Monticello’s Cornerstone Café lauded for Wild Rice Soup by television station

It’s official, via online: Monticello’s very own Cornerstone Café has the best Wild Rice Soup in Minnesota, according to a recently completed  Best of Minnesota poll conducted by Channel 4 WCCO-TV.

Cornerstone Owner Sue Swiecichowski confirmed the honor Thursday afternoon via telephone.

“I can’t stop smiling,” she said. “They were at the restaurant Wednesday for about 2 1/2 hours filming. I found out late on Tuesday [from WCCO-TV reporter Matt Brickman] but I could not say anything then to anybody.”

Swiecichowski said she received a big, beautiful plaque from the television station. “They shot a whole bunch of footage of me making the soup.” Swiecichowski said that Brickman’s soup award segment is scheduled to run tonight (Thursday) during WCCO-TV’s 10 p.m. broadcast. See next week’s Monticello Times for an updated print story on Cornerstone Café’s Best of Minnesota award.