Taking a detour back to SF from Northern Napa Valley via the Sonoma Coast, you ride down US 1 and end up in a little town called Marshall right along Tomales Bay. You'll pass a handful of oyster bars, and a favorite of ours is the Marshall Store. Sit at picnic tables six feet from the bay and enjoy BBQ and oysters.
In the heart of Napa Valley–where there is no shortage of great restaurants–stands a little take-out depot pushing out some amazing fried chicken. This isn't just any take-out spot; it's Addendum from Thomas Keller who has been regarded as one of the best chefs in the world. Grab a boxed lunch with a piece of fried chicken or slab of ribs, and take in some beautiful weather.
It's been a while since I've posted anything. Transition into a new city has taken longer than expected. Hopefully, from now on, there will be more posts starting with this one. Marengo on Union is a "whiskey, wine and slider bar" where we went for brunch one morning. We started with the beer-battered, fried pickles followed by a variety of sliders. It didn't disappoint.
Chicken 'n Waffle: Field to Family Farms Crispy Chicken Breast / Bourbon, Maple & Bacon Infused Waffle / Maple Syrup & Honey Butter
Porky's Slider: Long & Bailey Farms Pulled Pork Shoulder / Tangy & SPICY BBQ Sauce / Cole Slaw / Mild Blue Cheese & Cider Vinaigrette
Homemade Biscuit Slider: Pancetta / Biscuit / Egg / Sharp Cheddar Cheese
All-American Slider: Lucky Dog Ranch Beef / Green Leaf Lettuce / Tomato / Sharp Cheddar Cheese / Special Sauce / Caramelized Onions
This was our fun, 4th of July weekend project.
Photography: Joshua Harding Art Direction & Type: Marta Harding Music: John Rutter