In 1997 Larry met a man that came into the restaurant who said “that is the best steak I have ever had in my life, it must be marinated”. Larry told his patron “No. It wasn’t marinated. I just put on my secret seasoning I make”. His customer then said, "if you want to market that seasoning I can help you". It was this gentleman who put Larry in touch with the right connections and "Rieker’s Gourmet Blend" was born in July of 2000.
"Rieker’s Gourmet Blend" has consistently grown over the past 19 years. Larry contributes this success to having the best, and most loyal customers and distributors one could ask for. "They spread the word and don’t keep my secret their secret. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart”.
Although Larry’s passion for cooking and food is still evident, he wants to approach it in a new way. He is hoping to find some time to enjoy two of his long lost hobbies --Fishing and playing golf.
In 2006 Jim Houck of Akaska, SD won the Beef Cook-Off at the Farmer & Rancher Fun Day in Mobridge, SD using the "Magic Dust" Seasn -All. Our Congratulations to Jim & Erna.
In 2005, Our Restaurant "The Final-Go-Round" in Mott, ND was chosen as One of the top Ten Best Kept Secrets in North Dakota by Travelocity. "We were very Honored"
Winner of the 2004, Mower County Beef Cookoff, Glenn Medgaarden credited his "Magic Dust" Season-All with helping him prepare the prize winning grilled steak. Not only did Glenn win the 2004 cook off he also won it again in 2007!
“My son gave me a bottle of your “I Hate Meatloaf’ seasoning and we love it thank you!"
Judy Wisnieski of Lead Hill, AR
“Don’t ever stop making your seasonings. We wouldn’t know how to cook without them. We’ve never found any better than yours”
Sharon Sorlie, Rapid City, South Dakota
“We’ve a lot of friends and relatives around here that really like your seasonings. In fact we have conjured up a hamburger recipe based on your rub. It’s called “Rieker Burger’s” and it’s becoming well known. It’s pretty tasty."
Bill Everhart of Buffalo WY
“We were on vacation last summer and bought some of your seasonings in Mobridge, SD and were very impressed with the delicious flavor they gave to our meat and potatoes.
Mr. & Mrs. Jim Rolfes of LeMars, IA