Posts filed under: California

Went to see the glass beach: North Coast Brewing Co. The beer is great and the food…..bar food….with huge portions. No way to eat the whole jumbo shrimp platter. All the fired food and the side of coleslaw was a bit much for me. Friendly service. The glass beach is worth the trip….a beautiful one through......
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  • Black Oak Coffee Roasters Ukiah
Nice spot for breakfast and some Joe: Back Oak Coffee Roasters. They roast their own beans onsite and have a nice choice of breakfast items including bagels and burritos. Extensive choices for coffee….not only the type of bean….but also espressos and lattes. Try the Mayan Mocha, if you like mocha. Very interesting flavor with a......
  • The Golden Pig Hopland CA
Interesting place: The Golden Pig. Just south of Ukiah and yes, the name is correctly spelled and…..yes, the town’s claim to fame was hops. But, no longer…production was halted in the 1950s apparently by downy mildew. The town has less than 1000 people and consist of a few bars, restaurants, tasting rooms and places to......
Passing through: Bird and The Bottle We were on the way to a wedding and needed something before our road trip north. Nice space with a deck overlooking a busy street. Despite that, it was a pleasant spot for a quick lunch outdoors. The menu is one of small plates so most things are designed......
Last updated on November 10th, 2018 at 11:48 amUnique venue: Hilltop 1892. I was drawn to the space….a hilltop home built in 1892 but one that has been a restaurant for several decades. When I arrive things were not quite right. I had a reservation but the staff at the check in desk seemed a......
Last updated on November 10th, 2018 at 11:50 amCarbo load: La Toscana. Getting ready for a bike ride and pasta is always a good pre ride choice.  The restaurant is quite “local”…..Google Maps will have you turn the wrong way so be vigilant….it’s actually easy to find if you look at an online map of the location.......