Kingsbury Country Club under new management

Wednesday, October 16, 2013


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Jim and Susan Thomas recently moved to De Smet from Watertown and leased the bar and restaurant at the Kingsbury County Country Club. They took over the former “Third Base” Oct. 1 and renamed it “The Prairie Smokehouse.”


Many locals tasted Jim’s cooking before he moved to De Smet. He and Bret Jensen of De Smet teamed up as “Anchor’s Aweigh” and won the judges’ choice first place trophy at the July 4 barbecue rib cook-off in Washington Park in both 2012 and 13.


The Thomases are making subtle but noticeable changes to the business. They have defined separate areas for the bar and the dining room, added tablecloths and are changing the wall décor.


“We are going to offer a fine dining atmosphere,” Jim said.


The previous manager’s baseball-themed decorating scheme is being replaced by rustic photos of old barns and prairie scenes photographed and framed by Susan’s daughter, Samantha Lamont, to compliment the new name and theme.


The Prairie Smokehouse will have a barbecue theme. Barbecued ribs and brisket are featured on the menu, but the restaurant offers a wide variety of cuisine, including steaks, seafood, chicken, sandwiches, soups, salads and sides.


Donna Palmlund

Staff Writer

The De Smet News

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