After escaping from the snow storm in MPLS on Monday I finally made it home after an 8 1/2 hour drive (normally it takes 5 1/2 hours). I spent over 2 hours in traffic on HWY 35. Lots of traffic backups were to blame for the delays. During the long drive I was really hungry. So I am going to tell you about some tentative items for the Red Paddle Bistro for this summer. Before I get into the menu items I will give you a little background on the Red Paddle Bistro.
For those of you who have been to Gunflint in the past, you will be seeing a new Gunflint Lodge this summer. Right now we are in the process of building a new gift store in the main lodge building. If you have seen the offices behind the front desk, they have been moved up stairs and the gift store is going where they used to be. Currently, we have torn down all of the old walls and are working on building the new gift store. The Red Paddle Bisto is going where the old gift store used to be.
The Red Paddle Bistro is going to be serving soups like Walleye Chowder, sandwiches like a Portobella Panini, salads like Thai Chicken Salad, burgers, Sven & Ole's Pizzas, and other items like Walleye and Wild Rice Quessadillas. Of course we will have more than that on the menu, but these are some of our favorite items. Most of the food will be priced between $8.00 and $12.00. Right now we are planning on having it open from Noon until 10:00 PM for the summer.
So if you are in the area and would like to try some great food, but don't want the fancy meal in our main dining room, you can stop by and eat in our Red Paddle Bistro. No reservations required.
We are really excited about opening the bistro and are looking forward to hearing your feedback throughout the summer.