast Minnesota Youth Orchestra 1001 14th St NW • 507-282-1718 • Auditioned middle school/senior high students performing Nov-May concert season. Taylor-Gebler Gallery 3006 Allegro Park SW • 507-281-5122 A bronze sculpture collection of Olympic figure skaters. Theater du Jour 103 7th Street NE, 507-289-1737 Performances and ticket sales through Rochester Repertory Theatre. Vertigo Theatre Factory Alternative theatre performances often with mature content. Words Players Theatre 1429 28th St SW • 507.358.6651

Creative Minds



Travis Jorde

Bill Plantan

Hometown: Kensett, Iowa Age: 74. Education: Bachelor degree in Industrial Arts Education and Masters in Education from Mankato State University, Ed Spec Degree in Administration from University of Minnesota. Inspiring incident: In 1972, I purchased a 1936 John Deere model BR tractor and began restoring it. It needed new decals, so I contacted John Deere for replicas. However, I realized it didn’t make a difference what year or what model tractor you had; John Deere sent the same decal to everyone. If you want something done right: The outline of the original decals remained on the tractor’s hood! I re-created the decals to be exactly the same as they were the day they rolled off the production line. A niche discovered: People would see the tractor and notice the decals were exactly the same ones they needed. They’d ask if I could make them a set, too. It wasn’t by choice that I began selling them; it was purely by coincidence. If you can’t beat ‘em: I became so well known for recreating older decals that John Deere began sending any restoration inquiries to me instead of their own parts department. Going global: I’ve shipped products to Sweden, England, The Netherlands, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. However, a recent policy by John Deere now prohibits decal sales outside of the U.S. and Canada. Still plays with tractors: I’m still an enthusiastic tractor hobbyist. I have a collection of tractors, though I’ve never counted them because some are just a pile of parts, and when I’ve put them all together, they will be tractors.

Hometown: Cedar Falls, Iowa. Age: 56. Education: Business Education, Physical Education and Coaching at University of Northern Iowa. Inspiring incident: For years, I modified canoes to make them fisherman friendly. I got tired of making modifications to other manufacturer’s canoes, so I decided to create a canoe “for anglers, by anglers” from scratch. The Cadillac of canoes: By incorporating a lifetime of fishing experience, I created a canoe that is the ultimate craft for small waters. It comes equipped with floor racks, rod holders, accessory trays, and even an anchor system that allows a solo fisherman to control a bow anchor from the stern. The cherry on top: The bow-to-stern wire harness allows the battery box to be placed in the bow of the canoe for stability and the trolling motor to be placed on the square stern. This enables the canoe to hover like a helicopter over those fishing holes you might just float by because the current is too strong, and also allows you to fish without having to use a paddle or anchor. If you build it: River Ridge Custom canoes have been shipped all over the world (192 to Japan alone), been featured in TV shows and publications, and their popularity has led to my guiding canoe trips for numerous celebrities. Fishing with the famous: I have guided Christian Ponder, Governor Tim Pawlenty, Brad Radke, Eric Milton, Doug Mientkiewicz, Bud Grant, Don Shelby. Teach a man to fish: We offer guided trips on 11 different rivers in Minnesota and Wisconsin. We can accommodate up to three people at a time, with a choice of a full-day outing or a two-day camping trip.

Founder/Owner, Jorde Decals

Owner, River Ridge Custom Canoes

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Mayo Historical Trolley Tour Exploring local landmarks By Bob Freund Photography by


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Opposite page: Rochester Trolley & Tour Company owner Dan Butterfass is your enthusiastic driver and host. This page: Trolleys are named after Mayo founders Will and Charlie. The trolley offers an open-air ride.

When Will or Charlie or Alfred drive up to your boarding stop, their names give a hint about the hour-long trip ahead. “Will,” “Charlie” and “Alfred” are the nameplates painted on the Rochester Trolley & Tour Company’s red and black trolleys. They also are famous Rochester names you’ll encounter on the Mayo Historical Trolley Tour. Take a seat and you will hear about the professional and personal lifestyles of the brothers Mayo — Dr. William and Dr. Charlie — as well as the legacy of Mother Mary Alfred Moes, a Franciscan Sister who insisted in the late 1800s that Rochester needed a hospital. Rochester Trolley & Tour Company takes its guests to local landmarks daily, Tuesdays through Saturdays. The public tour begins in the heart of downtown in front of the Rochester Marriott Hotel. But there are other spots to join the tour, and a $10 ticket buys a day’s schedule of trolley rides on the historical route. “It will always be ‘hop on, hop off,’” says owner Dan Butterfass. A Typical Tour On a warm summer day, the window flaps are open and riders are comfortable in their cushioned seats. Tour guide Eddie Ingham points out the “world’s largest” painting of a radio. It covers the wall of the KROC Radio building. Then, a Mayo landmark. On the way to Pill Hill — named for the doctors’ homes that populated the area — Ingham slows down to view the 47-room Foundation House, the core of Dr. Will Mayo’s family complex. The mansion of Dr. Henry Plummer, a Mayo doctor, architect and inventor, overlooks much of Rochester’s south side. His 5-story, 49room residence was built with then-rare innovations, including an un41

