Sportsman’s Has New Owners

Did you know the Sportsman’s has new owners? Michael Schnidrig  and Norene Kuhn took over November 1, and already people are commenting on the new menu and upgrades that are being made.

I talked with Michael last week and I’d like to share with you some of the things he told me.

Michael started as a dishwasher when he was 15 years old, working up to cook. He’s worked in so many restaurants throughout the Portland/Vancouver area that it boggled my mind, holding every job from cook,  to chef, to general manager.

He’s a hands-on owner, and he believes in good service, good food quickly and cleanliness. His wait staff wears all black and have been trained in their jobs. Alterations are being made to enlarge the kitchen and move the dish washing space to make service faster. Eventually the large room will have more sound proofing to separate it from the bar and control the noise level.

Starting Saturday the restaurant will offer craft cocktails from 5 to 8:00 pm, with a Master Mixologist on hand.

Best of all, Michael and Norene plan to continue being a gathering place for Ridgefield.

If you haven’t eaten at the Sportsman’s in the last couple of months give it a try – you’ll be very pleasantly surprised.

 

 

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