Sunday, November 1, 2015

An Afternoon in Sebastapol, CA

Salad at Zazu
One thing that I love about Northern California is that there are tons of small towns and no matter how many you go to, each has its own flavor and character. Matt and I had heard good things about Sebastapol, CA so on a Saturday afternoon, decided to check it out. 

We headed up through Highway 101, turned off and headed west towards the coast where you basically go through farmland and past several antique shops before hitting Sebastopol. We heard good things about an area of the town called The Barlow so decided to check it out.

Our first stop was at a restaurant called Zazu Kitchen + Farm which had awesome farm to table dishes. They cure their own bacon so we started off with bacon wrapped dates that came dressed with a harissa vinaigrette. They were spicy, smoky and sweet all at the same time. 
bacon wrapped dates
For lunch I had a dream salad — it had grilled bread, arugula, figs, toasted pecans and feta. It was a light and hearty all at the same time. I ate every last bite. Matt had a delicious play on steak and eggs — a steak eggs Benedict! Also very tasty.
Afterwards we swung by Sub Zero Ice Cream which we've seen on Shark Tank. It uses liquid nitrogen to make customized ice cream. We each got a custard (custard is super hard to find out here!). It was ok — I think you're paying more for the experience than the actual treat. 
Matt at Woodfour Brewery

It was 75 and sunny so we decided to sit outside for a drink at Woodfour brewery. They have an awesome patio and indoor bar. We liked being able to sit out and enjoy the weather with a great view of the Barlow. I got the Sticky Sour — lately I'm into sour beers! They're so good.

We can't wait to head back to check out more tasting rooms and restaurants there. Sebastopol is a cute town. A little crunchy, but super nice people and great food.

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