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derground sprinkler system, heated swimming pool, slate roof tiles from England (still in use), electricity and natural gas heat. The History Center of Olmsted County, with its old-time baseball field and rustic cabins, is another jumping-off point for the trolley. Not far away, Dr. Charlie and his family lived. Bounded by its “dragon-tooth” stone fences (with a few cavities, Ingham jokes), the Mayowood estate sprawled over 3,000 acres south of town. Dr. Charlie Mayo wanted it big enough so that, when he took a walk, he wouldn’t set foot “on anyone else’s property,” Ingham says. The estate included working farms, a dairy, stables, lake, a greenhouse and even a small zoo. Approaching Saint Marys Hospital, we learn that the huge facility, which was just 27 beds in its infancy, opened a day ahead of schedule in 1889 to allow an operation for a patient with a cancerous tumor on an eye. Today Saint Marys holds 1,265 beds. The Franciscan community once led by Mother Mary Alfred Moes now resides atop Rochester’s highest hill on the northwest side. Assisi Heights once was called home by close to 1,200 sisters; it now houses just 118 Sisters of St. Francis of Rochester, the guide says. But it’s still a sight to see, with features such as Italian marble pillars, Spanish tiles and Dutch-made church bells. Ingham then turns toward the starting point downtown, adding interesting facts about Minnesota along the way. On one summer tour, a couple from Naples, Fla., snapped cell phone photos while riding the trolley. Pedro and Elsa Velazquez, who are in their 30s, were whiling away time while visiting the Mayo Clinic for a week. “The historical facts of the tour … are just amazing!” they marveled. Rochester Trolley & Tour Company operates year round and offers themed, seasonal and specialty tours throughout the year. You can find information on all tours at or 507-421-0573. h E x p e r i e n c e Ro c h e s t e r 2 0 1 3 41

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History & Heritage

Heritage House 225 1st Ave NW • 507-288-4692 Located in the 1856 Town Square Central Park in downtown Rochester, Heritage House exemplifies the way of life of a middle class Midwestern family 100 years ago. Open Tues, Thurs, and Sun, 1–3:30pm, from the first Sunday in June to the last Sunday in August. Admission Fee.

507-282-9447 • Museum Exhibit Gallery • Meeting Room • Gift Store • Research Center

Historic Chateau Theatre 15 1st St SW An elaborate theatre built in the early 1900s with French village décor, including balconies, turrets, and a ceiling with stars in the night sky. The exterior sunburst design marquee is lit with 636 light bulbs. Refurbished in 1994, now houses a Barnes & Noble Bookstore and Starbucks Café. History Center of Olmsted County 1195 West Circle Dr SW (C.R. 22)• 507-282-9447 • Open year-round. Rare pictures, maps, diaries, exhibits. Memorial Day-Labor Day. Visit William Dee Log Cabin, a restored 1862 pioneer home, and the Hadley Valley School House, traditional one-room school. the George Stoppel Farm, a self-sufficient homestead farm where the earliest settlers lived in the rootcave in 1856. Hours: Tues–Sat, 9am–5pm. Admission Fee. Mayo Clinic Tours 200 1st St SW • 507-538-0440 For Mayo Clinic patients and guests. Not open to the general public. Dr. William Mayo and his sons, Will and Charlie, first developed the concept of a group medical practice. Learn about Mayo’s historical origins, art, and architecture. Tour and movie Mon–Fri, 10am, Judd Auditorium. Public Art and Architecture tour, 1:30pm, Mon–Fri, Judd Auditorium. Self-guided tour brochures are available at the information desks of Mayo Clinic’s Gonda Building, Saint Marys Hospital, and Rochester Methodist Hospital.

• 1880s Country School • 1860s Pioneer Cabin • Two historic farms • Historic Mayowood Mansion

Mayowood Mansion 3720 Mayowood Rd SW • History Center of Olmsted County • 507-282-9447 • An elegant, 48-room, three-story Italian Villa, Mayowood was home to three generations of the Mayo family. Special features: a dragon’s-tooth stone fence; Italian marble statues; heirloom collectibles. Open for regular tours May through October. Christmas tours in November. Private tours may be arranged for large groups. Call for dates, times, cost.

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Plummer House of the Arts 1091 Plummer Ln SW 507-328-2525 • plummerhouse/index.asp A 49-room Tudor mansion on 11 acres of landscaped grounds. Built by Dr. Henry S. Plummer, the property features many innovations, formal gardens, bird trail, quarry, and water tower. Grounds open year-round. Self-guided tours Weds, June– Aug. 1-6pm. Admission fee.

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FREE WEEKLY SPEAKER SERIES! Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial 3rd Ave and 7th St SW 507-289-8981 • OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Consists of four 60-foot circular granite walls that feature battle graphics from the Civil War to the Gulf War and stories of military events and historical facts from the Revolutionary War to the Gulf War. The focal Tuesdays at 7:00 PM ase mark appropriate level of approval below, sign, and return with original copy of all proofs. point of the Memorial is the Wall of Remembrance, a granite wall 12 feet

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high by 50 feet long that contains the names of 2,500 men and women from SE Minnesota who died, and there are also 5,500 engraved granite pavers with the names of those who served. Cannons from the Gulf War and World War I are also featured.

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507-282-7441 • showcase will connect you to speakers, authors, panels, etc. Situated on 100 acres high on a hill northwest of downtown, home to on a variety of engaging as: upon receipt. This printing order the Sisters of St. Francis. Enter an ornate lobby with slate floor, Italian o meet production deadlines, this proof topics MUST such be returned • Crime and Punishment nnot be processed until proof acceptance has been checked, signed and returned to our office.marble columns, and hand-blown stained glass windows from Germany. Under the leadership of Mother Alfred Moes, the sisters were • International and World Affairs Please Return Promptly! instrumental in establishing Saint Marys Hospital—the first hospital in • Ethical Dilemmas Rochester, predating Mayo Clinic. Guided tours are available Mon and From the desk of KATE BRUE • Spirituality and Religion Sat at 2pm by appointment. Donations are appreciated. • 507-282-7728 • Fax: 507-282-7728

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The Rochester Carillon 2nd St & 2nd Ave SW The 56-bell carillon, atop the Plummer Building, is the most complete in North America. Heard outdoors in downtown Rochester, 30-minute concerts are Mon, 7pm; Weds and Fri, noon.


