“Could be worse…could be raining…” – Young Frankenstein, 1974 (Igor to Frodrick while they are digging up the dead body that would become Young Frankenstein’s Monster – after which the skies open).

Hey Guys, Scott here…

All the wineries and restaurants in Jersey are opening for outdoor seating on Monday after three long and harrowing months  – and it’s gonna rain.  Rain.  All week.  But you know what?  Who cares.  Let it rain.  Let’s get a little wet. Together.

After what we have all endured for the last 3 months  – bring it on, baby!

“Andy Dufresne, who crawled through a river of s**t and came out clean on the other side” – The Shawshank Redemption, 1994.  (Red’s voiceover as Andy stands, arms wide, staring up into the falling rain.)

If you are planning on coming to Auburn Road and you are worried about the rain, bring a rain slicker and, if you forget, we will have some for you – free of charge.  We have big umbrellas too (that we normally use for sun) to keep the water out of your wine glass and your pizza dry.  What else matters?  There will be some room under our tent as well but, with the space needed under it for social distancing, you’re still likely to get a little damp under there too.

“And pray for the thunder and the rain to quietly pass me by…”  Sweet Child O’ Mine, Guns n’ Roses – 1987.

If we hear thunder, we will all be within a brisk 10-second walk of the parking lot so just scamper to your cars and wait it out (after everything we have all been through, getting struck by lightning on top of it would be a real bummer).

So visit us and as many local wineries and eateries outdoors as you can this week…

“Could you make it rain harder?” – Prince, 2007  (Prince’s response when he was told by anxious staff that rain was predicted for his Super Bowl Halftime performance).

Yeah!  Screw it!  Let’s pray for rain.  Let’s let it wash away the last three months.  I think it is gonna feel really, really good….

We hope to see you beginning June 15!

Until then, be safe and be well!

Scott & Jules

“Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose.  Sometimes…it rains.  Think about it…”  Bull Durham, 1988 (Pitcher Eppie Calvin “Nuke” Laloosh when asked by a reporter for his philosophy on life.)

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