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Now on with the mini-story.
I was in search for lunch and a good glass before I hopped the train in Beaune. Oh, for a bar a vins naturel! Ah yes! I had the Red Guide. Perhaps? Maybe? I took a peek and there it was. Who knew Les Comtoirs des Tontons existed! I didn't.
Prices at the caviste were pretty good. Why did I buy that Metras in the center of town? 4o euros for beaujolais? The Comptoirs had everything a girl could want, Vouette et Sorbees, Overnoy, the regulars and discoveries.
I heard the food was worth the trip (according to the guide) but as I couldn't get served a la minute, I went away without a bottle, without food and thought next time, next time.