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New Testament Baptist Church

House of Prayer

Tabernaculo De Alabanza-Casa de Oración 306 21st St. SW, Rochester Pastor-Dale Jensen cell: 507-884-6427 Lisa Burton cell: 651-235-1423 Sun:10 am, 6:30 pm; Wed: 7:30 pm Apostolic Spirit-filled church Come receive miraculous healings! Bus Ministry Available


Rochester Catholic Churches Welcome You Church of St. Pius X

Mass: Mon-Sat 8:00 am Sat 4:00 pm Sun 7:30, 9:00, 10:30 am Confessions: Mon-Sat 7:30 am, Sat 3:00 pm 1315 12th Ave NW, Rochester 288-8238 •

Baptist - independent

ROCHESTER ASSEMbLy Of GOD CHuRCH Sunday services: 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 am Interpretation for the deaf: 11:00 am Wednesday bible Study: 7:00 pm 4240 18th Ave NW • Rochester 507-288-0868 •

eastern orthodox Saints Kosmas and Damianos Orthodox Church (GOA) 703 W Center St, Rochester • 507-282-1529 Orthos 8:30 am • Divine Liturgy 9:45 am Come experience the original New Testament Church

Visitors welcome! Hospital visitations

Pastor Curtis Martin, PhD Sunday School 9:30 am Morning Service 10:30 am Evening Service 5:00 pm Wednesday Service 7:00 pm Dynamic Preaching • KJV 292-0745 • 2119 3rd Ave. SE


ChurCh of Christ

Oak Tree Church “Non-denominational Christianity”

Sunday 10:00 am 25 16th St. NE 252-0452


Calvary Episcopal Church

Sunday: 8, 9 & 11 a.m. Sunday (Summer): 8 & 10 a.m. Monday: 5:15 p.m. Wednesday: Noon

282-9429 Corner of 2nd St. & 3rd Ave. SW

Emmaus Service • Sat. 5:30 pm Contemporary Worship Adoration Service • Sun. 9:00 am Led by Choir & Orchestra Celebration Service • Sun. 10:30 am Led by Praise Team & Band 3611 Salem Road SW, Rochester, MN • 507.288.8880

Holy Spirit Catholic Church Mass: Sat 4:30 pm Sun 8:15, 10:00 am and 6:00 pm Reconciliation: Sat 3:30 to 4:00 pm 5455 50th Ave NW, Rochester 280-0638 •

Pax Christi Catholic Church

Mass: Sat 5:15 pm Sun 7:30, 9:00, 10:45 am Mon, Tues, Thurs, and Fri 9:00 am Wed 7:00 am 4135 18th Ave NW, Rochester 282-8542 •

St. Bridget’s Catholic Church 2123 County Rd 16 SE • Rochester 533-8257 Sunday Mass: 8:30 am

St. Francis of Assisi

Mass: Mon- Fri 7:15 am, Sat 4:30 pm Sun 8:00,10:00 am En Español: Domingos 12:00 Noon 1114 3rd St SE, Rochester 288-7313 •

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church Mass: Sat 4:30 pm Sun 8:00, 9:30, 11:15 am Mon-Fri 12:10 pm 11 4th Ave SW, Rochester 288-7372 • All churches are handicapped accessible

evangeliCal free A church for people who have given up on church Sat. 5:30 pm Sun. 9:15 & 11:00 am 8106 31st Ave NW • 289.7937 75th St. Exit off Hwy 52 left on 31st Ave

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Word of Grace Foursquare Church Meeting at the Izaak Walton Cabin 937 7th Ave NE Sunday Celebration: 9:30 am WOG Kids, Emerge Youth and Bible Study: Wednesday 7:00 pm 507-281-4720 •

Methodist united

Wednesday Worship with communion: 6:30 pm Saturday Celebration Service: 5:30 pm Sunday Worship 8:00 & 10:30 am (September through May) Sunday Worship 8:00 & 9:30 am (June through August)

Lutheran Church

Worship: Sat. 5:30 pm • Sun. 8:00 & 10:40 am Adult Bible Class: 9:20 am Sunday School: 9:20 am June-September: 8:00 & 9:30 am 869 7th Avenue SE • 289.5147 Check our website for changes and special events


Chosen Generation Parish Sunday Worship Service: 10:30 am Wednesday Bible Study: 6:30 pm

Tope Dosumu -Pastor 1300 10th Ave. NE •Rochester, MN 507-202-4726 • 507-292-8817

222 6th Ave. SW, Rochester, MN 55902

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512 3rd St. SW • 282-1618 Worship 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Summer Worship 8:30 & 10:00 a.m.


The Redeemed Christian Church of God

Trinity Lutheran Church

First Presbyterian Church

lutheran - Missouri synod

Trinity Presbyterian Church (PCA) Sunday School 9:00 am Worship 10:30 am We meet at Schaeffer Academy 2700 Schaeffer Lane NE, Rochester 282-6377 Email:

unitarian universalist First Unitarian Universalist Church The Rev. Dr. Carol Hepokoski Services and Religious Education 9:00 & 11:00 am Summer Services 10:00 am 1727 Walden Lane SW Rochester, MN 55902 507/282-5209 E x p e r i e n c e Ro c h e s t e r 2 0 1 3 43

Summit Success Indoor Climbing is an Adventure to Remember By Susanne Novak Photography by


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Climbing can be a family affair at Prairie Walls Climbing Gym.

One of Rochester’s hidden gems offers one of the city’s tallest and most exhilarating challenges for the adventure enthusiast. With more than 10,000 square feet of climbing surface, Prairie Walls Climbing Gym inspires novices while challenging seasoned climbers. The walls are 27 feet high with dihedrals, arêtes and overhangs. A dedicated bouldering area dares climbers with freestanding boulders, steep overhangs, arches and a campus wall. Adrenaline pumping yet? No matter your ability, one of the 100 marked and rated routes will give you the right challenge. Owner David Brandt fell in love with climbing in 1973 and has been climbing ever since. “Something about the idea of climbing clicked with me,” Brandt said. “I read everything I


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could find about climbing, ordered equipment and taught myself for the first year. I still find the movement of climbing fascinating, the places it has taken me amazing, and the friends made simply the best.” Physical + Mental Climbing is a good upper-body workout and can improve balance and coordination. “It is a great complement to running or biking,” Brandt said. “As a fitness activity, climbing is truly a lifetime sport. There is no age limit when it comes to climbing. We have climbers from two years old to well into retirement.” For those who have a lot on their minds, climbing provides a terrific escape. “I have always believed that climbing is primarily a mental sport,” Brandt said. “Being strong is not much use if you can not keep your head in the game and problem solve. Climbing is a great stress reliever. You can completely lose yourself in the activity.”

