• Where the Pope Would Eat and Drink- American Style

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    If the Pope had time-and the PopeMobile could fly- he just might stop in one of these establishments aptly named to attract the holiest. We start in Napa and end out East - a fun take on where the pope would eat and drink.



    Priest River Hardwood Grill, Priest River, ID

    Food fit for a lumberjack works for His Holiness as well. On the finer side of things in this rustic town, the Pope can expect the chef to turn out his best.

    Priest River Hardwood Grill-where the Pope would eat and drink


    Nunn's BBQ, Detroit, MI

    Nunn's is founded by the Nunn family, not by a woman in a habit. No matter, their Southern-style bbq is for the Pope not to miss. A stop in this neighborhood joint would be rejoiced!

    Nunn's BBQ- where the Pope would eat and drink

    Monk's BBQ, Purcelleville, VA

    The pride of Loudon County and serving local wine and beer to go with their heavenly smoked meats. The Pope cannot pass up a bite or three of their Smoked Gouda Mac'n'Cheese. There's a reason they were named the Best Food Truck in the DC area!

    Monk's BBQ-where the Pope would eat and drink

    Grace 17-20, Atlanta, GA

    They began as a leap of faith 11 years ago with a goal to uplift and inspire their guests. They've since earned rave reviews and are a crowd favorite as a place to unwind. The Pope can sit back, put his feet up and enjoy a contemporary American meal and experience amazing Grace.

    Grace 17-20 -where the Pope would eat and drink





    Trinitas Cellars, Napa, CA

    They named a wine after the Pope- Cabernet FRANC-is-a 2012 red. Not only that, they have a beautiful Madonna statue in their vineyard and the owners are Catholic. Did we mention they make wine?

    Trinitas Cellars- where the Pope would eat and drink

    Church, Portland, OR.

    Eat. Drink. Repent. That's their motto and why not? Smack dab in the middle of urban Portland living. The Pope could have a pint of microbrews and then bless a few needy. Oregon is the least religious state in the country but one of the most open minded. No judgement!

    Church Bar PDX- where the Pope would eat and drink


    Mystic Monk Coffee, Powell, WY.

    Not open to the public, but very welcoming to the Pope! He can stop here for a private tasting of Extra Dark Roast, coffee roasted by Roman Catholic Carmelite Monks. They have faced opposition in a place where one doesn't expect to see a French Gothic-style monastery. The Pope's blessing most welcome here!

    Mystic Monk Coffee-where the pope would eat and drink


    The Bishop's Collar, Philadelphia, PA

    In the city that hosted the papal visit- the Bishop's Collar was prepared for the onslaught of tourists. Their slogan: Salvation by the Pint. Come worship with us. Enough said!

    The Bishop's Collar-where the Pope would eat and drink

    Temple Bar, New York City, NY

    They call this gorgeous bar "the affair bar". If the Pope gives notice of his impending arrival, surely everyone will be on their holiest behavior. Perhaps he will try an Sgroppino-The Temple Bar's take on the lemon-y Italian cocktail.

    Temple Bar NYC- where the pope would eat and drink





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