Fellow Minnesotans, it may only be March, but we are back in the 60’s again by Friday & Saturday! I for one plan to find somewhere brave enough to unpack their patio furniture and open up outdoor seating & dining a little early this year. I decided to call around and unfortunately, many have decided to play it safe and wait another week or two. No worries! I did confirm that Maynards in Excelsior will be opening up their outside patio starting Friday….Happy Hour Anyone?!?! Imagine sitting back with a beer & burger while placing bets on this year’s “ice out” date for Lake Minnetonka!
Noteworthy to this discussion are comments made to WCCO by Maynard’s GM a few days ago!
“This is, in my six years, as warm as I can remember it being out here,” said Jack Stevens, general manager at Maynard’s along the water.
It’s about this time of year when a friendly guessing game starts at Maynard’s.
Stevens said this year, the person who guesses the day law enforcement will call an ice-out wins a kayak.
Hint: last year’s ice-out was April 5th!