scenes from my week + restaurant review

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the onion grille, hastings minnesota


the onion grille’s “Onion Burger” with sweet potato fries


the onion grille’s lamb gyro


the onion grille’s BLT




I tried the Canaletto Pinot Grigio and the Alexis Bailly Seyval Blanc… both were lovely!


the old hastings bridge in front of the new one…


chai latte



On Saturday we drove to Hastings, only about 40 miles north of Red Wing, to check out The Onion Grille. It turned out to be a lovely, casual lunch spot, with great food and a nice wine list. The service was wonderful, and we definitely plan on a return visit. Next time we want to go for one of their live music nights and dinner.

After lunch we walked over to look at the bridges stopped in at Dunn Brothers for chai lattes… yummmmm!

We took a rainy day walk when we got home…Jeff talked about how he use to spend hours playing in the rain when he was little…watching sticks and little leaf boats and building miniature dams. So we found a piece of paper and he made a boat…and we went to the top of a hill at the base of our bluff and chased it down the hill. 🙂 It lost it’s miniature sail almost immediately. It’s fun to relive those childhood memories once in awhile.

I hope you all have a beautiful week.



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  4 comments for “scenes from my week + restaurant review

  1. Jeanne Hedin
    April 8, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    Hi Melissa,

    We stopped in at The Onion Grille last summer on our way to Stockholm for our girls’ weekend It was delicious! I’m glad to see it receive a great review. 🙂 Looking forward to more restaurant reviews from you.

    • Melissa
      April 8, 2013 at 2:39 pm

      Hi Jeanne! We really enjoyed it! 🙂 If you’d like to read more restaurant reviews by me… I have a special category for them on my blog/website… (almost 100 posts that include reviews)…here’s a link…have fun exploring, and thanks so much for visiting me! XO

  2. Rebecca Walker
    April 8, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    The food looks yummy–I happen to LOVE onion rings (and wine 😉 ) And it’s the simple pleasures like chasing paper boats that make for lasting memories. Thanks for sharing your day!

    • Melissa
      April 8, 2013 at 10:29 pm

      Hi Rebecca! Thanks so much for your sweet comments (as always!) You are seriously one of the sweetest people I know.XOXO 🙂

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