Who did you look up to when you were a kid? For Brittany Kaye, it was Britney Spears, though a lot of that had to do with them sharing the same name.

Ashley Thompson loved Lucy, as in Lucille Ball, but like Brittany, today’s Across the table guest also shared a name with one of her heroes, only she had no idea just what a premonition that was.

When Liz Stanton was a kid, she dressed up like feminist icon Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and while she was already named Elizabeth, she had no way of knowing she would grow up to also marry into the name Stanton. Ashley recently sat down with this up-and-coming architect at JJ’s Wine Spirits & Cigars, to learn more about how her passion for being a female leader still runs strong.

Liz Stanton and Ashley Thompson behind the scenes at Across the Table
Liz Stanton and Ashley Thompson behind the scenes at Across the Table

Meet another member of the Schemmer team: Across the Table with Katie Ashmore

At JJ’s they like to say they provide “an enhanced adult beverage experience” and we think that’s just perfect to sum up the great food and drink and the great people you’ll run into at JJ’s Wine, Spirits and Cigars.

They’re located at 3000 west 57th Street in Sioux Falls. you can find out more about their specials and events, by checking out their website at JJsWine.com.


And don’t forget dessert from The Boozy Bakery! Check out The Boozy Bakery™ and JJ’s Wine, Spirits & Cigars online to see what’s special and available for take-out, or to have right in JJ’s Bar!


Remember, now is the time to place your order for one of the Boozy Bakery Holiday Cookie Boxes. At just $29.95 each they make the perfect hostess gift for the holidays, or they can save you from having to spend your holidays in the kitchen making holiday cookies yourself.

So, what’s in the box? An assortment of… Russian Tea Cakes, Toffee Bars, Thumbprints, Pistachio Cookies, Pecan Sandies, Boozy Candied Pecans, Polish Rum Balls, Bourbon Balls, Gingerbread Men or Cinnamon Stars.

These boxes go fast, so head online to JJs Wine dot com and click on the Boozy Bakery Tab to put your order in for pickup starting this Friday.