Kati Lawrence, co-owner of Embe’s, is happy to work in a “family environment… an intimate place where we care about one another.” She adds, “We’re like Cheers!” Pointing to two guys sitting at the bar, who had come in three times in the past two days, she proudly asserted, “When you walk in [here], you feel like family; we are a place people want to return to.”

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Sandra and Jim Evans
Residing in Dubuque, Sandra and Jim Evans have been married for 30 years and have raised two daughters. Currently, Sandra enjoys retirement, having taught upper-level high school English courses for 21 years in Southwest Wisconsin. As a “foodie,” she enjoys spending time in her kitchen cooking and loves to grow a variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs in her backyard. Jim teaches marketing courses at Dubuque Senior, where he has taught for the past 35 years. He also teaches a college-level Customer Service class through NICC. Both Jim and Sandra enjoy dining out and trying new restaurants, which make them a good fit for the restaurant reviews.

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