FieldHouse Restaurant Located In Clear Lake, Iowa

I was provided Farm -to-table food for my evening meal at the FieldHouse Restaurant Located In Clear Lake, Iowa to facilitate my review. All thoughts are 100 % honest and my own.

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I was impressed with the inside of  the FieldHouse Restaurant. The restaurant is nicely appointed and has an inviting feel about it. It is fun to look over at the park while you eat. I loved how quiet and restful and relaxing  it was in the FieldHouse Restaurant. It was easy to visit with your friends and unwind after a stressful day because it is nice and quiet.

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I love the fact that the food is Farm -to-table at the FieldHouse restaurant in Clear Lake, Iowa. Our waitress came to our table with water and she offered us other beverages to choose from. Our waitress came back to our table with many different and outstanding dishes for us to try.

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I first tried the Brussels Sprouts salad with dried cranberries,chopped pecans,Gorgonzola pear & crispy shallots. Served with a Molasses Balsamic Vinaigrette. I loved the Brussels Sprouts salad as it was seasoned to perfection and I ate several servings of the salad.

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The Seared Beef Tenderloin with Herbed garlic butter served with Brussel sprouts, Bacon, Parmesan and onions was so nice and tender it just fell off of my fork and melted in my mouth. The Brussel sprouts were cooked to perfection.

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My Lamb Sirloin Chop with Chimichurri Sauce, Garlic, Green Onion Mashed Potatoes was excellent and one of the best lamb chops I have ever eaten. The lamb chops seasoning was spot on and was easy to cut away from the bone. My mashed potatoes were perfect with just the right consistency.

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I loved the Homemade Tuna Cakes with Lemon Aioli and Micro Radish Citrus Salad. The tuna cakes had a nice balance of flavors and tasted awesome.

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The Fieldhouse Beef Burger, Carmelized Onions, 10 year Aged White Cheddar, Red Romaine, Tomato, House Pickles & Aioli On Homemade Brioche With Hand – Cut Potato Wedges was the best burger that I have ever eaten in my lifetime. The flavor of the beef burger was out of this World and was outstanding. The homemade potato wedges were not greasy and I loved the house made ketchup that I put on them. I ate a lot of their wonderful potato wedges.

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I ate the Fieldhouse Roll- Shaved Beef, Seasonal Vegetables, Avocado, Cucumber, Jalapeno topped with Korean Sauce, Spicy mayo, Honey mayo. Scallions, & toasted Sesame Seeds. My Sushi roll was excellent and you can order the spice mild to hot.

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I would give the FieldHouse Restaurant in Clear Lake, Iowa 5 stars out of five stars.  The FieldHouse Restaurant is a Farm- to – table restaurant that represents fine dining at its best. I  will be eating at the FieldHouse Restaurant in Clear Lake, Iowa often. I love eating at a fine dining restaurant with top quality food.

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The Franciscan Crab Restaurant Located In San Francisco

I had read the reviews on The Franciscan Crab Restaurant on Facebook and Yelp and the restaurant had outstanding reviews. My friend and I were walking along Fishermans Wharf and decided we would have our evening meal there.  We sat by a window and had an outstanding view of the bay. We saw tour boats and boats of all different sizes and a lot of  sea birds.

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Our waiter came and took our order. Our waiter was dressed in formal attire and he came to our table with a loaf of fresh bread and butter. We ordered crab cakes which were seasoned to perfection and they just melted in our mouth. We ordered water to drink and we had an endless supply of nice cold ice water to drink.

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I liked the layout of the restaurant and how it was decorated. The restaurant was nice and peaceful so you could visit easily and hear every word the other person said at your table. The Franciscan Crab Restaurant had binoculars at your table so you could get a closer look at the different sea birds and boats and occasionally a sea lion or a dolphin.

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We ate at The Franciscan Crab Restaurant again for another evening meal. We both ordered the crab salad and it was perfect. Our salad had lots of crab meat, black olives, hard boiled egg, cucumber slices, spinach leaves, lettuce and a special salad dressing with cocktail sauce in it. I absolutely loved the crab salad and the awesome salad dressing that came with it.

