Nicks Italian Cafe In McMinnville
Posted 09 October 2006 - 06:31 PM
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We thought the food was generally good -- quite "North Beach Italian" traditional, but solidly executed. What really did it for us was his wine list.
Posted 13 October 2006 - 02:14 PM
On the way into Nick's, I looked into the windows of Noah's Wine Bar next to Nick's. There were a few people at the bar, so I went in after dinner. I LOVE the decor . . . and it was fun. Word is from locals, however, that he's only open irregularly so it's tough to make plans. Too bad.
Posted 17 October 2006 - 04:46 PM
Posted 17 October 2006 - 08:34 PM
Oh well . . . for a little Italian lunch place, on the first or 2nd block off Baker on the south side, there's a little Italian place that I haven't been to but have heard good reports . . . also, there's Luigi's Daughter, a little further down on 3rd that makes their own pasta . . . again, I haven't eaten there yet, but have been in to look it over, and they are nice and their pasta looks nice.
Best I can do the Italian way at the moment for lunch!
Posted 18 October 2006 - 06:35 AM
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Posted 20 October 2006 - 03:44 PM
Ended up having lunch at Luigi's Daughter. Very casual atmosphere, but very good food. I had the half turkey panini and the oregonzola salad. Very good, but even having just the 1/2 I will not need dinner tonight. We meant to try some pasta, but my friend and I were too busy talking/catching up and forgot. Great lunch place and we will definitely return!
Checked the Art Of The Vine, a wine bar on 3rd and Davis(?). Anyway, some very nice artwork to purchase, and of course lots of wine. We didn't do any tasting as we would both be napping right now if we did, lol!
Stopped into Orchard's Bistro, which I had been inside many times so knew what the atmosphere was like, but we also checked out the menu. Looked good...sort of upscale comfort food...along the line of Mother's up here, but the decor is totally different. All black/white instead of homey. We did go in to Honest Chocolates and each got 1 piece. So far my favorite is the Carlton Creme.
Sabra--Last week or so when my husband and I were down there, we walked past Sage and went in trying to figure it out. Very odd space. Sorry, but gotta disagree on that smell. It was just nasty! So today, wondering if it always smelled like that, I made my friend go in. We agreed that it smells like a bad mix of ethnic food and an old folks home. The restaurant is upstairs, but not separate from, the shops on the main level. Half of which are going out of business and look like a rummage sale, and the other side is like a home decor shop. The restaurant has a sort of half wall, which the booths then overlook down into the shopping area. So Sage is definitely not on our list to try, lol!
On the south end of Dundee we hit the Firestone Farms (think that is the name) produce stand. Lots of produce, but also all sorts of gift things, and lots of Oregon food gift items. They had some great looking pumpkins too.
After that we had to race home to retrieve kids after school. There is never enough time in this area!
Posted 21 October 2006 - 06:09 AM
The Art of the Vine is going to close Jan/Feb for renovation, so I've heard. It too is a little cold in black, white, red, but with the art work, it adds some other color. I'll have to stick my nose in Orchards Bistro one of these days . . . and I'll definitely hit Firestone Farms -- been meaning to do that!
Too bad about the yarn choice in Carlton. See the Black Dahlia gift/wine store next door?
I guess you'll have to come back to Cuneo when I'm living locally! Soon!!!!!
Posted 21 October 2006 - 06:53 AM
Posted 23 October 2006 - 06:23 AM
Where is the yarn store in McMinnville?
Posted 23 October 2006 - 01:06 PM
The girls tried a new place for ice cream in McMinnville yesterday. Serendipity. On 3rd and Evans or so. Has a good feel to it, like an old time ice cream parlor, but the girls said the ice cream was much better at Alf's. They also got Jelly Belly's and said they were really hard, so have probably been sitting for a while. The place says there is an Italian Cafe in the back, but I don't know anything about it and noone was sitting back there yesterday.
We did stop at Firestone Farms again just to buy a couple pumpkins. They had a ton of great looking ones, and at .19 cents/ pound they were cheap. Halloween sort of crept up on us this year, so I ran out of time to take the kids to a real patch/maze. DS went to one in Hillsboro with a neighbor, so at least he lucked out, lol!
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Posted 25 October 2006 - 10:08 PM
I've been wondering the same thing ... only its been since the 80's that I've been there ...
It's been years that I've been to Nick's for his 5 course dinner. Has anyone been there recently?
so, its still worth the drive from Beaverton???