Another benefit of climbing is the social bonds formed between climbing partners. “When you are holding your partner’s life in your hands, it’s unlike most other things,” Brandt said. “I have found climbers to be some of the most interesting people I have ever known. With diverse backgrounds, the passion for climbing brings people together that most likely would not interact.” For novices, Prairie Walls offers instruction and introductory classes. “We also have parentand-child classes for people looking for a family activity, and every Friday is Kids Club, a dropin time for younger climbers,” Brandt said. A pro shop is staffed by climbers with knowledge to assist in the purchase of technical climbing equipment. Brandt encourages anyone to try climbing. “Adventure! We all need more.” h

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General Recreation Amusement Jolly Jumpz Bounce World 4430 19th St NW • 507-398-6660 15,000 sq ft of indoor inflatable toys and slides. Skyline Raceway 2250 40th St SW • 507-287-6289 Go-kart tracks, mini-golf, picnic area with BBQ pits, horseshoes, and volleyball. Memorial Day weekend–Labor Day. Silver Lake Boat and Bike Rentals 700 West Silverlake Dr NE • 507-261-9049 Canoe, kayak, electric paddle boat, and bike rentals. Tandem bikes, baby trailers. Open 11amsunset, April-Sept. Oct-March by appointment. bike/hike/walk See trail map on page 60 Bowling/mini-golf Colonial Lanes 1828 14th St NW • 507-289-2341 Bowling/bumper bowling, restaurant, lounge. Recreation Lanes and Putter’s Paradise 2810 N Broadway • 507-288-2601 Bowling/bumper bowling, restaurant lounge, mini-golf, batting cages. Campgrounds Call ahead for availability. Autumnwoods RV Park (closed Nov 30, 2011-Feb 15, 2013) 1067 Autumnwoods Circle SW 507-990-2983 or 866-397-8489 93 sites, showers, laundry, security, wi-fi, and cable TV. Shuttle to Mayo Clinic. Bob’s Trailer Court & RV Parking 1915 Marion Rd SE • 507-282-8877 Year-round. Full hook-ups. Rochester KOA (closed Nov 1, 2011 – Mar 15, 2013) 5232 65th Ave SE •507-288-0785 or 800-562-5232 • 73 sites, full and partial hookups, showers, laundry, recreation, pool, store, small playground. Willow Creek RV Park & Campground (closed Nov 1, 2011 – Mar 15, 2013) 5525 Hwy 63 S • 507-282-1414 50 sites, full and partial hook-ups, showers, partially wooded area. climbing Prairie Walls Climbing Gym 4420 19th St NW • 507-292-0511 10,000 sq ft climbing space, beginner to veteran. cross-country skiing Cross-country Ski Trails 701 Silver Creek Rd NE • 507-328-3950 Groomed trails at Chester Woods Park, Eastwood Golf Course, Soldiers Field Golf Course, Essex Park, Quarry Hill Park, and Douglas State Trail. Ski rental at Quarry Hill Nature Center.

Ice skating Outdoor Ice Rinks Park and Recreation • 507-328-2525 Outdoor hockey rinks at Allendale Park, Manor Park, Nachreiner Park, Viking Park, Northern Heights Park, Withers Sports Complex, and Mayo High School. Outdoor public skating rinks are located at the Olmsted County History Center, Lincolnshire Park, and Northern Heights Park. Subject to change. Rochester-Olmsted Recreation Center 21 Elton Hills Dr NW • 507-328-2500 Call for open skate hours. Rental available. Museum Minnesota Children’s Museum Rochester 1643 North Broadway • 507-218-3101 Hands-on, stimulating environment with rotating exhibits and a classroom with new programs and activities every week. nature centers/wildlife Cascade Meadow Wetlands & Environmental Science Center 2900 19th Street NW • 507- 252-8133 Hands-on interactive displays focused on environmental education of energy, water and wetlands. Oxbow Park and Zollman Zoo 5731 County Rd 105 NW, Byron, MN 507-775-2451 • Open daily 10am-4pm Indoor nature center and zoo as well as camp sites and park facilities. 30 Species of wild animals native to MN. Quarry Hill Nature Center 701 Silver Creek Rd NE • 507-328-3950 Hike, bike, cross-country ski, and snowshoe on five miles of trails covering 320 acres. Fishing in 2-acre pond. Interactive displays and exhibits of area wildlife scenery; 1,700-gallon native fish aquarium, bird bandings, cave tours. Park maps and snowshoe rental available. Open Mon–Sat, 9am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm. Silver Lake Park 7th St and 2nd Ave NE • 507-328-2525 View the giant Canada geese that inhabit Silver Lake. Also features an outdoor pool, a completely wheelchair-and handicappedaccessible playground, and Silver Lake Skateboard Park. A tier-one park with ramps that have drops of no more than 4 ft. Swimming Foster-Arends Park 400 NW E River Rd • 507-285-8316 Lake for swimming and fishing, picnic sites, volleyball courts. No lifeguards. Northgate Health Center 1112 7th St NW 507-282-4445 Pool is heated to 87 degrees at all times and is 55 feet in length. Rochester Area Family Y 709 1st Ave SW • 507-287-2260 New zero-depth water park, family fun center, short-term memberships for visitors. Rochester Athletic Club 3100 19th St NW • 507-282-6000 25-meter lap pool, family/aerobic pool, outdoor water park.

