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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!

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!"

PREP CHEF + LINE COOK

LAUREEN 

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.

SERVER

SHANNON

Amy is our very own joke dispenser.  She brings laughter and reminds us all to not take ourselves to seriously. 

LINE COOK

AMY

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

PREP CHEF + LINE COOK

JESSE

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.

SERVER

JENN

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. 

SERVER

KYLIE

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.

DISHWASHER + BUSY DUDE

JORDAN

Maranda is always laughing, which makes us all laugh, which makes us all happy.

SERVER

MARANDA

Just the sweetest, nicest person you will ever meet.

Q: What is your favorite candle scent?

A: Crisp Linen

LINE COOK

KRIS

A pretty classy lady who is always a pleasure to be around.

Q: What is your favorite sandwich at River City Eatery?

A: Chicken Dance

SERVER

JULIANNE

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

SERVER

ERIC

Tori is always in a get-er-done mode.  She is usually pretty quiet, but feats those dishes like a champ!

DISHWASHER

TORI

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.

DISHWASHER

AUTUMN

Grace is fun to be around.  She is a great server, and most importantly, she is a college student who is almost done with her degree!

SERVER

GRACE

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

DISHWASHER

HALEY

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.

SERVER

KIM