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The Franciscan Crab Restaurant has excellent food and surroundings. They have an extensive menu and wonderful looking desert items. I would give their food and the restaurant and staff five stars out of five stars. A top notch restaurant to eat at a long Fishermans Wharf.

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The Lowell Inn located in Stillwater, Minnesota

The Lowell Inn has been in business since 1927. The Lowell Inn has an upscale American restaurant with awesome food and the food is served by a waitress or waiter in full attire which is nice to see.

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I was very impressed at the inside of the Inn. I loved their lighting and the table and chairs and just the atmosphere in general. I love the touch of charm that an old inn has to offer as it is very homey and welcoming to me. I love to look at their old buffets and silver coffee service and portraits and pictures and antiques as I love the old world charm.

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Th fall is an excellent time to book a room at the Lowell Inn. You can take a drive and the look at the vivid and vibrant colors of the fall leaves. I like go to the various orchards and get fresh apples for eating or making applesauce which looks mighty good in the long winter months ahead.

The Lowell Inn  is an excellent place to have your wedding reception. Your wedding guest will be absolutely amazed by the fine food that they will be served. You could stay at the Lowell Inn for your honeymoon. The perfect place to go to have a lot of wonderful wedding memories for years to come.

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My friend and I had lunch at the Lowell Inn. Our waitress was very attentive to our every need and want. I ordered a bowl cream of mushroom soup and I asked my waitress to ad one piece of grilled chicken to it. My soup was the best soup that I have ever had, My friend ordered there crab cakes and she said they were very good.

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I would highly recommend eating at the Lowell Inn for an amazing upscale dining experience with an awesome atmosphere.

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The Unveiling Of The Little Red Ridding Hood Sculpture In Honor Of My Parents

The Little Red Ridding Hood Sculpture was unveiled at approximately 10 AM on August 8th, 2017 at The Mason City Public Library located in Mason City, Iowa in  honor of my parents Mr. & Mrs. Elmer B. Weers.

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Mary Markwalter the Director of the Mason City Public Library gave a wonderful dedication speech about the Little Red Ridding Hood Sculpture in honor of my parents.  For more information on the library go to : mcpl.org.

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I gave a dedication speech about the Little Red Ridding Hood sculpture in honor of my parents. My Father farmed all of his life in Mason City, Iowa and both of my parents had rental property in the Mason City area. My Mother worked in a college library for two years and she was once a school teacher and worked in the Mason City Public Library for many years. She was a young adult librarian, she worked in the reference room and at the circulation desk. The wolf sculpture represents the free spirit of the wolf and all of us have free spirit’s and we are free to read books and  learn knowledge that will last us a lifetime. A librarian spreads knowledge through books one book at a time until the books fill a vast library of knowledge that you can use everyday in your life. My Mother was kind to people and she would always go the extra mile to help people out at the library. My Mother would find books for them, help them with genealogy and much more.

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We should serve God, Honor Thy Mother and Thy Father, be kind, compassionate and loving. Bring Joy, Hope, Love and Peace into peoples lives everyday. Always remember the Lord came to serve and not to be served.

Your Legacy is how people remember you after you are gone. Have you left a legacy that will be proud of you for future generations to come ?  Have you made God and your parents proud of you while you have lived on Earth ? Always try to do things that will honor the values and teachings from God and your parents. Your Legacy is not about wealth or money it is all about making the World a better place with the time that God gave you on Earth, Make other peoples lives easier for them while you are on Earth and you will have left an everlasting Legacy that would make your children, parents, and God proud of you. God Bless all of you today and always.

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Isaiah 64- 8       But now, O Lord thou art our Father, we are the clay, and thou our potter, and we are the work of thy hand.     We all start out as a formless ball of clay and God leads us along to form the perfect shape for our lives. We have many purposes on earth : mother, father, caregiver, comforter, teacher, lawyer, farmer, librarian, minister, builder, doctor, and so many more necessary professions on earth. Let God make you the vessel that you are supposed to be on earth. You want to be a vessel that will enrich other peoples lives. Always be a good steward so people can see Gods light shining through you and all that you do. Do what you excel in doing and always learn from your mistakes. No one is perfect but strive for the best that you can be and spread Gods good works and you will be the perfect vessel on earth. Go out today and be Gods vessel.