Rochester-Olmsted Recreation Center 21 Elton Hills Dr NW • 507-328-2500 Indoor pool, ice skating, gym. Silver Lake Pool & Kiddie Pool 707 7th St NE • 507-281-6179 Outdoor pool, bathhouse, lifeguards. Soldiers Field Pool 3rd Ave & 8th St SW • 507-281-6180 Zero-depth kiddie pool, outdoor pool, waterslide. sledding Ironwood Springs 7291 County Road 6 SW, Stewartville, MN 507-533-4315 • Snow tubing with tow rope, lights, warming house, and tubes provided. Park and Recreation • 507-328-2525 Sledding slopes at Judd Park, 3rd St and 36th Ave NW; Schmidt Park, 6300 blk 24th Ave NW. No supervision or warming facilities. Spectator sports Minnesota Ice Hawks Hockey 21 Elton Hills Dr NW • 507-535-0100 A MN Junior Hockey League. Games played Sept-Feb. Rochester A’s, Patriots, and Red Hawks Baseball Mayo Field • 507-281-1578 American Legion league playing June-July. Rochester Giants Football Soldiers Field • 507-281-6160 Semi-pro football team. Games May-Aug. Rochester Honkers Baseball Mayo Field • 507-289-1170 Top college players. Games played May–Aug. Rochester Royals Baseball Mayo Field • 507-281-0612 Amateur. Played May-Sept. Tennis Area Parks Contact Rochester Park and Recreation for individual park information • 507-328-2525 Century High School (8 courts) 2525 Viola Rd NE John Marshall High School (6 courts) 1510 14th St NW Mayo High School (6 courts) 1420 11th Ave SE Rochester Athletic Club (10 indoor courts/ 8 outdoor courts with 6 clay, 2 Plexicusion) 3100 19th St NW • 507-282-6000 Rochester Tennis Center (16 courts/8 lit) May-Sept. Kutzky Park • 2nd St and 13th Ave NW Rochester Tennis Connection—Indoor Site (6 courts) 2700 Country Club Rd SW • 507-288-4851 Soldiers Memorial Field (6 outdoor courts/ all lit) •3rd Ave SW & 7th St • 507-328-2525 Trail rides Ironwood Springs 7291 County Road 6 SW Stewartville, MN • 507-533-9933 Several horses suited for every level of rider. One hour sessions.

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Hunting and Fishing Guides

Please see Minnesota’s Department of Natural Resources website for details on species, seasons, where to hunt, rules and regulations: Bill's Guide Service and River Ridge Custom Canoes 5865 River Ridge Court N.E. • 507-288-2750 River oriented fishing guide from custom made canoes throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin, full day or two day trips. All tackle, food and beverages provided. On the Fly Guide Service 507-251-9151 • Catch and release fly fishing in southeastern MN Premier Flight Guide Service 507-252-5957 • 888-FLIGHT4 • Canada goose hunting in 18 fields Rochester Trolley & Tour Company 507-421-0573 • River and lake fishing, fly fishing, canoe trips, upland bird hunting. Run-N-Gun Outfitters 4449 Maple Street SE • 507-272-1494 • Fully guided fall Canada goose hunts and fully guided varmint hunts Top Gun Guide Service 3640 Livingston Ave, Wayzata MN • 507-696-0208 Canada goose hunts in 12 pitted fields and 4 fields with layout blinds Troutlaws Fly Fishing Guide Service (507) 268-4266, Dan Michener and Mike Lewellen guide half day or full day trips.


Eastwood Golf Course Eastwood Rd SE • 507-281-6173 • Hilly terrain and beautiful vistas on this 18-hole course, with yardages from 4,775 to 6,602. Equipment/cart rental, lessons, golf shop, driving range, restaurant. Hadley Creek Golf Course and Learning Center 1925 48th St NE • 507-529-4119 • Newly constructed executive length 9-hole golf course. Driving range, short game practice area, and putting green. PGA professional lessons available. Maple Valley Golf and Country Club 8600 Maple Valley Rd SE • 507-285-9100 • Scenic 18-hole course. Equipment/cart rental, food and beverage, pro shop, lessons. Northern Hills Golf Course 4721 West Circle Dr NW • 507-281-6170 • Challenging 18-hole course. Equipment/cart rental, golf shop, driving range, food/beverage. Oak Summit Golf Course 2751 Airport Hwy 16 SW • 507-252-1808 • Challenging 18-hole hilly course, cart rental preferred. Pro shop, lounge, club/cart rentals. Rochester Golf & Country Club 3100 Country Club Rd SW • 507-282-3170 • Private course. Play as a member, guest, or member of participating private clubs. Open 7 days/week year round. Fully stocked pro shop, swimming pool, restaurant/lounge, showers, equipment rentals, lessons, driving range.

Soldiers Memorial Field Golf Course Courtesy of Rochester Convention & Visitors Bureau

Rochester Tees Off for Great Golf

Opportunities to play golf, learn golf, and watch golf in the Rochester area are second to none. Rochester offers three city-owned, public golf courses— Eastwood, Northern Hills, and Soldiers Field Golf Course. Hadley Creek Golf Learning Center is a newly redesigned world-class practice facility with a 9-hole golf course, 40 stations, eight targets, a new driving range, and practice greens and holes. Named a First Tee Facility by the World Golf Federation, Hadley Creek also introduces children of all races and economic backgrounds to golf. Instructors are PGA and LPGA professionals. In addition to the city courses, several private area golf courses promise outstanding playability. Named among the 10 best private golf clubs by Golf Digest, Somerby Golf Club in Byron offers a world-class course architected by Tom Lehman and John Fought. It stretches 7,209 yards with impeccable grooming, strategic bunkering, and classic shot-making options for golfers. If golf is your game, you’ll find it in this city.

