Monday, March 12, 2012
There is a very special place in East Tawas. A place we visit every time we drive north. It's a place with exceptional ... well, everything.
Wine. Coffee. Gourmet cooking utensils. Fine dining linens. Cooking sauces. Did I mention wine?
Rebecca Buchanan is a wonderful proprietor and incredibly engaging. Much like our love of Art of the Table, Rebecca has the same approach and philosophy of good food and good dining - all must be accompanied by good wine. Okay, maybe GREAT wine.
It was Rebecca who turned me on to Educated Guess. I keep cases of that around for good meals and gifts. It is one of my favorite wines ever.
When we walk in her store, her first question is, "what are you cooking?" When we answer, she thinks. She ponders. Then she suggests. We usually leave with a couple of bottles of wine because we can never make up our minds.
And she has great coffee - both whole bean (that she will grind for you) and coffee machines to grab a latte or a frou-frou coffee. They are great.
I walked about with another pound of Rocky Mountain Espresso blend. As much as it pains me to say, she has Starbucks beat hands down.
Usually she is there with her little daughter Hailey who wanders around saying hello to customers. People stand around and talk to Rebecca - she listens, engages, and laughs with all her customers.
Brew Krew is worth the drive north. Stop in. Shop. Enjoy.
211 Newman Street
East Tawas, MI 48730