Cannon River Winery in Cannon Falls is this beautiful little establishment filled with soft touches and sweet details. The staff is so genuine they will work with you on anything, so of course it would end up on the #mnbucketlist. It used to be a garage and still have the original door (see above) but the space has been exquisitely transformed – they even have comedy nights. With a location right off the Mainstreet and a block from Nicks Diner, Its perfect place to have a wine tasting or host an event.
The next stop on the #mnbucketlist was filled with too much dissection to be posted yesterday so you’re getting it today. The Cannon Falls Veterans Memorial is a wide open space that is part of Two Rivers Park and sits where Little Cannon River spills into Cannon River. It actually has a bit of a sordid past. It was contracted through the Sons of the American Legion but faced a lot of controversy after a financial officer and Veteran on the committee resigned pending an embezzlement investigation.
Have you ever walked into place and immediately thought “Okay, alright I’m gonna move to this town solely to eat here every day because this needs to be my hangout.” Well Nick’s Diner in Cannon Falls is that place for me. With a really fun retro décor, cheap prices and excellent service, it’s hard to go wrong. If you’re a Gilmore Girls fan, this is the Minnesota version of Luke’s Diner. A Sopranos fan? Holsten’s. Twin Peaks? Double R. Louie… Then Ben’s Pizzeria it is! They are also a catering company so they really get around. If you’re in the area, I definitely think you need to make a stop.