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November 11, 2013

Mankato’s growth expands local menu

Downtown Irish pub, BullChicks, Ummies in works

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The building — 154 feet long and just less than 21 feet wide — is to include a game room focusing on shuffleboard, a dining room and a barroom. Owner/operator Patrick Schindele included a proposed menu with his applications to the city for a liquor license and conditional use permit.

The menu includes appetizers (such as corned beef and cabbage egg rolls or mussels in Guinness and garlic), sandwiches (how about ham with a deep-fried poached egg coated in Cap’n Crunch?), soups and stews (including Thai shepherd’s pie and Irish chowder topped with salmon), and entres (options include chorizo bangers and mash and stuffed pork chops).

Beverages will include craft beers and a large variety of whiskeys and Irish drinks, according to documents submitted by Schindele, who said he has more than 14 years of experience in the bar and restaurant business. The documents show Schindele opening the restaurant by December.

Ummies Sports Bar, at 530 S. Front St., will be attempting to break a two-bar losing streak at the location. Kabobs Skewers and Drink opened there in spring of 2011, closed during a reported ownership shuffle, reopened and closed again before coming back as the short-lived Lucky Bucket.

Erin Amdahl is listed on the liquor license application as a partner in Ummies. No other details of the business plan were submitted to the council.

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