We had a wonderful reception in the Mason City Room at the public library following the unveiling of the Little Red Ridding Hood Sculpture. Mary told us the history behind the book Little Red Ridding Hood which was quite interesting.

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I saw the sculpture that I purchased to honor my parents on the River City Sculptures on Parade Route which is  a 1.7 mile walk designed to lead people on a looping route to the Cultural Crescent and back to the central core of Mason City, Iowa. For more info go to : sculpturesonparade.com. The Mason City Chamber of Commerce at masoncityia.com will help you purchase a sculpture. Sculptures are a good way to honor or remember a loved one or to support a cause. The sculptures beautify Mason City, Iowa.

A special Thank You to the Mason City Public Library, The Chamber of Commerce , the gifted people that make the sculptures, my friends and to everyone that helped me honor my parents today and for future generations to come. God bless you in all that you do.

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The Red Geranium Grand Re – Opening Located in Clear Lake, Iowa

The Red Geranium had a flood on July 7th and they have totally remodeled their store. They were intending on remodeling soon but the flood put them ahead of schedule. There was a line of people waiting to get into The Red Geranium on their Grand Re – Opening day July 22nd.  The Red Geranium has new carpet, led lighting, fresh paint and more. The store is bright and very welcoming when you enter and is handicapped accessible with wide aisles to walk through and look at their beautiful merchandise for sale. There was a steady stream of customers coming in and enjoying Lemonade and homemade cookies while they shopped.  Flowers were delivered and available while they remodeled. Customers in the store commented how bright and welcoming it was in their store.

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I purchased a bird house that looks like an airstream  trailer. I love the fact that you can open the back door on it to clean out the old bird nest each year that you use it.

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I have purchased fresh flower arrangements over the years that I have been very happy with. I have purchased  nice and healthy house plants at The Red Geranium.  I love the hometown service and the top quality flowers and merchandise that they have for sale. The Red Geranium has been in business for 20 years. Dean the owner and his staff are very accommodating to your needs and wants. I have found a lot of unique items that I have decorated my home with over the years. I also have purchased a lot of gifts for people at The Red Geranium.

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The Red Geranium is having a 30 % off sale on summer decor merchandise through August 5th. There hours are from 9 to 5 Monday thru. Saturday. They are open Thursdays on Main in the evening.

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I always love to look and see what new merchandise has arrived for sale at The Red Geranium. There merchandise ads a little special flare to any ones home. I am always impressed with everything that I have purchased at The Red Geranium.

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Z’mariks noodle cafe located in Mason City, Iowa

I was provided a Greek Salad from Z’mariks noodle cafe located in mason City, Iowa to facilitate my review. All thoughts are 100 % honest and my own.

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I met the owners of Z’mariks noodle cafe and her Father. Her Father has a Greek heritage and it shows in their delicious authentic Greek salad. My salad had Greek olives, feta cheese, tomatoes, onions,lettuce, grilled chicken and Greek dressing. My salad was the best Greek salad that I have ever eaten. They use fresh ingredients in there food bowls.

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My friend ate the Z’mac n cheese and she enjoyed eating it. It was covered with a lot of cheese and she said it tasted wonderful. My friend and I found their menu items to be reasonably priced.

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Thy have mac n cheese bowlz, salad bowlz, noodle bowlz, rice bowlz and soup bowlz.  You can add protien and more to your menu selection. They have house made dressings for your salad selection.

I love the bright and welcoming atmosphere in the cafe. I like the booths and the chairs in the cafe.  They have stools that you can sit on and look outdoors while you eat your food. The staff in Z’mariks noodle cafe are very kind, polite and considerate of your every need. When you order from there menu they take your food allergies in consideration and eliminate that ingredient or ingredients from your meal. They try their best to meet your dietary needs. Our food was delivered to us exactly how we ordered it and we received our food quickly and efficiently.

