This four city block area, that was a former apple-packing plant, is now home to food producers, winemakers, brewers, distillers, artists and more. The Barlow is getting some great national press as a great new “Foodie Destination” to explore. Highlights include:
Zazu Kitchen + Farm: At 6770 McKinley St., this is a local farm-to-table restaurant known for its pork and other meats.
Taylor Maid Farms Organic Coffee: At 6790 McKinley St. #170, this is a local coffee roaster serving very good coffee and coffee drinks in a fun atmosphere.
Woodfour Brewing Company: This is a local microbrewery that also serves locally inspired food and cheese. They are known for their saisons, barrel aged ales and sour beers. 6780 Depot St.
La Follette, at 180 Morris St., is a tasting room featuring their chardonnays and pinot noirs.
Spirit Works Distillery: Here you can taste some of their handcrafted vodka, gin, sloe gin and wheat and rye whiskey. All are milled, mashed, fermented and distilled entirely on site. 6790 McKinley St. #100.
Wind Gap Wines: At 6780 McKinley St. #170, this is a tasting room featuring their roses, pinot noirs, grenaches, nebbiolos and syrahs.