Make America Wine & Cheese Again!
Republican candidate for President Donald Trump says America just doesn’t win anymore.
There’s some truth to that. Take cheese, for example. The average French person eats roughly 57 pounds of cheese each year, 24 pounds more than the average American – though it’s unclear whether the data takes into account the amount of cheese Americans wear on their heads.
In the wine department, the Euros have been kicking our butts for years.
However, in a shocking turn of events, the US News and World Report says that in 2013, America for the first time unseated France as the world’s leader in wine consumption by volume. Take that Frenchies!
On any day of the week our fair city has plenty to offer in the cheese-and-wine-consumption department. This weekend is no different. Let’s make America Great Again, shall we?
Celebrate Grilled Cheese (and Earth Day) at Planet Sarbez ( 115 Anastasia Blvd.)
One of life’s simple pleasures, there’s little on this earth more satisfying than a grilled-cheese sandwich. Though Planet Sarbez complicates things a bit with offerings like the Yellow Ranger –jalepeño and Sriracha – they do so without forgetting the basics: good bread and good cheese, duh.
On Friday, Planet Sarbez plays host to local fave Uncle Marty’s cd release party and Earth Day Celebration. Doors open at 5pm and $5 gets you in. Meanwhile, $12 dollars gets you in the door and out with a copy of the new album, but leaves you with less money for booze. Life’s full of tradeoffs.
A Taste of St. Augustine (St. Augustine Amphitheater 1340C A1A S)
On Saturday, St. Augustine’s annual outdoor food festival returns to the St. Augustine Amphitheater, highlighting the culinary heritage of St. Johns County with food (and booze) from more than 30 local restaurants, including Scarlett O’Hara’s, The Hyppo Cafe, and Hoptinger. Admission is just $5 and tastes at each vendor are $1. Essentially you could gorge your facehole for under $20. Hooray!
Wine and Music at The Cellar Upstairs (157 King Street)
Can’t get enough live music (see:wine)? The Cellar Upstairs at San Sebastian Winery has music, virtually all day and all weekend long starting with singer songwriter T.J. Brown on Friday (2-5pm) and ending with versatile guitarist and vocalist Vinny Jacobs on Sunday (2-5pm). The Cellar Upstairs will also be kicking off the celebration for graduating Flagler College seniors with 20% off cases, or Or $6 off the purchase of 6 bottles, of San Sebastian’s Blanc de Fleur champagne. The Cellar’s rooftop was also just recently named the #2 spot for rooftop dining in Northeast Florida by the (albeit obscure and click-baity) website www.onlyinyourstate.com. Sounds like a conversation topic to ponder over a bottle of wine!
Did we mention this winery has wine? Did we need to?
Featured image by Jordan Johnson