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Mari Harries

Proprietor

I'm a dreamer, always have been, almost to a fault.  River City Eatery is my dream, my heart and my soul, and I'm determined to make River City Eatery a story to tell among the respected stories of the history of downtown Windom.

 

I was raised to believe the world is at my fingertips if I'm willing listen, learn and work hard for it.  In all my travels (as I have done my fair share) trying to find where I fit, where I belong, nothing ever compared to the comfort and possibility that exists for me here in my hometown of Windom, Minnesota.  So I took all the most wonderful things I had once enjoyed at numerous cafes, coffeeshops and restaurants around the world, along with my own ideas, and with the support of amazing friends and family, I am the proud owner of River City Eatery in beautiful, historic downtown Windom. 

 

I believe food is an art.  I like to take familiar foods and give them a fresh, modern twist. There are so many flavors, colors, textures and fresh seasonal foods to play with that it makes everyday at River City Eatery a satisfying one.  

 

Not only is the food unique, but our collection of oddities, inspirational pieces and conversation starters makes us one-of-a-kind. I hope that all who enter River City Eatery delight in its comfortable atmosphere, ecletic style, and appreciation for old things with new purpose.   In fact, we think its kinda cool to recycle, and it's actually quite liberating to think outside the box.  We encourage you to do the same at River City Eatery.  So please join us, do a bit of your own dreaming, and of course, enjoy!

 

And I haven't done this all myself.  These are the people I'm proud to call my staff, my team and my family.  Each of these people bring their own unique qualities to our establishment, and I can't thank them enough for their hard work, dedication and comradery. Please, let me introduce you!

LAUREEN 

PREP CHEF + LINE COOK

A ray of sarcastic sunshine.

Q: If you were asked to put a quote on a new coffee mug, what would it say?

A: "Coffee-fuel to do stupid things faster, with more energy!"

SHANNON

SERVER

Shannon is usually zipping right along, and ready to serve you the River City Experience!

Q: What is your favorite 1/2 + 1/2 combo?

A: Chicken Bacon Ranch + Cheesy Mac's Fun Aunt.

JESSE

PREP CHEF + LINE COOK

His music is always playing in the kitchen, and sometimes you can hear him singing to it.

JENN

SERVER

She is kind-hearted, creative + always has a smile. Oh yeah, she is a Kindergarten teacher by day, so she is basically a superhero.

Q: What is your favorite color?

A: Yellow.

KYLIE

SERVER

The most efficient person we know.

Q: What is your favorite thing about working at

River City Eatery?

A: The amazing people I work with plus the customers I get to meet. 

JORDAN

DISHWASHER + BUSY DUDE

This guy is nothing short of amazing.  I wish I could clone him at least 10 times.  The hardest worker we know, and we are very protective of our Jordan, as he is that awesome.

KRIS

LINE COOK

Just the sweetest, nicest person you will ever meet.

Q: What is your favorite candle scent?

A: Crisp Linen

ERIC

SERVER

Small dude, big personality.  Eric is currently a college student who spends some weekends at River City Eatery...I mean the library...

AUTUMN

DISHWASHER

Autumn is a busy lady!  She is a killer HS student and a killer athlete.  She fits in doing dishes between all her school activities.

HALEY

DISHWASHER

Haley holds her own in that kitchen full of smart-asses.  She also holds her own for a kitchen full of dishes.

KIM

SERVER

Kim has a full time job as an accountant, which we find pretty impressive as we are not numbers kind of people. And we find it impressive she isn't boring like numbers either, she is a fun sweetheart.