Sunday, May 23, 2010

The Fall Inn

The Fall Inn is tucked away in a residential area and if we hadn't seen a sign that's on Howard Gnesen, we probably never would have known it existed. The Fall Inn is pretty well surrounded by trees and deer are frequently spotted in the back. They do have a small deck back there so you can sit outside, but I think it's mostly where smokers go for their fix.
This used to be one of our favorite places to go. It was close to home, they give a good pour and it was cheap. But they succumbed to one of the three Minnesota curses: it got pricey. Which rather sucks as we can no longer afford to go as often as we'd like. But the staff is friendly and Paul is almost a permanent fixture at the end of the main bar. He's always up for some bullshitting.

They have a full menu...appetizers, sandwiches, salads, burgers, wraps and whatever else. The burgers and pizza are awesome! They've also started having specials. Monday is buck burger, Wednesday is freakin' cheap pizza. Friday they have a pretty good fish fry. I'm not sure what they have Tuesdays, Thursdays or on the weekends but it's probably worth looking into.

They have live music most, if not all, Friday nights. They have Monday night cribbage a couple of times a year. They've done Fourth of July fireworks. At Christmas they do a cookie exchange and make sure that some of the widowers that come in get Christmas cookies. Seems like one year they had a pot luck picnic. And I'm sure there are other things they do that I'm not thinking of. Like I said...we don't go as often as we used to.

If you're looking for an off the beaten path place, it doesn't get much better than this.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Cocktail Chronicles?

What is The Cocktail Chronicles? Nothing more than a fancy name for we like to go bar hopping and I thought it would be fun to rate/review the bars we go to. I'm not talking corporate places...we avoid those like the plague. I'm talking about those little hole in the wall type places. Some of them are real shit holes but those are sometimes the best places to go. And sometimes, it's best to run in the other direction.

Currently, we live in northern MN but we prefer crossing the bridge to WI for our drinking pleasure. It's cheaper over there, the pours are better, usually, and even the people are more friendly.

While I have a few saved up, I'm off to a bar now and that will be the first 'official' post. Why? Cuz it's my darn blog & I'll do what I want! Seriously...well, you'll just have to wait & see.