If you find yourself in Pinetop, you have to go into Eddie’s Country Store. Owned by Eddie Basha (who owns a chain of grocery stores in Phoenix), this shop has everything you would expect in a country store – friendly service, locally sourced produce, good prices and really good food. We go for the apple smoked bacon. We stock up on the stuff, it’s that good. They also roast hatch green chili in front of their store. The smell alone is enough to get you into their store. Plus, there’s a little deli inside where you can grab a quick lunch.
When we were in Pinetop for the week, Kelsey and I visited Eddie’s while the boys were napping. We blasted our favorite music in the car, shopped the small town shops and stopped in Eddie’s. She’s my favorite partner in crime and makes ordinary moments, like this one, feel so special.