Soldiers Memorial Field Golf Course 244 Soldiers Field Dr SW • 507-281-6176 • A short, flat 18-hole course; easy to walk. Equipment/cart rental, lessons, golf shop, restaurant. Somerby Golf Club 975 Somerby Parkway NE, Byron, MN • 507-775-3700 Private course. Gently rolling canvas dotted with thick stands of trees, creeks, and grassy wetlands. Architects John Fought and Tom Lehman. Five sets of tees. Clubhouse, pro shop, lessons, restaurant, locker rooms, tennis, swimming, fitness center, spa. Willow Creek Golf Course 1700 48th St SW • 507-285-0305 • Flat, open front 9, with tighter back 9 with woods, creek; 9-hole executive course, equipment/cart rental, pro shop, driving range, restaurant and lounge. disc golf East Park 1738 E Center St • 9 holes • Slattery Park 10th St & 11th Ave SE • 9 holes • indoor golf Double Eagle 2765 Commerce Drive NW • 507-226-8313 •

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Pearl of the Lake is a modern day replica of the grand riverboats that traveled on the Mississippi River in the 1800’s. Chartering available for any occasion. Seating for 125 people. Catering is available. Public excursions Wed. - Sun. at 1pm. Please call ahead as schedule is subject to change. Full bar and snacks available on all cruises. 30 miles North of Rochester in Lake City. Docked at Willows on the River Condo/Hotel on beautiful Lake Pepin. 651-345-5188 Reservations and Info.

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Hometown: Rochester. Age: 25. Local family: My mother, Linda, and stepfather, John, live in Rochester. Graduate of: John Marshall High, University of Minnesota (2010). Signed by the Vikings: May 2010 as a rookie free agent. Rochester beginnings: The first organized football I played was flag football. I played my first tackle football in fourth grade. We (Ben Franklin Elementary School team) always made the playoffs but never won a championship, unfortunately. On the ball: Basketball was always my favorite sport growing up. I was a little bit too short for basketball. I’m happy I chose football. Making it to the Vikings roster: You have to do something that’s going to make the coaches say “Wow!” Special teams: My preference is punt return. That’s what I love to do—catching the ball, making guys miss (their tackles). Gridiron thrills: It’s exciting, especially when you break loose and all the fans cheer and you know you’re helping your team. First NFL touchdown: 77-yard punt return against Detroit Lions on my 25th birthday, Sept. 30, 2012. As I was crossing the end zone, I remember seeing pretty much the entire punt return team kind of escort me in. To share the moment with everyone made it that much more special. They let me keep the ball. Off-season training: Usually weights at Rochester Athletic Club, yoga. I do it (yoga) for flexibility purposes. Beyond football: My plan is to go to law school some day. Career dream? I’d love it to be in Rochester. It’s a great city!

Hometown: Rochester. Age: 22. Dreaming big: When I was five I asked to take lessons to learn to skate like the Olympians. Landing the part: I sent in a video and then had live tryouts with the casting director when a Disney show came through Minneapolis. Anne as Ariel: I played Ariel from “The Little Mermaid,” many of Tinkerbell’s fairy friends, a Barbie from “Toy Story.” Costume challenges: I’ve been blinded by Ariel’s hair and caught in my own fairy wings. There is at least one costume malfunction every show! Seeing the world on ice: We performed in Canada, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and South America. We spent five months in Japan and played 36 cities. Performing for the kids: It was so much fun to see them dressed up in costume. We would always pick out the cutest ones and tell each other backstage. Performance perks: It’s one of the few jobs where you can experience a new city every week with your best friends. On thin ice: One time in Asia it was melting…we skated on slush! Feeling famous? Not at all. We portray famous characters, but the character stays on the ice. Post-princess career? I’m studying mechanical engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. No place like home: As much as I love traveling, going to events like Thursdays on First where I know I will run into people I know is such a great feeling. Rochester is home to some of the nicest and most pleasant people in the world.

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The city’s slogan, “Rah Rah Rochester!” becomes “Woof Woof Rochester!” to canine visitors accompanying their owners to the city. Pet-friendly hotels, dog parks, doggie day care facilities and even a doggie designated bus make visiting Rochester fun for Fidos and stress free for their owners. Rochester has hotels throughout the city that welcome canine friends to the community. Milkbones in bed? Woof please! Visit and choose the Pets Allowed box in the search to display Rochester lodging properties that allow pets. Doggie Daycare Doggie daycare is a safe environment for dogs to exercise, play, socialize and make new friends. The excitement and activities will burn off some energy and help your dog sleep better too. Some daycares provide additional services like grooming, pick-up and drop-off services and standard boarding. Bear Creek Kennels provides kennel-free daycare seven days a week with an indoor day care space and outdoor area with new playground equipment. “We evaluate each dog by personality, breed, play style, sociability, temperament, size and age,” says owner Timm Peters.

Bob’s Animal Friends is located near down- return your pooch. Fido will enjoy the camatown and offers grooming in addition to day care. The open expanse at Bob’s allows dogs to socialize with humans as well as canines. “Rochester has a very strong network of dog kennels,” says owner Bob Fellows. “We work together to make sure your dog is in the best place he should be to meet his needs.” Leashes & Leads offers day care (call the Barky Bus for pickup), in-home pet sitting, grooming, and sizeable indoor and outdoor play areas, including a private three-acre dog park with swimming pond and dock. The Leashes & Leads Country Store features a canine bakery, quality foods, treats, toys, supplies, equipment and gifts. A comfortable seating area, coffee shop, and free Wi Fi make for a relaxing way to spend some time with your four-legged friend. Bark at the Park Another fun option for Fido is a trip to the public dog park. Rochester has two off-leash parks. On the north side, the park is on the west side of West Circle Drive at Members Parkway, completely fenced. On the south side, the park is on Pinewood Road SE north of Pinewood Elementary School, partially fenced. If your schedule doesn’t allow you to make the visit, call Sonja’s Doggy Park Express. It’s a dog lover’s delight when, amid the courtesy vans, limos and taxis, the bright red bus peppered with paw prints comes to pick up and

raderie of other dogs during the one- or twohour park excursion with Sonja and her staff. If you need to be away from your pet unexpectedly, Sonja will stay in the hotel with your dog, provide transportation, give walks and administer medication. “If I watch your dog, he becomes a little bit mine too because he’ll be in my heart as well as yours,” says Sonja. Remember to carry Fido’s immunization records with you when traveling. Many places require them for admittance. Got a question or specific need for Fido while visiting? Don’t hesitate to call any of Rochester’s friendly canine facilities. h Rochester’s Pet Services Bear Creek Kennels 507-287-0045 Bob’s Animal Friends 507-280-9572 Leashes & Leads 507-282-2710 Sonja’s Doggy Park Express Sonja’s Pet Services LLC 507-319-4107 The Ruff Break E x p e r i e n c e Ro c h e s t e r 2 0 1 3 51

