Happy Thanksgiving! I hope that you get to spend time with your love ones today and eat all the mash potatoes, turkey, and cranberry sauce you want! The Renaissance Man and I are heading to my parents house this afternoon and will be partaking in a small family event. It always feels good to be with family this time of year!
My good friend Julie was in town a few weeks back, and one afternoon we decided to do some window shopping in downtown McMinnville. If you haven’t been, it’s a must see! Seriously, McMinnville has one of the cutest main streets in America!
Julie is a huge fan of beer! She’s well on her way to getting a plaque on the wall at T.Mac in Atlanta. For those of you who don’t know, T.Mac has a loyalty program called Brewniversity dedicated to the exploration and enjoyment of delicious, unique and rare craft beers. Once you try 125 of their beers you get a plaque on the wall, and Julie is about 15 beers away from becoming LEGENDARY!
So when we happened upon the The Bitter Monk Bottle Shop & Tap Room in downtown McMinnville our only choice was to try it out!
In almost every single wine country guidebook, you’ll see mention of Nick’s Italian Café. After a long day of wine tasting, we took a chance…without reservations we walked in the front door, kept our fingers crossed, and politely asked if they had room for three?
The hostess looked at her clip board, looked at the open tables and with a coy smile out of the side of her mouth said, “I think I can squeeze you guys in.”
The wine gods were with us! I like to think of the wine gods like the parking gods, except that they handle dinner reservations.