Cheers to Life in 2011!

Our family’s favorite toast: Cheers to Life! Inspired by a friend who takes a photo of her feet standing at a special place or event, we began to commemorate some special places and events with a toast. So here’s to 2011 ~ here’s to life! Thank you to all our guests for making 2011 our best…

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Dining Experience: Perrons Sul Lago

Our guests tend to dine at restaurants in Jordan for their evening meals. And though some venture anywhere from Excelsior to downtown Minneapolis or St. Paul, the majority dining outside of Jordan do so within 10 miles in the surrounding communities of Shakopee, Chaska, Belle Plaine, New Prague, and Prior Lake. So Kevin and I…

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Local Dining: Suzette’s

Suzette’s is likely the most popular dining destination for our Nicolin Mansion guests. And it’s likely the most unexpected in our quaint town.

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Sensational Scones

Served up this morning, our signature scones, which were “heaven” according to our guests. This recipe has even passed the test of our British guests! So, thought it was about time to share – so you can experience a taste of the Nicolin Mansion in your own home. 2 cups flour 1/4 cup sugar 1 tablespoon…

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Carasim serves up Coffee and Collectibles

Carasim Coffee Shop is far more than just Coffee. While it’s true they do serve coffee, espresso, chai, fine teas, Italian sodas and real fruit smoothies, there is a lot more going on in Frank Nicolin’s former Opera House. Dining at the vintage bar or booths not only includes a great nostalgic atmosphere, there is…

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Triple D Experience: Psycho Suzi’s

Psycho Suzi’s Motor Lounge was our second pick for Diners, Drive-ins and Dives where Guy Fieri went in Minneapolis. An updated tiki bar for the new millennium…we were hoping it would be as interesting as their website made it sound. And we were not disappointed. From the promised giant tiki to the rules and regulations in…

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Triple D Experience: Shamrocks

Guy actually visited The Nook in St. Paul on Diners, Drive ins and Dives, but it was closed since a fire on December 14th. Ted Casper & Mike Runyon started with The Nook, “ the small place with the big burgers”  and later opened a second location, Shamrocks, a larger place with the same great food….

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Triple D Experience: Arnold’s Country Kitchen

One of our favorite shows is Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives on Food Network. So on our trip to Nashville, we decided to start going where Guy went. Our inaugural diner was Arnold’s Country Kitchen. It also was our first meat-and-three experience. If you’re a northerner like us, this common southern style of restaurant…

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