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Day Trips Amish Tours Learn about Amish communities of SE Minnesota, 45 minutes from Rochester: Amish Tours of Harmony Harmony, MN • 507-886-2303 or 800-752-6474 Bluffscape Amish Tours Lanesboro, MN • 507-467-3070 • Old Crow Amish Tours Canton, MN • 563-379-5112 R & M Amish Touring Lanesboro, MN • 507-467-2128 • Rochester Trolley & Tour Company 507-421-0573 • Tours depart Rochester hotels Mon.–Sat. Bluff Country 15 2nd St NW, Harmony, MN • 800-428-2030 or 507-886-2230 20-45 minutes from Rochester, south of I-90. Historic Bluff Country with the popular Root River Bike Trail. Also features MN Hwy. 16, a National Scenic Byway. Cabela’s 3900 Cabela Dr, Owatonna, MN • 507-451-4545 60 minutes from Rochester. World’s foremost outfitter of fishing, hunting, outdoor gear. 150,000 square feet of retail/restaurant. Crossings at Carnegie 3200 East Ave, Zumbrota, MN • 507-732-7616 Crossings hosts monthly exhibits, live music, a clay studio, and a wide range of art classes. Historic Forestville /Minnesota Historical Society 21899 County 118, Preston, MN • 507-765-2785 Located 50 minutes from Rochester within the Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park. Living history site illustrating a once-thriving farm village founded in 1853. Lanesboro 507-467-2696 or 800-944-2670 Nestled in a deep valley of the Root River, Lanesboro offers outdoor activities, artistic experiences, unique shopping, local winery, fine dining, and lodging. It is also home to the Commonweal Theatre. Mall of America 60 E Broadway, Bloomington, MN • 612-883-8800 90 minutes from Rochester. Largest fully enclosed retail and family entertainment complex in the United States. Over 500 specialty stores. Numerous daily round-trip shuttles available from Rochester to Mall of America. Go Rochester Direct 507-280-9270. Mantorville 507-635-2331 • 20 minutes from Rochester. The 12-block downtown area is on the National Register of Historic Places. 52

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Mississippi River Mississippi Valley Partners • 888-999-2619 45 minutes from Rochester. Visit communities along the scenic Great River Road. The Mississippi is the largest river in North America. Mystery Cave 21071 County 118, Preston, MN • 507-937-3251 Longest cave in Minnesota, more than 13 miles of passages. National Eagle Center 50 Pembroke Ave, Wabasha, MN • 651-565-4989 50 minutes from Rochester. New 14,000 square-foot facility. Interactive exhibits, educational programs, live eagles, observation decks. Niagara Cave P.O. Box 444, 800-837-6606 or 507-886-6606 One of the top 10 caves in the United States. Pope & Young Club 273 Mill Creek Rd NW Chatfield, MN • 507-867-4144 25 minutes from Rochester. Bowhunting museum with artifacts, descriptive storyboards and elaborate dioramas. SPAM® Museum 1101 Main St N, Austin, MN 507-437-5100 or 800-LUV-SPAM 45 minutes from Rochester. Riverboat Cruises A variety of cruises offered aboard yachts and replica paddleboats. $20-$60. La Crosse Queen 405 Veterans Memorial Dr, Riverside Park, La Crosse, WI 608-784-2893 •

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Rochester Trolley & Tour Company 507-421-0573 • Old Order Amish Country • Mississippi River Valley • Twin Cities • Lanesboro • Great River Road & Bluff Country Wineries Treasure Island Resort & Casino 5734 Sturgeon Lake Rd, Welch, MN 800-222-7077 • 60 minutes from Rochester. Minnesota’s only themed casino. Daily round-trip shuttles available. For information on additional area attractions call: Rochester Convention & Visitors Bureau, 800-634-8277.

Forestville & Mystery Cave State Park 3,000 acres of beauty and living history By Amy Brase

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Who it’s for “For older people, it brings back memories from their past. For kids, it’s a place of freedom and unstructured time,” says Sandy Scheevel, Forestville site manager. “We’ve had visitors who are in Rochester for medical reasons that visit us and say it’s such a peaceful, tranquil setting, so quiet and refreshing.” Visitors could come two days in a row and have different experiences. Nothing is scripted in Forestville.

Explore Historic Forestville, the scenic 19th Century pioneer settlement, and step back into time before airplanes and the Internet. Operated by the Minnesota Historical Society, Forestville has continued to grow in programming and reputation. Why it’s fun It’s a living museum. Costumed characters What it’s like mill about as members of the Meighen family and It was 1852 when the first settlers ar- hired workers on a typical day in 1899. Don’t rived at Forestville by wagon. The boom town even try to make small talk about your smart peaked during the Lincoln presidency and be- phone or fantasy football team. You’ll be promptcame a ghost town by 1899 when residents left ly sent to the general store for a remedy or given to live in railroad towns like Rochester. more chores to curb your wild imagination. Today, visitors cross the landmark Carnegie Steel Bridge and take a guided, interpretive What you must try tour through the six remaining original buildings Practically everything is hands-on. Play a including the 1857 Meighen general store with tune on the pump organ. Tend the crops and attached residence, granary, carriage barn, hay chase the chickens. Test the new-fangled tools and dairy barn. Reconstructions include a privy, in the wagon barn. Sit in a fancy carriage out picket fence, garden and field crop area. front. Sample warm bread from the oven.

