Seattle Wine Blog

This blog is dedicated to commentary on all aspects of wine, especially short entries to help you find the best wines without the usual hype and spin. These are my frank, independent opinions, usually based on tasting wine at a public event, off the shelf or at the winery. "All creative acts must arise out of a specific soil and flicker with a spirit of place" -D.H. Lawrence

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Our Home Away From Home

Every time we drive from Seattle to San Francisco we stop at our favorite cafe - Witham's Truck Stop at exit 30 on I-5 in Medford, Oregon. It is getting trickier to get to, but it is worth it. After you exit the freeway, turn left, then turn off onto the first loop to the right, go under the bridge, Witham's is on the right. Even though modern time have come to Witham's (a no smoking section, Egg Beaters and no more land lines on the table for customer's use), Gladys still serves us steak and eggs, huge omelettes, with pancakes, hash browns and toast. A carafe of coffee completes the meal. Okay, so we can't eat all those carbs, but we try and we feel we are back in the America we knew, before the era of corporate restaurants and bad wars. For dinner, you can have steak - rare: red and cold in the center, medium rare: red and warm in the center, medium: pink: medium well: hint of pink in the center, well done: no pink! Oh , yes, the wine - Cribari White Zinfandel, Merlot and Chardonnay! It's a cafe, I didn't say it was a gourmet palace!


  • At 11:47 PM, Anonymous erganic AJ said…

    I read your description of Witham's with great warmth. I love diner culture. I have a photo of the truck stop's neon sign posted at:

  • At 10:31 PM, Blogger SeattleWineBlog said…

    erganic, thanks for your comment and great photo. gene


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