GRASS VALLEY – Everyone is so nice here. Not goober-sweet, insulin-shock nice. Just friendly and open and, you know, nice.
After two days of hitting this amiability everywhere – in the restaurants, the bookstores, the shops, the wine tasting rooms, the saloon at the Holbrooke Hotel, the Holiday Inn Express, even the Safeway at the bottom of the old town – I had to ask about it.
After breakfast at Tofanelli’s, a popular bistro with a killer patio (and 100-plus omelet choices), two of my servers were outside on a break. So I asked, nicely of course: “What is it with this town?”
“Everybody knows each other almost anyplace you go,” said Melenie Teehee. “So we just treat everyone like a neighbor.”
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