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“The kitchen is the heart, in my opinion,” says Sandy. “It’s welcoming and warm. People can sit down and there’s always something to sample.” When to visit “A weekday is a great time to come; it’s laid-back and relaxing,” says Sandy. “But don’t follow a GPS!” Weekends at Forestville are usually hopping, and special events at are always a treat. The Fourth of July Celebration is one not to miss! Mystery Cave Visit the longest cave in Minnesota with more than 13 miles of natural passages. Choose from five amazing tours: the Scenic Tour, the Flashlight Tour, the Geology Tour, the Photography Tour or the Wild Caving Tour. h Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park is located 40 miles southeast of Rochester and is open Thursdays through Sundays, from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Open for tour groups by reservation. E x p e r i e n c e Ro c h e s t e r 2 0 1 3 53


Airport Rochester International Airport (RST) 507-282-2328 8 miles south of the city, off U.S. Hwy 63 on Helgerson Dr SW. Served by Delta, American Eagle and Allegiant airlines. Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) Lindbergh Terminal • 612-726-5555 Humphrey Terminal • 612-726-5800 90 minutes north of Rochester. Shuttle service is available (see below). Airlines Allegiant Air 702.505.8888 American Eagle Airlines 800-433-7300 Delta Airlines 800-221-1212


Rochester’s busy subway/skyway system, an out-of-the-elements boon to downtown pedestrians, has become an even friendlier place, thanks to Rochester Community Hosts. These volunteers, trained by the Convention and Visitors Bureau, greet people, give how-to-getthere-from-here help, tell visitors about Rochester and area attractions and answer questions. Community Hosts wear green vests. “They say ‘Can I help you?’ on the front and ‘Ask me’ on the back,” says host Kathy Davis, a retired elementary school teacher, who has fielded these questions (among others): Where can I find some food? “We know where you can get a late breakfast,” Kathy says. “And where restaurants are and what types of food they serve and locations of all the coffee shops and of other businesses, too.” This is a subway, so where do I catch the trains? No trains; Rochester’s subway caters to foot traffic. How do I get back to Mayo Clinic? “Hosts carry maps and really have to know their directions,” Kathy says. “We try to not just point the way. If it’s a longer route, I’ll take them.” What’s the state bird of Hawaii? That stumped Kathy but won’t again. She googled. What’s the purpose of life? “Enjoy it!” You’ll find Rochester Community Hosts – congenial encyclopedia/atlases-in-green-vests – weekdays 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., in the Marriott Hotel subway and University Square skyway and roving throughout the network. h 54

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Car Rental Advantage Rental Company 507-285-0122 Avis 507-288-5655 (airport) • 507-288-5222 (Kahler Hotel) Budget 507-252-5055 • 800-246-8661 (airport) • 507-280-8660 (West River Parkway) Dollar 800-800-4000 Enterprise 507-282-9190 • 800-325-8007 Hertz 507-288-2244 • 800-654-3131 (airport) • 507-281-6333 (Kinsella’s) Kuehn Rental 507-536-9800 National Car Rental 507-529-7601 800-227-7368 (airport) Thrifty Car Rental 507-252-5045 800-367-2277 Limousine Services Gold Crown Limousine 507-285-9528 RTS Limousine & Sedan 507-529-4222 Med City Limousines 507-398-6659 Star Limousine 866-440-2907 Parking * Subject to change Lots: There are eight city-operated parking lots throughout downtown Rochester. Rates range from $.50/hour with a 90-minute limit to $2.25/day or $2.50/event. Several lots have large yellow pay boxes; park your car, observe the stall number, place parking fee in advance into the corresponding slot in the box. Enforced 7 days a week. Meters: Meters are enforced 8am to 5pm, Mon-Fri, except: New Year’s, Memorial, Inde-

pendence, Labor, Thanksgiving, and Christmas days. Meters are not enforced on Saturdays or Sundays. Limits: 30 min. (yellow meters); 2 hours (gray); 3 hours (blue); 10 hours (green). On-street parking is prohibited on most streets in the downtown from 2am-6am. Ramps: Parking is free if less than an hour in the following: Center Street, Civic Center, First Street, and Second Street. Free parking on evenings after 5pm and weekends 6:30am-2:30am. Overnight parking charge. Many downtown businesses validate ramp parking while shopping. Public Transportation Rochester Public Transit 507-328-7443 Service provided weekdays 5:30am-10pm and Saturdays from 7am-7pm. No service Sundays or Holidays. Adult fare is $2.00, discounts offered for multiple ride passes, youth, seniors and persons with disabilities. All buses wheelchair accessible, equipped with bicycle racks. Special service (ZIPS Dial-a-Ride) is also available for persons not able to use regular route buses. ZIPS, 507-328-2439. Road Condition Information Minnesota Department of Transportation 800-542-0220 Illinois Department of Transportation 217-782-2937 Iowa Department of Transportation 800-288-1047 Wisconsin Department of Transportation 866-511-9472

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DISCOVER DINING AND TA X - F R E E * S H O P P I N G AT A PAC H E M A L L I N R O C H E S T E R , M N Shop Shop Herberger’s, Macy’s, jcpenney, Sears and a collection of more than 100 stores including Forever 21, francesca’s collections, aerie, Swarovski, City Looks Salon & Spa, Buckle, Coldwater Creek, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Victoria’s Secret. Dine Dine at HuHot Mongolian Grill, Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, Red Lobster and other great dining choices. Discounts Visit the Mall Management Office Monday - Friday from 8 am - 5 pm or the Macy’s Fashion Jewelry counter evenings and weekends to receive a 2013 visitor coupon book. Available while supplies last. *Tax-free shopping applies to apparel and shoe purchases only.

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