Welcome everybody to today’s Twitterview of @StephShimp, a member of the #4StephaniesFoodCrew. Lets get this thing started!
Stephanie: I’m here #4stephs
Q – #1 So @StephShimp, for those that didn’t see your video, where did you grow up and then where did you attend school?
Stephanie: Grew up Lake City, MN. Lake Pepin great place to be a kid #sailing.
Schools were many. #Stolaf #UMN #UST. & my MBA from @highlandgrillmn @grovelandtap @longfellowgrill @3squaresMN
In my car jammin to #prince @TheCurrent tweeting w/ @JoelECarlson #jectv. Did I mention I really like #prince?
Q – #2 After HS, where did you go and what was your 1st job as an adult?
Stephanie: 1st real job at Nicollet Island Inn. Oh…and driving #dumptruck in LC. Can drive #heavywequipment too. Still have my CDL.
Q – #3 Don’t mess with @StephShimp! #HeavyEquipment So how did you get the idea to get into the restaurant business, and why?
Stephanie: Had visions of @highlandgrillmn while drinking beer w/ @aussiegriller. Knew TC needed more #breakfast joints.
parked by Lake Calhoun. #sailing is my fave. Headed to @TheLowryMN #sunnyfriday
Q – #4 Share the progression of the locations that you helped open. Did it get easier over time? Did you listen to your “gut”?
Stephanie: Resto biz is 1pt art 1pt science 1pt biz 1pt #foodie. Gotta have ‘em all for #success. 1st resto was @highlandgrillmn
sold my 1987 Honda to invest $$ in @highlandgrillmn Rode the bus a few years.
next was Blue Plate Cafe Red Wing. 97-99. We were ahead of our time. Tough going.
3rd was @grovelandtap in MacGrove. An icon for the neighborhood #beer joint. #jectv bought it cause liked drinking #beer there
4th was @edinagrill lotta similarities to Highland ‘hood. Good peeps. @rfmoeller @lunds @landmarktheatres
@edinagrill Loves @WCCORosen
Q – #5 When your not busy with Blue Plate Restaurant Co. or being a mom, @stephshimp what kinds of things take up the rest of your time?
Stephanie: Re: Lake City. Just passed a MasterCraft. As a kid we made own #slalom course on Pepin. And could barefoot #waterski.
Love to eat out of course. #run #sail #ski #golf #fashion
I’m all about my funky #glasses & great #lipstick. Prolly have 6 lip color in my handbag at anytime.
I got to choose the ‘edgy’ uniforms for @TheLowryMN. Like fashion. #jectv had to fight @aussiegriller for the job.
Q – #6 When you run, what are some routes you enjoy? What are some of your favorite golf courses to play at?
Stephanie: Love the city lakes. #Isles #Calhoun #Harriet. Did Monster Dash 1/2 Mar last year. Picturesque route.
don’t have a CC membership. I’ll play anywhere I’m invited. I like Rush Creek up by @3squaresMN. #jectv TPC is great.
as is Mpls Golf Club. Brother belongs there…
Q – #7 RE: #FunkyGlasses you should connect with @ZoeBakes. She likes them too! What’s your true comfort food of choice
Stephanie: my friends know I like Fries. The Poutine @TheLowryMN is amazing. W/Ellsworth cheeese curds, braised beef gravy. Nom.
Love #bourbon too. Had Revel Stoke for lunch yesterday w/Dean Philips @TheLowryMN
and the #4stephs LOVE #bubbles. Love #oysters too. Did you know #fries & #bubbles are perfect pairing. @jasonkallsen
now you know my food #craving. And wings from #Bunnys w/Webb.
w/side of holly or béarnaise is best. #bubbles & #fries. #pinkbubbles are happy #bubbles.
@JoelECarlson: Thank you VERY MUCH @StephShimp for your time today. All the best to you with the launch of @TheLowryMN in Mpls. Great to meet you!
Stephanie: Is this work? #ilovemyjob @highlandgrillmn @grovelandtap @edinagrill @longfellowgrill @3squaresMN @ScusiMN @TheLowryMN