Wine Tasting & Mitchell’s Street Pub


I love the Midwest. But the only thing better than the Midwest are the friendly people you meet here. We were roaming around Petosky, Michigan, which by the way is the most charming little up north town, and I already decided I shall retire here and sell muffins and cupcakes at farmer’s markets. It will be lovely. But back to the present. While we were exploring this cute little city, we came upon some great people. We wandered in to the Mackinaw Trail Winery Store which also happened to be a tasting room. I know, yesterday was beer tasting and today is wine tasting but I swear I’m not as into cocktails as Sandra Lee. Actually, I don’t think anyone is as into cocktails as Sandra Lee…

Back to the winery:  The guy who worked the counter suggested we buy a wine glass for $5 which comes with 5 tastings of our choice. All the wines were from the Mackinaw Winery and made from Michigan Grapes. We tried the Cabernet Sauvignon, the Chardonnay, The Northern White, the Blackberry Blend and the Michigan Eiswein. Our new winery friend just chatted with us about the wines and really knew his stuff. He told us that the climate in Michigan is ideal for making wine, especially Eiswein, so the Michigan wine business has really been growing lately. I think Time Allen discusses this in one of those Pure Michigan commercials. Way to go Tim, the tool-man Taylor! After we bid adieu to our Winery friend we went to play putt-putt golf, only to discover that it hadn’t opened up for the season yet. We did get to meet the manager, and talked to him for a good half hour about college, Michigan, politics, wine and food. He gave us some great suggestions of where to eat in the area and gave us advice for our futures. Perhaps we can be pen pals… He mentioned Mitchell Street Pub in Petosky, and since this was also a favorite of Eric’s Grandpa, we decided to go there for dinner. I got the white chicken chili and Eric got the French Onion Soup and both were delish. It was a day of of great suggestions and we were thankful for our new Midwestern friends. A friend once told me that after she said “thank you” to a waitress in New York, the girl stopped in her tracks and said “You are definitely not from here, right?” But that is what Midwesterners are like. Nice, friendly, and from this trip’s adventures, clearly always ready for a good food suggestion.

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2 thoughts on “Wine Tasting & Mitchell’s Street Pub

  1. Colleen, I know it’s been so long since we’ve seen each other, but I just wanted to say that I LOVE your blog so much. I’ve been reading food/fashion blogs for a while now and I’m not lying when I say yours is one of my favorites because it’s so relatable to college kids like us. I can’t wait to try some of your recipes now that summer is here and I finally have the time! I wish you the best of luck after graduation and with this blog and everything and I hope I’ll be seeing you soon! xoxo

    • Thanks so much Stephanie! I’m so glad you’ve been enjoying reading it. I really love writing it so that makes me happy when people are enjoying it too! Hope you are doing well:)

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