Friday, May 25, 2012
The results are in – and it came down to the wire.
The results of the Shakopee Patch Readers' Choice poll are in and Pablo's Mexican Restaurant has been voted Shakopee's best bar/restaurant patio. Pablo's crossed the finish line first by a hair after a back-and-forth battle with Dangerfield's Restaurant. Pablos's pulled in 18 votes, besting Dangerfield's, which received 16 votes. Arizona's took third with 7 votes. Be sure to follow Shakopee Patch on Twitter, "Like" us on Facebook, and sign up for our newsletters, which send you updates about stories, breaking news, announcements, events and blogs on our site.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
For the next two weeks we're asking Shakopee Patch users to vote on your favorite place to have brunch in Shakopee.
Brunch season is officially upon us. For the next two weeks we're looking for the best brunch in Shakopee. Voting in the poll below is open until 9 p.m. Thursday, April 12. The winner will be determined by Shakopee Patch editor, Lisa Baumann, based on a combination of poll results, comments and the enthusiasm of reader reviews in the Shakopee Patch Directory. So in addition to casting your vote, make sure to tell us why the brunch you voted for is the best in town. Is it the menu? The drinks? The meat? The breakfast? The salad? The atmosphere? Nostalgia? The Readers’ Choice contenders for Best Brunch in Shakopee: Dangerfield's Restaurant Perkins Turtle's Wampach's Stonebrooke Golf Club Click on the links above to give your favorite a rave…
Friday, February 3, 2012
From the airlines to the spotlights, the Shakopee club owner has made his dreams soar.
If you would have told Michael Orensteen 20 years ago that today he would own a comedy club, he wouldn’t have believed you. “I’ve always been funny, off the cuff,” he said. “But I never would have thought I’d have gotten into it (comedy).” But a combination of events in his chosen career—that of an airline pilot—led him to change altitude with the MinneHAHA Comedy Club, in Shakopee. “I knew when I was 5 that I wanted to be a pilot,” said Orensteen, now a 44-year-old who lives in Eagan. “My favorite part of vacations was being on the plane.” Orensteen, who moved to Edina from Connecticut when he was 13, joined the U.S. Navy after high school. But because his eyesight didn’t meet the requirements, he was more of a flight navigator while in …
Friday, December 30, 2011
Khwice owns and operates Dangerfield’s Restaurant along the Minnesota River.
Overlooking the Minnesota River, Dangerfield’s offers a unique setting for any meal. “We have built quite a reputation around our menu, and a picture perfect view certainly adds to our charm,” owner Gus Khwice said of his restaurant located at 1583 E. First Ave. Khwice opened the restaurant 21 years ago, and has an extensive background in the restaurant business. Originally from Lebanon, Khwice came to Minnesota to attend Mankato State University and has since owned or operated restaurants in Montevideo, Hutchinson, Jordan and now Shakopee. “I have been at this business a long time,” Khwice said. “I got into this business because I like making people happy and customers must be happy because Dangerfield’s has been my most successful …
Monday, November 14, 2011
Emergency crews rescued a horse that got stuck when its legs fell through fencing Saturday at the end of a dock on the Minnesota River.
Friday, July 29, 2011
A roundup of events, information and trivia for Friday.
Every weekday, Shakopee Patch will give you "Five Things" to know about your town. Here are today's offerings: 1. According to the National Weather Service, today's weather promises patchy fog before 7 a.m. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 86 degrees. Northwest wind around 6 mph. 2. Country musics stars Big & Rich and Gretchen Wilson are at Mystic Lake Casino tonight. If you're willing to cough up anywhere from $22.50 to $46.50, count yourself in. 3. On this date in 1974, Minnesota's Jeannette Piccard, who had once piloted hydrogen balloons into the stratosphere, was one of the first women to be ordained a priest in the Episcopal Church, according to the Minnesota Historical Society. 4. City of Shakopee crews are closing Shenandoah …