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They have an outdoor patio so you can eat outdoors and enjoy a wonderful day along with an awesome meal. If the sun is out they provide an umbrella for your outdoor table. I would highly recommend Z’mariks noodle cafe to all of my family and friends.

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Lauryn’s Lunchbox located in Clear Lake, Iowa

I was provided a sandwich at Lauryn’s Lunchbox to facilitate my review. All thoughts are 100 % honest and my own.

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Lauryn’s Lunchbox is located next to the Senior Center in Clear Lake, Iowa. I was very impressed with the atmosphere and colors used in their restaurant. I was hoping that a restaurant like this would open in Clear Lake, Iowa and now it has thankfully. I love the varieties of sandwiches and salads to choose from. There is truly something for everyone on there menu.

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The sandwich I ordered was excellent and I would give my sandwich  five stars out of fives stars. I like how accommodating and friendly the staff was that waited on me.  They asked me what I wanted on my sandwich and made the sandwich exactly how I wanted it. I ordered a sandwich with whole grain bread, turkey, avocado dressing, fresh alfalfa sprouts and feta cheese. I had Sweet Potato Chips with my sandwich. I love eating alfalfa sprouts on a sandwich. They have fresh sprouts locally grown delivered to them every day that they are open. I can hardly wait until I go back to Lauryn’s Lunchbox again for another awesome sandwich or salad.

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There promise to you is : all produce is organic local and chemical free – the meat is grass feed and hormone & antibiotic free – locally sourced when available. They make it a top priority to accommodate your dietary needs and choices. They provide you with healthy food that nourishes your body. You can order vegan,dairy free, nut free, grain free and no gluten if you so desire.

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The front of the store has a health food store that has fresh vegetables, produce, and health foods. I purchased some goat cheese, sweet potatoes and a health food bar. They work with local farmers to get fresh produce. I had a nice visit with all of the staff and they are very knowledgeable and very accommodating.

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Little Red Riding Hood Sculpture In Honor Of My Mother Mrs. Elmer Weers

I went to Artist Reception & Exhibit Opening at the MacNider Art Museum in Mason City, Iowa for the river city sculptures on parade. For more info on the Art Museum go to: macniderart.org.20170508_170330  I interviewed an artist from Bad River Artworks located in South Dakota. I interviewed Mr. Lee Leuning. He made the baseball player and the girl on the scooter reading a book with her cat looking up at her. I asked him what his inspiration was for his sculptures and his reply was Americana, Nostalgia, and Norman Rockwell. Mr. Leuning said he paid attention to detail and depicted his sculptures as they would  look like if they were alive. I am very impressed with his great attention to detail in all of his sculptures.To learn more about them go to : badriverart.com.

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I noticed another sculpture that I liked of a wise old owl sitting on a pile of books by the library. The owls details and appearance were perfect in every way.

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I saw the sculpture that I purchased to honor my Mother on the River City Sculptures on Parade route which is a 1.7 mile walk designed to lead participants on a looping route to the Cultural Crescent and back to the central core of Mason City, Iowa. For more Info. go to: sculpturesonparade.com. New sculptures decorate downtown mason City area. The Mason City Chamber of Commerce helped me with buying the sculpture to honor my Mother.

There are new sculptures that have been placed in Mason City, Iowa that are available to be purchased.The Mason City Iowa Chamber of Commerce at masoncityia.com will help you through the purchase of your sculpture. Sculptures are a good way to honor or remember a loved one or to support a cause. The sculptures beautify Mason City, Iowa.

Del and Martha Pettigrew made the Little Red Riding Hood sculpture that I purchased to honor my Mother. They live in central Nebraska. Part of what drives their careers are the desire to capture the beauty of the twitch of a lean wolf alert for prey. From their small studio come works of great size, strength,dignity, and serenity. I loved the great attention they took in the making of the sculpture Little Red Riding Hood that I purchased. To learn more about them go to : westernartandarchitecture.com.

