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Renee Fickess, manager of The 19th Hole at Shirkey Golf Club in Richmond, is kicking off the Christmas season with a holiday open house next Friday, Dec. 5, beginning at 5 p.m.
The clubhouse will be decked in black and silver decorations, and feature hor d’oeuvres of prime rib, shrimp cocktail, skewered chicken and desserts. A cash bar will be available.
The open house is a good opportunity for the public to meet Fickess, who began her position Oct. 1, and see the changes at the clubhouse.
“I can’t wait for the open house. I’m so excited,” Fickess said.
Fickess said patrons asked for real food and a departure from processed meats on the menu. Now, the restaurant offers hand-pressed burgers, Reubens, fresh-breaded tenderloins and whole chicken tenders. Other new selections are obvious when you walk through the door – homemade baked pies and cinnamon rolls by Fickess.
“I just love to cook and always wanted a restaurant,” she said.
Lunchtime diners were asked about their mushroom swiss burgers and one simply said, “They’re delicious.” Then added, “It’s cheap and quick, too.”
The 19th Hole also has a Thursday evening dinner special, as well as their reguadded, “It’s cheap and quick, too.”
The 19th Hole also has a Thursday evening dinner special, as well as their regular menu.
Fickess is considering a Friday night steak night from January to March, and is also talking with Liberty Bend about supplying seafood for that evening as well. She is currently looking for someone with those cooking skills.
In the spring when golf is in swing, Fickess plans on hiring a cart girl to serve beverages and snacks to golfers on Thursdays and weekends. She also is considering a breakfast buffet before each golf tournament.
The 19th Hole, 901 Wollard Blvd., Richmond, 816-776-6200. Hours of operation are, beginning Dec. 1, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Sunday and 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Photo: Renee Fickess has implemented menu changes at The 19th Hole, which she says the restaurant “is not a snack bar anymore.” The restaurant, located in the Shirkey Golf Course clubhouse, will have a holiday open house Friday, Dec. 5 for the public. (Photo by JoEllen Black/The Daily News)