Old Firehouse Winery – Geneva-on-the-Lake, OH

Not at all my kind of wine, but an interesting and fun wine tasting experience at Geneva on the Lake.  The building itself is old and charming with a tasting room that is filled with firehouse and fireman memorabilia. There’s also a working carousel around back that looks out over Lake Erie.  It seems a bit old and rickety, but not being one to back down from experiences, I gave it a go.  I would not do it again, but everyone I was with enjoyed it.  I’ll blame it on my fear of heights. There’s also a restaurant out back with a large dining area and stage for nightly entertainment in the summer and weekends in the winter.  And they serve beer as well.  The food caters typically to tourists, but we did order an Amazing Rueben and later found out they make the corned beef on site.  It was really quite good.


The Cow – Queenstown, New Zealand

Touted as a “must have” in Queenstown, The Cow has proven to be worth the wait that it can sometimes take to get a seat.  At a table that you may end up having to share with strangers.  Which in our case was neither enjoyable nor bothersome.  The couple who sat with us were just kind of there. But the pizza turned out to be good.  And the dark, cavernous, candlelit atmosphere was fun and exciting.  Service at the bar was a little slow but understandable given the crowd.

Eddie’s Grill – Geneva on the Lake, OH

I’m including Eddie’s Grill not because the food is great, but the restaurant itself and it’s atmosphere are most certainly a spot on representation of the kind of eatery you’d expect and hope to find at a destination like Geneva on the Lake.  No frills, no fuss. Hamburgers, hot dogs, fries…chili…it’s a small menu but it keeps the line moving.


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