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My Mother was a Young Adult Librarian at the Mason City Public Library located in Mason City, Iowa for many years. I purchased a sculpture called Little Red Riding Hood to honor my Mother. My Mother loved to read books and valued education. The sculpture is placed on the library grounds to honor my Mother. My Mother worked at a college library and then she was an English teacher for one year until she met my Father and they got married. She worked at the Mason City Public Library after she was married. She loved helping people at the library. A sculpture is a great way to honor a loved one that has passed away. The sculpture will be a memorial to them for many many years to come. The Mason City Public Library will have a dedication of the Little Red Riding Hood sculpture in July. For more info on the Mason City Public Library go to: mcpl.org. The Little Red Riding Hood Sculpture will keep my Mother’s vision of learning and knowledge through books alive for many years to come.

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Motivation

What motivates you in life ?  I like to plan out my days or go with things on the spur of the moment. If I have a task that I want to finish I will stick with it until I have my task completed. I never want to start a job and then quit halfway through the job.  I like to stain decks and paint buildings as it gives me a great sense of accomplishment to see the finished project.

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I have always enjoyed writing. Writing motivates me everyday as I can share my knowledge and experiences with others. I love to read history books and I try to read 30 to 100 pages a day in my book. I am motivated to learn something new everyday of my life. I enjoy life long learning classes as we are never to old to learn new and interesting subject matter.

I enjoy being a Lay Minister with my local church. I have learned a lot about spreading Gods good works. I enjoy visiting with people and trying to make their day brighter and better in any way that I can with Gods help. I am very motivated and rejuvenated when I am spreading Gods good works.

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My cats are my feline friends that I love to take care of and nurture everyday. My cats are always there for me also. They will lay by my side when I don’t feel well. My cats purr away contentedly when I pat them on the head or scratch them under their chin. Life would not be the same without wonderful pets in the world.

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Good friends motivate me to do great things in life. A good friend can always make the dark days bright and wonderful again. Friends are the greatest gift in all that they do to help us when we are in dire need. Without friends a person would be truly lost in life’s journey. God bless all of our wonderful and outstanding friends. A friend always gets you and knows where you are coming from and where you want to go.

Travelling motivates me to discover new places and new beauty around the world. Wherever we are from in the world we all strive for the same things in life. I loved visiting the countries that my ancestors came from and the fact that I was able to walk on the same paths that they had in their lifetime.

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Mowing lawn and gardening motivate me as I love the great outdoors and all that nature has to offer. Stay motivated in your life and always make time for friends and God.

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Where Should I Travel ?

What kind of places do you want to see in your lifetime ?  If there is a certain place in a movie that you liked you could consider traveling to that location. I wanted to see all of the countries where my ancestors came from. I found it very  interesting walking around Amsterdam and looking at the same exact buildings that my ancestors passed by when they lived there in the 1600 ‘ s.

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I love mountains and therefor I love to travel in Colorado and Switzerland. I love looking at the flatirons in Boulder , Colorado. I love the majestic mountains in Switzerland. I especially love the little village of Giswel ,  Switzerland. The cows wake up early in the morning and you can hear the cow bells on their necks ringing as they walk to the farmers barn to be milked. There is a nice old church at the top of the hill in the village of Giswel , Switzerland that seems to have stood still in time. The sheep in Giswel are very friendly and I fed one of them a little snack. I love traveling to places that have withstood the test of time and are still very appealing to all of my senses.20150825_054109

I love reading history books so I love traveling to places that have a lot of history tied to them. I saw Pearl Harbor , war memorials, Auschwitz , Anne Frank’s House and much more. The things you have read about in history books come to life and you have a richer understanding of the sacrifices that the people went through. People have endured horrific ordeals over the years that no one should have to ever have to go through. It was very heart wrenching to see Auschwitz and Anne Frank’s House.

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Travel while you can your health is a gift not a given. Enjoy traveling around the World and you will appreciate it much more and you will have enriched your knowledge of  the World and the people in it  and you will have broadened your horizons.

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