Did you feel a little “jazzy” this weekend? The Wine & Jazz Festival was certainly hopping at the amphitheater on Saturday!
It was a noisy event. One resident told me that it was definitely louder than the Captain Wohlt ever dreamed of being. So what did she do? She made sure her windows were closed and turned up the volume of her TV. That’s simple.
What else is simple? Taking a walk through town and enjoying all the restaurants and shops. We have some really unique places to visit. Might as well enjoy Hermann before all the visitors come.
In fact, I have designed “An eater’s path through Hermann.” Breakfast . . . Hermann Wurst Haus has an all-you-can-eat breakfast on weekends. In fact, I hear tell that it’s the “wurst” breakfast anywhere. Ha, Ha! Subway has great breakfast sandwiches! Egg & bacon on 9-grain wheat, yum! Casey’s has wonderful breakfast pizza. I believe Stompin’ Grounds serves breakfast and, of course, the Hermann Diner and Sharp Corner both have good ol’ fashioned breakfast with eggs over medium, please. You can’t beat a Hardee’s biscuit if you tried. Really, they have better biscuits than I can make.
For brunch you have to visit Harvest Table with their Bloody Mary Bar and for an everyday pick-me-up Espresso Laine can’t be beat. I could eat a dozen Maple Scones!
Best for last or is it most calories for last? Battocletti Bakery. What do they do that makes their donuts so darned delicious? You can see into the baking area and it’s always clean as a whistle. The donuts are so light, airy, not too sweet, just sweet enough, fillings are fruity and even the breads are point on. If Battocletti’s were as big as Dunkin Donuts (which are NO GOOD in comparison) the entire country would be fat and happy. Wait, reports say the U.S. is already fat. Well, the entire country would be happy anyway.
Another happy thing to do this weekend is the TRACTOR PULL!!! Saturday night in Rhineland. Gates open at 4, pull starts at 6. Call Jacob Englert for more info 573-680-0209.Now this is some good old-fashioned country fun. See the trucks, see the tractors and see your neighbors. Proceeds go to the Village of Rhineland! See you there! And as always, Go, Bearcats.